Zita, Garberg, Williams and Zapata Fare Well at Vandal Jamboree Meet

May 6, 2006

MOSCOW, Idaho -- A pair of Washington State women throwers and two freshmen from the men's team reached personal-bests Saturday at the Vandal Jamboree Track & Field Meet at the Dan O'Brien Track on the University of Idaho campus.

McKenzie Burgess Garberg (sophomore, Benton City, Wash.) won the women's hammer throw with a personal-best and improved NCAA Regional Qualifying mark of 182-feet, 8 inches (55.67m). This throw is the third-farthest in school history.

In the women's shot put, Jessica Zita (sophomore, Echo, Ore.) threw a PR and NCAA RQ mark of 47-5 (14.45m) and tied for first with Idaho's Mykael Bothum.

Cougar freshman Robert Williams (Riverside, Calif.) won the men's 110m hurdles with a PR and NCAA RQ time of 14.28w seconds.

Fellow freshman Moreno Zapata (Tacoma, Wash.) won the men's triple jump with a leap of 48-11 3/4 (14.93m).

WSU's La Shawnda Porter and Nicole Hatcher finished one-two in both the 100m and 200m races. Jaycee Robertson and Brian Woods were one-two finishers in the men's 100m and Woods took second in the 200m race to WSU redshirt Jarrell Nelson.

WSU redshirt freshman Cameron Schwisow won the javelin with a toss of 197-0 (60.06m).

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