February 3, 2010

Eagles Travel to the Kibbie-ASUI Activity Center

With three weeks left until Big Sky Conference Championships, Eastern will look to improve on marks in Idaho

The Eastern Washington University track and field teams will head to the Kibbie-ASUI Activity Center in Moscow, Idaho, to compete Friday (Feb. 5) at the 35th annual Vandal Indoor and Saturday (Feb. 6) at the Runner's Soul Open.

Other colleges competing at the Vandal Indoor include Central Washington, Concordia (Ore.), EWU, Idaho, Lewis-Clark, Montana, Puget Sound, Community Colleges of Spokane, Washington State and Whitworth.

On Friday, field events begin at 11 a.m. with the men's discus and running events begin at 6 p.m. with the women's 60-meter hurdles. On Saturday, field events start at 9:30 a.m. with the women's weight throw and running events begin at 9 a.m. with the women's 5,000 meters.

The Eagles competed on Jan. 29-30 at the UW Team Invitational, where Shene Davis had a personal-best long jump of 19-8 1/4 to finish third out of 42 competitors and break the school record set by Krystal Deyo in 2009 of 19-2 3/4. Davis qualified for the Big Sky Conference Championships earlier this season.

Alex Smyth had a personal-best in the mile of 4:05.98 to rank third in school history behind Bob Maplestone's school-record time of 3:58.5 set in 1973. He qualified for the conference championships earlier this season.

Eastern has met the league qualifying standards 43 times -- 22 for the men and 21 for the women.

 

Upcoming Meet Schedule
February 5 - at 35th annual Vandal Indoor - Moscow, Idaho
Meet Information - http://www.govandals.com//pdf4/663569.pdf?SPSID=90757&SPID=10991&DB_OEM_ID=17100


February 6 - at Runner's Soul Open - Moscow, Idaho
Meet Information - http://www.govandals.com//pdf4/663572.pdf?SPSID=90758&SPID=10991&DB_OEM_ID=17100

 

Previous Meet
January 29-30 - at UW Team Invitational - Seattle, Wash.
Results - http://www.gohuskies.com/sports/c-track/stats/2009-2010/uwinvite2010.html

 

Men's Qualifiers/Records
Big Sky Championships - Feb. 26-27 in Bozeman, Mont.
NCAA Championships - March 12-13, 2010 in Fayetteville, Ark.

NCAA Championships Automatic Qualifying Standard Met: None
NCAA Championships Provisional Qualifying Standard Met: None

School Records Broken: 1 (Kersee Lind - heptathlon/5,033 - old record 4,951 points set by Matt Ludwigson in 2007)

Total Big Sky Championships Qualifying Marks Attained: 22 (New qualifying marks: Three - Brad Wall/400m, Chad Butorac/400m and Simon Sorenson/5,000m)
55m - 6.56 - Zach Robinson - Spokane, Wash. (Lewis & Clark HS '09)
55 Hurdles - 7.81 - Steven Warner - Kent, Wash. (Kentwood HS '09)
400m - 48.81 - Brad Wall - Vancouver, Wash. (Evergreen-Vancouver '08)
400m - 49.08 - Chad Butorac - Northport, Wash. (Northport HS '05)
Mile - 4:05.98 - Alex Smyth - Kent, Wash. (Sequim HS '06)
3,000m - 8:18.56 - Kyle King - ranks fifth in school history
3,000m - 8:24.38 - Alex Smyth - Kent, Wash. (Sequim HS '06)
5,000m - 14:59.65 - Bowe Edbing - ranks seventh in school history
5,000m - 15:10.01 - Simon Sorenson - Issaquah, Wash. (Issaquah HS '09)
High Jump - 6-8 1/4 - Stephen Praast - Ravensdale, Wash. (Tahoma HS '06)
High Jump - 6-6 3/4 - Cody Fishel - Covington, Wash. (Kentwood High School '09)
High Jump - 6-6 3/4 - Adam Stewart - Yakima, Wash. (Davis HS ‘07
Pole Vault - 16-1 3/4 - Ben Cogdill - Estacada, Ore. (Estacada HS '06 & Portland State Univ.)
Long Jump - 22-8 1/2 - Kurt Williams - Snohomish, Wash. (Snohomish HS '06 & CC of Spokane)
Long Jump - 22-6 1/2 - Armand Hopkins - Seattle, Wash. (Renton HS '05)
Triple Jump - 45-2 1/4 - Kurt Williams - Snohomish, Wash. (Snohomish HS '06 & CC of Spokane)
Triple Jump - 45-5 - Armand Hopkins - Seattle, Wash. (Renton HS '05)
Shot Put - 51-5 3/4 - Brody Faire - Ellensburg, Wash. (Ellensburg HS '05)
Shot Put - 51-4 1/2 - David Howard - Spokane, Wash. (East Valley HS '05 & CC of Spokane)
Weight Throw - 53-5 1/2 - David Howard - Spokane, Wash. (East Valley HS '05 & CC of Spokane)
Heptathlon - 5,033 - Kersee Lind - Hermiston, Ore. (Hermiston HS '07)
Heptathlon - 4,549 - Tim Armstrong - Spokane, Wash. (East Valley HS '06 & CC of Spokane)

 

Women's Qualifiers/Records
Big Sky Championships - Feb. 26-27 in Bozeman, Mont.
NCAA Championships - March 12-13, 2010 in Fayetteville, Ark.

