December 1, 2009

Eagles Open Indoor Season at Home

Eastern will compete in second-annual Candy Cane Invitational against Montana

The Eastern Washington University track and field teams will compete Friday and Saturday (Dec. 4-5) in Cheney, Wash., at the second-annual Candy Cane Invitational against Montana at the Jim Thorpe Fieldhouse.

Added this year is the women's pentathlon and men's heptathlon, starting Friday at 9:30 a.m. The men's heptathlon concludes Saturday with the final three events beginning at 8 a.m.

The regular portion of the meet is Saturday, with field events beginning at 11 a.m. The running events start at 1 p.m. The meet will include the sprinters, hurdlers, jumpers and throwers, with no races longer than 55 meters. There is no admission charge.

A total of 37 males and 47 females are expected to compete, with marks counting towards the qualifying standards for the Big Sky Conference Championships.

Last year, the Eagle men beat Montana 46-40 and the women won 48-37 in dual-meet competition. Eleven EWU athletes qualified for the BSC Championships.

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