Moscow Last Chance Meet Set For WSU Indoor Track & Field

Feb. 27, 2001

MOSCOW LAST CHANCE MEET HAS REAL MEANING FOR SOME COUGS: While some members of the Washington State University track and field teams have wrapped up their indoor seasons of competition, others will be running, jumping and throwing this weekend to reach or improve their NCAA qualifying marks at the Moscow McDonald's Last Chance Meet, Friday and Saturday, March 2-3, at the Kibbie Dome on the University of Idaho campus...action begins Friday night with the discus at 4 p.m. with running events set for 6 p.m...Saturday morning the long jump and women's pole vault begin at 9 a.m. with the first running event at 9:30 a.m.

WSU MEN WIN, WOMEN THIRD AT MPSF INDOOR CHAMPIONSHIPS: The Washington State University men won the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation Championship and the Cougar women finished third. The WSU men scored 108.5 points for the team title, with Arizona second at 105 and Washington third with 104 points. Utah State was fourth with 85 points, followed by UCLA, 83, Oregon 60.5, Arizona State, 32.5, Stanford 30, and Long Beach State 2.5. The Cougar women were not able to three-peat as champions as a strong Arizona team took the title with 142 points followed by UCLA with 130, and WSU third at 125. Arizona State was fourth with 51.5, followed by Utah State, 51, Washington, 50, Stanford 45.5, and Long Beach State, 16. Benson Jones was a double winner, capturing the men's long jump and the triple jump. The Cougar team of Will Thrift, J.K. Haines, Scott Johnson and Jon Welsh won the distance medley relay. For the Cougar women, Agneta Rosenblad set a school record in route to her long jump title, leaping 21-feet, 1/2 inch, and Ellannee Richardson won the 400m dash. For complete meet results, go to www.mpsports.org.

COUGARS WITH NCAA QUALIFYING MARKS TO DATE: The NCAA Indoor Track & Field Championships, will be held Friday-Saturday, March 9-10, at the Randall Tyson Center, Fayetteville, Ark.

* = Automatic mark, # = Provisional mark, + = Converted marks from 55m, (National Standing - minimum field is 14)Women:	400m	        Ellannee Richardson	# 54.14	(12th)	60m Hurdles	Agneta Rosenblad	# 8.21+	(9th)		        Tamara Gulley	        # 8.35+	(22nd)	High Jump	Briana Willis	        # 1.77m/5-9 3/4	(T28th)	Long Jump	Agneta Rosenblad	* 6.41m/21-1/2	(T4th)	Shot Put	Andrea Thornton	        # 14.98m/49-1 3/4	(34th)	Weight Throw	Andrea Thornton	        # 18.34m/60-2	(24th)Men:	60m Dash	Anson Henry	        # 6.71+	(T18th)	60m Hurdles	Arend Watkins	        * 7.65+	(3rd)	High Jump	Matt Alverson	        # 2.16m/7-1	(T20th)	Long Jump	Benson Jones	        # 7.72m/25-4	(T16th)	Triple Jump	Benson Jones	        # 16.12m/52-10 3/4	(9th)	Shot Put	Sam Lightbody	        # 17.78m/53-4	(30th)

NATIONAL RANKINGS: In the latest USTCA Team Power Rankings, the WSU women's team is ranked 9th while the men's team is 10th...the Team Power Rankings are configured with a point system based on the quality of athletic performance, the team depth, and the dual meet scoring potential...to see the rankings, visit www.team-power.org...in the Feb. 20 Trackwire Top 25 rankings (prediction of how a team will finish at NCAA Indoor Championships), the WSU men are tied for 24th while the women's team is not ranked...to see these weekly rankings, go to www.trackwire.rivals.com.

ABOUT THE COUGAR COACHES: Head coach Rick Sloan is in his 28th season with the Cougar track program (seventh year as a head coach, sixth year as mentor to the combined men's and women's program)...Sloan was named District VIII Coach of the Year in 1998, 1999 and 2000...he is joined by associate coach Debra Lombardi Farwell, assistant coaches Dr. James Li, Mark Macdonald, Kris Grimes, and Francesca Sewell...WSU's volunteer assistant coaches are Dan O'Brien and Bernard Lagat.

MARKS ARE FLYING IN THE WSU RECORD BOOKS:

Erin Reed	        W 60m	        7.67	        Freshman Record	                W 200m Dash	24.32	        Freshman record	                W 400m Dash	55.13	        Freshman recordEllannee Richardson	W 400m Dash	54.14	        School recordTamara Gulley	        W 55m Hurdles	7.82	        Freshman recordAgneta Rosenblad	W 55m Hurdles	7.68	        School record	                W Long Jump	6.41m/21-1/2	School recordBree Skinner, Blessing Ufodiama,   Angelita Green, Erin Reed                        W 1600m Relay	3:52.86	        Freshman recordHillary Smith, Randi Smith,   Angelita Green, Ryan Gilmore                        W Dist. Med. Relay	12:09.73	School recordKarla McGee	        W Pole Vault	3.68m/12- 3/4	        Freshman recordBlessing Ufodiama	W Triple Jump	12.40m/40-8 1/4	        Freshman recordShannon Rance	        W Shot Put	14.25m/46-9	        Freshman recordAnthony Buchanan	M 55m Dash	6.30	                Freshman record	                M 60m Dash	6.76	                Freshman recordAnson Henry	        M 60m Dash	6.69	                School recordDan Brink, Brian Graham,J.K. Haines, Qieed Ishmael                        M 1600m Relay	3:19.27	                Freshman record

TENTATIVE WSU ENTRANTS FOR MOSCOW LAST CHANCE MEET, KIBBIE DOME:WASHINGTON STATE WOMEN:

60m	        Reed200m	        Giles, Reed, R. Smith400m	        Abersfeller, Giles, Odondor, R. Smith800m	        Green, H. Smith, Sodorff, WelanderMile	        Blue, Gagner, Johnson3000m	        Blue, Filipy, Gilmore, Maynard5000m	        Cabrera55m HH	        Odonker, Rosenblad, R. Smith4x400m Rel.	Abersfeller, Giles,Dist. Med. Rel.	TBAHigh Jump	Jaross, WillisPole Vault	Doepker, Martus, McGee, RobinettLong Jump	Eldridge, Rosenblad, UfodiamaTriple Jump	Eldridge, UfodiamaShot Put	Rance, Thornton20# Weight	ThorntonDiscus	        Rance(Cicely Clinkenbeard, Ellannee Richardson, and Bree Skinner are scheduled to compete with events TBA)

WASHINGTON STATE MEN:

60m	        Brink, Buchanan, Haines, Henry200m	        Brink, Buchanan, Fitzhugh, Haines, Henry, Ishmael, Winslow400m	        Fitzhugh, Kamau, Winslow800m	        Hazelquist, WieselerMile	        Childers, Hicks, Neeway3000m	        Wicklander5000m	        No WSU entrant55m HH	        Randolph, Watkins4x400m Relay	Brink, Fitzhugh, Graham, Haines, Ishmael, WinslowDis. Med. Relay	TBAHigh Jump	Alverson, GordonPole Vault	Collins, Nikbakhsh-Tali, Preuss, TurnerLong Jump	Graham, Jones, RizzardiTriple Jump	Graham, Jones, Nikbakhsh-Tali, RizzardiShot Put	Lightbody, Straka35# Weight	Lightbody,Discus	Graves, Lightbody, Pecht(Eric Dudley, Steve Dwyer, Ian Johnson, Will Thrift and Jon Welsh are scheduled to compete with events TBA)
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