Seven female athletes and 10 male athletes join Eastern's track and field/cross country program
The Eastern Washington University Track and Field and Cross Country teams have added 17 new athletes to their roster for the 2015-16 season. Seven female athletes and 10 male athletes make up the new faces, including 10 high school athletes and seven transfers.
Leanne Asper – Sprints/Hurdles – Coeur d'Alene, Idaho – Lake City High School '13/WSU Transfer
In high school, Asper ran personal bests in the 200 meters (25.36), 400 meters (56.96), 1,600 meters (5:17.37), and the one mile (5:24.86) in 2012. She took first place at the 5A State Track and Field Championships in the 800 meters during that same season. She also competed in the 200 at the State Championships. She was also a member of the 4x200 meter relay team that competed at the 4A/5A District Regional Championships that year where the team placed first.
During her sophomore season at WSU, Asper had her outdoor personal best in the 800 during the WSU Cougar Invitational where she had a time of 2:15.15. Her indoor personal best in the 800 was achieved during her freshman season where she ran a time of 2:16.39 at the Idaho Vandal Indoor. She also achieved her personal best in the 400 during the same year at the Jacksons/NB Boise Indoor with a time of 1:01.53.
Madison Doepker – Throws – Walla Walla, Wash. – Walla Walla High School '15
During her senior year at Walla Walla High School, Doepker recorded a personal best in the shot put at the Lewiston Invitational with a throw of 39-1 1/2. She competed in three events at the 4A State Track and Field Championships in Tacoma including the shot put with a throw of 39-0 1/4, the discus with a throw of 130-10, and the javelin with a throw of 126-3. Her personal bests in the discus and javelin came in 2014 when she had distances of 131-1 and 138-8, respectively.
Kendra Hamm – Multis – Spokane Valley, Wash. – University High School '12/Spokane Falls CC Transfer
During her senior year of high school, Hamm competed in the 100 meters (13.18), 200 meters (26.16), 400 meters (59.70), 800 meters (2:34.39), 100 meter hurdles (18.35), shot put (23-4 1/4), javelin (84-1), high jump (5-2 3/4), and long jump (16-8 3/4), recording personal bests in each. She competed in the Washington State Multi Events meet where she competed in the heptathlon.
During her indoor season at Spokane Falls CC, Hamm achieved personal bests in five events at the Washington State University Open. In the running events, Hamm ran the 800 meters in a time of 2:34.67 and the 60 meter hurdles in a time of 12.58. In the field events, Hamm recorded a mark of 23-7 3/4 in the shot put, 4-9 3/4 in the high jump, and 15-10 3/4 in the long jump. During her outdoor season, she recorded three more personal bests at the Erik Anderson Icebreaker in the 100 meter hurdles (17.23), 400 meter hurdles (65.75), and the high jump (4-10 1/4).
Justean Landis – Throws – Arlington, Wash. – Arlington High School '15
Landis recorded personal bests in each of her throwing events during her senior year at Arlington High School, including the shot put, javelin, hammer throw, and discus. Her personal best in the discus was during the State Championships, where she threw a distance of 135-6, placing first in state. She also competed in the shot put at the State Championships. Her personal best in the shot put was recorded during the Oak Harbor/Marysville-Pilchuck meet where she recorded a distance of 41-9 placing first.
Sofia Pizzillo – Sprints – Spokane, Wash. – Shadle Park High School '15
Pizzillo recorded personal bests in each of her events during her senior year at Shadle Park High School. During the Pasco Invitatoinal, Pizzillo ran her personal best in the 100 meters with a time of 12.35. Her best time in the 200 meters was also recorded at the Pasco Invitational, where she ran a time of 25.40 in the prelims. Her personal best time in the 400 meters was during the GSL dual meet between Lewis and Clark High School and Shadle where she ran a time of 60.73. Pizzillo competed at the 3A State Track and Field Championships in the 4x400 meter relay (4:05.21), the 200 (25.93) meters, and the 100 meters (12.52).
