March 30, 2010

Eagles Travel to Missoula

Eastern will compete at the Al Manuel Invitational before hosting the 39th Annual Pelluer Invitational

The Eastern Washington University track and field teams will compete Friday and Saturday (April 2-3) at the Al Manuel Invitational in Missoula, Mont., before competing at the 39th Annual Pelluer Invitational in Cheney, Wash., on April 9.

The Al Manuel Invitational will feature dual-meet scoring between NCAA Division I schools, including Montana, Montana State and Eastern. Last year, the men’s team lost to Montana 111.5-81.5 and Montana State 113-81. The Eagle women lost to Montana 110.5-87.5 and Montana State 105-84.

The meet will begin Friday with the hammer throw at 3 p.m. On Saturday, field events will begin at 10:45 a.m. with the women’s shot put and running events start at 11:15 a.m. with the women’s steeplechase.

At the Stanford Invitational on March 26-27, sophomore Kyle King had a time of 29:34.21 in the 10,000 meters to break the previous school record of 29:45.89 set last year at the Stanford Invitational by Paul Limpf. King, a 2008 graduate of Coupeville (Wash.) High School, finished 13th out of 35 competitors and qualified for the Big Sky Conference Championships.

On the women’s side, Sarah Frey had a winning time of 1:00.45 in the 400-meter hurdles.  Her time qualified her for the BSC Championships and ranks second in school history behind the time of 58.12 set in 1999 by Seville Broussard.

Nicole Luckenbach finished second in the hammer with a mark of 188-4 to qualify for the conference championships.  She currently holds the school record with a mark of 191-11 set last season.

In all, 17 qualifying marks were attained by Eastern athletes for the league meet, which will take place in Ogden, Utah, on May 12-16.

In the conference preseason polls released last week, the Eagle men were selected to finish fifth with 48 points while the women were picked sixth with 32 points. Northern Arizona’s men (76 points) and Sacramento State’s women (79) are picked to win the championships.

 

Upcoming Meet Schedule
April 2-3 - at Al Manuel Invitational – Missoula, Mont.
Meet Information - http://filemanager.montanagrizzlies.com/mtgriz3/schedules_and_stats/files/tf/pdf/2010%20Outdoor/2010%20Al%20Manuel%20schedule.pdf

April 9 - at 39th Annual Pelluer Invitational – Cheney, Wash.
Meet Information - http://goeags.com/sports/c-track/2009-10/files/10PelluerSchedule.pdf

Previous Meet
March 26-27 - at Stanford Invitational – Stanford, Calif.
Results - http://www.gostanford.com/sports/c-track/stats/2009-2010/fullresults.html


 

Men's Qualifiers/Records
Big Sky Championships – May 12-15 in Ogden, Utah
NCAA West Regionals – May 27-29 in Austin, Texas
NCAA Championships – June 9-12 in Eugene, Ore.

School Records Broken: 1 (Kyle King - 10,000m/29:34.21 - old record 29:45.89 by Paul Limpf in 2009)

Total Big Sky Championships Qualifying Marks Attained: 11 (New Qualifiers: Brad Wall/400m, Kyle King/10,000m, Adam Stewart/high jump, Ben Cogdill/pole vault, Aaron Mettler/javelin, David Howard/shot put & discus, and Brody Faire/shot put)
200m – 21.88 – Chad Butorac – Northport, Wash. (Northport HS ’05)
400m – 48.88 – Brad Wall – Vancouver, Wash. (Ft. Vancouver HS ’04 & Clark CC)
10,000m – 29:34.21 – Kyle King – Coupeville, Wash. (Coupeville HS ’08)
High Jump – 6-6 1/4 – Adam Stewart – Yakima, Wash. (Davis HS ’07)
Pole Vault – 16-6 3/4 – Ben Cogdill – (Estacada, Ore. (Estacada HS ’06 & Portland State Univ.)
Discus – 154-1 – David Howard – Spokane, Wash. (East Valley HS ’05 & CC of Spokane)
Javelin – 195-9 – Brandon Lattin – Kennewick, Wash. (Kamiakin HS ’07)
Javelin – 206-5 – Aaron Mettler – Wall Walla, Wash. (Walla Walla HS ’07)
Shot Put – 52-5 1/2 – David Howard – Spokane, Wash. (East Valley HS ’05 & CC of Spokane)
Shot Put – 50-11 1/2 – Brody Faire – Ellensburg, Wash. (Ellensburg HS ’05)
Discus – 155-8 – David Howard – Spokane, Wash. (East Valley HS ’05 & CC of Spokane)




Women's Qualifiers/Records

Big Sky Championships – May 12-15 in Ogden, Utah
NCAA West Regionals – May 27-29 in Austin, Texas
NCAA Championships – June 9-12 in Eugene, Ore.

