May 8, 2008
Sophomore Nicole Luckenbach from the Eastern Washington University track and field team came a mere three feet, two inches from the school hammer throw record to highlight Eastern's performances Wednesday (May 7) at the Sasquatch Field Events in Spokane, Wash.
Luckenbach won the hammer with a throw of 179-6 to rank second in school history behind school record holder Julie Nelson, who had a throw of 182-8 in 2001. Luckenbach currently ranks third in the Big Sky Conference, with the league championships taking place in Sacramento, Calif., May 14-17.
Also in Spokane, Krystal Deyo qualified for the Big Sky Conference Championships in the long jump with a mark of 18-2 1/4 to rank seventh in school history.
Bonnie Millard finished first in the discus with a throw of 154-8. She ranks fourth in school history with a throw of 155-0 in 2007 at the Big Sky Conference Championships for a first-place victory.
Chelsi Friese had a personal best in the pole vault with a first-place mark of 12-1 1/2 to rank third in school history. She ranks behind Sarah Hegna (12-11 1/2 in 2007) and school record holder Emily Roberts (13-2 1/4 in 2003).
On the men's side, Brody Faire had a personal best in the shot put with a throw of 52-0 1/2 for a second-place finish.
The Eagles will compete this weekend at the Vandal Jamboree in Moscow, Idaho, May 9-10. The meet begins Friday (May 9) at 11 a.m. with the men's and women's hammer throw. The rest of the meet will conclude on Saturday (May 10) with the field events beginning at 11 a.m. and the track events at 1 p.m.