April 17, 2007

Eastern Heads to Oregon

April 17, 2007

EASTERN WASHINGTON UNIV. TRACK & FIELD

Upcoming Meet Schedule
April 20-21 - at Oregon Invitational - Eugene, Ore.

Past Week's Meet Schedule
April 14 - at Brutus Hamilton Invitational - Berkeley, Calif.
Results - CLICK HERE
April 14 - at Sam Adams Invitational (Whitworth) - Spokane, Wash.
Results - CLICK HERE

Top performers

David Paul (Sr., Yelm, Wash. - Yelm HS '02)
Paul is ranked eighth in NCAA Division I this week in the hammer, and also ranks 38th in the shot put and 37th in the discus. He broke his own school record at the 36th Annual Pelluer Invitational (April 6) in the hammer throw with a throw of 216-11. His previous record was 214-2 set at the Al Manual Invitational (March 31). He owns the second-best hammer throw in Big Sky Conference history, ranking only behind the mark of 219-8 set by Karim Chester of Northern Arizona in 2005. He has qualified for the NCAA West Regional Championships (May 25-26, Eugene, Ore.) in the hammer, shot put and discus. Paul also threw 56-10 1/4 in the shot put on March 31 that is the fourth best mark all-time in school history. His throw the same day of 177-11 in the discus was two feet shy of his personal best 179-6, which is second all-time at Eastern.
Paul earned Big Sky Conference Field Athlete of the Meet at the Big Sky Indoor Championships on Feb. 23-24 when he threw the 35-pound weight throw 69-8 1/2 -- the third highest mark in conference history. The 2002 graduate of Yelm High School (Wash.), has made huge strides since his freshman season. He finished second as a junior in the weight throw and had a season best of 65-5 1/2. As a sophomore, he had a best of 57-0 1/4 and as a freshman his best was 45-8. In the hammer, he had a school-record toss of 204-5 as a junior last season. His best as a sophomore was 188-1 and as a freshman in 2003 he had a best mark of 147-11.

Carolee Gutierrez (Sr., Newport, Wash. - Newport HS '02)
Gutierrez is ranked 10th in NCAA Division I this week in the javelin (167-9). She placed first in all four of her events at the 36th Annual Pelluer Invitational. She had a personal best of 45-6 1/4 in the shot put to rank her fourth on Eastern's all-time best list. In the discus, Gutierrez had a personal best of 146-3. She also won the hammer (164-6) and javelin (155-10). At the Al Manual Invitational, Gutierrez qualified for the NCAA West Regional Championships (Eugene, Ore., May 25-26) in the javelin with a throw of 167-9, a new Big Sky Conference and school record. The throw broke her previous personal best of 156-6 set in 2005, and the old BSC and school record of 165-8 set by Eastern's Stephanie Ulmer last season. She has qualified for the Big Sky Conference Championships (Pocatello, Idaho, May 10-12) in the shot put, javelin, discus and hammer throw.

Bonnie Millard (So., Priest River, Idaho - Priest River HS `05)
Millard had a personal best in the discus at the Brutus Hamilton Invitational (April 14) with a throw of 148-1. The throw places her 10th all-time at Eastern.

Sarah Frey (So., Olympia, Wash. - Olympia HS '05)
At the Brutus Hamilton Invitational (April 14), Sarah Frey had a personal best 58.17 in the 400 to finish fifth and qualify for the Big Sky Championships.

Steve Keith (Sr., Vancouver, Wash. - Skyview HS '03)
Steve Keith placed first in both the 100 (11.10) and the 200 (22.72) at the Sam Adams Invitational (April 14).

Chad Chambers (Sr., Longview, Wash. - R.A Long HS '02 & Clark College)
Chambers had a jump of 6-6 3/4 at the Brutus Hamilton Invitational (April 14). He had the same jump of 6-6 3/4 at the 36th Annual Pelluer Invitational (April 6) to qualify for the Big Sky Championships.


Men's Qualifiers/Records

Big Sky Championships - May 11-12, 2007 in Pocatello, Idaho
NCAA West Regionals - May 25-26, 2007 in Eugene, Ore.
NCAA Championships - June 6-9, 2007 in Sacramento, Calif.

