Sunday, May 6, 2012

Weekend roundup: Cougs and Eagles tune up for conference championships at Vandal Jamboree...

MOSCOW, Idaho--In the final tune up before next week's conference championships, the Washington State University track & field team grabbed ten wins at the Vandal Jamboree Saturday, hosted by the University of Idaho.

Despite cold and windy conditions, WSU's Stephan Scott-Ellis (left/photo by Paul Merca), last year's Pac-10 champion, won the men's triple jump with a wind-aided leap of 50-feet, 8 /14 inches (15.45m). Lauran Johnson also used the wind in her winning women's triple jump leap, a PR of 40-2 3/4 (12.26m).

Ksenija Marovic won the women's pole vault with a collegiate-best height of 12-2 3/4 (3.73m), the ninth-best mark in Cougar women's history, as Eastern Washington's Keisa Monterola, who earlier in the week was named the Big Sky women's field event athlete of the week, no-heighted.

On the track, Cindy Robinson and Chanel James finished one-two in the women's 100m dash with wind-aided times of 11.77 and 11.86 seconds respectively. James also finished second in the 200m dash with a PR time of 24.48, behind Canadian Olympian Angela Whyte's time of 24.48. Holly DeHart claimed the 400m dash in a time of 59.14.Erin Allen won the 400m hurdles in a time of 1:03.75.

Anna Adamko won the women's javelin with a toss of 147-2 (44.85m) with Celena Ward third (140-2) and Jaclyn Onosko fifth (124-2).

Brett Blanshan won the men's 200m dash (21.60w) and Nick Smith won the 800m (1:56.89).

In the men's high jump, Cougars Ross VanZanten and Shawn Swartz tied for first after clearing 6-9 (2.06m).

Former Eastern Washington standout Erica Chaney won both the discus (166-1, 50.62m) and the shot put (51-2 3/4, 15.61m).

Eastern's Armon Blackwell won the 400 hurdles in 55.55.

Complete results of the Vandal Jamboree are available here.

PRO ROUNDUP--In Belem, Brazil on Sunday, Aretha Thurmond set a meet record in winning the discus at the Belem GP meet, with a toss of 201-5 (61.41m)…on Saturday, Ginnie Crawford finished second in the 100 hurdles at the St. Maarten's Internationale, running 12.66 behind Kellie Wells.

NOTE: The University of Idaho, Eastern Washington University, and Washington State University contributed to this report.

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