Several Eagles Earn Spots on EWU Top 10 Lists

Jan. 17, 2009

The Eastern Washington University track and field teams competed Saturday (Jan. 17) in Seattle, Wash., at the University of Washington Indoor Preview where five athletes met the automatic qualifying standards to the Big Sky Conference Indoor Championships.

On the women’s side, Krystal Deyo qualified for the league meet in the 60 meters with a time of 7.85 to rank sixth on Eastern’s all-time best list. She also competed in the long jump and finished sixth overall with a mark of 18-0 1/2. Deyo had already qualified for the indoor championships in the long jump with a mark of 18-3 1/4 earlier this season to rank sixth on Eastern’s all-time best list.

Nicole Luckenbach won the weight throw with a career-best toss of 57-4 3/4 to rank third on Eastern’s all-time best list. She also had already qualified for the indoor championships at the EWU Candy Cane Invitational on Dec. 6.

Amber Nickelson had a time of 10:39.97 in the 3,000 meters to rank seventh on Eastern’s all-time best list.

On the men’s side, Kyle Ulrey had a time of 49.25 to win the 400 meters out of 40 athletes. Teammate Chad Butorac came in second with a time of 49.90.

Paul Limpf qualified for the BSC Indoor Championships in the mile with a time of 4:12.79. In the 3,000 meters, Alex Smyth had a time of 8:17.98 to qualify for the indoor championships and rank third on Eastern’s all-time best list.

Ben Cogdill qualified for the conference championships in the pole vault with an effort of 15-7 1/4 to rank sixth on Eastern’s all-time best list. In the shot put, David Howard qualified for the BSC indoor championships and won the event with a throw of 52-1 3/4.

The Eagles will take next weekend off before traveling to Pullman, Wash., for the Cougar Invitational Jan. 30-31.

For complete meet results: http://gohuskies.cstv.com/sports/c-track/stats/2008-2009/09indoorpreviewresults.html

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