NCAA Regional Championships Automatic Qualifying Standard Met: 3 (David Paul - Shot Put/56-10 1/4, Discus/177-11, Hammer/216-11)

School Records Broken: 1 (David Paul - Hammer/216-11 old record 214-2 by David Paul in 2006)

Total Big Sky Championship Qualifying Marks Attained: 19 (New Qualifiers: Stephen Praast/High Jump)

100 - 10.88 - Chad Butorac - Northport, Wash. (Northport HS '05)
200 - 21.82 - Chad Butorac - Northport, Wash. (Northport HS '05)
400 - 48.20 - Chad Butorac - Northport, Wash. (Northport HS '05)
High Jump - 6-6 3/4 - Chad Chambers - Longview, Wash. (R.A. Long HS '02 & Clark College)
High Jump - 6-4 3/4 - Stephen Praast - Ravensdale, Wash. (Tahoma HS '06)
Pole Vault - 14-8 1/4 - Gabe Chavez - Hoquiam, Wash. (Hoquiam HS '06)
Pole Vault - 14-8 1/4 - Matt Ludwigson - Aubrun, Wash. (Aubrun HS '02 & Highline CC)
Pole Vault - 14-3 1/2 - Mike Uhlenkott - Spokane, Wash (North Central HS '04)
Long Jump - 22-6 1/2 - Steven Bacon - Olympia, Wash. (Timberline HS '05)
Triple Jump - 44-10 3/4 - Cameron Moore - Spokane, Wash. (Ferris HS `04)
Triple Jump - 48-2 1/2 - Jeff Kaune - Gig Harbor, Wash. (Gig Harbor HS '05)
Triple Jump - 46-2 - Levi Knudsen - Gig Harbor, Wash. (Gig Harbor HS '06)
Triple Jump - 45-9 - Armand Hopkins - Seattle, Wash. (Renton HS '05)
Shot Put - 56-10 1/2 - David Paul - Yelm, Wash. (Yelm HS '02)
Shot Put - 50-3 1/2 - Brody Faire - Ellensburg, Wash. (Ellensburg HS '05)
Discus - 177-11 - David Paul - Yelm, Wash. (Yelm HS '02)
Hammer - 216-11 - David Paul - Yelm, Wash. (Yelm HS '02)
Decathlon - 5593 - Steven Bacon - Olympia, Wash. (Timberline HS '05)
Decathlon - 5740 - Jordan Oswald - Cheney, Wash. (Cheney HS '06)


Women's Qualifiers/Records

Big Sky Championships - May 11-12, 2007 in Pocatello, Idaho
NCAA West Regionals - May 25-26, 2007 in Eugene, Ore.
NCAA Championships - June 6-9, 2007 in Sacramento, Calif.

NCAA Regional Championships Automatic Qualifying Standard Met: 2 (Sarah Hegna - Pole Vault/ 12-6 - Standard is 12-5 1/2, Carolee Gutierrez - Javelin/167-09 - Standard is 142-6 1/2)

Big Sky Conference Records Broken: 1 (Carolee Gutierrez - Javelin/167-9 old record 165-8 by Stephanie Ulmer in 2006)

School Records Broken: 1 (Carolee Gutierrez - Javelin/167-9 old record 165-8 by Stephanie Ulmer in 2006)

Total Big Sky Championship Qualifying Marks Attained: 18 (New Qualifiers: Sarah Frey/400, Camille Moseley/1500 and Nikki Buchholtz/steeplechase)

400 - 58.17 - Sarah Frey - Olympia, Wash. (Olympia HS '05)
1500 - 4:37.83 - Camille Moseley - Ellensburg, Wash. (Kittitas HS '03)
5000 - 17:49.25 - Camille Moseley - Ellensburg, Wash. (Kittitas HS '03)
5000 - 17:59.00 - Mattie Bridgmon - Laramie, Wyo. (Laramie HS '05)
Steeplechase - 11:29.87 - Nikki Buchholtz - Ravensdale, Wash. (Tahoma HS '04)
Pole Vault - 12-6 - Sarah Hegna - Arlington, Wash. (Arlington HS '03)
Triple Jump - 38-9 3/4 - Teanna Meinhold - Colville, Wash. (Colville HS '03)
Triple Jump - 38-1 1/2 - Candice Nell - East Wenatchee, Wash. (Eastmont HS '03)
Shot Put - 42-5 1/4 - Carolee Gutierrez - Newport, Wash. (Newport HS '02)
Shot Put - 42-0 - Amanda Faire - Ellensburg, Wash. (Ellensburg HS '03)
Shot Put - 43-4 1/2 - Erica Chaney - Spokane, Wash. (Gonzaga Prep HS '06)
Discus - 142-9 - Carolee Gutierrez - Newport, Wash. (Newport HS '02)
Discus - 148-1 - Bonnie Millard - Priest River, Idaho (Priest River HS '05)
Discus - 138-7 - Erica Chaney - Spokane, Wash. (Gonzaga Prep HS '06)
Hammer - 170-4 - Carolee Gutierrez - Newport, Wash. (Newport HS '02)
Hammer - 160-6 - Valerie Bertsch - Hermiston, Ore, (Hermiston HS '03)
Javelin - 167-9 - Carolee Gutierrez - Newport, Wash. (Newport HS '02)
Heptathlon - 4427 - Jessica Duran - Kent, Wash. (Kent-Meridian HS '06)

Other Season Highlights:

Chad Butorac (So., Northport, Wash. - Northport HS '05)
At the 36th Annual Pelluer Invitational, Butorac qualified for the Big Sky Championships in the 400 with a time of 48.20. He also qualified in the 200 (21.82) and 100 (10.88) at the Al Manual Invitational (March 31).

