April 24, 2010

Luckenbach Breaks School Record Again

Senior from Snohomish has a hammer throw of 199-8 in Pullman

Coming just four inches from a coveted 200-foot mark, Nicole Luckenbach of the Eastern Washington University track and field team broke her own school record in the hammer at the Cougar Invitational in Pullman, Wash., Saturday (April 24).

Luckenbach, a 2005 graduate of Snohomish (Wash.) High School, had a winning throw of 199-8 to break her own school record in the hammer.  She broke her own school record earlier this season with a throw of 199-2 at the WAR 2. Luckenbach already qualified for the Big Sky Conference Championships May 12-15 in Ogden, Utah.

Mari Bingham had a season-best discus throw of 146-7 to finish fourth. She already qualified for the conference championships earlier this season.

On the men’s side, Tim Armstrong qualified for the BSC Championships in the 400-meter hurdles with a time of 55.26.

Armand Hopkins had a season best in the long jump with a mark of 22-7 1/2 and a season-best triple jump with an effort of 45-9 3/4. He already qualified for the conference championships earlier this season in both events.

David Howard had a personal-best throw of 165-6 in the discus to finish third. Teammate Zach Nielsen had a season- best throw with a mark of 164-3 to finish fourth.

The Eagles will compete next weekend at the Oregon Relays on April 30-May 1 and at the Duane Hartman Invitational on May 1.

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