Track & Field Competitors Advance at Husker Invite

Feb. 1, 2008

LINCOLN, Neb. -- The Washington State track and field teams had 13 competitors advance from the Friday prelims while McKenzie Garberg placed eighth in the women's weight throw at the 33rd Annual Frank Sevigne Husker Invitational Indoor Track & Field Meet at the Bob Devaney Sports Center on the University of Nebraska campus.

Garberg's weight throw toss was equal to her lifetime-best of 53-feet, 9 1/4 inches (16.39m). She was the lone Cougar to place in a Friday final.

In the women's sprints prelims, Princess Joy Griffey was seventh in 60m (7.60 seconds) and sixth in the 200m dash (24.70). La Shawnda Porter-Red will join Griffey in the 200m after a seventh-place prelim time of 24.72. Lorraine King qualified in the 400m dash after running a time of 56.99, 12th fastest. A trio of Cougs will race in the 60m hurdles semi-final after prelim finishes of Angela Jensen 10th (8.97), King 12th (PR 8.99), and Jalisa Williams 12th (9.12).

In the men's sprints prelims, Justin Woods was 12th in the 60m dash (8.86) and 14th in the 200m (22.17). The 400m dash semi-finals will have a pair of WSU runners after Jeshua Anderson finished 12th (49.08) and Barry Leavitt was 13th (PR 49.23). Robert Williams clocked in with a PR of 8.04 in the 60m hurdles prelims, eighth-fastest, while Anderson was 10th in a time of 8.17 and Rickey Moody's 8.22 time was 12th and a PR.

The day was not as successful for Moody, Kyle Schauble and Candace Missouri as all fouled in the long jump finals.

The meet continues Saturday in Lincoln, and several other Cougars will be competing at the McDonald's Collegiate at Idaho's Kibbie Dome.

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