Camille Moseley (Sr., Ellensburg, Wash. - Kittias HS '03)
Moseley qualified for the Big Sky Championships in the 5000 at the 36th Annual Pelluer Invitational. Her time of 14:49.25 ranks fourth on Eastern's all-time best list.

Sarah Hegna (Sr., Arlington, Wash. - Arlington HS '03)
Hegna qualified for the NCAA West Regional Championships (May 25-26, Eugene, Ore.) in the pole vault with a vault of 12-6 at the 36th Annual Pelluer Invitational (April 6). She has also qualified for the Big Sky Conference Outdoor Championships.

Mattie Bridgmon (Jr., Laramie, Wyo. - Laramie HS '05)
Bridgmon qualified for the Big Sky Championships in the 5000 with a time of 17:59.0 at the Al Manual Invitational (March 31) to place fifth all-time in school history.

Krystal Deyo (Fr., Castle Rock, Wash. - Castle Rock HS '06)
Krystal Deyo finished first in her first outdoor meet as an Eagle in the 100 with a time of 12.62 in the finals at the Dusty Lane Invitational on March 17. Deyo also finished third in the 200 with a time of 26.70.

Cody Irby (So., Otis Orchards, Wash. - East Valley HS '05)
In the hammer throw, Irby threw a personal best 190-8 for fourth place at the Dusty Lane Invitational on March 17. His mark ranks him eighth all-time at Eastern. He also finished ninth in the javelin throw at 146-7. In the javelin, Irby has a career best 199-1 which places him 14th all-time in school history.

All-Conference Performers

The following Eagle athletes have earned All-Big Sky Conference honors (top three finish) in previous Big Sky Conference track and field championships (indoors and outdoors):

Men
Chad Butorac
- (2007 Indoor: 2nd in the 400-meter run; 2006 Outdoor: 3rd in 400 -meter run; 2006 Indoor: 3rd in 200-meter run)\
L'Shawn Dennis - (2006 Outdoor: 3rd in 110-meter run)
David Paul - (2007 Indoor: 3rd place in shot put; 2007 Indoor: Champion in weight throw; 2006 Indoor: 2nd in shot put; 2006 Indoor: 2nd in weight throw; 2006 Outdoor: Champion in discus; 2005 Outdoor: 3rd in discus)\
Tyler Cathey - (2006 Outdoor: 2nd in javelin)
Jeff Kaune - (2007 Indoor: 2nd place in triple jump)
Curtis Suver - (2007 Indoor: 3rd place in 5000-meter run)

Women
Sarah Hegna
- (2007 Indoor: 2nd place in pole vault; 2004 Indoor: 3rd in pole vault; 2005 Indoor: Champion in pole vault; 2006 Indoor: 2nd in pole vault; 2006 Outdoor: 2nd in pole vault)
Jordan Baughan - (2006 Outdoor: 3rd in javelin)
Teanna Meinhold - (2007 Indoor: 3rd in triple jump; 2005 Outdoor: 3rd in triple jump)

Links:

EWU Women's Top Performances by Event - http://goeags.cstv.com/sports/w-track/stats/2006-2007/07wtoutbestevent.html
EWU Women's Results by Athlete - http://goeags.cstv.com/sports/w-track/stats/2006-2007/07wtoutbestath.html

EWU Men's Top Performances by Event - http://goeags.cstv.com/sports/m-track/stats/2006-2007/07mtoutbestevent.html
EWU Men's Results by Athlete - http://goeags.cstv.com/sports/m-track/stats/2006-2007/07mtoutbestath.html

Eastern Women's Outdoor All-Time Best List - http://www.cstv.com/auto_pdf/p_hotos/s_chools/ewas/sports/w-track/auto_pdf/OutdoorBestList

Eastern Men's Outdoor All-Time Best List - http://www.cstv.com/auto_pdf/p_hotos/s_chools/ewas/sports/m-track/auto_pdf/OutdoorBestList

Big Sky Conference Best List - http://www.directathletics.com/lists/track/63_275.html

NCAA Division I Men's Regional List - http://trackshark.com/rankings/d1men.php

NCAA Division I Women's Regional List - http://trackshark.com/rankings/d1women.php

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