February 7, 2010

Luckenbach Misses School Record in the Weight Throw by an Inch

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

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