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Huskie Track Teams Fall at Washington State
Release: 06/21/1999
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April 11, 1998

PULLMAN, Wash. --Despite dual-event victories by Aretha Hill and Ja'Warren Hooker, the Washington men's and women's track teams lost dual meets to cross-state rival Washington State on April 11 in Pullman.

The Cougars defeated UW 93-70 in men's competition and 85-69 in women's action. The Husky men outpointed Idaho 87-74 in dual-meet scoring while the UW women topped the Vandals 102-51.

Hill handily won the women's discus event by 58 feet with a mark of 198-7. She posted a three-foot victory in the shot put with a mark of 48-6 3/4.

Hooker sprinted to easy victories in the 100- (10.31) and 200-meter races, the latter with an NCAA provisional qualifying time of 20.84. Husky sophomore Ben Lindsey tasted defeat in the shot put for the first time, placing second with a put of 59-11.

Lindsey threw the discus 188-5, but lost to another collegian for the first time this season, as defending Pac-10 shot put and discus champion Ian Waltz from WSU won both the shot (61-0 1/4) and discus (193-4) events.

UW freshman Megan Franza cleared 5-7 to win the women's high jump in her first collegiate competition.

Other Washington women's event winners included: Margaret Haines in the pole vault (9-10), Anna Aoki in the 3,000 meters (10:03.13), Lara Kelley in the 400-meter hurdles (1:02.11), Danelle Kabush in the 1,500 meters (4:35.36) and the 1,600-meter relay team (3:45.21).

Along with Hooker, other Washington men's event winners were: Geoff Perry in the steeplechase (9:19.4), Craig Connors in the pole vault (16-4 3/4) and Dan Johnston in the 400-meter hurdles (52.63) along with the 400- (40.84) and 1,600-meter (3:09.19) relay squads.

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