May 27, 2010

Frey Qualifies for Finals in the 400-Meter Hurdles

Seven Eagles compete at the NCAA Division I West Preliminary Round in Texas on Thursday

Sarah Frey qualified for the finals of the 400-meter hurdles as the Eastern Washington University track and field team competed at the 2010 NCAA Division I West Preliminary Round at the University of Texas at Austin in Austin, Texas, Thursday (May 27).

Frey had a personal-best time of 59.34 in the 400-meter hurdles to finish 17th out of 48 competitors and qualified for the finals on Friday at 5:15 p.m. That time ranks her second in school history behind the time of 58.12 set by Seville Broussard in 1999.

Erica Chaney finished 43rd in the shot put with a mark of 44-0 1/2. She ranks second in school history with a mark of 49-4 1/4 behind the throw of 50-11 set by Nancy Kuiper in 1991.

Michelle Coombs finished 45th in the javelin with a mark of 109-1. She ranks third in school history with a throw of 163-1 set in 2009.

On the men’s side, Aaron Mettler finished 30th in the javelin with a toss of 194-6. He ranks fourth in school history with a throw of 219-9 set last season.  

Brad Wall finished 41st in the 400 meters with a time of 48.05. He holds EWU’s school record with a time of 46.78 set at the 2010 Big Sky Conference Outdoor Championships in Ogden, Utah.

In the 10,000 meters, Paul Limpf finished 34th with a time of 31:23.97 and Kyle King was 41st with a time of 32:43.24. King holds EWU’s school record with a time of 29:34.21 and Limpf is second with a time of 29:44.08 both times set this season.

Frey, Brianna Okoro and Ben Cogdill will compete Friday (May 28) at the 2010 West Preliminary Round and on Saturday (May 29) the women’s 4x100-meter relay team (Frey, Okoro, Shene Davis and Whitney Leavitt) and Nicole Luckenbach will compete.

The top twelve competitors from each individual and relay events advance to the NCAA Division I Championships in Eugene, Ore., on June 9-13.

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