Garberg Reaches NCAA PQ at Husker Invite Track & Field Indoor Meet

Feb. 3, 2007


LINCOLN, Neb. -- Washington State's McKenzie Garberg threw an NCAA Provisional Qualifying mark in the women's shot put Saturday at the 32nd Annual Frank Sevigne Husker Invitational Indoor Track & Field Meet at the Bob Devaney Sports Center on the University of Nebraska campus.

Garberg, a junior from Benton City, Wash., threw the shot put an NCAA PQ and personal-best distance of 50-feet, 1 1/4 inches (15.27m). Garberg's best toss, her sixth and final throw of the day, took second place in the competition and is the third-best women's shot put mark in WSU history.

The WSU women's distance medley relay team of Lisa Egami, Selena Galaviz, Sara Trané and Haley Paul won that race with the second-fastest time in school history of 11 minutes, 48.50 seconds. The Cougar men's DMR finished second in their race with Luke Lemenager, Reny Follett, Bob Hewitt-Gaffney and Chris Concha running a time of 10:05.32.

Freshman sprinter Princess Joy Griffey (Federal Way, Wash.) finished fifth in the 60m dash after running a time of 7.69 seconds in the final after clocking in at 7.72 in the semi-finals (8th).

Justin Woods and Jaycee Robertson finished sixth and seventh, respectively in the men's 60m dash final. Both Cougar sprinters ran final times of 6.87 seconds and upon further examination, Woods ran a time of 6.8624 while Robertson's time was 6.8674. In the semi-finals, Woods ran a time of 6.93 and Robertson ran 6.90. In the 200m final, Robertson's time of 21.61 was fifth and Woods' time of 22.00 was seventh.

Robert Williams finished seventh in the men's 60m hurdles with a final time of 8.14 after clocking in a time of 8.19 in the semi-finals.

Cougar women claimed the 4x400m relay crown as the squad of Diana Pickler, Brandi Probasco-Canda, Griffey and Julie Pickler ran a time 3:44.66. A WSU 'B' relay of Lorraine King, La Shawnda Porter-Red, Sarah Burns and Nicole McClendon finished 12th with a time of 4:01.52.

Senior Andrew Jones chopped five seconds off his PR time with his 10th place finish in the mile in a time of 4:13.21. Another WSU middle-distance racer, Meghan Leonard, ran a PR time of 9:54.51 for fourth place in the women's 3000m race.

In the triple jump, Sarah Burns finished fifth with a leap of 40-3 1/4 (12.27m), just 1/4 inch off her PR, and Kaylee Gardner took sixth place with her leap of 39-5 1/4 (12.02m). Moreno Zapata took sixth place in the men's triple jump with a leap of 47-5 3/4 (14.47m).

Trent Arrivey cleared 6-9 (2.96m) in the men's high jump for seventh place but Kyle Eaton did not clear a bar Saturday. McKinnon Hanson placed 10th in the women's event after clearing the high jump bar at 5-4 1/4 (1.63m).

Rickey Moody threw the shot put 45-3 (13.79m) for 11th place while Jessica Zita finished 17th in the women's shot put with a throw of 41-4 1/2 (12.61m).

Several Cougars reached PRs at the McDonald's Collegiate Indoor Meet at the University of Idaho's Kibbie Dome. Matt Lamb and Drew Ulrick finished one-two in the discus throw with Lamb tossing the disc 191-4 (50.31m) and Ulrick reaching 183-6 (55.93m). Vic Asher threw lifetime bests in both the shot put (50-8 1/4) and 35# weight (50-6 3/4). Angelica Flynn ran a 60m hurdles time of 9.15 seconds which equals her PR.

WSU's next indoor track and field competition will be next Saturday, Feb. 10, at the Husky Classic in Seattle.

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