High Flying at the Cougar Indoor Team Invite Track Meet

Feb. 1, 2003

PULLMAN, Wash. -- Four individuals reached NCAA Provisional Qualifying marks, three in field events, at the Cougar Indoor Team Invitational Track and Field meet Saturday at the IPF on the Washington State University Pullman campus.

Cougar junior transfer Kurtiss Dilley and senior All-American Whitney Evans soared to NCAA PQs in the high jump events. Dilley cleared the bar at 7-feet, 1 1/2 inches (2.17m) to win the men's high jump while Evans leaped 5-11 3/4 (1.81m) to win the women's high jump.

Idaho's Angela Whyte won the women's 60m hurdles in an NCAA PQ time of 8.28 seconds, the same time she clocked in last weekend at the WSU Open Indoor Meet. Bridgid Isworth won the women's pole vault with an NCAA PQ mark of 13-1 1/2 (4.00m), which equals her lifetime best height.

The Vandal women had a double-winner in Aloha Santiago who claimed the weight throw and the shot put.

WSU senior Tiffany Giles won both the 200m and 400m dashes. Springer Tamara Gulley won the 60m dash and the Cougars won the women's 4x400m relay with Nicole Hatcher, Monique Jessie, Molly Bull, and Angelita Green carrying the baton to victory.

The Cougars had two double-winners on the men's side with sprinter Bennie Chatman winning both the 100m and 200m dashes, and thrower Tim Gehring winning both the shot put and weight throw. Rick Collins and Tyson Byers pole vaulted to 16-4 3/4 (5.00m) with Collins winning the event on fewer misses. In the middle distances, Danny Wolf captured the mile and Justin Ireland won the 800m.

Next weekend the Washington State team travels to Lincoln, Nebraska, for the Adidas Classic Meet hosted by the University of Nebraska.

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