Lind Breaks School Record in Heptathlon
EWU athletes obtain 19 Big Sky Conference qualifying marks
Kersee Lind of the Eastern Washington University track and field team broke the school record in the heptathlon with 5,033 points Saturday (Dec. 5) at the second annual Candy Cane Invitational in Cheney, Wash., at the Jim Thorpe Fieldhouse.
In dual-meet scoring, EWU men defeated Montana 64 -30 and Eastern women lost to the Grizzlies 50.5 to 46.5.
Lind broke Matt Ludwigson's 2007 record of 4,951 points. Lind's previous best was 4,910 set in 2008. He also qualified for the Big Sky Conference Championships.
Lind was one of 18 qualifying marks attained for the BSC Championships. Others included:
Krystal Deyo (long jump, 18-7 3/4; 55m,
Shene Davis (long jump, 18-6 1/2; 55m 7.31)
Ben Cogdill (pole vault, 16-0)
Brody Faire (shot put, 51-5 3/4)
Steven Warner (55 hurdles, 7.81)
Christy Borders (55 hurdles, 8.53)
Sarah Frey (55 hurdles, 8.37; 55m, 7.17)
Kurt Williams (triple jump, 45-2 1/4
Whitney Leavitt (55m, 7.23)
Brianna Okoro (55m, 7.34)
Chelsi Friese (pole vault, 12-0 1/2)
Colleen Meas (pole vault, 12-0 1/2)
Zach Robinson (55m, 6.56)
Stephen Praast (high jump, 6-5)
Cody Fishel (high jump, 6-5)