Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Eagle freshman Quintin Porterfield sixth after five events at Big Sky decathlon...

MOSCOW, Idaho—Eastern Washington’s Quintin Porterfield (left/photo courtesy EWU Athletics) stands sixth at the break in the decathlon competition as the Big Sky Championships began Tuesday at the Dan O’Brien Track & Field Complex on the campus of the University of Idaho.

Porterfield, a freshman from East Wenatchee, had his strongest performances in the two running events, taking second in the 100 (10.99) and fourth in the 400 (49.68).

In between, he long jumped 21-3.5 (6.49m), threw the shot 38-11 (11.86m), and high jumped 5-7.75 (1.72m).

Eagle sophomore Forrest Wallace stands 13th at 2997 points. He ran 11.92 in the 100, long jumped 18-8.75 (5.71m), threw the shot 29-1.75 (8.88m), and ran 54.50 in the 400.

Wallace’s best performance of the day came in the high jump, where he was in a 3-way tie for first at 6-5 (1.96m).

Mason Storm of Montana State is the leader after five events at 3884 points, winning the first three events—the 100, long jump & shot put.

In the women’s heptathlon, Eagle freshmen Jessica Linde (2603) and Cierra Kohlman (2160) are in 12th & 15th place, respectively.

Portland State freshman Kristen O’Handley is the leader after four events with 3062 points.

Complete results of the Big Sky Championships are available here.

paulmerca.blogspot.com will have on-site coverage of the Big Sky Championships beginning Thursday.

NOTE: The University of Idaho and Finished Results contributed to this report.

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