Pair of Eagles Added to Qualifiers for Big Sky Conference Championships

Feb. 14, 2009


Distance runners Paul Limpf and Alex Smyth added to Eastern Washington University’s list of qualifying marks for the upcoming league championships as the Eastern Washington University track and field teams competed Saturday (Feb. 14) at the Husky Classic in Seattle, Wash.

The Eagles have one more regular season meet remaining before they compete at the Big Sky Conference Championships in Flagstaff, Ariz., on Feb. 27-28.

Limpf qualified for the conference championships in the 3,000 meters with a personal-best time of 8:11.88 to rank third on Eastern’s all-time best list. He ranks only behind the 8:11.26 time of John Timeus and the school-record of 8:07.39 set by Curtis Suver in 2008. Smyth qualified in the mile with a time of 4:14.11.

Armand Hopkins had a personal-best long jump of 23-1 1/4 to finish seventh out of 27 athletes. In the triple jump, Kurt Williams had a personal best mark of 47-1 to finish seventh, while teammate Cameron Moore had a mark of 48-2 3/4 to finish second.

On the women’s side, Shene Davis, who already qualified for the conference championships earlier this season, had a personal best in the triple jump with a mark of 38-4 3/4 to finish fifth out of 26 jumpers. That mark ranks her third on Eastern’s all-time best list behind the 38-7 1/2 mark of Teanna Meinhold and the school-record of 39-2 1/2 set by Taneka Sauls in 1998.

Krystal Deyo, who had already qualified for the BSC Championships in the 60 meters, had a time of 7.89 to finish 14th out of 40 runners. Her best time of 7.69 came at the 34th annual Vandal Indoor Invitational and ranks third on Eastern’s all-time best list.

Nicole Luckenbach finished 11th out of 36 athletes in the weight throw with a mark of 54-11 1/2. Her best mark came earlier this season with an effort of 58-11 1/2 to rank second on Eastern’s all-time best list behind the school-record mark of 60-9 1/2 set by Jaime Martin in 2002.

Eastern will compete at the Vandal Collegiate in Moscow, Idaho, on Feb. 21 before heading to Flagstaff.

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