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2006 WAC Indoor Track and Field Championship
WAC CHAMPIONSHIP  The 2006 edition of the WAC Championship begins today from the Idaho Sports Center and Jacksons Track in Nampa, Idaho. The meet opens with the men's heptathlon, starting at 5:00 p.m. (MT) with the 60 meters. The women open competition Thursday with the pentathlon. With the multi-events on Feb. 22 and 23, the preliminaries and finals of the rest of the events are scheduled for Feb. 24 and 25. There will be a new champion on the men?™s side with the departure of UTEP. The Louisiana Tech women look to repeat as it brings stong sprinting and jumping corps.

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  • Schedule of Events
  • Tournament Information

    Click here for a .pdf version of the Weekly Track and Notes.pdf

    For the men, Utah State returns as the top finisher, posting 138 points to finish second in 2005, just ahead of Boise State's 133. The two have a new team to compete with, with addition of Cal State Northridge as an affiliate. Joining the Aggies, Broncos and Matadors on the men's side are Idaho and Louisiana Tech. With there only being five teams competing for the men, the scoring system will be different than the women. The point totals are as follows; 1st:10, 2nd:8, 3rd:6, 4th:4 5th:2 6th:1. The women will still score all eight in the finals with the point totals as 10, 8, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1.

    There are nine women's teams in competition. Along with the Lady Techsters who scored 157 to dominate the field, Fresno State returns as one of the top teams. The Bulldogs finished fourth with 76 points. Boise State, Cal State Northridge, Idaho, Nevada, New Mexico State and Utah State all sponsor women's track field.

    XBOX LIVE ATHLETES OF THE WEEK  Idaho's Russ Winger and Dee Olson have been named the Xbox Live Western Athletic Conference men's and women's Indoor Track and Field Athletes of the Week, respectively.

    Winger, a sophomore from Colorado Springs, Colo., posted back-to-back shot put wins, taking the title at the McDonald's Open and the Vandal Indoor. He threw 58-6 and 58-6.75, respectively, to reach the NCAA provisional mark.

    Olson, a sophomore from Estacada, Ore., won the 800 meters at the Vandal Indoor in a school-record time of 2:10.93. She bested the old mark of 2:19.77.

    LIVE SCORING  Want to get results at your finger tips, well now you can. The 2006 WAC Indoor Championship will provide live scoring. Just vist either, or to view the meet as it happens.

    ALL-WAC  The Western Athletic Conference will now award an all-WAC team for track and field. The top three finishers in each individual event will be awarded first-team, while the fourth through sixth we be tabbed second-team all-WAC. For the relays, the four individuals on the the first-place team will named first-team, while places second and third will be considered second-team.

    TRACKWIRE NATIONAL RANKINGS  Click on the following links for the men and women's Trackwire and Dandy Dozen Rankings.

    Trackwire Rankings
    Dandy Dozen - Women | Men
    NCAA Qualifiers - Women | Men

    NCAA CHAMPIONSHIP  The 2006 NCAA Indoor Track and Field Championship returns to Fayetteville, Ark., March 10-11. The University of Arkansas is hosting the event.
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