Saturday, January 24, 2015

Eagles get Big Sky qualifying mark from sprinter Tyree Fort...

MOSCOW, Idaho—Freshman Tyree Fort (left/photo courtesy EWU Athletics) was Eastern Washington’s lone Big Sky conference qualifier Friday, as the true freshman from North Carolina ran 6.97 at the Idaho Collegiate meet at the Kibbie Dome on the campus of the University of Idaho.

Fort was edged out for the win by unattached runner Arphaxad Carroll, who ran 6.92.  Carroll, who attends Idaho, also won the long jump with a jump of 25-1.25 (7.65m), the best double of the day.

The Eagles got seven individual victories on the women’s side, led by horizontal jumper Morena Mannucci, as the Italian national won both the long jump (17-8, 5.38m) and the triple jump (38-0/11.58m).

Gonzaga’s Maggie Jones won both the mile (5:09.12) and the 3000 (10:16.44) to highlight the Bulldogs’ efforts at the meet.

Central Washington’s multi-event specialist Tayler Fettig won the 60 hurdles (9.30) and was third in the high jump (5-5/1.65m) to highlight the Wildcats’ outing at the Kibbie Dome.

The recaps for Gonzaga, Eastern Washington, and Central Washington are available by clicking on the school’s name.

In Pullman, Washington State newcomers Javin Nash-Harris and Kiana Davis were triple jump winners Friday during the first day of competition at the 13th Annual WSU Open indoor track and field meet at the Indoor Facility in Pullman.

Nash-Harris, a freshman from Seattle, leaped a distance of 47-feet 3/4 inches (14.34m) in his collegiate triple jump debut.

Davis, a sophomore from Longview, won the women’s triple jump with a personal-best distance of 38-11 3/4 (11.88m). 

The WSU Open continues Saturday.

NOTE:  The sports information offices of the University of Idaho, Eastern Washington, Washington State, Gonzaga, and Central Washington contributed to this report.

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