March 23, 2009

Outdoor Season Underway for the Eagles

March 23, 2009

Bonnie Berscheid, Jessica Thomas, David Howard and Cody Irby qualified for the Big Sky Conference Outdoor Championships as the Eastern Washington University track and field teams competed last Saturday (March 21) at the Dusty Lane Invitational in Spokane, Wash.

This week, the Eagles head to Stanford, Calif., for the Stanford Invitational on Friday and Saturday (March 27-28).

At the Dusty Lane Invitational, Berscheid qualified for the Big Sky Championships (May 13-16 in Missoula, Mont.) in the discus with a throw of 144-7 to win the event. She also finished second in the shot put with a toss of 40-9 3/4.

Thomas qualified for the conference championships in the javelin with a throw of 131-4.

On the men’s side, Howard qualified for the BSC Championships in the shot put with a winning throw of 51-8 1/4. He also won the discus with a throw of 149-11.

Irby qualified for the conference championships in the hammer with a mark of 162-10 to finish second.

Other EWU athletics winning their events at the Dusty Lane Invitational included Lauren Matthews (800), Amber Nickelson (1,500) Christy Borders (100 hurdles), Cody Bradwell (1,500).

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