School Records Broken: None

Total Big Sky Championships Qualifying Marks Attained: 11(New Qualifiers: Whitney Leavitt/100m & 200m, Brianna Okoro/200m, Shene Davis/long jump, Chelsi Friese/pole vault, Erica Chaney/discus & shot put, Nicole Luckenbach/hammer and Michelle Coombs/javelin)
100m – 12.28 – Whitney Leavitt - Benton City, Wash. (Kiona Benton HS ’09)
200m – 24.96 – Whitney Leavitt - Benton City, Wash. (Kiona Benton HS ’09)
200m – 25.30 – Brianna Okoro – Lakewood, Wash. (Bellermine Prep ’08)
400m-H – 1:00.45 – Sarah Frey – Olympia, Wash. (Olympia HS ’05)
Long Jump – 18-9 1/4 – Shene Davis – Yakima, Wash. (Selah HS ’07)
Pole Vault – 12-3 1/2 – Chelsi Friese – Lebam, Wash. (Willapa Valley HS ’07)
Discus – 147-7 – Erica Chaney – Spokane, Wash. (Gonzaga Prep ’06)
Shot Put – 45-3 – Erica Chaney – Spokane, Wash. (Gonzaga Prep ’06)
Hammer – 163-1 – Emily Jacobsen­­­ – Bellevue, Wash. (Nevada Reno & Bellevue HS ’06)
Hammer – 188-4 – Nicole Luckenbach – Snohomish, Wash. (Snohomish HS ’05)
Javelin – 151-10 – Michelle Coombs – Hermiston, Ore. (Hermiston HS ’08)  

 

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 - (2010 Indoors: 2nd in long jump, 2009 Indoor: Champion in high jump, 2008 Outdoor: 3rd in high jump)
Cody Fishel – (2010 Indoors: 2nd in long jump)
Stephen Praast - (2009 Outdoor: Champion in high jump, 2009 Indoors: 3rd in high jump)
Brody Faire – (2010 Indoors: 3rd in shot put)
David Howard - (2009 Indoor: Champion in shot put)
Armand Hopkins - (2009 Indoor: 3rd in long jump)
Ben Cogdill - (2010 Indoors: 2nd in pole vault, 2009 Indoors: 3rd in pole vault)
Paul Limpf - (2009 Outdoors: 3rd in 10,000 meters)
4x400 Relay - (2007 Outdoor: 3rd)

Women:
Nicole Luckenbach - (2010 Indoors: Champion in weight throw, 2008 Outdoors: Champion in hammer)
Shene Davis – (2010 Indoors: 2nd in long jump)
Sarah Frey – (2010 Indoors: 3rd in 400)
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 - (2010 Indoors: 2nd in shot put, 2008 Indoors: 2nd in shot put)
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=outdoortrackandfield&path=motrack
Big Sky Conference Women's Track and Field - http://www.bigskyconf.com/index.aspx?tab=outdoortrackandfield2&path=wotrack
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_568.html
More Information and Links are Available at - HTTP://WWW.GOEAGS.COM



Recent EWU Track and Field Headlines . . .
March 27, 2010 - King Breaks School Record in 10,000 meters
March 26, 2010 - Freshmen Finish 1-2 in Women’s Heptathlon at Whitworth
March 17, 2010 - Stan Kerr Selected to NCAA Division I Track and Field Committee
March 12, 2010 - Luckenbach Finishes 14th in Fayetteville
March 9, 2010 - Luckenbach Selected to Compete at NCAA Championships
March 5, 2010 - Luckenbach Named the Big Sky Conference Field Athlete of the Meet
February 27, 2010 - Luckenbach Wins Big Sky Weight Throw Title with Meet Record
February 26, 2010 - Chaney, Davis and Cogdill Earn All-BSC Honors
February 24, 2010 - Luckenbach Named Big Sky Conference Field Athlete of the Week
February 20, 2010 - Nicole Luckenbach Breaks School Record in the Weight Throw
February 13, 2010 - Kyle King Qualifies for Big Sky Conference Championships
February 7, 2010 - Luckenbach Misses School Record in the Weight Throw by an Inch
February 5, 2010 - Kersee Lind and Kyla Evans are Scholar-Athletes of the Month
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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