Friday, February 22, 2013

Friday notes: MPSF start lists; WSU announces recruiting class; Bateman ninth for SeattleU in pentathlon...

With the MPSF championships starting up in a few hours, here is the link to the start lists and the time schedule.

Washington has entered Katie Flood (left/photo by James Kirby,, the 2012 NCAA champion in the 1500 in both the mile and the 3000, in her 2013 indoor season debut.

She is also listed on the Washington entries for the distance medley relay, an event in which the Des Moines, Iowa native anchored to a national title in 2012.

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Among its notable adds are jumper Charlotte Muschamp from New Zealand, who has a wind-aided triple jump personal best of 41-10 (12.75m), and a legal best of 39-9 1/4 (12.12m).

She was the U-20 national champion in the triple jump and finished third in that event in New Zealand's national championships last year.

Muschamp enrolled at WSU last month and is entered in the MPSF meet.

Her teammate Greer Alsop will also make the move from New Zealand to the Palouse.  At the New Zealand Championships Alsop won the under-20 long jump and was the runner-up in both the senior and under-20 triple jump where she leaped a PR distance of 41-3 3/4 (12.59m).

The Coug's top in-state recruit is Craig "CJ" Allen out of North Mason HS in Belfair.  Allen is the defending Washington 2A champ in the 110 hurdles, where he has a PR of 14.60, and was second last year in the 300 hurdles in a best of 37.89.

Bateman started the day with a personal-best time of 9.51 seconds in the 60 meter hurdles, followed by another personal best in the high jump, clearing 1.55 meters (5'1"). She earned her third personal best of the day in the shot put with a top throw of 9.95 meters (32' 7.75").

After a jump of 4.95 meters (16' 3") in the long jump, Bateman bested her personal mark in the 800 meters by three seconds, crossing the finish line with a time of 2:27.94. The senior finished the pentathlon with 3,275 points, 319 points more than her previous PR set last year.

Zoe Meade of New Mexico State took the WAC crown with a final score of 3735 points.

The live results from the WAC meet are available here.

USA Track & Field announced the roster for next month's IAAF World Cross Country Championships in Bydgoszcz, Poland, and it will have a strong Eastern Washington influence.

Based on their top six finishes at the USA junior championships, Mead HS senior Andrew Gardner, who will attend the Air Force Academy next fall, and North Central HS senior Katie Knight (center/photo by Mike Scott), who announced her intent to attend the University of Washington, will run in Poland.

Eastern Washington alum Mattie Suver, who finished seventh at the national championships, will make the trip to the world championships, as national champ Shalane Flanagan declined her spot in order to prepare for the Boston Marathon in April.

Gonzaga University assistant coach Patty Ley will serve as the senior women's team leader.  She served as the junior women's team leader in 2010 when the world championships were held in Bydgoszcz.

NOTE:  The sports information offices of the University of Washington, Washington State University and Seattle University contributed to this report.

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