February 2, 2008

Three Eagles Qualify for Big Sky Championships

Feb. 2, 2008

The Eastern Washington University track and field teams competed this weekend at the McDonald's Collegiate in Moscow, Idaho (Feb. 2). Three athletes met automatic qualifying berths to the Big Sky Conference Indoor Championships, while Curtis Suver broke a school record in the 3,000 meters at the University of Washington Invitational.

On the men's side, Suver flew to Seattle, Wash., to compete in the 3,000 and set a new school record and a personal best with a time of 8:07.39 to finish 10th overall in the meet. His previous best was 8:08.06, which he set in 2007.

In Moscow, Mike Uhlenkott finished second and qualified for the BSC Championships with a vault of 15-7, just an inch over the qualifying mark of 15-6. His personal best was set in 2007 of 15-9.

Teammate Kyle Ulrey finished first in the 400-meter dash with a personal best of 49.13, 0.51 seconds better than his previous time of 49.64.

On the women's side in Moscow, Shannon Long and Shene Davis qualified for the Big Sky Conference Indoor Championships in their respected events. Long qualified in the 200 meters with a time of 25.62, good for first at the meet. She is now ranked ninth on Eastern's all-time best list.

Davis qualified in the triple jump with a jump of 37-3 1/4. She also competed in the 60 meters with a time of 7.95 to finish third overall and rank eighth on Eastern's all-time best list.

Chelsi Friese finished third in the pole vault with a jump of 11-1 3/4, which ranks her fifth on EWU's all-time best list and is a personal best. Her previous vault was on Saturday (Jan. 26) in Pullman, Wash., where she vaulted 10-0.

The Eagles will travel to Moscow, Idaho, to compete in the Vandal Invitational and McDonalds Collegiate (Feb. 8-9, respectively).

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