Track & Field Hosts Washington in Dual Meet

April 27, 2010

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COUGARS VS. HUSKIES DUAL MEET SATURDAY AT MOOBERRY: The Washington State (No. 26 women, No. 29 men) versus Washington (No. 25 men, No. 42 women) track and field dual meet is May 1, at Mooberry Track Complex in Pullman...this is the 99th edition for the men's teams and the 35th meeting for the women's teams...field events begin at 11 a.m. and running events begin at 1:15 scoring is 5-3-1 for individual events and 5-0 for relays...there is no charge for admission to the meet...heat sheets will be published online Thursday, April 29, around noon...results will be posted on the WSU Athletics website,, after competition concludes.

WSU-UW DUAL MEET LAST YEAR: In Seattle in 2009, the WSU men's team won the dual meet, 92-70, but the UW women's team eked out an 81.66 to 81.33 win...this was the second consecutive win for the Cougar men and only the second time in 13 meetings the Husky women have won the dual...a WSU women's highlight was Marissa Tschida breaking the school record and meet record in the javelin with her toss of 181-8 (55.38m)...three Husky women, coming off the 2008 NCAA Cross Country Champion team, broke meet records in 2009, in the 1500m (Christine Babcock), the 3k (Anita Campbell), and the steeplechase (Marie Lawrence).

SCOTT-ELLIS AND JENSEN NAMED PAC-10 ATHLETES OF WEEK: Stephan Scott-Ellis (freshman, Tacoma) and Kjirsten Jensen (sophomore, Arlington) were named the Pac-10 Field Athletes of the Week for April the Cougar Invitational, April 24, Scott-Ellis won the men's long jump with a PR mark of 24-4 1/2 (7.43m) and Jensen placed second in the women's hammer throw with a PR toss of 185-4 (56.49m)...Jensen's hammer mark is the fourth-best distance in school was the first Pac-10 AoW honors for both...Jeshua Anderson was the Pac-10 Track AoW for April 12-18.


100m Dash	11.67	        1986	Pam Qualls-Reynolds  -  WSU200m Dash	23.81	        1986	Pam Qualls-Reynolds  -  WSU400m Dash	53.44	        1990	Celestine N'Drin  -  WSU800m Run	2:04.61	        1987	Celestine N'Drin  -  WSU1500m Run	4:18.32	        2009	Christine Babcock  -  UW3000m Run	9:23.42	        2009	Anita Campbell  -  UW100m Hurdles	13.25	        2006	Ashley Lodree  -  UW400m Hurdles	57.88	        1995	Terra Barter  -  UW3000m Steeple	10:07.52	2009	Marie Lawrence  -  UW4x100m Relay	44.78	        1998	WSU - A.Higgins, Mucker, Brown, Green4x400m Relay	3:41.13	        1999	WSU - S.Higgins, Evans, Smith, RichardsonHigh Jump	1.90m/6-2 3/4	1987	Vicki Borsheim  -  UWPole Vault	4.15m/13-7 1/4	2005	Tamara Diles  -  WSULong Jump	6.37m/20-10 3/4	1993	Chantal Brunner  -  WSUTriple Jump	12.56m/41-2 1/2	2004	Blessing Ufodiama  -  WSUShot Put	16.94m/55-7	1988	Jennifer Ponath  -  UWDiscus Throw	60.54m/198-7	1998	Aretha Hill  -  UWHammer Throw	62.42m/204-9	2008	McKenzie Garberg  -  WSUJavelin Throw	55.38m/181-8	2009	Marissa Tschida  -  WSU

