Idaho Scoring Meet Next For Cougar Track

Feb. 6, 2001

COUGARS FIND TEAM COMPETITION AT IDAHO SCORING MEET: The Washington State University indoor track and field teams return to the Kibbie Dome for the University of Idaho Scoring Meet this Friday and scoring will be featured at this annual meet...WSU will have dual meet scores against three of the NCAA Division I teams competing: Idaho, Eastern Washington, University of Washington, University of Portland, Portland State, New Mexico State, Sacramento State, or Oregon (women only)...Western Oregon is also bringing teams...Friday's field events begin at 4 p.m. with running events set for 6 p.m...Saturday's field events start at 9 a.m., running events at 9:30 a.m.

MARKS ARE FLYING IN THE WSU RECORD BOOKS:Ellannee Richardson 400m 54.37 School recordTamara Gulley 55m Hurdles 7.82 Freshman recordAgneta Rosenblad 55m Hurdles 7.73 School recordKarla McGee Pole Vault 3.65m/11-11 3/4 Freshman recordBlessing Ufodiama Triple Jump 12.17m/39-11 1/4 Freshman recordShannon Rance Shot Put 13.95m/45-9 1/4 Freshman recordAnthony Buchanan 55m Dash 6.30 Freshman record

MPSF INDOOR CHAMPIONSHIPS MOVED: Originally scheduled for Long Beach, Calif., the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation Indoor Track & Field Championships will now be held at Flagstaff, Arizona...for more information, go to the MPSF web page at

COUGARS WITH NCAA QUALIFYING MARKS TO DATE:.* = Automatic mark, # = Provisional mark, + = Converted marks from 55m, (National Standing)

WSU Women:400m	        Ellannee Richardson	# 54.37	            (8th)60m Hurdles	Agneta Rosenblad	# 7.73+	            (T6th)	        Tamara Gulley	        # 8.28+	            (15th)Weight Throw	Andrea Thornton	        # 18.34m / 60-2     (13th)WSU Men:60m Dash	Anson Henry	        # 6.71+	            (T12th)60m Hurdles	Arend Watkins	        * 7.65+	            (2nd)Triple Jump	Benson Jones	        # 16.12m/52-10 3/4  (6th)

ABOUT THE COUGAR COACHES: Head coach Rick Sloan is in his 28th season with the Cougar track program (seventh year as a head coach, sixth year as mentor to the combined men's and women's program)...Sloan was named District VIII Coach of the Year in 1998, 1999 and 2000...he is joined by associate coach Debra Lombardi Farwell, assistant coaches Dr. James Li, Mark Macdonald, Kris Grimes, and Francesca Sewell...WSU's volunteer assistant coaches are Dan O'Brien and Bernard Lagat.

TEAM HISTORY: Because the Pacific-10 Conference does not sponsor indoor track and field competition, Washington State University competes in the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation for indoor track season joining teams from the Pac-10, Mountain West, Western Athletic, West Coast and Big West Conferences...the Cougar women's team won the MPSF Indoor Championships in 1999 and 2000 while the WSU men's team finished fourth in 2000...Cougar coach Rick Sloan was named West Region Women's Indoor Coach of the Year by the US Track Coaches Association...for more MPSF information and indoor best lists, go to at

NATIONAL RANKINGS: In the latest USTCA Team Power Rankings, the WSU women's team is ranked 11th while the men's team is 17th...the Team Power Rankings are configured with a point system based on the quality of athletic performance, the team depth, and the dual meet scoring see the rankings, visit selects a top 25 ranking for men's and women's team...WSU is not ranked this see these weekly rankings, go to at


WASHINGTON STATE WOMEN:FRIDAY, FEB. 960m	        Gulley, Reed, Richardson400m	        Giles, Reed, SkinnerMile	        Blue, Cabrera, Johnson, WelanderDist. Med. Relay - Gilmore, Green, H. Smith, R. SmithHigh Jump	Clinkenbeard, Jaross, WillisLong Jump	Richardson, Rosenblad, Ufodiama20# Weight	Rance, Thornton

SATURDAY, FEB. 10200m Reed, Richardson, Skinner800m Johnson, H. Smith, R. Smith, Sodorff, Welander3000m Blue, Cabrera, Filipy, Gilmore55m HH Gulley, Odonkor, Richardson, Rosenblad, R. Smith4x400m Rel. Green, Gulley, Reed, SkinnerPole Vault Doepker, Martus, McGee, RobinettTriple Jump Clinkenbeard, Eldridge, UfodiamaShot Put Rance, Thornton

WASHINGTON STATE MEN:FRIDAY, FEB. 960m Brink, Buchanan, Dwyer, Haines, Henry400m Fitzhugh, Ishmael, Kamau, WinslowMile Barker, Childers, Neeway, Thrift, WelshDist. Med. Relay - Dudley, I. Johnson, S. Johnson, WieselerPole Vault Collins, Dwyer, Nikbakhsh-Tali, Preuss, TurnerLong Jump Graham, Jones, Rizzardi35# Weight Gehring, Thomas

SATURDAY, FEB. 10200m Brink, Buchanan, Haines, Henry800m Childers, Dudley, Hazelquist, Wieseler3000m Barker, Franco-Parra, Hicks, I. Johnson, S. Johnson, Thrift, Welsh, Wicklander55m HH Dudley, Dwyer, Randolph, Watkins4x400m Rel. Buchanan, Henry, Ishmael, KamauHigh Jump Alverson, Dwyer, GordonTriple Jump Graham, Jones, RizzardiShot Put Gehring, Lightbody, Straka, Thomas

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