May 5, 2009

Eagles Have Last Chance in Idaho

May 5, 2009

The Eastern Washington University track and field teams compete at the Vandal Jamboree Saturday (May 9) at the Dan O’Brien Track & Field Complex in Moscow, Idaho, for their last regular season meet before heading to the Big Sky Conference Championships in Missoula, Mont., on May 13-16.

"We have a few people that are on the bubble," said head men’s track and field coach Stan Kerr. "We typically do come away with a few more qualifiers from the Vandal."

"Hopefully we will get a few more qualifiers," said head women’s track and field coach Marcia Mecklenburg. "But I think we are resting a lot of athletes this weekend. The athletes who are competing are using this meet mostly just to stay sharp as we head into the Big Sky Conference Championships. So, it is a little more low key but hopefully it will help with the training for the conference championships."

At the 38th Annual Pelluer Invitational on May 1 in Cheney, Wash., Krystal Deyo set a new school record in the long jump and qualified for the Big Sky Conference Championships and the NCAA West Regionals with a mark of 19-8 1/4. She broke the previous school record of 19-1 1/2 set by Cristi Horning in 2000. Deyo also set a new meet record in the 100 meters with a time of 11.99 to break the previous record of 11.8 (hand timed) set by Cathy Davis in 1981.

Deyo also ran the anchor leg for the women’s 4x100-meter relay team which had a winning time of 46.76 to rank second in the conference and fourth in school history. The other members of the team include Shene Davis, Brianna Okoro and Shannon Long.

Chelsi Friese qualified for the regional championships in the pole vault. She had a personal-best mark of 12-7 1/2 to win that event and rank third in school history.

On the men’s side, Aaron Mettler qualified for the NCAA West Regionals in the javelin with a throw of 213-2. That throw ranks him sixth in school history.

Eastern athletes have now met the qualifying standards 48 times for the Big Sky Conference Championships, which take place May 13-16 in Missoula, Mont. The list includes 25 for the men and 23 for the women. The Eagles have seven athletes who have met the standard for the NCAA West Regionals on May 29-30 in Eugene, Ore.

 


-- Upcoming Meet Schedule
May 9 – Vandal Jamboree - Moscow, Idaho
Meet Information - http://www.govandals.com//pdf5/400373.pdf?SPSID=90758&SPID=10991&DB_OEM_ID=17100 

-- Last Week's Meet Schedule
May 1 – 38th Annual Pelluer Invitational – Cheney, Wash.
Men’s Results - http://goeags.cstv.com/sports/m-track/stats/2008-2009/09mtrpelluer.html
Women’s Results - http://goeags.cstv.com/sports/w-track/stats/2008-2009/09wtrpelluer.html

 

-- Top performers:
-- Krystal Deyo (Castle Rock, Wash. - Castle Rock HS ’06)
Breaking the school record in the long jump and qualifying for the Big Sky Conference Championships and the NCAA West Regionals, Krystal Deyo had a mark of 19-8 1/4 to finish first at the 38th Annual Pelluer Invitational on May 1. That mark ranks her second in the Big Sky Conference. She also won the 100 at the Pelluer Invitational with a meet record time of 10.99, and ran the anchor leg on EWU’s 4x100 team that had the fourth-fastest time in school history (46.76). Recording the fourth-fastest time in school history, Deyo had a time of 11.90 in the 100 meters to finish seventh out of 67 athletes at the Beach Invitational on April 18. That time ranks her second in conference. She holds school records indoors in the long jump (19-2 3/4) and the 60 meters (7.55).

-- Brad Wall (Vancouver, Wash. - Evergreen-Vancouver ’08)
At the 38th Annual Pelluer Invitational on May 1, Brad Wall had a personal-best time of 48.26 in the 400 meters to finish second. He qualified for the Big Sky Conference Championships earlier this season at the Oregon Relays on April 24 with a time of 48.47.

 -- Aaron Mettler (Walla Walla, Wash. - Walla Walla HS ’07)
Qualifying for the NCAA West Regionals, Aaron Mettler had a personal-best javelin throw of 213-2 to win that event at the 38th Annual Pelluer Invitational on May 1. That mark ranks him fifth in conference and sixth in school history. He qualified for the Big Sky Conference Championships at the Stanford Invitational on March 27 with a throw of 199-3.





-- Men's Qualifiers/Records
Big Sky Championships - May 13-16, 2009 in Missoula, Mont.
NCAA West Regionals -May 29-30, 2009 in Eugene, Ore.
NCAA Championships - June 10-13, 2009 in Fayetteville, Ark.

