Sophomores Earn EWU Scholar Athlete of the Month Honors
Tennis player Caitlin Bampton and distance runner Kyle King honored for the month of March
Women’s tennis player Caitlin Bampton and distance runner Kyle King from the men’s track and field team have been selected as the Eastern Washington University Scholar Athletes for the month of March.
Bampton is a sophomore who graduated from Kamiakin High School in Kennewick, Wash in 2008. She has a 3.00 grade point average and is majoring in elementary education.
King is also a sophomore, and graduated in 2008 from Coupeville (Wash.) High School. He has a 3.3 GPA thus far as a business administration major.
In helping Eastern to a current record of 10-10 overall and 4-3 in the Big Sky Conference, Bampton is 9-10 overall in singles and 14-6 in doubles competition this season. She is 8-9 at No. 1 singles, and has paired with current partner Kelsey Knight for a 9-3 record at No. 1 doubles. In March, Bampton was 3-2 in singles and 4-1 in doubles as EWU won four of five matches as a team.
King set a school record in the 10,000 meters with a time of 29:34.21 at the Stanford Invitational on March 26. He broke the previous record of 29:45.89 set a year earlier at the Stanford Invitational by Paul Limpf. King finished 13th out of 35 competitors and qualified for the Big Sky Conference Championships.
During the indoor season, King finished fourth at the league championships in the 3,000 meters with a time of 8:27.23. Earlier in the season, he had the third-fastest time in school history in the 5,000 meters at the Husky Classic in Seattle, Wash. His time of 14:19.81 ranks behind only John Timeus (14:07.03 in 2006) and school-record holder Curtis Suver (14:03.64 in 2008).