Deyo Broke Eastern School Record at the Big Sky Championships
Feb. 28, 2009
The Eastern Washington University finished a best-ever third place finish as the Eastern Washington University track and field teams competed Saturday (Feb. 28) in Flagstaff, Ariz., at the Big Sky Conference Indoor Championships.
Cameron Moore finished second in the triple jump to earn All-Big Sky honors (top three finish) as the Eagles finished with 81 1/2 points. Northern Arizona won the title with 184 points and was followed by Idaho State with 86. Eastern’s previous best was fourth in the 2005-06 season.
For the women, Krystal Deyo broke the school record in finishing second in the 60 meters as the women finished seventh with 48 points. Northern Arizona also won the women’s title. Last year, the EWU men finished seventh and Eastern women were eighth.
Deyo, a junior from Castle Rock, Wash., had a time of 7.55 to break the record of 7.67 set by Celeste Stutheit set in 1999. Teammate Shene Davis finished fifth in the 60 meters with a time of 7.73.
On Friday, Deyo set a new school record in the long jump with a leap of 19-2 3/4 as she finished fourth. She broke the previous record of 19-0 set by Taneka Sauls in 1998.
Also for the women, Brianna Okoro finished fourth in the high jump with a mark of 5-4 1/4. EWU’s 4x400 team finished seventh with a time of 3:52.40.
On the men’s side, Cameron Moore earned All-Big Sky honors by finishing second in the triple jump with a personal-best mark of 48-7 1/2. He had the best mark entering the meet (48-4 1/2) but was defeated by Montana State’s Kevin Ludwig with a winning mark of 48-11 3/4.
A senior from Spokane, Wash., Moore now ranks fifth on Eastern’s all-time best list. Teammate Armand Hopkins finished fifth with a mark of 47-5 3/4 and Stephen Praast finished seventh with an effort of 45-9.
Ben Cogdill finished third to earn All-Big Sky honors in the pole vault with a mark of 15-11. Cogdill had a personal best of 16-8 earlier this season when he broke Eastern’s 20-year-old school record in the pole vault previously held by Todd Freitag with a mark of 16-5 in 1989.
EWU 4x400 team finished fifth with a time of 3:17.08. Kersee Lind finished sixth in the men’s heptathlon with 4,774 points.