Cougars’ track teams dominate
Sun., Jan. 29, 2012
The Washington State men’s and women’s track and field teams outclassed the competition Saturday on the second and final day of the Cougar Indoor meet in Pullman.
Both the men and women swept dual meets over UCLA, Idaho, Montana and Utah State.
Four meet records were broken along the way.
WSU junior Stephan Scott-Ellis won the men’s triple jump with a meet record and lifetime-best leap of 52 feet, 5.25 inches. WSU’s Jacob Sealby also broke a meet record in the 400-meter dash, winning the event in 48.46 seconds.
The Cougars’ Andrew Gonzales won the 3,000-meter run in a meet-record time of 8 minutes, 18.11 seconds.
On the women’s side, Idaho’s Hannah Kiser won the mile in a meet-record time of 4:44.31.
Next up for the Washington State and Idaho teams is the Vandal Indoor meet Friday in Moscow, Idaho.
• Whitworth’s Carter Comito and Sam Wright finished second and third, respectively, in the shot put at the University of Washington Indoor Track and Field Invitational in Seattle.
Comito reached a distance of 53-8.25. Wright had a toss of 52-4.5.
Comito and Wright were two of six Whitworth men to compete in the event, which featured mostly Division I athletes.
Gonzaga’s Lindsey Drake was 19th in the 3,000-meter run in 9:46.32.
North Idaho won eight of nine matches and beat Western Wyoming 29-11 at the Northwest College Duals in Powell, Wyo.
At 141 pounds, the Cardinals’ Jarrett Morrill beat Justin Luna 3-2. NIC’s Wilhelm Meyer also won 3-2 over Dylan Bushby at 165 pounds.
Caleb Rivera earned NIC’s lone pin, taking down Rily Argyle in 6 minutes, 29 seconds at 184 pounds.
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