MEN'S WSU-UW DUAL MEET RECORDS:100m Dash 10.26 2003 Anthony Buchanan - WSU200m Dash 20.37 2008 Jordan Boase - UW400m Dash 45.74 1984 Gabriel Tiacoh - WSU800m Run 1:47.96 1982 Rob Webster - UW1500m Run 3:42.6h 1985 Richard Tuwei - WSU3000m Run 7:58.0h 1967 Gerry Lindgren - WSU110m Hurdles 13.47 2001 Arend Watkins - WSU400m Hurdles 50.18 2006 Shane Charles - UW3000m Steeple 8:24.4h 1978 Henry Rono - WSU4x100m Relay 39.55 2004 WSU - Boston, Mason, McSwain, Buchanan4x400m Relay 3:08.2h 1981 WSU - Williams, Avognan, Ramsey, WhitlockHigh Jump 2.26m/7-5 1982 Brent Harken - WSUPole Vault 5.51m/18-1 1982 Brent Harken - WSULong Jump 7.84m/25-8 3/4 1986 Demetrios Araouzos - WSUTriple Jump 16.54m/54-3 1/4 1981 Ian Campbell - WSUShot Put 19.62m/64-4 1/2 1985 Dimitrios Koutsoukis - WSUDiscus Throw 60.68m/199-1 1970 John van Reenen - WSUHammer Throw 77.76m/255-1 1986 Tore Gustafsson - WSUJavelin Throw 76.88m/252-3 1990 Stephan Wikstrom - WSU


11:00 a.m. Pole Vault Women11:00 a.m. Long Jump Women11:00 a.m. Javelin Throw Women11:00 a.m. Hammer Throw Women12:30 p.m. Long Jump Men12:30 p.m. Shot Put Women12:30 p.m. Hammer Throw Men12:45 p.m. Javelin Throw Men1:00 p.m. High Jump Women1:15 p.m. 3000m Steeple Women1:30 p.m. 3000m Steeple Men1:45 p.m. 4x100m Relay Women1:50 p.m. 4x100m Relay Men2:00 pm. Shot Put Men2:00 p.m. Pole Vault Men2:00 p.m. Discus Women2:00 p.m. Triple Jump Women2:00 p.m. 1500m Run Women2:10 p.m. 1500m Run Men2:20 p.m. 100m Hurdles Women2:25 p.m. 110m Hurdles Men2:30 p.m. High Jump Men2:30 p.m. 400m Women2:35 p.m. 400m Men2:40 p.m. 100m Women2:45 p.m. 100m Men2:50 p.m. 800m Women2:55 p.m. 800m Men3:05 p.m. 400m Hurdles Women3:15 p.m. 400m Hurdles Men3:15 p.m. Triple Jump Men3:20 p.m. 200m Women3:25 p.m. 200m Men3:30 p.m. Discus Men3:30 p.m. 3000m Run Women3:50 p.m. 3000m Run Men4:10 p.m. 4x400m Relay Women4:15 p.m. 4x400m Relay Men

ABOUT THE COUGAR COACHES: Head coach Rick Sloan is in his 37th season with the Cougar track program; 16th year as a head coach, 15th year as mentor to the combined men's and women's program...Sloan (decathlon/heptathlon) is joined by associate coach Debra Farwell (throws), and assistant coaches Pete Julian (cross country/distance), Mark Macdonald (hurdles/relays), Ellannee Richardson (sprints/relays) and Matt McGee (jumps)...volunteer coaches include Megan Johnson (throws), Elliott Hubler (jumps), and Tim Riley (distance).

USTFCCCA NCAA DI NATIONAL TEAM RANKINGS: The United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) published the first outdoor rankings April 27 and the WSU men are ranked 29th and the WSU women are 26th...Texas A&M displaced Florida as the No. 1 men's team and the LSU women surpassed Texas A&M as the No. 1 women's team...Pac-10 teams ranked in preseason top 25 include Arizona State (men No. 4), Oregon (men No. 9, women No. 3), USC (men No. 7, women No. 17), Stanford (men No. 22, women No. 20), Washington (men No. 25), and UCLA (women No. 21)...USTFCCCA national rankings are a prediction of how teams and individuals will place at the 2010 NCAA Div. I Outdoor Championships, June 9-12, in Eugene.

