Feb. 21, 2009
The Eastern Washington University track and field teams competed this weekend (Feb. 20-21) at the Vandal College in Moscow, Idaho, where Christy Borders, Emily Jacobsen and Kyle Ulrey qualified for the Big Sky Conference Championships on Feb. 27-28 in Flagstaff, Ariz.
Borders finished fourth in the 60-meter hurdles with a time of 9.02 to qualify her for the conference championships. She ranks third on Eastern's all-time best list behind the 9.01 time of Tina Olson and the school record of 8.51 set by Seville Broussard in 1999. She also finished fifth in the triple jump with a mark of 35-11 1/2.
Jacobsen had a weight throw of 52-9 1/2 to qualify for the BSC Championships. That mark ranks her seventh in school history. She also finished sixth in the shot put with a throw of 39-5.
On the men's side, Kyle Ulrey finished fourth in the 400 meters with a time of 49.24 to qualify for the Big Sky Championships.
Cody Irby finished sixth in the weight throw with a mark of 53-0 3/4. His previous best mark of 53-3 1/2 at the Runner's Soul Invitational on Feb. 7, qualified Irby for the Conference Championships.
Eastern has met the league qualifying standards 40 times -- 25 for the men and 15 for the women as the Eagles will travel to Flagstaff, Ariz., for the Big Sky Conference Championships on Feb. 27-28.