Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Lukezic seventh in Stockholm; Powell fourth in her section...

Auburn High School graduate Chris Lukezic finished seventh in the men’s 1000 meter run at Tuesday’s DN Galan Super Grand Prix meet in Stockholm, Sweden.

In a race won by Sudanese sensation Abubaker Kaki in 2:13.93, Lukezic finished the race in 2:18.75.

In the women’s 100 meter hurdles, Rainier Beach grad Ginnie Powell finished fourth in the B section of that event, running 12.88.

Complete results of the DN Galan meet are available here

A recap of the meet is available here...

QUICK NOTES: Olympian Diana Pickler and her coach Rick Sloan will conduct an online chat with fans on Friday July 25th at 10 am Pacific time.

Pickler, a 2007 graduate of WSU and four-time All-American, finished third in the women's heptathlon at the USA Olympic Trials to secure a spot on the USA Olympic team for the 2008 Games in Beijing. She will be the first American woman from WSU to compete in the Olympic Games in track and field.

Pickler will be one of four former Cougar track and field athletes who will be competing in Beijing. In addition to her, Bernard Lagat (1500m and 5000m), and Ian Waltz (discus) will be competing for the United States. Anson Henry (100m and 4x100m relay) will be competing for Canada.

For more information on the online chat with Rick Sloan and Diana Pickler, please visit the track & field page at wsucougars.com.

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