April 30, 2010

Chaney Moves Into Fourth in School History in the Discus

Five Eagles qualify for the BSC Championships on the first day of the Oregon Relays

Erica Chaney had a personal-best throw in the discus as the Eastern Washington University track and field team competed Friday (April 30) at the Oregon Relays in Eugene, Ore.

Chaney had a discus throw of 155-6 to win that event and move her into fourth in school history. The school record of 160-9 was set by Carolee Gutierrez in 2007. Chaney already qualified for the Big Sky Conference Championships in Ogden, Utah, on May 12-15.

Brianna Okoro had a personal-best time in the 200 meters with a mark of 24.44 to finish third. Michelle Coombs had a season-best throw in the javelin of 155-5 to finish second. Coombs ranks third in school history with a career-best throw of 163-1.

Paul Limpf had a time on 14:20.94 in the 5,000 meters to finish fourth and teammate Alex Smyth had a time of 14:34.91. Both qualified for the conference championships. Limpf ranks second in school history with a time of 14:09.32 set in 2008 and Smyth ranks eighth with a time of 14:32.86.

David Howard had a personal-best throw in the discus with a winning mark of 166-9. He already qualified for the BSC Championships earlier this season.

Besides Limpf and Smyth, other Eagles who qualified for the Big Sky Conference Championships in Oregon were:
1,500m – 3:54.33 – Simon Sorenson
5,000m – 14:45.72 – Bowe Ebding
3,000m-sc – 9:28.58 – Cody Barton

The Eagles will wrap-up the Oregon Relays Saturday (May 1). Field events start at 11 a.m. and running events begin at 11:30 a.m. The Eagles will also compete in Spokane, Wash., at the Duane Hartman Invitational. Running events start at 10:30 a.m. and field events tart at 10 a.m.

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