Freshman Placed 17th at USA Championships

June 21, 2007

Erica Chaney of the Eastern Washington University track and field team competed at the USA Track and Field Championships in Indianapolis, Ind., at the IU Michael A. Carroll Track and Field Soccer Stadium, IUPUI (June 21).

The native of Spokane, Wash. (Gonzaga Prep High School), took part in the Finish Line USA Junior Outdoor Track and Field Championships. She had a throw of 43-2 1/2 in the shot put to finish 17th out of 27. Her best throw of the year (44-9 1/2) came at the Vandal Outdoor Jamboree (May 4) to place her sixth in Eastern's record books.

Chaney will be competing tomorrow in the javelin at 7 a.m. Her teammates, David Paul and Carolee Gutierrez, will be participating at the 2007 AT&T USA Outdoor Track and Field Championships on June 22. Paul will compete in the hammer at 2 p.m. and Gutierrez will throw the javelin at 4 p.m.

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