Muai Breaks Women's Weight Throw School Record

Jan. 23, 2004

PULLMAN, Wash. -- Washington State University junior, Marie Muai, surpassed her own school 20-pound weight throw record Friday night at the WSU Open Indoor Track & Field Meet.

Muai, from Tacoma, Wash., threw the 20# weight 62-feet, 8 inches to win the 18-competitor field. Her mark surpassed her 2003 school record of 61-9 1/2, and is a 2004 NCAA Provisional Qualifying mark.

Idaho's Jen Broncheau took second with a throw of 52-5 1/4 and Anna Woelk of Eastern Washington was third with a distance of 51-3 1/2. WSU sophomore Sarah Hineline (Bellevue, Wash.), competing in her first-ever track meet, finished eighth with a throw of 42-5 1/4.

In the men's 35-pound weight throw, Idaho's Jordan Zamora had the best throw of the field of 19, reaching 53-9. EWU's David Paul was second with a toss of 52-1 3/4, and Brandon Hunt, EWU, was third with a throw of 51-9. WSU's Thad Cullinan (junior, Mukilteo, Wash.) was fourth with a toss of 50-0 1/2.

The WSU Open continues Saturday with the remaining field and all the running events. Admission to the Indoor Practice Facility is $5 per person.

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