Sunday, February 1, 2009

Five meet records fall at Cougar Team Scoring meet...

Five meet records fell and 11 NCAA Provisional Qualifying marks were achieved at the Cougar Indoor Track & Field Invitational team scoring meet held at WSU's Indoor Practice Facility Friday and Saturday.

WSU's Robert Williams won the men's 60m hurdles in an NCAA PQ and personal-best time of 7.88 seconds after breaking the meet record and blowing his one-week old PR out of the books with a 7.85 time in the prelims. Cougar sophomore Jeshua Anderson finished second in the high hurdles final with a time of 8.00, which equals his PR. The previous 60m hurdles meet record was 7.89, set by Justin Wickard, Utah State, in 2005.

The Cougs’ Trent Arrivey finished second the men's high jump with an indoor PR and improved NCAA PQ mark of 7-2 1/2 (2.20m) as Utah State's Clint Silcock won the event at the same height on fewer misses. Both men tied the meet record set by Cal's Teak Wilburn in 2004.

The Utah State men's 4x400m relay of Zack Hevner, Brandon Waller, James Allred and Nick Karren, won in a meet record and NCAA PQ time of 3:16.34, erasing the 2004 time of 3:17.09, run by California. Karren also broke his 2008 meet record with his 400m dash winning time of 48.56.

Utah State's John Strang won the men's heptathlon with an NCAA PQ mark of 5,443 points and added an NCAA PQ in the heptathlon high jump, clearing 7-0 1/4 (2.14m). In the heptathlon, WSU freshman Sean Harris was in third place after the first day of the heptathlon. Saturday, Harris ran the 60m hurdles in a time of 8.89, pole vaulted 12-1 1/2 (3.70m), but did not run the 1000m so did not complete event.

The women's pole vault was an action-packed event with Utah State's Sonia Grabowska winning during a three-woman jump off after clearing the NCAA PQ height of 13-3 1/2 (4.05m). WSU's Kendall Mays finished second with an NCAA PQ and PR height of 12-11 1/2 (3.95m). Idaho's K.C. Dahlgren took third place after also clearing 12-11 1/2. Cougar sophomore Alexa Huestis finished fourth with a PR of 12-5 1/2 (3.80m).

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