Cougar Women, Husky Men Win at Dual Track Meet Friday Night

April 27, 2007

SEATTLE, Wash. -- The Washington State women's team defeated Washington 102 -61 but the Cougar men fell to the Huskies 103-60 Friday night at Husky Stadium on the UW campus. Scoring for the meet was the old school format of 5-3-1 for first through third places with a 5-0 point assignment for relays.

'The women did a great job of competing this evening, getting the close races and got some plus points. We had the score built up that had us winning and then as the meet went along we got bonus points as we did better than we anticipated we might do,' WSU Head Coach Rick Sloan said. 'In watching the meet on the men's side, I feel like the Huskies out-competed us tonight. That is a disappointing thing to me. We are a much better team than we showed on the men's side. We had a few people who really did a great job and stepped up and had nice performances but we didn't have enough of it across the board. '

WSU junior McKenzie Garberg was a one-woman throwing machine, winning the shot put, discus and hammer. Her shot put mark of 48-11 (14.91m) is a PR and improved NCAA RQ. Her discus throw of 169-3 (51.58m) is a PR, improved NCAA RQ and fifth-best in school history. Garberg's hammer throw of 193-6 (58.99m) was a meet-record and NCAA RQ, although she has already thrown further this season. WSU's Jessica Zita finished third in all three events with a PR hammer throw of 147-1 (44.84m).

WSU swept the triple jump with sophomore Catie Schuetzle winning with a PR and improved NCAA Regional Qualifying leap of 41-3 1/4 (12.58m), moving to sixth on the Cougar women's all-time list. Kaylee Gardner took second place with a wind-aided PR and NCAA RQ mark of 40-10 1/4 (12.45m), which is the seventh-best mark in school history. Sarah Burns finished the sweep with her third-place finish, an NCAA RQ distance of 40-9 (12.42m).

Cougar senior All-American heptathletes Diana and Julie Pickler spent the evening sprinting from event to event, loading up points for WSU. Diana Pickler won the long jump, leaping an NCAA RQ mark of 20-1 1/2 (6.13m) with Ashley Lodree second at 19-8 (5.99m), and Catie Schuetzle third with a PR jump of 19-6 1/4 (5.95m). In a battle of All-Americans in the 100m hurdles, UW's Ashley Lodree won with Diana Pickler and Julie Pickler second and third, respectively. Diana Pickler also picked up a win in the javelin with a toss of 136-8 (41.65m) with Jasmine McCormack taking third. The high jump sawa Cougar finish of Diana Pickler, Julie Pickler and McKinnon Hanson.

The Cougar women won the 4x100m relay by three seconds (46.28), and won the 4x400m relay with a time of 3:45.88.

Other events swept by the Cougar women included the 400m with Brandi Probasco-Canda, Selena Galaviz and Jeanne Newman finishing one-two-three, and the 3000m steeplechase with Collier Lawrence winning with a PR and improved NCAA RQ time of 10:40.15, followed by Meghan Leonard and Kayle Peterson.La Shawnda Porter-Red won the 200m (24.80) and Jeanne Newman was second (26.06), while Porter-Red and Princess Joy Griffey finished two-three in the 100m dash. Sara Trané and Marisa Sandoval were second and third in the 1500m. WSU's Lorraine King ran a PR time of 1:01.12 for second place in the 400m hurdles and Angelica Flynn was third in 1:09.30.

The Husky women swept the 800m, 3000m and the pole vault.

In the men's events, WSU's Jaycee Robertson won both sprints with a 100m dash time of 10.75 and a 200m time of 22.06, with UW's Randy Bacon second in both races (10.85, 22.31). Cougars Jarrell Nelson took third in the 100m (11.12) and Brian Woods finished third in the 200m (22.44). WSU's Justin Woods did not compete, resting an injury before the conference meet in two weeks.

Moreno Zapata won the triple jump with an NCAA RQ mark of 49-9 1/4 (15.17m).

Drew Ulrick and Matt Lamb took the top two spots in the discus, both throwing NCAA RQs but both having thrown farther already this season. Lamb won the shot put with a toss of 55-9 3/4 (17.01m) while Ulrick was third by only 1/4 of an inch as the Cougar threw 52-1 (15.87m) but Daniel Te'o-Nesheim threw 52-1 1/4 (15.88m) for second place.

Jon Jeffreys and Nathan Bache finished one-two in the javelin with Jeffreys throwing an improved NCAA RQ of 221-10 (67.62m) while the freshman Bache tossed a PR of 198-6 (60.50m).

Washington's James Fredrickson won both the high and intermediate hurdles. Fredrickson won the 110m hurdles in a time of 14.21 with WSU's Robert Williams (14.34) and Rickey Moody (14.79) following. John Cassleman, running in just his second 400m hurdles race this season, finished second to Fredrickson but with an NCAA RQ time of 52.18. Williams third in an NCAA RQ time of 52.51, although he has a better time this season.

Rickey Moody gave UW's Norris Frederick a run for the money in the long jump with the Husky leaping a winning 24-4 1/2 (7.43m) and Moody second with a leap of 24-0 3/4w (7.33m). Kyle Schauble finished third at 21-10 (6.65m).

Tyson Byers took second place in the pole vault as Dawg Scott Roth cleared 16-10 3/4 (5.15m) and Byers cleared 16-6 3/4 (5.05m), both NCAA RQ heights but both vaulters have higher clearances this year.

Finishing third in their events were Reny Follett in the 400m, Andrew Jones in the 3000m, Alex Grant in the 3000m steeplechase, Trent Arrivey in the high jump and Phil MacArthur in the hammer.

Huskies swept the 800m and 1500m and both relay events. The UW men's relay team won the 4x100m race with a time of 40.96 (WSU 41.01), and the Huskies' 1600m relay time was 3:13.22 to WSU's 3:14.03.

'We have two weeks before the Pac-10 Championships and hopefully we can make those improvements and do a better job than we did here today,' Sloan said.

The next competition for the Cougars is the Pac-10 Combined Events Championships, May 5-6, at Stanford with the full team championships contested May 12-13, also at Stanford.

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