Holly Parent clears the bar in May 2011 meet. Photo courtesy of WSU Athletics.
 
 
PULLMAN — Washington State University has several undergraduate and alumni competing at the USA Outdoor Track and Field Championships, Thursday-Sunday, June 23-26, at Hayward Field in Eugene, and at the Canadian Track & Field Championships, June 22-25, in Calgary.
 
The top three finishers in each event will advance to the USA Team/Canadian Team for the 2011 IAAF World Championships in Athletics, Aug. 27-Sept. 4, at Daegu, Korea.
 
Television, webcast schedule
The television schedule on the three networks is listed below. A free webcast will be provided throughout the championships in partnership with RunnerSpace.com, with commentators including: Larry Rawson, Jenny Adams, Dan O’Brien, Joanna Hayes and John Godina.
 
  • ESPN2, June 24, 8-11 p.m. Pacific Time (Rebroadcast: ESPN2 June 25, 10 a.m.-Noon PT)
  • Universal, June 25, Noon-1:30 p.m. PT
  • NBC, June 25, 2-3 p.m. PT
  • Universal, June 26, Noon-1 p.m. PT
  • NBC, June 26, 2-3 p.m. PT
 
Cougars at USA Outdoor Championships
* Joe Abbott – 2011 Junior at WSU, 800m, All-American
• Men’s 800m 1st Round Thursday, June 23, 3:50 p.m. PT
• Semi-finals Friday, June 24, 5:15 p.m.; Final Sunday, June 26, 2:27 p.m. PT
• Seed mark is PR time of 1:46.84 (17th in field)
• Competing unattached
 
* Jeshua Anderson – 2011 Senior at WSU, 400m hurdles, Three-time NCAA Champion
• Men’s 400m hurdles 1st Round Friday, June 24, 6:30 p.m. PT
• Semi-finals Saturday, June 25, 12:20 p.m.; Final Sunday, June 26, 2:02 p.m. PT
• Seed time is 48.13 seconds (4th in field)
• Competing unattached
 
* Bernard Lagat – Three-time Olympian (Silver & Bronze medals), 11-time All-American
• Men’s 1500m Semifinals Thursday, June 23, 6:30 p.m.; Final Saturday, June 25, 2:50 p.m. PT
• Men’s 5000m Final Friday, June 24, 7:40 p.m. PT
• American record-holder in mile, 2-miles, 1500m, 3000m and 5000m
• 2007 World Champion 1500m & 5000m
• Seed time in 1500m is 3:32.51 (3rd in field) – declared bu probably will not compete in this event
• Seed time in 5000m is 13:05.46 (2nd in field)
• Competing for Nike
 
* Blessing Ufodiama – Second-best triple jump in WSU all-time (2004)
• Women’s triple jump Trials and Final Friday, June 24, 3:55 p.m. PT
• Seed mark is 14.06m / 46-1 1/2 (2nd in field) – American leader for 2011
• Competing unattached
 
* Drew Ulrick – Seventh-best WSU discus throw all-time (2007)
• Men’s discus Trials and Final, Thursday, June 23, 6:10 p.m. PT
• Seed mark is 60.79m / 199-5 (14th in field)
• Competing unattached
 
* Ian Waltz – WSU discus record-holder (1998); 2004 and 2008 Olympian
• Men’s discus Trials and Final, Thursday, June 23, 6:10 p.m. PT
• 2005, 2006 and 2008 US Discus Champion
• Runner-Up at 2007 US Championships
• Competing for Nike / New York Athletic Club
 
Cougars at Canadian Championships
Two current and one alumnus are the Washington State track and field athletes competing at the 2011 Canadian Track & Field Championships at the Foothills Athletic Park in Calgary, June 22-25…Live TV broadcasts on CBS Saturday, June 25 from 1-3 p.m. PT…Live streaming broadcast on cbcsports.ca June 25 from 1-3 p.m. PT.
 
* Anson Henry – 2002 Pac-10 Champion in 100m and 200m, All-American
• Men’s 100m dash Prelims, Thursday, June 23, 5:30 p.m. PT
• Seed time of 10.42 seconds (12th in field)
• Competing for Elite Edge
 
* Holly Parent – 2011 Sophomore at WSU, High Jump
• Women’s high jump Finals, Friday, June 24, 4:30 p.m. PT
• Seed mark of 1.85m / 6-0 3/4 (2nd in field)
• PR height of 1.85m / 6-0 3/4 is fourth-best in WSU all-time records
• Canadian Junior Champion 2009
• Competing for Victoria Track Club
 
* Shawn Swartz – 2011 Sophomore at WSU, High Jump
• Men’s high jump Finals, Saturday, June 25, 12:45 p.m. PT
• Seed mark of 2.00m / 6-6 3/4 (8th in field)
• PR is 2.11m / 6-11 – sixth at 2011 Pac-10 Championships
• Competing unattached
 
WSU hosting championships delayed
With the Pac-12 moving the 2012 conference track and field championships from USC hosting in Los Angeles to Oregon hosting in Eugene, WSU’s hosting duties originally penned-in for May 2013 may be delayed until 2014 or later…the Pac-12 track and field head coaches will meet in September 2011 to make the determination as to the locations for the next several years…WSU last hosted the Pacific-10 Conference Track & Field Championships in 2002…Cougars were also set to host the Pac-12 Cross Country Championships in October of 2013 and are awaiting word on that meet.