Anderson and Leavitt Advance at Texas Relays Track & Field Meet

April 2, 2009

AUSTIN, Texas -- Washington State's intermediate hurdlers Jeshua Anderson and Barry Leavitt advanced to the final at the 82nd Clyde Littlefield Texas Relays, Thursday, at Mike A. Myers Stadium on the University of Texas Austin campus.

The two Cougars were among the nine men who advanced from the eight prelims to the 400m hurdles final. Anderson, a sophomore from Woodland Hills, Calif. and the defending Texas Relays champion, ran a prelim time of 51.19 seconds, the second-fastest prelim time of the day. WSU teammate, Barry Leavitt, a senior from Benton City, Wash., ran a prelim time of 51.97, third-fastest of the day. Florida State's Javier Garcia-Tunon ran the top prelim time of 50.90. The men's intermediate hurdles final is set for Saturday, April 4.

In the women's 400m hurdles prelims, Lorraine King (senior, Fontana, Calif.) ran a time of 1:01.69, for 15th overall, and Veronica Elseroad-Wall (sophomore, Casper, Wyo.) ran a time of 1:03.89, a season-best, for 36th place. Freshman Morgan Clem (East Wenatchee, Wash.) made her collegiate 400m hurdles debut with a time of 1:04.97 for 45th. None of the Cougar women advanced to the final.

The only other Cougar to compete Thursday was Phil MacArthur (senior, Ione, Wash.) who threw the hammer 180-feet, 2 inches (54.93m) to finish 12th.

The Relays continue Friday in Austin.

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