Track Athletes Earn EWU Scholar Athlete of the Month Honors
Senior Sarah Frey from the women’s team and sophomore Brad Wall from the men’s team honored for the month of April
A pair of highly-ranked Eastern Washington University track and field competitors -- Sarah Frey and Brad Wall -- have been selected as the Eastern Washington University Scholar Athletes for the month of April.
Frey is a communications studies/journalism major and has a 3.49 grade point average. She is a senior from Olympia, Wash., and graduated in 2005 from Olympia High School. Wall, a 2008 graduate of Evergreen High School in Vancouver, Wash., is a sophomore with a 3.44 GPA and has yet to declare a major.
Both were recently selected to the Big Sky Conference All-Academic team for indoor track after each had top five finishes at the BSC Championships. For Frey, it was the sixth time she has earned All-Academic honors from the league and Wall has been honored three times thus far. They are currently preparing for the Big Sky Conference Outdoor Championships, which take place May 12-15 in Ogden, Utah.
Frey has moved into second in both the 400-meter hurdles and 100-meter hurdles on EWU’s all-time bests list. She has a 14.14 time in the short hurdles and 1:00.39 in the 400 hurdles, ranking behind the school-record times set in 1999 by Seville Broussard (13.52 and 58.12, respectively). Frey’s 400 hurdles time currently ranks second this season in the Big Sky.
She is coming off a third-place finish at the BSC Indoor Championships in the 400 meters to earn All-Big Sky honors, and was also eighth in the 55. She ranks third in school history indoors in the 400 (56.48), fourth in the 55 hurdles (8.37) and sixth in the 200 (25.16).
Wall is also ranked second in the league in his specialty, the 400 meters, with a time of 47.57. His career-best time of 47.50 set as a freshman in 2009 ranks fifth in school history. His best time indoors of 48.24 is eighth all-time at EWU.
He was fifth earlier this season in the 400 at the BSC Indoor Championships (48.38), and as a freshman placed sixth indoors (48.94) and fifth outdoors (48.31).