With Performances in Pullman, Smyth and Frey Rank Fourth in School History
Eagles beat Montana in dual-meet scoring at the Cougar Indoor Invitational
Alex Smyth and Sarah Frey recorded the fourth-best marks in school history in their respective events as the Eastern Washington University track and field teams competed Friday and Saturday (Jan. 22-23) in Pullman, Wash., at the Cougar Indoor Invitational.
Smyth won the mile with a time of 4:12.20 to rank fourth in school history. Bob Maplestone holds the school record with a time of 3:58.5 set in 1973.
Frey finished third in the 200 meters with a time of 25.16, which also ranks fourth in school history. Joyce Rainwater holds the school record with a time of 23.82 set in 1995.
In dual-meet scoring, the EWU men lost to Washington State (34-86), Idaho (38-80) and Utah State (52-60), and beat Montana (75-43), Community Colleges of Spokane (66-47) and Whitworth (92-16).
The Eastern women fell to Washington State (30-90), Idaho (59-63) and Utah State (57-65), and defeated Montana (68-48), Community Colleges of Spokane (88-33) and Whitworth (111-4)
Smyth and Frey were two of eight qualifying marks attained for the Big Sky Conference Championships in Bozeman, Mont., on Feb. 26-27. Others include:
Long Jump - 22-8 ½ - Kurt Williams
Long Jump - 22-6 ½ - Armand Hopkins
200m - 25.38 - Whitney Leavitt
200m - 25.44 - Krystal Deyo
Weight Throw - 58-2 ½ - Nichole Luckenbach
Weight Throw - 52-0 ½ - Erica Chaney - personal best, ranks eighth in school history
The Eagles will compete next at the UW Team Invitational on Jan. 29-30 in Seattle, Wash.