May 28, 2010

Eagles Compete in Texas

Eastern will conclude the 2010 NCAA Division I West Preliminary Round Saturday

The Eastern Washington University track and field team competed at the 2010 NCAA Division I West Preliminary Round at the University of Texas at Austin in Austin, Texas, Friday (May 28).

Sarah Frey finished 24th in the finals of the 400-meter hurdles with a time of 1:02.68. She had a personal-best time of 59.34 in the 400 hurdles in the prelims to finish 17th out of 48 competitors. That prelim time ranks her second in school history behind the time of 58.12 set by Seville Broussard in 1999.

Brianna Okoro finished 39th in the 200 meters with a time of 24.70. Okoro had a winning time in the 200 of 24.32 at the 2010 Big Sky Conference Championships in Ogden, Utah, a personal best that ranks fourth in school history.

Ben Cogdill had a no height in the pole vault. Cogdill, a 2006 graduate of Estacada (Ore.) High School and transfer from Portland State University, shattered EWU’s school record with a winning vault of 16-8 1/4 to break Mike Erickson’s 2005 mark of 16-7 1/4 earlier this season.

The Eagles will conclude in Texas on Saturday (May 29) with the women’s 4x100-meter relay team (Frey, Okoro, Shene Davis and Whitney Leavitt) and Nicole Luckenbach in the weight throw.

The top twelve competitors from each individual and relay events advance to the NCAA Division I Championships in Eugene, Ore., on June 9-13.

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