NCAA Regional Championships Automatic Qualifying Standard Met: 1 (Aaron Mettler - Javelin/213-2 - Standard is 202-1)

School Records Broken: 1 (Paul Limpf - 10,000m/29:45.89 - old record 19:48.6 by Rick Adams in 1978)

Total Big Sky Championships Qualifying Marks Attained: 25 (New qualifiers: 3 Nick Mundell/400 Hurdles, Kurt Williams/Triple Jump & David Howard/Javelin)
400m - 48.26 - Brad Wall - Vancouver, Wash. (Evergreen-Vancouver ’08)
1,500m - 3:53.13 - Alex Smyth - Kent, Wash. (Sequim HS ’06)
5,000m - 14:32.86 - Alex Smyth - Kent, Wash. (Sequim HS ’06)
5,000m - 14:33.64 - Paul Limpf - Vancouver, Wash. (Evergreen HS '05)
5,000m - 14:57.31 (altitude adjusted to 14:46.05) - Kyle King - Coupeville, Wash. (Coupeville HS ’08)
10,000m - 29:45.89 - Paul Limpf - Vancouver, Wash. (Evergreen HS '05)
400 Hurdles - 57.69 - Nick Mundell - Snohomish, Wash. (Snohomish HS ’06)
400 Hurdles - 55.08 - Armon Blackwell - Tacoma, Wash. (Clover Pack HS ’06)
400 Hurdles - 55-38 - Kersee Lind - Hermiston, Ore. (Hermiston HS ’07)
High Jump - 6-8 3/4 - Adam Stewart - Yakima, Wash. (Davis HS ’07)
High Jump - 6-6 3/4 - Stephen Praast - Ravensdale, Wash. (Tahoma HS ’06)
Pole Vault - 16-0 3/4 - Ben Cogdill - Estacada, Ore. (Estacada HS ’06 & Port. St. Univ.)
Long Jump - 23-1 3/4 - Kurt Williams - Snohomish, Wash. (Snohomish HS ’06 & CC of Spokane)
Triple Jump - 48-0 - Cameron Moore - Spokane, Wash. (Ferris HS ’04)
Triple Jump - 46-4 1/4 - Armand Hopkins - Seattle, Wash. (Renton HS ’05)
Triple Jump - 46-9 - Levi Knudson - Gig Harbor, Wash. (Gig Harbor HS ’06)
Triple Jump - 45-7 1/4 - Kurt Williams - Snohomish, Wash. (Snohomish HS ’06 & CC of Spokane)
Shot Put - 53-1 3/4 - David Howard - Spokane, Wash. (East Valley HS ’05 & CC of Spokane)
Discus - 160-6 - David Howard - Spokane, Wash. (East Valley HS ’05 & CC of Spokane)
Hammer - 163-8 - Cody Irby - Otis Orchards, Wash. (East Valley HS ‘05)
Javelin - 199-6 - Cody Irby - Otis Orchards, Wash. (East Valley HS ‘05)
Javelin - 213-2 - Aaron Mettler - Walla Walla, Wash. (Walla Walla HS ’07)
Javelin - 195-9 - John Clevenger - Hoquiam, Wash. (Wishkah HS ’06)
Javelin - 196-1 - David Howard - Spokane, Wash. (East Valley HS ’05 & CC of Spokane)
Decathlon - 6,223 - Kersee Lind - Hermiston, Ore. (Hermiston HS ’07)

 

-- Women's Qualifiers/Records
Big Sky Championships - May 13-16, 2009 in Missoula, Mont.
NCAA West Regionals -May 29-30, 2009 in Eugene, Ore.
NCAA Championships - June 10-13, 2009 in Fayetteville, Ark.

NCAA Regional Championships Automatic Qualifying Standard Met: 6 (Krystal Deyo - Long Jump/19-8 1/4 - Standard is 19-8 1/4, Chelsi Friese - Pole Vault/12-7 1/2 - Standard is 12-5 1/2, Amanda Peterson - Javelin/150-10 - Standard is 142-6 1/2, Bonnie Berscheid - Discus/155-9 - Standard is 155-2, Nicole Luckenbach - Hammer/184-1 - Standard is 177-7 1/2 & Michelle Coombs - Javelin/146-9 - Standard is 142-6 1/2)

School Records Broken: 2 (Krystal Deyo - Long Jump/19-8 1/4 - old record 19-1 1/2 by Cristi Horning in 2000 & Nicole Luckenbach - Hammer/184-1 - old record 182-8 by Julie Nielson in 2001)

