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.