California Bay Area Meets Beckon Cougar Track & Field

March 23, 2010

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DEC/HEPT COMPETITORS AT CAL MULTI MEET: Washington State will have two decathletes and two heptathletes competing at the 14th Annual Cal Multi Meet at Edwards Stadium/Goldman Field in Berkeley, March 24-25...Kyle Schauble (senior, Kennewick) and Ramsay Hopkins (freshman, San Diego) will compete in the decathlon...Angela Jensen (junior, Tacoma) and Jasmine Johnson-McKeown (freshman, San Bernardino) will compete in the heptathlon...Wednesday events begin at 10:30 a.m. and Thursday events begin at 10 a.m...results are available at the end of each event at www.recordtiming.com, and at the end of each day at www.calbears.com.

COUGS HEAD TO STANFORD INVITATIONAL MEET: A large contingent from the Washington State University track and field teams will compete at the Stanford Invitational, Friday and Saturday, March 26-27, at Cobb Track and Angell Field on the Stanford campus...over 1,000 competitors from elementary school through professional elite athlete will compete...Friday's events begin at 9 a.m. and run until 11:30 p.m. with the Distance Carnival set for Friday evening...Saturday's events begin at 9 a.m. and continue through 5 p.m....Live results can be viewed at www.gostanford.com...WSU results will be posted at www.wsucougars.com, when available at the conclusion of events each day.

KIMPEL AT WORLD CROSS COUNTRY CHAMPIONSHIPS: Freshman Andrew Kimpel (Spokane) is in Bydgoszcz, Poland, this week to compete on the USA Junior Team at the IAAF World Cross Country Championships March 28...Kimpel placed fourth (24:19) in the USA Cross Country Championships men's junior 8,000m race Feb. 13, in the Spokane Valley...for coverage from Poland, go to the Paul Merca blog at http://paulmerca.blogspot.com.

ABOUT THE COUGAR COACHES: Head coach Rick Sloan is in his 37th season with the Cougar track program; 16th year as a head coach, 15th year as mentor to the combined men's and women's program...Sloan (decathlon/heptathlon) is joined by associate coach Debra Farwell (throws), and assistant coaches Pete Julian (cross country/distance), Mark Macdonald (hurdles/relays), Ellannee Richardson (sprints/relays) and Matt McGee (jumps)...volunteer coaches include Megan Johnson (throws), Elliott Hubler (jumps), and Tim Riley (distance).

NEW QUALIFYING FOR NCAA OUTDOOR PRELIMINARY ROUND: Qualification to the Preliminary Round competition of the Championship is based on the descending order list for the season, segregated by East and West sites, and prepared solely from the mandatory submission of meet results during the season and adhering to the Qualifying Regulations published in the Championship Handbook...for each individual event contested at each of the Championship Preliminary Round competitions, the top 48 declared student-athletes will be accepted into the competition...for each relay event contested at each of the Championship Preliminary Round competitions, the top 24 declared relay teams will be accepted into the competition...stated maximums are absolute and will not be extended as a result of ties...Heptathlon and Decathlon events are not contested during the Preliminary Round of Championship competition at the Preliminary Round sites...qualification to the Championship in these two events is accomplished through a competitor's position on the national descending order list...top 24 declared student-athletes in each of these two events will be accepted into the competition...declaration for these two events is completed during the one and only declaration period, which is prior to the Preliminary Round of Championship competition.

NCAA DESCENDING ORDER LISTS: The NCAA descending order lists can be viewed at the United States Track & Field/Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) Track & Field Results Reporting System website (www.tfrrs.org).

TSCHIDA (pronounced cheetah) NATIONAL WOMEN'S JAVELIN LEADER: Marissa Tschida (junior, Missoula, Mont.) is the national women's javelin leader after opening her 2010 season with a throw of 172-8 (52.63m) at the USC Trojan Invite...USC's Kristine Busa is only one inch behind Tschida on the national list...Tschida, a 2009 All-American, holds the WSU school record of 181-8 (55.38), throw last season.

COUGARS IN DIV. I WEST REGION TOP 48 / NATIONAL TOP 100 LISTINGS:

