Indoor Track Gets Last Chance at Moscow Meet

Feb. 26, 2002

KIBBIE DOME HOME FOR LAST CHANCE MEET: The Washington State University indoor track and field teams compete this weekend in limited numbers at the Idaho Last Chance Meet at Moscow's Kibbie Dome...field events begin Friday afternoon, with the discus) at 1 p.m...the men's pole vault starts at 5 p.m. with the running events and other field events set for 6 p.m...Saturday, March 2, field events begin at 9 a.m. with running events set for 9:30 a.m...the final event, the 4x400m relays, are set to begin Saturday at 11:30 a.m.

ABOUT THE COUGAR COACHES: Head coach Rick Sloan is in his 29th season with the Cougar track program (eighth year as a head coach, seventh year as mentor to the combined men's and women's program)...he is joined by associate coach Debra Farwell, and assistant coaches Dr. James Li, Mark Macdonald, Kris Grimes, and Francesca Green...volunteer coaches are Dan O'Brien and Bernard Lagat.

RANKINGS: In the Feb. 19 Trackwire Top 25, the Washington State women's team is listed tied for 21st...Trackwire, an online service, uses the weekly rankings to project the outcome of the 2002 NCAA Division I Indoor Track & Field Championships...the Cougar men are not ranked...rankings in the USTCA Team Power Rankings are 6th for women and 18th for men.

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

Women:200mEllannee Richardson	# 24.04	(T25th)4x400m RelayGiles, Richardson,Gulley, R. Smith	# 3:41.62	(20th)Pole VaultTamara Diles	* 4.35m / 14-3 1/4	(3rd)Karla McGee	# 3.85m / 12-7 1/2	(37th)High JumpSchquay Brignac	* 1.83m / 6-0	(T3rd)Whitney Evans	* 1.83m / 6-0	(T3rd)Shot PutShannon Rance	# 15.57m / 51-1	(23rd)

Men:60m DashAnson Henry # 6.68 (T12th)Anthony Buchanan # 6.71 (T22nd)200mAnthony Buchanan # 21.07 (T12th)Anson Henry # 21.18 (19th)

SLOAN ON TUESDAY CONFERENCE CALL: Cougar coach Rick Sloan will be on the WSU Sports Information Weekly Teleconference Tuesday, Feb. 12 from 1:15 p.m. until 1:25 p.m....interested media members should call the WSU Sports Information Office at 509/335-COUG (2684) for the phone number and password.

LAST WEEK HIGHLIGHTS: The Washington State men's track and field team finished second and the women's team was third at the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation Championships at the Walkup Skydome on the Northern Arizona University campus at Flagstaff. Friday night, freshman Danny Wolf, from Reno, Nevada, used a last lap surge to win the 3000m race in a time of 8:44.41. For the fourth consecutive week, Brittany Hinchcliffe broke her own freshman school record in the weight throw with a fifth-place toss of 56-4 3/4. Anthony Buchanan broke his school record in the 200m dash with a preliminary time of 21.07. Saturday, freshman Schquay Brignac won the women's high jump and Whitney Evans was third, both clearing personal-best and NCAA Automatic Qualifying marks of 6-feet even. Anna Blue claimed the only other event title for the women winning the mile in a time of 5:03.45. Ellannee Richardson finished third in the women's 200m dash with an PR and NCAA Provisional Qualifying time of 24.00 seconds. Erin Reed (Woodland Hills, Calif.) was fourth (24.13) and Tiffany Giles eighth (24.99). Arizona's Brianna Glenn won the 200m with an NCAA AQ of 23.40. Shannon Rance finished fifth in the women's shot put but with a PR and NCAA PQ throw of 51-1. Anson Henry and Buchanan went one-two in the men's 60m dash with NCAA PQ times of 6.65 and 6.67 respectively. In the 200m dash, UCLA's Michael Lipscomb was the winner in 20.99 with Henry second with an NCAA PQ time of 21.18, and Buchanan third in 21.30. The men's distance medley relay team of Jim Neeway, Dan Brink, Jon Welsh and Wolf provided ten points with a first place finish in a time of 10:19.26.


Anson Henry	        M 60m Dash	6.65	School record	                 M 200m Dash	21.07	School RecordDarion Powell	        M 60m Hurdles	8.23	Freshman school recordTiffany Giles, Ellannee RichardsonTamara Gulley, Randi Smith	                 W 4x400m Relay	3:41.62	School recordTamara Diles	        W Pole Vault	4.35m/14-3 1/4	School RecordBrittany Hinchcliffe      W 20# Weight	17.18m/56-4 3/4	Freshman school recordMarie Muai	        W Discus	50.90m/167-0	Freshman school record

TENTATIVE LIST OF WSU COMPETITORS ENTERED AT IDAHO LAST CHANCE, MAR. 1-2:Several WSU athletes not listed below will be competing this weekend but as of release date their events were TBA.

WSU Men60m - Dan Brink, Bennie Chatman200m - Brian Graham, Qieed Ishmael400m - Dan Brink, Eric Dudley800m - Eric Dudley, Jacob Hazelquist, Jon Manthey, Justin TempleMile - Oscar Franco-Parra, Mike Heidt, Scott Johnson3000m - Oscar Franco-Parra, Mike Heidt, Scott Johnson55m Hurdles - Eric Dudley4x400m Relay - Chatman, Dudley, Ishmael, TempleDis. Medley Relay - TBAHigh Jump - Joel Gordon, Pat HarriganPole Vault - Rick Collins, Andy Kammenga, Paul Nicoletti, Justin Nikbakhsh-Tali, Ryan TurnerLong Jump - Brian Graham, Justin Nikbakhsh-Tali, Peter RizzardiTriple Jump - Peter RizzardiShot Put - Tim GehringWeight Throw - none

WSU Women60m - Dalila Russell200m - Dalila Russell400m - Heidi Abersfeller, Erin Reed, Bree Skinner800m - Anna Blue, Brittney Boysen, Molly Bull, Hillary Smith, Randi SmithMile - Molly Bull, April Gagner, Megan Maynard, Beth Welander3000m - Ana Cabrera, Julia Corbett, Jenny Filipy55m Hurdles - Heidi Abersfeller, Alison Eldridge, Tamara Gulley, Randi Smith4x400m Relay - Abersfeller, Eldridge, Green, Gulley, Reed, Bree Skinner, R. SmithDis. Medley Relay - Blue, Green, H. Smith, R. SmithHigh Jump - Schquay Brignac, Whitney Evans, Briana WillisPole Vault - Tamara Diles, Karla McGee, Stephanie RobinettLong Jump - Tamara Gulley, Blessing UfodiamaTriple Jump - Alison Eldridge, Itoro Elijah, Blessing UfodiamaShot Put - Shannon RanceWeight Throw - Brittany Hinchcliffe

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