REGIONAL TEAM RANKINGS: New this year, the USTFCCCA is 'scoring' nine award regions using current national-team ranking formulas...regional team index is best used to find a team's all-around team strength, whereas the national-team rankings are taken in context with national championship where it takes a few very elite athletes to score the April 27 regional rankings, the Cougar men are not among the top seventh in the West Region (order is Oregon, Arizona State, USC, Stanford, UCLA Washington and California)...WSU women are seventh this week (Oregon, USC, Arizona, Stanford, Arizona State, and California)...these rankings can be found at

ANDERSON NAMED PAC-10 MALE TRACK ATHLETE OF WEEK: Jeshua Anderson, a junior from Woodland Hills, Calif., was named the Pacific-10 Conference Male Track Athlete of the Week for April 12-18, after winning the Mt. SAC Relays men's Invitational 400m hurdles race in a season-best time of 49.11...Anderson's time leads the nation in the 400m hurdles...this was Anderson's fourth AoW award in his three years at WSU...Anderson won twice in 2009 and once as a freshman in 2008.

TSCHIDA (pronounced cheetah) NATIONAL WOMEN'S JAVELIN LEADER, BREAKS WSU RECORD: All-American Marissa Tschida (junior, Missoula, Mont.) improved her javelin mark as the national women's javelin leader by throwing a school record distance of 186-1 (56.71m) at the Texas Relays...Tschida's previous school record mark was 181-8 (55.38m).

KIRKWOOD JOINS THE PARTY: Courtney Kirkwood (sophomore, Othello, Wash.) threw a season-best javelin mark of 168-8 (51.42m) at the Mt. SAC Relays...mark is seventh-best in West region and ninth-best nationally.

AHLBECK'S PR STEEPLE No. 6 REGIONALLY AND 11th NATIONALLY: Sam Ahlbeck (senior, Renton) ran a lifetime-best time of 8:49.88 in the 3000m steeplechase at the Stanford Invitational...that mark is eighth-fastest to-date in the West Region and 15th nationally.

ANDERSON NATIONAL LEADER IN MEN'S INTERMEDIATE HURDLES: Jeshua Anderson (junior, Woodland Hills, Calif.) dropped his 400m hurdles time at the Mt. SAC Relays to 49.11 and leads the nation in the 400m hurdles...Johnny Dutch of South Carolina, and Lee Moore of Mississippi are tied for second with times of 49.52...Anderson, the two-time NCAA, Pac-10 and Texas Relays intermediate hurdles champion, is the WSU record-holder at 48.47.

ANDERSON ON BOWERMAN WATCH LIST: Junior Jeshua Anderson (Woodland Hills, Calif.) is one of 10 male collegiate track and field athletes named to the official preseason watch list for the 2010 awarding of The Bowerman as selected by The Bowerman Men's Watch Committee, the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) announced Jan. 14...the Bowerman is an award bestowed to the nation's top collegiate men's and women's track and field athlete each year at the USTFCCCA annual convention in December...the Bowerman is named in honor of track and field pioneer Bill Bowerman, who served the sport of track and field in numerous ways, including his leadership in the USTFCCCA's predecessor organization, the National Collegiate Track Coaches Association, and his contributions to NCAA track and field and the running community as a whole...initial awards given in 2009...complete 2010 Watch List for men and women is at

ANDERSON IS HON. MEN. ON TRACK & FIELD NEWS TOP 10 COLLEGIATE MEN OF DECADE: Jeshua Anderson, junior intermediate hurdler and two-time NCAA Champion, was an honorable mention selection for the Track & Field News Top 10 Collegiate Men of the Decade list (March 2010 issue)...six men were included on the honorable mention list...a total of four Pac-10 competitors were among the 16 men honored.

ARRIVEY JUMPING HIGH AND LONG: Trent Arrivey (senior, Woodinville, Wash.) has high jumped 7-1 92.16m) this season which is ninth in the region and 18th nationally...Arrivey has a PR height of 7-4 1/2 (2.25m)...he is also long jumping this to date is 21-11 (6.68m).

LAYMAN BACK IN THE 800M LISTS: Anna Layman, redshirt junior from Spokane Valley, Wash., won the 800m invitational race at the UCLA Johnson/Joyner-Kersee meet in a time of 2:05.70 which is third-best in the region and sixth-fastest nationally...the next weekend she won the Mt. SAC Relays 800m Olympic Development race (2:06.70)...Layman is an All-American in the 800m, finishing eighth in the 2008 NCAA meet.

