May 3, 2008
PULLMAN, Wash. - Another NCAA-leading run by junior sprinter Jordan Boase was certainly the performance of the day, but the Washington State track and field teams prevailed over Washington in the yearly dual meet at Mooberry Field.
The Cougar men, ranked 25th, defeated the 30th-ranked Huskies, 92-71, snapping Washington's three-meet win streak. The Cougar women handled a thin Husky roster, 116-47 to win their fourth dual in a row.
Boase, already the NCAA leader in the 400-meter dash, took the NCAA lead in the 200-meters as well, running 20.37 seconds. The time is the second-fastest in Washington history, just behind UW legend Ja'Warren Hooker's 20.23, although Boase broke Hooker's UW-WSU dual meet record of 20.57 set back in 2001. Boase had not competed in the 200-meters since the MPSF Championships back in February, yet ran faster today than any collegian indoors or outdoors this year.
Senior Norris Frederick won both the men's high and long jumps for the second straight year, setting a personal-best in the high jump. Frederick cleared 7-3 ¼ to beat out Washington State's Trent Arrivey, who was also very impressive at 7-2 ½. Frederick, who finished sixth in the long jump at NCAA Indoors, now ranks fifth nationally outdoors.
Zack Midles, a sophomore, was also a multiple winner for the Dawgs, taking first in both the discus and hammer throw. His personal-best hammer throw of 205-8 bumps him up into the Top-25 nationally.
On the women's side, the Huskies had to cope without All-American sophomore Katie Follett, but still won the mid-distances races thanks to All-American seniors Amanda Miller and Michelle Turner. Miller ran the 800-meters for the first time this season, and posted a personal-best 2:06.98, moving her up to sixth on the women's Top-10 list. Turner captured the 1500-meters in 4:25.46, nearly six seconds faster than runner-up Lisa Egami of WSU.
Junior Falesha Ankton was responsible for 12 of the women's 47 points, as she ran well in the 100m and 200m dashes, and the 100m and 400m hurdles. Ankton won the 100m hurdles in 13.73 seconds, the fifth-fastest time in school history.
Senior Kelley DiVesta had her best outdoor pole vault of the season thus far, winning the event by more than a foot with a clearance of 13-3 ½.
The Huskies got a new regional qualifying mark from freshman Elisa Bryant, who threw a personal-best 178-9 in the hammer throw on her final attempt, finishing second.