Two Eagles rewarded for breaking school records
Eastern Washington University’s track and field athletes are off to a solid start this season.
Senior Kersee Lind and junior Keisa Monterola were named the men’s and women’s field athletes of the week by the Big Sky Conference for their performances at the fourth-annual Candy Cane Invitational.
Lind, a Hermiston, Ore., native, broke his own school record in the heptathlon with a score of 5,132. His previous record was 5,033 set back in 2010.
Monterola, the Venezuelan national record holder in the pole vault, broke Eastern’s record with a height of 13-11 1/4. She attempted 14-3, which would have set a new Big Sky record, but just barely missed the mark. Coaches expect her to break the conference record by the end of the season. The current Big Sky record is held by Elouise Rudy of Montana State, who posted a 14-1 1/4 height.
This was the first time for both athletes that they won the award.