Friday, December 1, 2017

The NCAA indoor track season begins Friday with Candy Cane X at Eastern Washington...

The 2017-18 NCAA indoor track and field season in the state of Washington gets underway Friday at Jim Thorpe Fieldhouse on the campus of Eastern Washington University in Cheney with the Candy Cane X.

The Candy Cane X is a two day meet which is composed of a multi-event competition and a dual meet on Saturday between host Eastern Washington and the University of Montana.

The men’s heptathlon kicks the meet off at noon, while the women’s pentathlon starts at 12:30 pm.  Day 2 of the heptathlon starts at 9 am, while individual field events go an hour later, and the individual running events commence at 12:30 pm.

At last year's Candy Cane meet, EWU defeated Montana on the men's side with a score of 59 to 32. UM took the women's side of the competition with score of 68 to 55. The Eagles also claimed nine titles from the event.

The top performances of last year’s meet came from the Eagles’ Rebecca Tarbert (above/photo courtesy EWU Athletics) who won the 55 meter dash in a school record 6.78, and from Central Washington’s Kodiak Landis, who won the heptathlon with a score of 5119 points.  

Landis used that meet as a springboard to winning the GNAC title and a third place finish at the NCAA D2 championships, where he scored 5342 points.

Eastern Washington’s release is available here, which includes a link to the time schedule.

NOTE:  The sports information office at Eastern Washington contributed to this report.

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