Three more Eagles qualify for conference championships at pair of meets in Idaho
Senior Nicole Luckenbach of the Eastern Washington University track and field team missed a school record by an inch in the weight throw to highlight EWU's performance in two meets Friday and Saturday (Feb. 5-6) at the Kibbie-ASUI Activity Center in Moscow, Idaho. The Eagles competed in the Idaho Vandal Indoor on Friday and the Runner's Soul Open on Saturday.
Luckenbach had a mark of 60-8 1/2 in the weight throw to rank second in school history behind Jaime Martin's throw of 60-9 1/2 set in 2002. Teammate Erica Chaney had a personal-best throw of 55-9 1/4 to rank fourth in school history.
In the 200 meters, Brianna Okoro had a personal-best time of 25.09 to rank fourth in school history and Whitney Leavitt had a personal-best time of 25.14 to rank fifth in all-time at EWU.
Three more Eagles met the qualifying standards for the Big Sky Conference Championships in Bozeman, Mont., on Feb. 26-27. Eastern athletes have now met the league qualifying standards 46 times -- 23 for the men and 23 for the women. The new qualifiers include:
5,000m - 15:17.46 - Cody Barton
High Jump - 5-5 - Taymussa Miller
Weight Throw - 52-10 1/4 - Emily Jacobsen