Women’s track opens outdoor season

By Riley Baker, Staff Writer

The women’s track team began its outdoor season at the Whitworth BUC Scoring Invite on March 17 and 18 in Spokane. There were three qualifiers for the Big Sky Conference Outdoor Championships, including senior Kaytlyn Coleman, junior Kendra Hamm and sophomore Dominique Butler.

Coleman qualified in the hammer toss with a throw of 189-7, winning the event.

Hamm qualified in the women’s heptathlon, placing in first with 4,545 points. Her best events in the heptathlon were the 100-meter hurdles, where she ran a 16.05 and finished in first, the long jump with a distance of 17-6 3/4, and the javelin with a distance of 109-6.

Butler qualified in the triple jump with a distance of 38-0 3/4, placing in first.

Sophomore Rebecca Tarbert placed first in the 100-meter with a time of 12.08, but failed to qualify by just 8 hundredths of a second.

Sophomore Paris Flenoy came in first place in the shot put with a throw of 45-3, just .1 meters shy of qualifying for the conference championship.

In the pole vault, redshirt freshman Anandae Clark and junior Erin Clark tied for first with a height of 11-11 3/4, just .05 meters short of qualifying.

EWU had the top three finishers in the high jump. Sophomore Tierra White finished in first with a height of 5-4 1/4, sophomore Kaitlyn Grunst finished in second at 5-0 1/4 and senior Brooklyn Bellomy finished in third at 4-10 1/4.

The women’s 4×100 relay team finished in first with a time of 47.15. The team consisted of Tarbert, junior Paige Hammock, senior Erika Lombardo and junior Brooke Monson.

Sophomore Leanne Asper placed in first in the 400-meter hurdles with a time of 1:03.15. Hammock came in third with a time of 1:04.95.

Asper also placed first in the 100-meter hurdles with a time of 15.76.

Redshirt freshman Janessa Day finished in first place in the 400-meter with a time of 1:00.06.

Monson placed first in the 200-meter with a time of 25.85.

Lombardo finished in second in both the 200 and 400-meter with times of 1:00.09 and 26.30, respectively.

The Eagles will travel to Missoula, Montana, on April 1 to compete in the Al Manuel Invitational. Qualifiers from this event will compete at the Stanford Invite.