Track and Field: Seattle success

The Idaho track and field team traveled over the border and across the state to compete in the University of Washington invitational.

On the first day of competition several Vandals performed with top marks.

In the distance events, freshman Kara Story and freshman Maizy Brewer came in with top-5 finishes in the 3000-meter. Story finished in second with a personal best in 10:03.22. Brewer closely followed in third with a 10:04.78.

Redshirt sophomore Sierra Speiker also set a personal best in the 5000-meter with a 17:20.88—the second fastest time in the Big Sky Conference. Sophomore Andrea Condie also set a personal record in the 5k with a time of 17:40.89.

Junior Kolcie Bates finished sixth in the weight throw. She threw 17.16 meters in her season personal record and is placed seventh in the Big Sky.

Day two of competition brought success and top finishes for the Vandals as well.

Freshman sprinter Ben Doucette had another strong weekend with the 60-meter hurdles at UW. Doucette ran 8.26 seconds in qualifying to move on to finals and run an 8.17 to finish in fourth place.

Freshman Karina Moreland had a strong finish in the triple jump, placing sixth with a leap of 11.62 meters.

Continuing the success in the field events was sophomore Matthew Pete Bauman who set a new personal record in the weight toss with a throw of 15.73 meters.

Rounding out the weekend was the men’s 4×400 meter relay, composed of freshman Mack Baxter, freshman Dean Ellenwood, senior Ian Middleton, and sophomore Zion Stuffle. The crew finished in seventh in a time of 3:20.67.

Idaho heads on to the Idaho Duals Feb. 3 in the Kibbie-ASUI Activity Center.

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