EOU sets new records

By Observer staff February 03, 2014 09:16 am

The Eastern Oregon University men’s and women’s track and field team set new school records on day two of the Washington Invite and Ed Jacoby Invite. The Mountaineers broke three school records in two events.

Washington Invite

On day two at the Washington Invite, the Mountaineers saw two school records get broken Saturday. For the second straight day, Damion Flores broke a school record. This time he broke the school record in the mile by 18 tenths of a second. He finished the mile in 4:10.67, which meets the NAIA “A” standard.

Isaac Updike continued the EOU streak of breaking school records at the Washington Invite. Updike broke the 3,000-meter run record. He finished the race in a time of 8:28.19, which beat the school record by two seconds. 

Ed Jacoby Invite

Ryan Rosenau continued his outstanding performance in the heptathlon on Saturday. Rosenau finished third in the meet with score of 4,817, the fifth best score all-time at EOU. 

Kadie Booth was the third member of the EOU track and field team to set a school record Saturday. Booth took down the record in the 200- meter dash, finishing eighth overall with a time of 25.62. Her mark met the NAIA “B” standard.

Running three tenths of a second behind Booth was Carlondra McGee-Woolbright, who ran the 200 meters in a time of 25.94, which is the second best time in school history for EOU.

Megan Sullivan and Brian Wickham both hit the NAIA “B” standards on Saturday. Sullivan ran the 400 meters in a time of 59.53 seconds to hit the mark. Wickham improved on his “B” standard in the weight throw and recorded a distance of 56 feet, 10 inches.

Ronieka Robinson and Kendall Current recorded the second and third fastest times in school history in the 60-meter dash. Robinson clocked a time of 7.98, the second fastest time in school history. Current followed with a time of 8.03 for the third fastest time in school history.