Kyle King Qualifies for Big Sky Conference Championships
Freshman Steven Warner records the fourth-fastest hurdles time in school history as the Eagles compete at the Husky Classic
Sophomore Kyle King had the third-fastest time in school history in the 5,000 meters as the Eastern Washington University track and field team competed Friday and Saturday (Feb. 12-13) at the Husky Classic in Seattle, Wash.
King finished 39th out of 82 competitors in the 5,000 meters with a time of 14:19.81 to qualify for the Big Sky Conference Championships. That time ranks him third all-time in EWU's school history behind John Timeus (14:07.03, set in 2006) and school-record holder Curtis Suver (14:03.64, set in 2008).
With a time of 8.48 in the 60-meter hurdles, freshman Steven Warner now ranks fourth in school history. The school record is 8.0 set in 1980 by Greg Rooney.
Senior Nicole Luckenbach finished third in the weight throw with a mark of 60-3 1/4 as she continued her assault on the school record. She had a mark of 60-8 1/2 set earlier this season to rank her second in school history behind the school record of 60-9 1/2 set by Jamie Martin in 2002.
The Eagles end the regular season on Feb. 19 at the Vandal Collegiate in Moscow, Idaho, before heading to Bozeman, Mont., for the BSC Championships on Feb. 26-27.
Eastern has met the league qualifying standards 47 times -- 24 for the men and 23 for the women.