Total Big Sky Championships Qualifying Marks Attained: 23 (New qualifiers: 6 Shannon Long/200m, Christy Borders/100 Hurdles, Olivia Johnston/400 Hurdles, Brianna Okoro/High Jump, Krystal Deyo/Long Jump & Shene Davis/ Long Jump)
100m - 11.90 - Krystal Deyo - Castle Rock, Wash. (Castle Rock HS ’06)
100m - 12.18 - Shene Davis - Yakima, Wash. (Selah HS ’07)
200m - 25.19 - Shene Davis - Yakima, Wash. (Selah HS ’07)
200m - 25.24 - Shannon Long - Richland, Wash. (Richland HS ’04 & CC of Spokane)
5,000m - 17:39.64 - Amber Nickelson - Lake Stevens, Wash. (Lake Stevens HS ’04)
100 Hurdles - 14.91 - Christy Borders - Sunnyside, Wash. (Sunnyside HS ‘06 & Gonzaga)
400 Hurdles - 1:02.34 - Ashley Stabl - Farmington, Wash. (Tekoa-Oakesdale HS ’08)
400 Hurdles - 1:04.85 - Olivia Johnston - Kennewick, Wash. (Kamiakin HS ’08)
3,000 Steeplechase - 11:03.01 - Amber Nickelson - Lake Stevens, Wash. (Lake Stevens HS ’04)
High Jump - 5-3 3/4 - Irene Lowe - Yelm, Wash. (Yelm HS ’07)
High Jump - 5-3 1/4 - Brianna Okoro - Lakewood, Wash. (Bellermine Prep ’08)
Pole Vault - 12-7 1/2 - Chelsi Friese - Lebam, Wash. (Willapa Valley HS ’07)
Long Jump - 19-8 1/4 - Krystal Deyo - Castle Rock, Wash. (Castle Rock HS ’06)
Long Jump - 18-8 - Shene Davis - Yakima, Wash. (Selah HS ’07)
Triple Jump - 38-2 1/4 - Shene Davis - Yakima, Wash. (Selah HS ’07)
Shot Put - 41-11 1/2 - Mari Bingham - Tacoma, Wash. (Mt. Tahoma HS ’07)
Discus - 156-2 - Bonnie Berscheid - Priest River, Idaho (Priest River HS '05)
Hammer - 185-7 - Nicole Luckenbach - Mill Creek, Wash. (Snohomish HS '05)
Hammer - 159-3 - Aimee Carroll - Silverdale, Wash. (Central Kitsap HS ’04)
Javelin - 150-10 - Amanda Peterson - Gig Harbor, Wash. (Peninsula HS ’07)
Javelin - 148-3 - Michelle Coombs - Hermiston, Ore. (Hermiston HS ’08)
Javelin - 131-4 - Jessica Thomas - Auburn, Wash. (Auburn Riverside HS '05)
Heptathlon - 4,438 - Michelle Coombs - Hermiston, Ore. (Hermiston HS ’08)

 

-- Other Top Performers in the 2009 season:
--Armon Blackwell (Tacoma, Wash. - Clover Park HS ’06)
Armon Blackwell had a personal-best time of 55.11 to win the 400-meter hurdles at the Oregon-Washington Scoring Clash on April 11. At the Al Manuel Invitational on April 4, Blackwell qualified for the BSC Championships in the 400-meter hurdles with a time of 55.34 to finish second.

-- Aimee Carroll - (Silverdale, Wash. - Central Kitsap HS ’04)
At the Al Manuel Invitational on April 4, 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.

-- Ben Cogdill (Estacada, Ore. - Estacada HS ’06 & Portland State Univ.)
At the Stanford Invitational on March 28, Ben Cogdill qualified for the conference championships in the pole vault with a mark of 16-0 3/4 to rank fourth in school history.

-- Shene Davis (Yakima, Wash. - Selah HS ’07)
Qualifying for the Big Sky Conference Championships in the long jump, Shene Davis had a mark of 18-8 to finish second at the 38th Annual Pelluer Invitational. That mark ranks her seventh in the conference. At the Beach Invitational on April 18, Davis improved her season-best time in the 100 meters to 12.18. At the Oregon-Washington Scoring Clash on April 11, Davis won both the 200 meters and the triple jump and qualified for BSC Championships in both events. She had a time of 25.19 and a jump of 38-2 1/4, and earlier this season she also qualified in the 100.

-- Cody Irby (Otis Orchards, Wash. - East Valley HS ‘05)
At the Al Manuel Invitational on April 4, Cody Irby finished fourth in the javelin (195-4) and fifth in the hammer (162-4). His best javelin throw came at the Stanford Invitational where he finished fourth with a mark of 199-6, which qualified him for the conference championships. His best hammer came at the Dusty Lane Invitational where he finished second with a throw of 162-10 to qualify for the BSC Championships.

