Sunday, January 15, 2017

WEEKEND ROUNDUP: Coug sprinters & jumpers compete well in Boise; Eags sweep Vandals...

While Washington State University send a small group of athletes to compete at the UW Indoor Preview Saturday, the majority of the team headed east to compete at the Ed Jacoby Invitational hosted by Boise State on Friday and Saturday at the Jacksons Indoor Facility in Nampa, Idaho.

The Cougs came away with nine individual winners at the Ed Jacoby meet including Ja’Maun Charles and Regyn Gaffney, who were double winners on the day.

Charles won the men's 60m dash with a PR time of 6.76, and won the 200m dash in a time of 21.74. Gaffney won the women's 60m dash with a PR time of 7.60 seconds, and won the 200m dash with a time of 25.39, the same time as WSU’s Tierney Silliman.

Multi-event specialist Liz Harper (left/photo by Paul Merca) won the 60 hurdles (8.85), while Greer Alsop took the triple jump (40-11.75/12.49m), Kiana Davis won the triple jump (5-6/1.69m), and Katie Wardsworth the 20-pound weight throw (51-8.75/25.75m).

Josh Schulz had the Cougars’ final win by emerging victorious in the long jump with a leap of 22-7.25 (6.90m).

In Moscow, Idaho, the Eastern Washington men’s and women’s squads swept the University of Idaho teams at the Vandal Invitational, with the men winning by a 70-46 count, while the women won by two, 68-66.

The Eagles came away with 12 individual victories in the scored meet, with seven men taking home titles, and five women doing likewise.

Saint Martin’s University sent a 4 x 800 relay team to the meet, winning the race in a time of 9:58.74.

Eastern’s best mark of the day came from shot putter Aaron Cunningham, who won his event with a toss of 55-8.25 (16.97m).

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

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