Wauters, Williams Win WSU Indoor Open Weight Throws

Jan. 18, 2008

PULLMAN, Wash. -- Idaho's Matthew Wauters won the men's 35-pound weight throw with an NCAA Provisional Qualifying mark and meet record throw of 68-feet, 10 inches (20.98m), Friday night at the Sixth Annual WSU Open Indoor, a two-day meet held at WSU's Indoor Practice Facility.

This is the fourth consecutive year Wauters, a redshirt junior, has won the WSU Open weight throw and the second year he has broken the meet record.

WSU's Phil MacArthur placed sixth with a lifetime-best toss of 56-1 1/4 (17.10m). Cougars Chase Mancuso finished night with a throw of 53-1 3/4 (16.20m) while Matt Gill, competing unattached, was 12th with a toss of 38-7 (11.76m).

Montana's Brittany Williams won the women 20-pound weight throw with a distance of 52-1 3/4 (15.89m) with WSU's McKenzie Garberg taking second place after throwing a distance of 51-9 1/4 (15.78m) which is the sixth-best women's weight throw in school history.

The WSU Open continues Saturday at 8:30 a.m. with the remaining field and all the running events. Spectator admission is free of charge.

Sixth Annual WSU Open Indoor Meet - 1/18/2008 to 1/19/2008Pullman, WashingtonWomen Open Weight Throw Finals 1, Williams, Brittany, Montana, 15.89m, (52-01.75). 2, Garberg, McKenzie, Washington St., 15.78m, (51-09.25). 3, Hacker, Taylor, Pacific Lutheran, 15.17m, (49-09.25). 4, Amy, Nikita, Idaho, 14.41m, (47-03.50). 5, Hale, Martha, Unattached, 13.04m, (42-09.50). 6, Barnett, Anne, Idaho, 11.27m, (36-11.75).

Men Open Weight Throw Finals 1, Wauters, Matthew, Idaho, 20.98m*#, (68-10). 2, Winger, Russ, Idaho, 19.06m, (62-06.50). 3, Wood, Ben, Idaho, 18.69m, (61-04). 4, Mattox, Marcus, Idaho, 18.38m, (60-03.75). 5, Bean, Curtis, Montana, 17.86m, (58-07.25). 6, MacArthur, Phil, Washington St., 17.10m, (56-01.25). 7, Rogan, James, Idaho, J17.10m, (56-01.25). 8, Ruud, Evan, Unattached, 16.92m, (55-06.25). 9, Mancuso, Chase, Washington St., 16.20m, (53-01.75). 10, Whitney, Beau, Idaho, 15.63m, (51-03.50). 11, Stevens, Jake, Montana, 15.03m, (49-03.75). 12, Gill, Matt, Unattached, 11.76m, (38-07). 13, Nielsen, Jeff, Pacific Lutheran, 11.73m, (38-06). --, Boling, Jacob, Idaho, FOUL.

*=Meet Record#=NCAA Provisional Qualifier

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