NCAA Championships Automatic Qualifying Standard Met: None
NCAA Championships Provisional Qualifying Standard Met: None

School Records Broken: 1 (Shene Davis long jump/19-8 1/4 - old record 19-2 3/4 by Krystal Deyo in 2009)

Total Big Sky Championships Qualifying Marks Attained: 21 (New qualifying marks: One - Brianna Okoro/200m)
55m - 7.06 - Krystal Deyo - Castle Rock, Wash. (Castle Rock HS '06)
55m - 7.31 - Shene Davis - Yakima, Wash. (Selah HS '07)
55m - 7.17 - Sarah Frey - Olympia, Wash. (Olympia HS '05)
55m - 7.23 - Whitney Leavitt - Benton City, Wash. (Kiona Benton HS '09)
55m - 7.34 - Brianna Okoro - Lakewood, Wash. (Bellermine Prep '08)
55 Hurdles - 8.53 - Christy Borders - Sunnyside, Wash. (Sunnyside HS ‘06 & Gonzaga)
55 Hurdles - 8.37 - Sarah Frey - Olympia, Wash. (Olympia HS '05)
200m - 25.10 - Brianna Okoro - Lakewood, Wash. (Bellermine Prep '08)
200m - 25.16 - Sarah Frey - Olympia, Wash. (Olympia HS '05)
200m - 25.38 - Whitney Leavitt - Benton City, Wash. (Kiona Benton HS '09)
200m - 25.44 - Krystal Deyo - Castle Rock, Wash. (Castle Rock HS '06)
400m - 56.66 - Sarah Frey - Olympia, Wash. (Olympia HS '05)
Pole Vault - 12-2 1/2 - Chelsi Friese - Lebam, Wash. (Willapa Valley HS '07)
Pole Vault - 12-0 1/2 - Colleen Meas - Camano Island, Wash. (Stanwood HS '08 & University of Mary)
Long Jump - 18-7 3/4 - Krystal Deyo - Castle Rock, Wash. (Castle Rock HS '06)
Long Jump - 19-8 1/4 - Shene Davis - Yakima, Wash. (Selah HS '07)
Long Jump - 18-10 - Brianna Okoro - Lakewood, Wash. (Bellermine Prep '08)
Triple Jump - 37-6 1/2 - Shene Davis - Yakima, Wash. (Selah HS '07)
Shot Put - 43-11 1/4 - Erica Chaney - Spokane, Wash. (Gonzaga Prep '06)
Weight Throw - 58-2 1/2 -  Nichole Luckenbach - Snohomish, Wash. (Snohomish HS '05)
Weight Throw - 52-3 1/4 - Erica Chaney - Spokane, Wash. (Gonzaga Prep '06)

 

All-Conference Performers
The following Eagle athletes have earned All-Big Sky Conference honors (top three finish) in previous Big Sky Conference track and field championships (indoors and outdoors):

Men:
Chad Butorac - (2007 Outdoor: Champion in 400 meters, 2007 Indoor: 2nd in 400 meters, 2006 Outdoor: 3rd in 400 meters, 2006 Indoor: 3rd in 200 meters)
Aaron Mettler - (2009 and 2008 Outdoor: Champion in javelin)
Adam Stewart - (2009 Indoor: Champion in high jump, 2008 Outdoor: 3rd in high jump)
Stephen Praast - (2009 Outdoor: Champion in high jump, 2009 Indoors: 3rd in high jump)
David Howard - (2009 Indoor: Champion in shot put)
Armand Hopkins - (2009 Indoor: 3rd in long jump)
Ben Cogdill - (2009 Indoors: 3rd in pole vault)
Paul Limpf - (2009 Outdoors: 3rd in 10,000 meters)
4x400 Relay - (2007 Outdoor: 3rd)

Women:
Michelle Coombs - (2009 Outdoors: Champion in javelin)
Chelsi Friese
- (2009 Indoors: 2nd in pole vault)
Krystal Deyo - (2009 Outdoors: 2nd in 100 meters, 2009 Indoors: 2nd in 60 meters)
Erica Chaney
- (2008 Indoors: 2nd in shot put)
Nicole Luckenbach - (2008 Outdoors: Champion in hammer)
4x100 Relay - (2009 Outdoor: Champion)

 

Links:
EWU Track and Field - http://goeags.com/sports/c-track/index
Big Sky Conference Men's Track and Field - http://www.bigskyconf.com/index.aspx?tab=indoortrackandfield&path=mitrack
Big Sky Conference Women's Track and Field - http://www.bigskyconf.com/index.aspx?tab=indoortrackandfield2&path=witrack
NCAA Track and Field - http://www.ncaa.com/sports/c-itrack/ncaa-c-itrack-body.html
Direct Athletics Performance List - http://www.directathletics.com/lists/track/63_481.html
More Information and Links are Available at - HTTP://WWW.GOEAGS.COM

Recent EWU Track and Field Headlines . . .
January 30, 2010 - Davis Breaks School Record in the Long Jump
January 24, 2010 - With Performances in Pullman, Smyth and Frey Rank Fourth in School History
January 16, 2010 - Howard Qualifies in Two Events for Conference Championships
January 12, 2010 - SEASON OUTLOOK: Experienced Eagles Return Eight Past Big Sky Conference Champions
January 6, 2010  Deyo Named Big Sky Conference Track Athlete of the Week
December 5, 2009 - Lind Breaks School Record in Heptathlon

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