Michelle Coombs
Michelle Coombs
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Hermiston, Ore.
High School: Hermiston HS '08
Position: Throws/Hurdles
Experience: 3L*

Indoor Best at EWU
55m Hurdles 8.55 • 60m Hurdles 9.07 • Pentathlon 2,605

Outdoor Best at EWU

100m Hurdles 15.48 • 200m 26.52 • Javelin 164-9 • Long Jump 16-0 1/4 • Heptathlon 4,438

All-Big Sky Accolades: 2013 Outdoor: Javelin, 2nd.2012 Outdoor: Javelin, 2nd. 2009 Outdoor: Javelin, Champion.

2011-12: Indoor: Coombs’ season best of 9.30 in the 60 hurdles came at the Idaho Vandal Indoor, where she placed ninth overall. She also placed second in the 55 hurdles at the Candy Cane Invite with a season-best time of 8.70. Outdoor: She placed second at the BSC Outdoor Championships with a season-best throw of 151-6 in the javelin. She qualified for the NCAA DI West Preliminary Round in the javelin, where her throw of 137-4 placed her 32nd overall. Coombs was selected to the winter and spring Big Sky All-Academic teams as well as the USTFCCCA All-Academic team.
Recovering from Tommy John surgery in the summer, Coombs redshirted both the indoor and outdoor seasons.

2009-10: Indoor: Coombs qualified for the BSC Indoor Championships in the 55 hurdles, where she had a personal-best time of 8.55 in the preliminary round, ranking tenth all-time at Eastern. Coombs' best time in the 60 hurdles occurred at the Idaho Vandal Collegiate, where she clocked a time of 9.07 to rank fourth all-time at Eastern. Outdoor: Coombs qualified not only for the BSC championships but also the NCAA Regional Meet after having an impressive performance at the Oregon Relays. She had a throw of 155-5 to place second in the elite section of the javelin throw. During the preliminary rounds of the javelin at the BSC Outdoor Championships, Coombs was hindered with an injury to her elbow, limiting her to a throw of 122-8 and preventing her from defending her title.

2008-09: Indoor:  Her season-best time in the 60 hurdles of 9.44 and high jump of 4-11 came at the Runner’s Soul Open. Outdoor:  Coombs won the Big Sky Conference Championships in the javelin with a career-best mark of 163-1 to rank third in school history and break the meet record. She went on to finish sixth at the NCAA West Regionals with a throw of 153-4 and finished 25th at the NCAA Championships with a mark of 142-6. Coombs also competed at the USATF National Championships, placing 15th with a throw of 150-5. She finished 12th in the heptathlon at the BSC Championships with 3,835 points and 15th in the long jump with an effort of 14-1 3/4. She was named to the spring Big Sky All-Academic team.

Personal: Clinical Psychology major. Born 12/28/89 in Hermiston, Ore. Her parents are Mike and Kelly Coombs.

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