Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Wednesday morning links: Big Sky Conference meet gets underway; Doha Diamond League, & GNAC news...

Wednesday is the beginning of conference championship week for many of Washington's college and university squads, as the multi-events get underway in the Big Sky Conference championships in Bozeman, Montana.

Eastern Washington will have one athlete contesting in the multis in senior decathlete Kersee Lind (center of photo/photo courtesy Eastern Washington), currently ranked third with a personal best score of 6735 points.

According to Eastern Washington head coach Stan Kerr, “Kersee is going to Bozeman with his eyes wide open. He knows exactly what to expect from the competition.”

The Eastern Washington press release is available here, while the Big Sky Conference release is here.

The meet's home page is available here. Fans can watch the meet online through a link on the meet's home page.

Friday marks the start of yet another season of the Samsung Diamond League, with the first meet in Doha, Qatar.

Former Husky Märt Israel, who was a surprise fourth-place finisher in last year's world championships in Daegu, is entered in the discus, as is Marysville native Jarred Rome.

Another former Husky, Ingvill Måkestad Bovin, opens her 2012 outdoor campaign by running the 3000.

The links to the entries for Doha are available here.

Finally, Seattle Pacific's Ali Worthen shared GNAC female track & field athlete of the week honors for winning last week's heptathlon with a score of 5199 points, along with Alaska-Anchorage's Ivy O'Guinn.

The men's GNAC athlete of the week went to Alex Harrison of Western Washington, who won his second GNAC decathlon title in three years with a meet record of 6598 points.

The GNAC release is available here.

paulmerca.blogspot.com will tentatively be on site Friday for day one of the GNAC championships in Monmouth, Oregon, hosted by Western Oregon.

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