Eagles Compete at Al Manuel Invitational

April 4, 2009

The Eastern Washington University track and field teams competed Friday and Saturday (April 3-4) at the Al Manuel Invitational in Missoula, Mont., as six EWU athletes qualified for the Big Sky Conference Championships and three claimed meet titles.

Aimee Carroll qualified for the Big Sky Championships in the hammer with a personal-best throw of 159-3 to finish fourth. That mark ranks her 12th in school history.

Ashley Stabl qualified for the conference championships in the 400-meter hurdles with a time of 1:03.77 to win that event and rank eighth in school history. She was also second in the 100 hurdles with a time of 15.24.

Amber Nickelson won the 5,000 meters with a time of 17:53.01 to qualify for the league championships and rank seventh in school history.

Shene Davis qualified for the BSC Championships in the 100 meters with a time of 12.30. Teammate Krystal Deyo won that event with a time of 12.19. Deyo had already qualified for the conference championships earlier this season at the Stanford Invitational.

On the men's side, Brad Wall qualified for the league championships in the 400 meters with a time of 48.72 to finish third.

Armon Blackwell qualified for the BSC Championships in the 400-meter hurdles with a time of 55.34 to finish second.

In men's team scoring, Eastern beat Gonzaga 146-27 and lost to Montana 111.5-81.5 and Montana State 113-81. The Eagle women beat Gonzaga 148-13 and lost to Montana 110.5-87.5 and Montana State 105-84.

The Eagles will compete next weekend at the Oregon-Washington Dual in Spokane, Wash., on April 11.

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