May 4, 2011

Track and Field Sweeps Scholar-Athlete Honors

Pair of seniors recognized for strong performances at the 40th Annual Pelluer Invitational

Senior Krystal Deyo of the women's track and field team and fellow senior Adam Stewart from the men's squad were selected as the Eastern Washington University Athletic Department Scholar Athletes of the Month. This award recognizes the athletic and academic success of student-athletes, based primarily on performances turned in during the month prior.

Deyo, a 2006 graduate of Castle Rock High School in Castle Rock, Wash., maintains a 3.26 grade point average in communication studies. Stewart, a product of Davis High School in Yakima, Wash., has a 3.00 GPA in business/marketing.

Collectively, the two have earned five All-Big Sky Conference honors by placing in the top three at league championship events. Both will compete in the 2011 Big Sky Outdoor Championships May 11-14 in Sacramento, Calif.

More on Deyo

Competing in her ninth and final season at Roos Field (formerly Woodward Field), Deyo broke her own meet record in the women's 100 meters to highlight the 40th Annual Pelluer Invitational on April 29. She had a winning time of 11.97 to break her previous meet record of 11.99 set in 2009.

Prior to her arrival at Eastern, Deyo competed four years in the WIAA State 2A Championships, which took place at EWU.

She has competed the past five seasons for the Eagles, with a trio of All-Big Sky Conference accolades and two school records on her resume. Deyo ranks fourth in school history in the 100 (11.90 in 2009) and owns the school record in the long jump (19-8 1/4 in 2009).

During the 2011 indoor season, Deyo took second in the long jump at the Big Sky Championships with a season-best leap of 18-10. She has met qualifying marks for the outdoor championships in both the 100 and long jump, as well as the 4x100-meter relay.

Two weeks ago at the Oregon Relays in Eugene, Ore., Deyo and teammates Angelica Rodriguez, Brianna Okoro and Whitney Leavitt ran the seventh-fastest 4x100 relay time in school history when the quartet clocked in at 46.98.

More on Stewart

Stewart also had an impressive showing at the Pelluer Invitational with a lifetime best in the high jump. Stewart cleared 6-9 3/4 to win the event and earn a spot on EWU's all-time best list at No. 10.

Stewart is the 2009 Big Sky Indoor high jump champion, and will compete in the same event in two weeks in Sacramento. He has had four All-Big Sky performances throughout his career.

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