Sunday, April 24, 2016

WEEKEND ROUNDUP: Spokane Memorial Open and Spike Arlt Invitational recap...

In Spokane, field event specialists highlighted competition at Saturday’s Spokane Memorial Open meet at Spokane Community College.

Eastern Washington freshman Larry Still (above/photo courtesy EWU Athletics) had the best men’s mark of the meet in winning the pole vault with a leap of 16-6.75 (5.05m).

His Eagle teammate Aaron Cunningham won the shot put with a toss of 56-8.5 (17.28m), while Brock Eager, who is being redshirted at Washington State, won the hammer with a mark of 206-9 (63.03m).

On the track, Eastern Washington’s Austin Upmeyer won a sprint double, taking the 100m in 11.06, and the 200 in 21.67.  

The women’s competition saw Eastern’s Kaytlyn Coleman win both the shot put (45-3/13.79m) and the hammer (199-7/60.83m), and Gonzaga’s Shelby Mills win the 5000 in 16:31.18.

In Ellensburg, Central Washington’s Armando Tafoya won a shot/discus double at the Spike Arlt Invitational Saturday, taking the shot with a toss of 49-6.25 (15.09m), and the discus at 166-0 (50.59m).

Club Northwest’s Levi Keller won the pole vault at 16-2.75 (4.95m).

The women’s competition was highlighted by Seattle Pacific’s Kyra Brannan, who won the long jump at 19-1.5 (5.83m) and by teammate Naphtali Ward, who won the high jump at 5-7 (1.70m).

The best race on the track was a repeat of the GNAC indoor 60 hurdles final, where Seattle Pacific’s Maliea Luquin beat Central Washington’s Mariyah Vongsaveng at the 100 hurdles distance 13.98 to 14.13, despite an aiding wind of 5.2 meters per second.

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