EGAMI RUNS ONTO WSU RECORDS/NATIONAL LISTS: Lisa Egami, a senior from Coquitlam, British Columbia, Canada, ran a 1500m PR time of 4:19.31 at the Stanford Invitational...that mark is seventh in the region and 11th nationally this week...she ran a 5000m time of 16:30.89, at Mt. SAC, fifth-best time in school history.

KIMPEL 54th AT WORLD CROSS COUNTRY CHAMPIONSHIPS: Freshman Andrew Kimpel (Spokane) finished 54th at the IAAF World Cross Country Championships March 28, in Bydgoszcz, Poland...Kimpel was the fourth American to cross the finish line...his time 24:37 over the 8000m course.

SANDOVAL RECEIVES UNIVERSITY EXCELLENCE AWARDS: Marisa Sandoval, a senior from Los Alamos, New Mexico, received two awards at the Washington State University College Awards Ceremony April 13...Sandoval, a middle distance and cross country runner, was awarded the Stanley P. Williams Award for Writing Center Tutor Excellence Award - Silver, and was also accorded the Tutor Legacy Fellowship award...she is an English major...awards were presented to 55 individuals from colleges and majors across campus.

Pete Julian IN RUNNING TIMES MAGAZINE: Cougar cross country coach Pete Julian is featured in the Coaches' Corner of the April 2010 edition of Running Times magazine (p. 37)...Julian talks about his decision to leave the Metro State program that he successfully rebuilt to coach in the Pacific-10 Conference.

WSU ALUM POLLEY QUALIFIES FOR OLYMPIC TRIALS IN MARATHON: Former WSU distance standout Drew Polley finished 16th in the 114th Boston Marathon April 19...originally from Port Orchard, Wash., finished the 26.2 miles in a time of 2:16.36, 16th place overall, 5th fifth American to cross the finish line...time qualified Polley to race in the U.S. Olympic Trials, to be held in Houston, for the 2012 London Games...currently living and training in Rochester Hills, Mich., as a member of the Hansons-Brooks Distance Project, an Olympic Development program for post-collegiate runners...graduated with a degree in civil engineering in May 2009.

COUGARS' YOUTH PREVAILS: A glance at the WSU outdoor marks bests lists (posted weekly at shows several freshmen or sophomores at the top of the events lists...freshmen women include Shawna Fermin (400m), Holly Parent (high jump), Shaquana Logan (long jump), and Jasmine Johnson-McKeown (shot put and heptathlon)...sophomore women leading the team include Brittnay Crabb (400m hurdles), Ashley Kenney (discus) and Kjirsten Jensen (hammer)...on the WSU men's side, freshman in the lead includes Greg Hornsby (200m), Ramsey Hopkins (110m hurdles), Stephan Scott-Ellis (long jump and triple jump), and Kyle Stevens (javelin)...sophomore men taking the lead includes Jake Baertlein (pole vault), and Joe Bartlett (shot put).

NEW QUALIFYING FOR NCAA OUTDOOR PRELIMINARY ROUND: Qualification to the Preliminary Round competition of the Championship is based on the descending order list for the season, segregated by East and West sites, and prepared solely from the mandatory submission of meet results during the season and adhering to the Qualifying Regulations published in the Championship Handbook...for each individual event contested at each of the Championship Preliminary Round competitions, the top 48 declared student-athletes will be accepted into the competition...for each relay event contested at each of the Championship Preliminary Round competitions, the top 24 declared relay teams will be accepted into the competition...stated maximums are absolute and will not be extended as a result of ties...Heptathlon and Decathlon events are not contested during the Preliminary Round of Championship competition at the Preliminary Round sites...qualification to the Championship in these two events is accomplished through a competitor's position on the national descending order 24 declared student-athletes in each of the hept and dec will be accepted into the competition...declaration for these two events is completed during the one and only declaration period, which is prior to the Preliminary Round of Championship competition.

NCAA DESCENDING ORDER LISTS: The NCAA descending order lists can be viewed at the United States Track & Field/Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) Track & Field Results Reporting System website (


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