Two More Qualify for Big Sky Outdoor Championships

April 28, 2007

Two more Big Sky Conference Championships qualifying marks were met as Eastern Washington University competed Saturday (April 28) at the Duane Hartman Invitational in Spokane, Wash., at Spokane Falls Community College.

Senior Camille Moseley qualified for Big Sky Outdoor Championship in the 800 after placing second with a time of 2:15.48, which places her seventh all-time in school history. She already qualified for BSC in the 1500 (4:36.87) and the 5000 (17:04.17).

Kiri Garruto ranks ninth on Eastern's all-time best list with a time of 18:11.12 in the 5000 and qualified for the BSC. She third behind Moseley (18:04.32) and another teammate, Mattie Bridgmon (18:03.82).

Bonnie Millard had a personal best in the discus with a winning throw of 149-8 to rank her seventh all-time at EWU and Erica Chaney had a personal best in shot put of 43-7 1/4 to rank 10th in that event. Valerie Bertsch had a personal best of 161-3 to place second and rank her eighth in the hammer, and Erika Kirley-Price is now 11th after a personal best of her own to place third in that event at 156-3.

Also, a pair of Eagles had two of the top performances in school history at the Asics/Steve Scott Invitational in Irvine, Calif., on Friday and Saturday (April 27-28).

Senior Carolee Gutierrez had a personal best in the discus with a throw of 150-2 to rank her sixth in school history. Besides placing fifth in the discus, she was second in the javelin (146-3), sixth in the hammer (169-10) and eighth in the shot put (41-10 1/2). She has already qualified for the Big Sky Championships in all four of those events.

Sarah Hegna had a personal best in the pole vault with a vault of 12-11 1/2 to place second. She now ranks second in school history, and is now less than three inches behind the school record of 13-2 1/4 set by Emily Roberts in 2003.

The Eagles will compete at the Last Chance Meet in Moscow, Idaho, on Saturday, May 5. After that, Eastern will head to the Big Sky Outdoor Conference Championships in Pocatello, Idaho, (May 9-12). So far, 21 Big Sky qualifying marks have been met by Eastern student-athletes.

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