Tuesday, April 21, 2009

WSU's Trent Arrivey and Marissa Tschida & UW's Anita Campbell named Pac-10 Track & Field Athletes of the Week...

WALNUT CREEK, CA--Washington junior distance standout Anita Campbell (left/photo by Paul Merca) was named the Pac-10 Women's Track Athlete of the Week today for the week of April 13-19. Campbell is the first Husky woman to win the weekly award in four years.

Meanwhile, former Woodinville High and current Washington State junior high jumper Trent Arrivey also garnered the conference's Pac-10 men's field athlete of the week honors.

Arrivey's teammate, sophomore javelin thrower Marissa Tschida received Pac-10 women's field athlete of the week honors as well.

Arrivey cleared a lifetime-best and improved NCAA Regional Qualifying height of 7-feet, 4 1/2 inches (2.25m) as the top collegiate high jumper at the Mt. SAC Relays. His mark ties the fourth-best men's high jump mark in school history with Doug Nordquist (Pullman, 1981), and ties the national leader this season.

Tschida threw the javelin a school-record distance of 175-feet, 11-inches (53.63m) to finish as the top collegian, and second overall in the women's university/open javelin at the Mt. SAC Relays, an elite field that included several recent Olympians. Her 175-11 toss is an improved NCAA Regional Qualifying mark by over 10 1/2 feet. Tschida shattered the WSU women's record of 169-7 (51.70m) thrown by Jenna Dean in 2005.

Campbell ran a 15 second PR in the 5,000-meters at the Mt. SAC Relays on Friday night, crossing the line in 15:45.85, which is the second-fastest time in school history, and ranks fourth in the NCAA this season. A three-time NCAA 5,000-meter competitor, Campbell had not run the distance outdoors since 2007. Campbell already ranked sixth nationally as well in the 10,000-meters.

NOTE: The Pac-10 Conference contributed to this report.

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