Freshman sprinter breaks the school record for the third time this season at the NCAA West Preliminaries
The Eastern Washington University track and field team wrapped up its first day of competition at the NCAA West Preliminary Round in Austin, Texas, Thursday (May 28).
Freshman sprinter Jeremy VanAssche broke his own school record in the 100 with a time of 10.36 to finish 25th overall, missing the quarterfinals by one place. He placed fourth in his heat.
The East Wenatchee, Wash., native came in to Thursday's competition ranked 34th with a then-personal best of 10.42. This is the third time this season VanAssche has broken the school record.
After two weather delays due to lightning in the area that postponed the meet for over two hours, Trenton Osborn improved on his ranking in the long jump. The sophomore entered the competition ranked 40th and jumped 23-1 1/4 to place 37th in the field. Osborn also had jumps of 22-11 3/4 and 22-7.
On the track, sophomore Sarah Reiter ran a time of 37:14.17 in the 10,000. Senior Phil Puccino was unable to clear a height in the high jump.
Action on Friday (May 29) will begin with Emma Murillo in the discus at 10 a.m. Pacific time, followed by Jordan Arakawa in the hammer throw at noon.
Paula Gil-Echevarria, Katie Mahoney, and Catie Arrigoni will take on the steeplechase at 6:50.
Morena Mannucci (triple jump) and Murillo (javelin) will wrap up competition for the Eagles on Saturday.
Live video: http://www.texassports.com/watch/?Live=278
Live results: http://branchsportstech.com/NCAAWest/
Complete meet information: http://www.texassports.com/news/2015/3/22/XC_TF_0322151441.aspx