Saturday, March 21, 2015

Zag distance runners, Eagle jumpers have strong early season showing at Buc Scoring Invite...

SPOKANE—Gonzaga’s distance runners and Eastern Washington’s jumpers were the highlights of Friday’s Buc Scoring Invitational meet hosted by Whitworth University.

Maggie Jones (above/photo courtesy Gonzaga University) broke the stadium record in the women’s 1500, running 4:35.25, the third fastest time in school history.

The Zags’ Willie Milam won both the 800 and 1500, running 1:53.25, and 3:50.81, with Milam leading four Bulldogs in succession across the line.

Gonzaga took the first three spots in the 3000 steeple, led by Nick Roche’s 9:19.37.

After redshirting during the indoor season, Eastern’s Nick Stearns won the pole vault with a leap of 15-11 (4.85m).

Eastern athletes were victorious in the women’s high jump, pole vault, long jump, and triple jump, despite holding out many of their front line athletes.

In Tempe, Arizona, Washington’s Katie Knight finished third in the 1500 meters at the Baldy Castillo Invitational hosted by Arizona State University.

Knight, who did not run cross country and indoor track due to injury, ran 4:26.21.

Johnathan Stevens of the Huskies was third in the men’s 1500 in 3:44.87.

The bulk of the meet continues Saturday.  Arizona State will offer a free live stream of the meet here.  Live results are available here.

NOTE:  The sports information offices of Arizona State University, Whitworth University, Gonzaga University and Eastern Washington University contributed to this report.

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