April 28, 2007

David Paul Pulls Closer to School Record in Discus

April 28, 2007

Eastern Washington University senior throwing sensation David Paul moved closer to the 27-year-old school record in the discus at the Asics/Steve Scott Invitational Track and Field Meet Friday and Saturday (April 27-28) in Irvine, Calif.

His winning throw of 185-0 broke his own personal record of 179-6 set last year that ranks second in school history. He is now ranked 10th in Big Sky Conference history and is less than nine feet behind Brad Boland's school-record throw of 193-4 1/2 in 1980.

Paul also placed first in the shot put (53-5 3/4) and was second in the hammer (210-0). He had a school-record throw of 216-11 earlier this season in the hammer that ranks second in league history and is currently ranked ninth in NCAA Division I.

Eastern also competed Saturday (April 28) at the Duane Hartman Invitational in Spokane, Wash., at Spokane Falls Community College.

Curtis Suver qualified for the Big Sky Conference Championships in the 1500 with a winning time of 3:51.44 which ranks him 10th in school history. He already qualified in the 5000 (14:24.63).

Junior Eric Walter qualified for the BSC Championships in the 800 with a time of 1:54.11 to place second. Jeff Kaune won the long jump with an effort of 22-1 3/4.

The Eagles will compete at the Last Chance Meet in Moscow, Idaho, on Saturday, May 5. After that, Eastern will head to the Big Sky Outdoor Conference Championships in Pocatello, Idaho (May 9-12). So far, 22 Big Sky qualifying marks have been met by Eastern student-athletes.

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