-- Paul Limpf (Vancouver, Wash. - Evergreen HS '05)
At the Oregon Relays on April 25, Paul Limpf qualified for the conference championships in the 5,000 meters with a time of 14:33.64. Limpf had a time of 29:45.89 in the 10,000 meters at the Stanford Invitational on March 28 to break the previous school record of 29:48.6 set by Rick Adams in 1978. Limpf, who also qualified for the Big Sky Conference Championships with that time, had a previous personal-best time of 29:57.13 in 2008.

-- Nicole Luckenbach (Mill Creek, Wash. - Snohomish HS '05)
With her third throw this season of over 180 feet, Nicole Luckenbach broke her own school record in the hammer with a throw of 185-7 to finish fourth at the Oregon Relays on April 24. She had a winning throw of 184-1 at the Oregon-Washington Scoring Clash on April 11. At the Stanford Invitational on March 28, Luckenbach qualified for the league championships and the NCAA West Regionals in the hammer with a throw of 182-10 to win that event. That mark also broke the school record of 182-8 set by Julie Nielson in 2001.

-- Amanda Peterson (Gig Harbor, Wash. - Peninsula HS ’07)
With a season-best javelin throw, Amanda Peterson had a mark of 150-10 to finish second out of 33 athletes at the Beach Invitational on April 18. She had already qualified for the NCAA West Regionals and the Big Sky Conference Championships earlier this season at the Al Manuel Invitational on April 3. Her career-best throw of 154-5 was set as a freshman in 2008 and ranks sixth in school history.

-- Alex Smyth (Kent, Wash. - Sequim HS ’06)
At the Mt. Sac Relays on April 18, Alex Smyth qualified for the Big Sky Conference Championships in the 1,500 meters with a time of 3:53.13. He has also qualified for the league championships in the 5,000 meters at the Stanford Invitational on March 27 with a time of 14:32.86.

-- Ashley Stabl - (Farmington, Wash. - Tekoa-Oakesdale HS ’08)
With a personal-best in the 400-meter hurdles at the Oregon Relays on April 25, Ashley Stabl had a time of 1:02.34 to rank seventh in school history. At the Al Manuel Invitational on April 4, Stabl qualified for the conference championships in the 400-meter hurdles with a time of 1:03.77 to win that event. 

-- Adam Stewart (Yakima, Wash. - Davis HS ’07)
The Big Sky Conference indoor high jump champion, Adam Stewart qualified for the outdoor conference championships in the high jump at the Beach Invitational on April 18. He had a mark of 6-8 3/4 to finish second out of 22 competitors. Stewart won the Big Sky indoor title in February with a high jump of 6-8 1/4.

-- Kurt Williams (Snohomish, Wash. - Snohomish HS ’06 & CC of Spokane)
At the Oregon-Washington Scoring Clash on April 11, Kurt Williams qualified for the BSC Championships in the long jump with a winning mark of 23-1 3/4. He also finished fourth in the 200 meters with a time of 22.37.

 

-- All-Conference Performers
The following Eagle athletes have earned All-Big Sky Conference honors (top three finish) in previous Big Sky Conference track and field championships (indoors and outdoors):

-- Men
*Chad Butorac - (2007 Outdoor: Champion in 400 meters, 2007 Indoor: 2nd in 400 meters, 2006 Outdoors: 3rd in 400 meters, 2006 Indoors: 3rd in 200 meters)
Cameron Moore - (2009 Indoors: 2nd in triple jump & 2008 Outdoor: Champion in triple jump)
Aaron Mettler - (2008 Outdoor: Champion in javelin)
Adam Stewart - (2009 Indoors: Champion in high jump & 2008 Outdoor: 3rd in high jump)
Ben Cogdill - (2009 Indoors: 3rd in pole vault)
Armand Hopkins - (2009 Indoors: 3rd in long jump)
David Howard - (2009 Indoors: Champion in shot put)
4x400 Relay - (2007 Outdoor: 3rd)


-- Women
Bonnie Berscheid - (2007 & 2008 Outdoor: Champion in discus)
Chelsi Friese - (2009 Indoors: 2nd in pole vault)
Nicole Luckenbach - (2008 Outdoors: 2nd in hammer)
*Erica Chaney - (2008 Indoors: 2nd in shot put)
*Redshirting 2009 outdoor season

 

-- Links:
EWU Women's Top Performances by Event - http://goeags.cstv.com/sports/w-track/stats/2008-2009/09wtoutbestevent.html
EWU Women's Results by Athlete - http://goeags.cstv.com/sports/w-track/stats/2008-2009/09wtoutbestath.html

EWU Men's Top Performances by Event - http://goeags.cstv.com/sports/m-track/stats/2008-2009/09mtoutbestevent.html
EWU Men's Results by Athlete - http://goeags.cstv.com/sports/m-track/stats/2008-2009/09mtoutbestath.html

Direct Athletics Performance List - http://www.directathletics.com/lists/track/63_450.html

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