February 23, 2007

Sarah Hegna Earns All-Big Sky Honors for Fourth Consecutive Year

Feb. 23, 2007

Seniors Sarah Hegna and David Paul earned All-Big Sky Conference honors as the Eastern Washington University track and field team finished the first day of the Big Sky Conference Indoor Championships at Worthington Arena on the campus of Montana State University in Bozeman, Mont., Friday (Feb. 23).

Hegna (Arlington, Wash.) was the top placer for the Eagles as she finished second in the pole vault with a jump of 12-9. Hegna earned All-Conference honors for the fourth-straight year by placing in the top three. She was the BSC Indoor Champion in 2005 and holds the school record of 13-4 1/2, which ranks fourth in Big Sky history.

In the women's weight throw, senior Carolee Gutierrez (Newport, Wash.) finished fourth for the third-straight year with a throw of 57-9.

Kiri Garruto, a junior from Yelm, Wash., finished sixth in the women's 5,000 with a time of 18:17.76. It was a personal best and places her second all-time in school history.

Paul (Yelm, Wash.) earned All-Conference honors by finishing third in the shot put with a personal best of 56-7 1/2 to place him fourth all-time at Eastern. Paul placed second in the shot put at the 2006 Indoor Championships.

Senior Curtis Suver (Covington, Wash.) and junior Paul Limpf (Vancouver, Wash.) finished third and fourth in the men's 5,000 with times of 14:56.70 and 15:07.19, respectively.

Currently in team scoring, the men are in fourth place with 19 points behind leader Sacramento State (29 points). The Eastern women sit in eighth with 18 points as the leader after day one is Weber State with 34 points.

Day two events begin Saturday at 8 a.m. Pacific time, including the conclusion of the men's heptathlon. After four of the seven events, Matt Ludwigson is third with 2,918 points.

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