April 25, 2008

Mattie Bridgmon Breaks Her Own School Record

April 25, 2008

Eastern Washington University's Mattie Bridgmon improved her own school record time in the 5,000 meters, and teammate Camille Moseley did as well, Friday (April 25) on the first day of the Oregon Relays track and field meet in Eugene, Ore.

Bridgmon finished fifth in the 5,000 with a time of 16:33.60 to break her previous week-old record of 16:47.65 set at the Mt. Sac Relays. That broke Kari McKay's record time of 16:57.71 set in 1992.

But Moseley also exceeded both records with a time of 16:44.09 to finish tenth in the meet. Her time qualified her for the Big Sky Conference Championships and the NCAA West Regionals. She bettered her previous best time of 17:04.17 set in 2007.

Erika Stratton qualified for the BSC Championships in the pole vault with a effort of 11-5 3/4 to rank her fifth in school history. She finished fourth at the meet.

Sarah Frey, who qualified for the BSC Championships in the 400 last week at the Beach Invitational, had a personal best time of 57.65 in Eugene.

One the men's side, Aaron Mettler had a personal best throw in the javelin with a toss of 207-9 to finish second at the meet. He ranks 11th in school history and had already qualified for the NCAA West Regionals and BSC Championships.

Kyle Ulrey and Joshua Jones finished first and second, respectively, in the 200 meters. Ulrey had a time of 22.27 and Jones had a time of 22.41.

Other top three finishers after day one for both the men and women included Mallory LaPlante (discus/131-6/2nd), Armand Hopkins (triple jump/47-1 3/4/3rd) and Armon Blackwell (110h/15.91/2nd).

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