WomenEvent	Name	Mark	Regional Standing	National Standing100m	Princess Joy Griffey	11.91	4th	26th	Cindy Robinson	12.08	13th	60th200m	Princess Joy Griffey	24.17	8th	17th	Cindy Robinson	24.81	29th	75th400m	Shawna Fermin	55.59	14th	36th	Jacki Hill	57.03	35th	91st800m	Anna Layman	2:15.14	29th	59th	Caroline Austin	2:15.17	30th	61st100m H	Angela Jensen	14.06	13th	28th	Shaquana Logan	14.31	26th	51st400m H	Caroline Hedel	1:01.95	12th	29th	Brittnay Crabb	1:01.21	15th	33rd	Shaquana Logan	1:03.44	23rd	57th4x400m Relay	3:46.30	7th	14thHigh Jump	Maria Creech	1.62m/ 5-3 3/4	41st	n/a	Amanda Stewart	1.62m/ 5-3 3/4	41st	n/aPole Vault	Hilary Moore	3.55m/ 11-7 3/4	35th	64th	Loreah Winlow	3.55m/ 11-7 3/4	35th	64thTriple Jump	Kimika Rozier	10.93m/ 35-10 1/2	48th	n/aDiscus	Ashley Kenney	46.66m/ 153-1	18th	34th	Jas. Johnson-McKeown	44.96m/ 147-6	28th	53rdHammer	Kjirsten Jensen	51.89m/ 170-3	25th	48th	Cassie Whitfield	50.83m/ 166-9	36th	62ndJavelin	Marissa Tschida	52.63m/ 172-8	1st	1st	Courtney Kirkwood	47.36m/ 155-4	12th	12th	Jennifer Hamilton	45.87m/ 150-6	18th	20th

MenEvent Name Mark Regional Standing National Standing100m Brett Blanshan 11.01 35th n/a Stephan Scott-Ellis 11.03 40th n/a200m Greg Hornsby 21.81 18th 52nd Andre Jennings 21.92 24th 71st Wesley McCann 22.08 42nd n/a400m Wesley McCann 49.87 48th n/a800m David Hickerson 1:52.39 14th 30th Jeshua Anderson 1:52.86 16th 38th1500m Jono Lafler 3:51.48 15th 17th Sam Ahlbeck 3:53.63 26th 33rd Justin Englund 3:54.92 35th 48th110m H Kyle Schauble 14.98 34th 82nd400m H Dana Wells 53.82 25th 44th4x100m Relay 41.50 8th 37th4x400m Relay 3:21.36 30th 85thLong Jump Stephan Scott-Ellis 7.03m/ 23-0 3/4 15th 38th Trent Arrivey 6.68m/ 21-11 40th n/aShot Put Joe Bartlett 16.88m/ 55-4 3/4 8th 20th Jacob Weintraub 16.66m/ 54-8 12th 25thDiscus Matt Lamb 56.53m/ 185-5 4th 6th Joe Bartlett 51.15m/ 167-10 18th 32ndJavelin Kyle Stevens 60.82m/ 199-6 15th 45th Mark Presby 55.99m/ 183-8 29th 92nd

USTFCCCA NCAA DI NATIONAL TEAM RANKINGS: The United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) will publish the preseason outdoor rankings March 30...USTFCCCA national rankings are a prediction of how teams and individuals will place at the 2010 NCAA Div. I Outdoor Championships, June 9-12, in Eugene.

ABOUT THE 2010 COUGARS:

WSU's Returning Women NCAA Outdoor Participants:Lisa Egami, 1500m: 2009 (21st)Anna Layman, 800m: 2008 (8th)Marissa Tschida, Javelin: 2008 (18th), 2009 (6th)

WSU's Returning Pac-10 Scoring Women:Lisa Egami, 1500m: 2009 (7th)Princess Joy Griffey, 100m: 2009 (4th)Jennifer Hamilton, Javelin: 2009 (6th)Kjirsten Jensen, Hammer: 2009 (7th)Ashley Kenney, Discus: 2009 (6th)Courtney Kirkwood, Javelin: 2009 (7th)Anna Layman, 800m: 2008 (3rd)Candace Missouri, Triple jump: 2009 (7th)Marissa Tschida, Javelin: 2008 (3rd), 2009 (4th)

WSU's Returning Men NCAA Outdoor Participants:Sam Ahlbeck, Steeplechase: 2009 (17th)Jeshua Anderson, 400m Hurdles: 2008 (1st); 2009 (1st)Trent Arrivey, High Jump: 2008 (9th); 2009 (9th)Matt Lamb, Discus: 2006 (3rd), 2007 (6th), 2009 (5th)

WSU's Returning Pac-10 Scoring Men:Sam Ahlbeck, Steeplechase: 2009 (5th)Jeshua Anderson, 400m Hurdles: 2008 (1st), 2009 (1st); 400m: 2009 (5th)Trent Arrivey, High Jump: 2007 (3rd), 2008 (3rd), 2009 (1st)Joe Bartlett, Shot Put: 2009 (8th)Ryan Deese, High Jump: 2009 (5th)Reny Follett, 400m: 2007 (7th), 2009 (7th)J Hopkins, 400mHurdles: 2009 (7th)Matt Lamb, Discus: 2006 (3rd), 2007 (4th), 2009 (4th)Luke Lemenager, 800m: 2009 (8th)Marlon Murray, 100m: 2009 (7th); 200m: 2009 (6th)

OUT OF ACTION: Decathlete Sean Harris (sophomore, Kent, Wash.) is redshirting this season due to a back injury that does not allow him to train or compete...his condition will be re-evaluated this summer.

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