Sunday, February 26, 2017

WEEKEND RECAP: Eagles' Clark & McGee win individual titles at Big Sky indoor champs...

In Pocatello, Idaho, the Eastern Washington University men’s and women’s track teams earned identical eighth place finishes at the Big Sky indoor track & field championships hosted by Idaho State University.

The women scored 40 points while the men tallied 38. Northern Arizona swept the conference championship with 114 points on the women's side and 129.5 on the men's.

Eastern Washington athletes won two individual conference championships—one in the women’s pole vault on Friday, as Anandae Clark (above/photo courtesy Big Sky Conference) won the competition with a best of 13-7 (4.14m), and freshman Keshun McGee won the long jump with a mark of 25-0 (7.62m).

McGee came back on Saturday and placed second in the triple jump, bounding 51-1 (15.57m).

Defending Big Sky 60 meter dash champion Rebecca Tarbert finished third in her event in a time of 7.60.  Tierra White was second in the women’s high jump with a clearance of 5-7 (1.70m).

Defending Big Sky men’s pole vault champ Larry Still of the Eagles was not able to compete, as he sustained an injury during the pre-meet warmups.

In Nampa, Idaho, Seattle University’s men’s and women’s track & field teams both finished in fifth place at the Western Athletic Conference indoor championship meet.

The men scored 35 points, while the women scored 49 points, as Grand Canyon University swept the team titles, scoring 221 points in the mens’ competition, and 204.5 in the women’s meet.

The Redhawks’ Jacques Hebert won the men’s mile run in a time of 4:15.05.

In the women’s mile, Johanna Erickson was second in a time of 5:02.88.

Mandie Maddux took third in the women’s high jump with a leap of 5-3.75 (1.62m), to add to the gold medal she won in the pentathlon.

SeattleU’s distance medley relay team of Shannan Higgins, Mandy Rusch, Siobhan Rubio and Rebecca Lassere took third in a time of 12:27.85.

Matthew Seidel was third in the 5000m, running 14:59.10.

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