Cassleman, Burgess Get Wins at Vandal Indoor Track Meet

Feb. 18, 2005

MOSCOW, Idaho -- Washington State University sophomore John Cassleman won the men's 400m dash and redshirt freshman McKenzie Burgess won the shot put Friday nights at the 30th Annual Vandal Indoor Track Meet at the Kibbie Dome.

Cassleman, from Pullman, ran a time of 49.08 seconds for the 400m dash win. Teammates Eric Nygard (junior, Wenatchee) and Jon Manthey (senior, Federal Way) finished third (49.54i) and fifth (50.69i), respectively.

Burgess, from Benton City, Wash., threw the women's shot put 44-feet, 8 1/4 inches (13.62m) for the win. She also placed third in the discus with a lifetime-best toss of 144-9i (44.13m).

In the throws, it was Cougar All-American alumni who claimed the night. WSU volunteer assistant coach Andrea Thornton won the discus (165-5i/50.43m) and the women's weight throw (56-11 1/4i/17.35m) and 2004 All-American Tim Gehring, now an accountant in Pullman, won the men's shot put as an unattached competitor (56-3 3/4i/17.16m)

Robert Lee (junior, Madera, Calif.) took second place in the men's 800m with a season-best time of 1:56.33.

In the women's 400m dash, WSU's Brandi Probasco-Canda (sophomore, Portland, Ore.) took second place (56.74) while fellow Cougs Selena Galaviz (freshman, Toppenish) and Kameko Wilson (sophomore, Spanaway) finished fifth and seventh, respectively.

Cougars will also compete in the Moscow McDonald's Open meet, also at the University of Idaho, Saturday.

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