January 15, 2011

Three Eagles Claim Wins at UW Indoor Preview

Five more Eagle athletes qualify for the Big Sky indoor conference championships

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Kyle King, Brad Wall and  Erica Chaney of the Eastern Washington University track teams all picked up first-place accolades Saturday (Jan. 15) at the  University of Washington Indoor Preview in Seattle, Wash. Five more Eagles qualified for the indoor conference championships in their events.

King, a junior from Coupeville, Wash., ran a personal-best time of 8:16.89 in the 3,000-meter run, placing first overall and qualifying for the conference competition, which will be held in Pocatello, Idaho Feb. 25-26. 

"I'm really excited about how Kyle competed today," said distance coach Chris Zeller. " He ran really smart and I'm excited that he got the win. When you get to conference it's all about winning and scoring points. I know he is capable of a lot more... he has much more in him."

Vancouver, Wash., native, Wall also ran away with a first-place finish in his first 2011 appearance in the 400 meters. His time of 48.23 was a personal best for the junior and was good enough to qualify him for the conference championships and secure his spot on the all-time best list in that event. 

Chaney placed first in the shot put with a toss of 48-4 and placed second overall in the weight throw with a mark of 54-10 1/4, which qualified the senior from Spokane, Wash., for the conference championships.  

Sophomore Steven Warner placed fourth overall in the 60-meter hurdles, crossing the finish line in 8.36 seconds.
Other qualifiers were freshman Morena Manucci in the triple jump (37-1), freshman Tim Pettit in the 800 meters (1:54.38) and junior Andre Moore in the triple jump (45-11 1/2). 

The Eagles will travel back to the University of Washington's Dempsey Indoor Facility Jan. 28-29 to compete in the UW Invitational. 

Men's Qualifiers/Records

Big Sky Championships - Feb. 25-26 in Pocatello, Idaho

NCAA Championships - March 11-12, 2011 in College Station, Texas

NCAA Championships Automatic Qualifying Standard Met: None

NCAA Championships Provisional Qualifying Standard Met: None

School Records Broken: None

Total Big Sky Championships Qualifying Marks Attained: Seven (New: Four)

55 Hurdles – 7.81 - Steven Warner - Kent, Wash. (Kentwood HS '09)

High Jump – 6-7 - Stephen Praast - Ravensdale, Wash. (Tahoma HS '06)

High Jump – 6-6 3/4 -Thomas Kassa - Anacortes, Wash. (Anacortes HS '10)

Heptathlon – 4616 - Tim Armstrong - Spokane, Wash. (East Valley HS '06 CC of Spokane) 

400 Meters – 48.23 – Brad Wall – Vancouver, Wash. (Evergreen HS '08)

Triple Jump – 45-11 1/2 – Andre Moore – Kent, Wash. (Kent Meridian HS '08)

3,000 Meters – 8:16.89 – Kyle King – Coupeville, Wash. (Coupeville HS '08)

Women's Qualifiers/Records

Big Sky Championships - Feb. 25-26 in Pocatello, Idaho

NCAA Championships - March 11-12, 2011 in College Station, Texas 

NCAA Championships Automatic Qualifying Standard Met: None

NCAA Championships Provisional Qualifying Standard Met: None 

School Records Broken: None

Total Big Sky Championships Qualifying Marks Attained: Seven (New: Two)

High Jump – 5-3 3/4 - Elise Jepsen - Kennwick, Wash., (Kamiakin HS '09)

Long Jump - 18-5 1/4 - Krystal Deyo - Castle Rock, Wash. (Castle Rock HS '06)

Pole Vault - 11-5 3/4 – Chloe Hall - Kennewick, Wash. (Southridge HS '09)

Triple Jump – 37-1 1/4 – Elise Jepsen - Kennwick, Wash., (Kamiakin HS '09)

Shot Put – 44-8 1/4 – Erica Chaney - Spokane, Wash (Gonzaga Prep '06)

Triple Jump – 37-1 3/4 – Morena Mannucci – Rome, Italy (Anco Marzio HS '10)

Weight Throw – 54-10 1/4 – Erica Chaney – Spokane, Wash. (Gonzaga Prep HS '06)

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