Track & Field Grabs Wins at McDonald's Open Meet

Feb. 9, 2008

MOSCOW, Idaho -- Washington State track and field competitors won seven events Saturday at the McDonald's Open indoor meet hosted by the University of Idaho in the Kibbie Dome.

For the Cougar women, La Shawnda Porter-Red won the 200m in a time of 24.88 and multi-events freshman athlete Jalisa Williams won the 60m hurdles with a PR time of 8.97. Williams also reached a long jump PR of 17-11 (5.46m) for second place in that event.

The 4x400m relay of Lorraine King, Veronica Elseroad-Wall, Caroline Hedel and Selena Galaviz won with a time of 3:56.09. Elseroad-Wall also placed second in the 400m with a PR time of 58.06.

McKinnon Hanson won the high jump after clearing the bar at 5-5 3/4 (1.67m) and Amanda Stewart finished second with a height of 5-3 3/4 (1.62m). Jessica Fuller won the pole vault with the bar at 10-11 3/4 (3.35m).

Freshman Jeshua Anderson won the men's 400m dash with a time of 48.46 and Devin Timpson finished third with a season-best time of 50.08. Also in the winner's circle Saturday was D.J. Brown with a pole vault height of 15-5 1/2 (4.71m), an indoor PR for the Cougar senior.

Kyle Schauble reached a season-best time in the 60m hurdles of 8.41 while Trevor Habberstad ran a PR time of 8.47, for third and fourth, respectively. Rickey Moody lowered his season-best 60m dash time to 7.09 for third place behind Cougar Sadiki James who clocked in at 7.08. In the 200m, Justin Woods and Marlon Murray took second and third in times of 21.79 and 22.00.

The men's 4x400m relay team won its race with Anderson, Habberstad, Murray and André Jennings running a time of 3:17.83.

The Cougar distance runners used the meet as a training run with Meghan Leonard and Collier Lawrence running the women's 5k and Dominic Smargiassi, Alex Grant, Evan Blanshan, Dan Geib, Drew Polley, Chris Williams and Chris Concha running the men's 5k.

A highlight in the field events included Kyle Eaton leaped a season-best high jump of 6-8 (2.03m) for third.

'Both days of this meet went real well for the Cougs,' WSU Head Coach Rick Sloan said. 'Nebraska was a little bit of a letdown (last weekend), it was a big trip and something we were looking forward to and we didn't get that many good performances back there and maybe it was just the long travel that took it out of us. Eight miles is a little bit easier commute for us and the marks here showed it. The people performed well and even the people who didn't get PRs did a good job and had good solid marks and we got a solid weekend of work in. We'll go back to work Monday and get ready to go over to the Huskies next weekend. I think we can look forward to some pretty good marks over there. Ebba Jungmark will high jump, and Rickey Moody and Kyle Schauble are ready for big marks in the long jump.'

Next weekend the Cougars will compete at the Husky Classic Meet at the Dempsey Indoor Facility on the University of Washington campus in Seattle.

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