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Cougs Splitting Squads for Three Meets

Feb 9, 2022

PULLMAN, Wash.— The Washington State men's and women's track and field teams will be splitting squads again, as the Cougs are competing in three meets, the Don Kirby Classic in Albuquerque, New Mexico and the Husky Classic in Seattle, Feb. 11-12, and the Whitworth Invitational in Spokane, Wash., Feb. 12.
 
The USTFCCCA released its third national and regional rankings for the 2022 indoor track and field season. The WSU men's team improved seven spots to move up to 40th nationally and still hold the seventh spot in the west region. The WSU women's team comes in ranked 12th in west region.
 
Going into this weekend's meet, Washington State has four event squads nationally ranked in the latest USTFCCCA rankings. The Cougar men currently rank 12th in the 60m hurdles and 13th in the high jump, while the WSU women rank 20th in the high jump and 25th in the 60m hurdles. 
Don Kirby Elite Invitational
The Washington State men's and women's track and field will be sending a select few down to the Albuquerque, New Mexico for the Don Kirby Elite Invitational.
 
The invitational will run Friday to Saturday, Feb. 11-12, at the Albuquerque Convention Center. Events on Friday begin at 1 p.m. PT, while Saturday's events get underway at 9 a.m. PT. The event schedule for the Don Kirby Elite Invitational can be found here.
 
The Field
A total of 48 schools from all levels of the NCAA will be competing at the Don Kirby Elite Invitational. Along with Washington State, Arizona State, California, Colorado, Oregon, Oregon State, Stanford, Utah and UCLA will be representing the Pac-12. Competing for the Cougs will be graduate student Mitch Jacobson, senior Jacob Englar, senior Emily Coombs, senior Anna Rodgers, junior Aislinn Overby, junior Suzy Pace and sophomore Kaylee Sowle. The heat sheet for the meet can be found here.
 
Live Results
Fans can follow the action this weekend by clicking the link here.
 
Watch Live
Fans can watch the action this weekend by clicking the link here. A paid membership to FloTrack is required to watch the meet.

Husky Classic
The Washington State men's and women's track and field will be sending distance runners and hurdlers to the westside for the Husky Classic in Seattle.
 
The Husky Classic will be held at the Dempsey Indoor facility over two days, Friday and Saturday, Feb. 11-12.  On Friday running events will begin at 2 p.m. PT. and field events will start 30 minutes after at 2:30 p.m. PT. On Saturday field events will begin at 10 a.m. PT. while running events start at 11:30 a.m. PT. The full schedule of events and start times can be found here.
 
The Field
The 10 schools representing the Pac-12 at the Husky Classic include host Washington, Washington State, Arizona State, California, Colorado, Oregon State, Stanford, UCLA, USC, and Utah. Washington State will be sending a total of 22 distance runners and hurdlers to compete in the meet. The heat sheet for the meet can be found here.
 
Live Results
Fans can follow the action this weekend by clicking the link here.
 
Watch Live
Fans can watch the action this weekend by clicking the link here. A paid membership to Runnerspace.com is required to watch the meets.

Whitworth Invitational
The Washington State men's and women's track and field team will be sending the majority of their athletes back up to Spokane, Wash. for the Whitworth Invitational.
 
The Whitworth Invitational will take place on Saturday, Feb. 12, at the Podium in Spokane, Wash. Field events are set to begin at 9 a.m. PT. while running events will start 30 minutes later at 9:30 a.m. The full schedule of events and start times can be found here.
 
The Field
A total of 30 schools from all levels of the NCAA will be competing at the Whitworth Invitational. In addition to Washington State, Gonzaga, Idaho, Eastern Washington, Santa Clara, and San Francisco will be representing USTFCCCA west region. A total of 46 Cougar track and field athletes will be competing in the meet. The heat sheet for the meet can be found here.
 
Live Results
Fans can follow the action this weekend by clicking the link here.
 
Watch Live
Fans can watch the action this weekend by clicking the link here. A paid membership to Runnerspace.com is required to watch the meets.

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