Track & Field Announces 15 Recruits for 2002-03 Season

Aug. 16, 2002

PULLMAN, Wash. -- Cougar Track & Field Head Coach Rick Sloan announced Friday the names of 15 additional recruits who have either signed National Letters of Intent or have agreed to walk-on and compete for Washington State University during the 2002-03 school year.

The recruits, their events and hometowns are: Jesse Aust, javelin, Olympia, Wash.; Matt Boudia, hammer, Olympia, Wash.; Reid Carrell, distance, Spokane, Wash.; Jenna Dean, javelin, Glenwood, Wash.; Kurtiss Dilley, high jump, Elverta, Calif.; Ryan Friemuth, distance runner, Wenatchee, Wash.; Monique Jessie, intermediate hurdles and 400m dash, Compton, Calif.; Kyle Kraemer, long jump, Hanford, Wash.; Josh Leyk, hurdles, Spokane, Wash.; Mark Matthey, throws, Spokane, Wash.; James McSwain, sprints and long jump, Las Vegas, Nev.; Justin Miller, hammer, Yelm, Wash.; Andrew Rehwalt, hammer, Richland, Wash.; Mike Schramm, throws, Spokane, Wash.; and David Turpin, high jump, Oakhurst, Calif.

Jesse Aust, javelin, Olympia, Wash.- All-American and 2002 NAIA champion javelin thrower who is transferring from Azusa Pacific University.Matt Boudia, hammer, Olympia, Wash.- (pronounced bo-DAY)Reid Carrell, distance, Spokane, Wash.- Freeman High, state A champion in both 1600m and 3200m after winning state cross country title last fall.Jenna Dean, javelin, Glenwood, Wash.- Glenwood High, finished second in state B javelin in both 2001 and 2002.Kurtiss Dilley, high jump, Elverta, Calif.- transfer from Sacramento City College, California state JC high jump champion 2002, has cleared seven feet ten times last spring and has cleared 7-2 three times.Ryan Friemuth, distance, Wenatchee, Wash.- Wenatchee High, coming off injury after junior year.Monique Jessie, hurdles and 400m, Compton, Calif.- transferring from West Los Angeles CC (Carson High), two-time state JC champion in 400m dash (55.47 in 2002), and ran leg of state champion 4x400m relay.Kyle Kraemer, long jump, Hanford, Wash.- Hanford High, state 3A champ in triple jump (46-7 1/2).Josh Leyk, hurdles, Spokane, Wash.- Central Valley High, state 4A 2002 champion in 300m hurdles, also won Border Battle Meet (Oregon vs. Washington) in same event, top time was 37.5 seconds.Mark Matthey, throws, Spokane, Wash.- Mead High, state 4A shot put champion in 2002, top throw was 60-5.James McSwain, sprints and long jump, Las Vegas, Nev.- Mojave High, state long jump champion at 23-8, second in the 100m dash at 10.1w time.Justin Miller, hammer, Yelm, Wash. - Yelm High, placed sixth in state 3A meet in shot put.Andrew (A.J.) Rehwalt, hammer, Richland, Wash.Mike Schramm, throws, Spokane, Wash.- West Valley High, finished third in state 3A shot put and discus.David Turpin, jumps, Oakhurst, Calif.- ten-time JC All-American transfer from Southwestern Oregon CC, scored 6,220 points in decathlon last spring, also cleared 6-8 in the high jump.

These student-athletes join spring signees: Tyson Byers, pole vault, Spokane, Wash.; Martin Boston, long jump and triple jump, Hayward, Calif.; Ben Hampton, triple jump, Kennewick, Wash.; Nicole Hatcher, sprinter, Kennewick, Wash.; Robin Mikesh, high jump, Sumner, Wash.; Cameron Neel, thrower, Woodinville, Wash.; Diana Pickler, heptathlon, Sachse, Texas; and Julie Pickler, heptathlon, Sachse, Texas.

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