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Cougs Splitting Squads for Big Weekend

Jan 26, 2022

SEATTLE— The Washington State men's and women's track and field teams look to continue its strong start to the 2022 indoor season this week. WSU will be competing in two meets this weekend, as the Cougars head to the UW Invitational and the New Mexico Team Open.

Washington State will be splitting up its squad for the second time in three weeks. WSU will be sending its distance runners to Seattle to run in the UW Invitational this Friday and Saturday, while the rest of the team heads down to Albuquerque, New Mexico to compete in the New Mexico Team Open this Saturday.

Earlier this week, the USTFCCCA released its first national and regional rankings for the 2022 indoor track and field season. The WSU men's team was ranked 38th nationally and seventh in the west region. The WSU women's team holds the 10th spot in the first west regional ranking of the season.
Quotes From Head Coach Wayne Phipps On This Weekends Meets
"These are two perfect meets for our program for this weekend. Both meets are amongst the top meets in the nation for our respective event areas. We are excited to go back to Seattle with our distance runners as these meets tend to feature some of the very best collegiate and professional runners in the nation. And we are equally excited to return to Albuquerque for the first time in two years. The venue features a brand-new track and is a great place for our sprinters, hurdlers, jumpers and throwers to compete."
UW Invitational
The UW Invitational will run from Friday, Jan. 28, to Saturday, Jan. 29, at the Dempsey Indoor Facility in Seattle. Events on Friday begin at 3 p.m. PT, while Saturday's events get underway at 10 a.m. PT. The event schedule for the UW Invitational can be found here.

The Field
The six schools representing the Pac-12 at the UW invitational include host Washington, Washington State, Utah, Arizona, Arizona State, UCLA, and Oregon State. Several other schools from the USTFCCCA west region, Seattle, San Francisco, Boise State, Gonzaga, Portland State, Portland and UC Santa Barbra will also be competing.   

WSU Lineup
60m: Bode Brewer, Blake Deringer.
200m: Blake Deringer.
800m: Pascal Kleyer, Evan Gonzalez.
Mile: Zach Stallings, Justin Janke, Pascal Kleyer, Sam Griffith.
3000m: Colton Johnsen, Justin Janke, Matthew Watkins, Leif Swanson, Sam Griffith, Brian Barsaiya, Amir Ado, Kelvin Limo.
5000m: Matthew Watkins, Leif Swanson.
60m Hurdles: Cody Teevens.
High Jump: Cody Teevens.
WSU Women
400m: Elena Willems
800m: Pietra Da Silva , Jelena Grujic, Elena Willems
Mile: Jelena Grujic, Neema Kimtai
3000m: Alaina Stone Boggs, Caroline Jerotich  

Live Results
Fans can follow the action this weekend by clicking the link here.

New Mexico Team Open
The New Mexico Team Open will be held on Saturday, Jan. 29, at the Albuquerque Convention Center, Albuquerque, New Mexico. Field events are set to begin at 7:45 a.m. PT, then running events will begin two hours later at 10:00 a.m. PT. A full list of events and start times can be found here.
The Field
30 clubs and teams from all levels of the NCAA will be competing at the New Mexico Team Open this weekend. Washington State, UCLA and Arizona State will be representing the Pac-12 at the meet. In addition to the host school New Mexico, New Mexico State, Grand Canyon, San Jose State, UC Irvine, UNLV, and UTEP make up the rest of the NCAA Division I schools competing.
WSU lineup
60m: Yanai Macon, Jamaal Palmer, De'antae Choates.
200m: Jared McAlvey, Nick Johnson, Ethan Willems, Yanai Macon, Jamaal Palmer, De'antae Choates.
400m: Ethan Willems, Jared McAlvey.
60m Hurdles: Sam Brixey, Nick Johnson, Jared McAlvey, Joseph Heitman.
High Jump: Mitch Jacobson, Daylon Hicks.
Pole Vault: Jacob Englar, Lucas Tailin.
Long Jump: Joseph Heitman.
Weight Throw: Benjamin Chappell.
WSU Women
60m: Skyler Walton, Ashley Hollenbeck.
200m: Elise Unruh-Thomas, Jasneet Nijjar, Skyler Walton, Ashley Hollenbeck.
400m: Elise Unruh-Thomas, Jasneet Nijjar, Mackenzie Fletcher, Elena Willems, Peyton Teevens.
800m: Elena Willems.
60m Hurdles: Micaela De Mello, Antonia Buschendorf, Jasneet Nijjar, Mackenzie Fletcher, Peyton Teevens.
High Jump: Aislinn Overby, Suzy Pace, Peyton Teevens.
Pole Vault: Emily Coombs, Kolby Weiss.
Long Jump: Anna Rodgers.
Shot Put: Nana Gyedu, Audrey Hughes.
Weight Throw: Alexandra Payne, Audrey Hughes, Carolina Ulloa-Daza

Live Results
Fans can follow the action this weekend by clicking the link here.

Live Stream
Fans can watch the action this weekend by clicking the link here. A paid membership to FloTrack is required to watch the meet.

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