Elizabeth Prouty – Pole Vault – Tigard, Ore. – Tigard High School '15
During her senior year at Tigard HS, Prouty competed at the 6A Track and Field Championships in the pole vault where she had a height of 11-9, placing first in state. She recorded her personal best in the pole vault with a height of 12-6 at the Lakeridge dual track meet where she placed first. Prouty also competed in the pole vault with the Willamette Striders Track Club in 2012, 2013, and 2015. During her 2012 season, Prouty competed at the Portland Track Festival where she had a height of 8-6 in the 13-14 age range. In 2013, Prouty competed at the Track City Classic at the University of Oregon where she placed first in the 15-16 age range with a height of 12-1 1/4. She attended the Junior Olympics State Meet during her 2015 season where she placed first in the 17-18 year age range with a height of 10-11 3/4. Prouty also made appearances at the USATF NW Club Championship, Oregon USATF JO Championships, and USATF Region 13 Junior Olympic Track and Field Championships during her 2012 season where she placed first in each meet.
Chelsea Ribeiro – XC/Distance – Surrey, B.C. – Semiahmoo High School '15
During her 2014 season, Ribeiro ran personal bests in all of the events she ran. In the 1500 meters, she ran a time of 4:55.24 at the Oregon Relays. At the British Columbia Championships in Langley, B.C., Ribeiro ran a personal best in the 1,500 meter steeplechase where she had a time of 5:12.01. At the BC Athletics Championships Jamboree, Ribeiro recorded her personal best in the 3,000 meter and the 2,000 meter steeplechase with times of 10:30.15 and 7:08.82, respectively.
Ribeiro also ran cross country at Semiahmoo. Her team was Cross Country Provincial Champions in both 2013 and 2014. At the 2014 Cross Country Canadian Nationals she had a time of 15:41 on the 4,000 meter course.
Joey Day – Javelin – Spokane, Wash. – North Central High School '13/Spokane Falls CC Transfer
During his senior year at North Central high school, Day threw his personal best in the javelin at the GSL District 8 Championships where he had a throw of 159-1.
As a freshman at Spokane Falls Community College, Day was the 2014 NWAACC Champion in the javelin with a mark of 203-9, his current personal best. His sophomore year he placed second at the NWAACC Championships with a throw of 190-0. He was named 2015 NWAACC Field Event Athlete of the Week two times.
Zebulon Klemke – XC/Distance – Medical Lake, Wash. – Medical Lake High School '13/Spokane Falls CC Transfer
Klemke competed at the 1A State Cross Country Championships in 2012 and the 2A Cross Country Championships in 2011 in high school. He also competed in the 1,600 meters at the 1A State Track and Field Championships in 2013.
During his freshman season at Spokane Falls CC, Klemke ran personal bests in two events. His first personal best came in the 5,000 meters at the Willamette Invitational where he ran a time of 15:36.87. His second personal best was run at the Erik Anderson Icebreaker where he ran the 10,000 meters in a time of 33:33.72.
Klemke also ran cross country for Spokane Falls in 2013 and 2014, where he recorded personal bests in the 3.75 mile at the Carroll College Early Bird Open in '14 with a time of 20:07.33, and the 8,000 meter at the Inland Empire Classic in '13 with a time of 26:15.
Jonah Mathews – Sprints/Hurdles – Fife, Wash. – Fife High School '15
During his senior year at Fife High School, Mathews ran personal bests in each event he competed in. In the 100 meters, Mathews ran a personal best of 10.65 at the River Ridge meet in Tacoma where he placed first. At that same meet, Mathews placed first in two more events, the 200 meters (21.54) and the 400 meters (51.27). Mathews competed in the 100 (11.32), 200 (22.24), and 4x400 meter relay (3:41.72) at the 2A West Central District III Championships. He also competed in the 100 at the 2A State Track and Field Championships.
Scott Miller – Throws – Bellevue, Wash. – Bellevue Christian High School '13/Everett CC Transfer
During his senior year, Miller competed at the 1A State Track and Field Championships in the shot put, discus, and javelin where he placed first in the discus with a throw of 163-8.
Miller defended his title at the 2015 NWAACC Championships, winning the shot put for the second year in a row, with a personal best of 52-1 3/4. He also won the discus throw at the 2015 NWAACC Championships with at mark of 151-4. His personal best in the discus, 168-3 was thrown at the 2015 Western Washington Twilight Track and Field meet. He was named NWAACC Field Event Athlete of the Week two times in 2015.
