Picklers Finish One-Two at USATF Indoor Pentathlon

March 10, 2008

CHAPEL HILL, NC -- Washington State University track and field alumni Diana Pickler and Julie Pickler finished first and second, respectively, at the 2008 USA Track & Field Indoor Combined Events Championships at UNC Chapel Hill March. 9.

Diana Pickler won the women's pentathlon with a lifetime-best score of 4,378 points. Her twin sister, Julie Pickler, finished second with a PR of 4,296 points.

Both Diana Pickler and Julie Pickler are sponsored by Asics. Diana trains in Pullman with WSU head coach Rick Sloan. Julie lives and trains in her native Texas. Both are preparing for the US Olympic Trials which will be held in Eugene, Ore., June 27-July 6.


 2008 USATF Indoor Combined Championship - 3/8/2008 to 3/9/2008                  Dick Taylor Track @ Eddie Smith Field House                       UNC Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC

Women Indoor Pentathlon Points 60H HJ SP LJ 800 --------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1 Pickler, Diana 8.16 1.80m 11.98m 5.98m 2:21.41 Asics 5-10.75 39-03.75 19-07.5 Team Points: 10 4378 (1093) (978) (660) (843) (804) ------------------------------------------------- 2 Pickler, Julie 8.43 1.77m 11.33m 6.02m 2:18.07 Asics 5-09.75 37-02.25 19-09 Team Points: 8 4296 (1032) (941) (617) (856) (850) ------------------------------------------------- 3 DuPree, Ryanne 8.50 1.71m 11.72m 5.92m 2:23.81 Unattached 5-07.25 38-05.5 19-05.25 Team Points: 6 4124 (1017) (867) (643) (825) (772) ------------------------------------------------- 4 Stechschulte, Abbie 8.52 1.65m 12.61m 5.77m 2:21.90 Unattached 5-05 41-04.5 18-11.25 Team Points: 5 4088 (1013) (795) (702) (780) (798) ------------------------------------------------- 5 Poulson, Jackie 8.89 1.68m 12.25m 5.60m 2:20.07 Unattached 5-06 40-02.25 18-04.5 Team Points: 4 3993 (933) (830) (678) (729) (823) ------------------------------------------------- 6 Wilhelm, Ashley 8.90 1.71m 11.80m 5.67m 2:28.09 Unattached 5-07.25 38-08.75 18-07.25 Team Points: 3 3913 (931) (867) (648) (750) (717) ------------------------------------------------- 7 Merkley, Cassie 8.68 1.71m 12.01m 5.22m 2:25.72 Idaho State University 5-07.25 39-05 17-01.5 Team Points: 2 3874 (978) (867) (662) (620) (747) ------------------------------------------------- 8 Partain, Tracy 8.81 1.71m 11.66m 5.33m 2:27.53 Unattached 5-07.25 38-03.25 17-06 Team Points: 1 3831 (950) (867) (639) (651) (724) ------------------------------------------------- 9 Gretzmacher, Sarah 9.00 1.62m 11.44m 5.58m 2:27.02 Team Missouri 5-03.75 37-06.5 18-03.75 3747 (910) (759) (624) (723) (731) ------------------------------------------------- 10 Feigt, Amanda 9.41 1.59m 11.14m 5.64m 2:24.01 Unattached 5-02.5 36-06.75 18-06 3665 (826) (724) (604) (741) (770) -------------------------------------------------DNF Fountain, Hyleas SCR DNS DNS DNS SCR Unattached (0) (0) (0) (0) (0) -------------------------------------------------

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