May 17, 2008
Cameron Moore won the Big Sky triple jump title as the Eastern Washington University track and field teams wrapped-up the 2008 Big Sky Conference Championships Saturday (May 17) in Sacramento, Calif.
Mattie Bridgmon, Curtis Suver and the women's 4x100-meter relay team had second-place finishes for the Eagles. Eastern's men finished sixth with 74 points while the women finished seventh with 75 1/2 points.
Even the 101-degree couldn't stop Moore as he won EWU's third Big Sky triple jump title in school history. A junior from Spokane, Wash., (Ferris HS `04), his jump of 47-8 1/2 qualified him for the NCAA West Regionals May 30-31.
Moore's effort came on his last jump of the competition to pass the 47-6 1/2 mark of previous leader Derek Hammond of host Sacramento State. Hammond took his final attempt after Moore but jumped 46-9 and had to settle for second.
"He is so dedicated and so deserving," said head men's coach Stan Kerr. "He was determined and was the best jumper in the field. It was a great competition."
Suver had a 1,500-meter time of 3:50.93 to finish second at conference. He qualified earlier this season for the West Regionals.
On the women's side, Bridgmon finished second in the 5,000 meters with a time of 17:30.10. She qualified earlier this season for the West Regionals with a school-record time of 16:33.60.
Other Eagles who finished in the top eight included Amanda Peterson (javelin/147-7/4th), Jordan Baughan (javelin/129-5/7th), men's 4x100 (42.26/6th) and 4x400 (3:15.02/4th), Chad Butorac (400 meters/47.66/4th), Krystal Deyo (100 meters/12.27/4th), Sarah Frey (400 meters/1:01.49/4th), Shannon Long (200 meters/25.17/8th), Chelsi Friese (pole vault/11-9/5th), women's 4x400 (3:55.35/8th) and Paul Limpf (5,000 meters/15:27.15/4th).
The Eagles will compete next at the NCAA West Regionals May 30-31 in Northridge, Calif.