Aaron Obert – Throws – Deer Park, Wash. – Deer Park High School '15
Obert competed in the shot put and discus at the 1A State Track and Field Championships in 2015. He recorded a personal best in the shot put with a throw of 56-5 1/4 at the championships and threw 161-9 in the discus. His personal best in the discus was during his junior year at the Cheney/East Valley meet in Deer Park where he placed first with a throw of 169-8.
Daniel Schofield – XC/Distance – Spokane, Wash. – Mead High School '13/Spokane Falls CC Transfer
Schofield competed at the WIAA 4A State Cross Country Championships in 2011 for Mead High School. He also competed at the 2013 4A State Track and Field Championships in the 800 meters and the 4x400 meter relay.
Schofield ran cross country for Spokane Falls Community College in 2013 and 2014. In 2013, Schofield recorded his personal best time in the 8,000 meters during the Inland Empire Classic with a time of 24:53. In 2014, he ran a personal best in the 3.75 mile at the Carroll College Early Bird Open with a time of 19:52.47. He won three NWAC titles, two in cross country and one in track. He was also awarded athlete of the year twice.
Logan Stahl – XC/Distance – Roseville, Cali. – Roseville High School '13/American River CC Transfer
Stahl competed at the Sac Joaquin Section Division II-III Trials in 2012 and 2013 in the 800 meters and the 4x400 meter relay during High School. He then continued on to compete at the Sac Joaquin Section Masters Finals in the 800 in 2013.
Stahl ran the 800 meters and 1,500 meters at American River Community College. His personal best in the 800 was during his freshman season in 2014 at the California Community College Athletic Association State Championships where he ran a time of 1:51.95 placing first and receiving All-American honors. His personal best in the 1,500 was also during his freshman year at the Mt. SAC Relays where he ran a time of 4:00.57. Stahl was also a member of the CCCAA 4x400 meter relay All-American team in 2014. He was a two time CCCAA Northern California Champion in the 800 meters.
Stahl also ran cross country for American River College, where he recorded personal bests in the four miles at the Big 8 Conference Championships in 2013 with a time of 22:06.2, and in the 8,000 meters at the Santa Clara University Bronco Invitational in 2014 with a time of 25:56.9.
Larry Still – Pole Vault – Richland, Wash. – Richland High School '15
Still recorded his personal best in the pole vault during his junior year at Richland High School and was two time pole vault champion at the 4A State Track and Field Championships in 2014 and 2015. At the Greater Spokane League/Mid-Columbia Conference 3A/4A Regional Track Meet, Still placed first in the pole vault with a height of 16-0. In 2014 at the State meet, Still cleared a height of 15-9 to take first place and in 2015, Still cleared a height of 15-6 to take first place for the second year in a row.
Steven Tofanelli – Throws – Sacramento, Cali. – Elk Grove High School '15
During his junior year at Elk Grove High School, Tofanelli recorded personal bests in the shot put (41-0), the discus (135-4), the hammer throw (182-5), and the weight throw (56-5). Tofanelli competed with the Golden State Throwers Club in 2015. He recorded his personal best in the hammer throw at the Golden State Track and Field Championships in 2015, where he threw a distance of 203-5 to place first at the meet. He also recorded a personal best in the weight throw during his 2015 indoor season at the California State Indoor Championships where he threw a distance of 64-2 1/2. Tofanelli is currently ranked third in the state of California in the high school boys hammer throw.
Aaron Pullin – Decathlon – Centralia, Wash. – Centralia High School '15
During his senior year at Centralia HS, Pullin placed second in the decathlon at the USATF Junior Olympic National Championships. That same year he competed in the USTAF Junior National Championships in the decathlon where he placed ninth. He finished second place in the pole vault and third in the 110 meter hurdles at the Washington State Championships. He holds personal bests in the decathlon with 6,771 points, the 100 meters with a time of 11.09, the pole vault with a height of 14-9, the 110 meter hurdles with a time of 14.61, the 400 meters with a time of 50.76, and the high jump with a height of 6-2. He also competed at the 2A State Track and Field Championships in the 200 meters, the 110 hurdles, the high jump, and the pole vault.