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Track and Field picks up six Big Sky qualifiers
Courtesy: Weber State  
Release: Friday 02/15/2014
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The Weber State men’s and women’s track and field teams picked up a total of six new qualifiers while competing in the Montana State Bozeman Running Company Duel Meet on Friday and Saturday.

On the women’s side, the Wildcats had four Big Sky qualifiers.

Ellie Child and Alice Keller qualified in the mile with times of 5:03.49 and 5:06.07 respectively.

Meanwhile, Katherine Wishmeyer qualified in the 400-meter dash with a time of 56.91, and Katy Hufford qualified in the long jump with a mark of 18-04.25.

The women had 18 seasonal best performances and three first-place finishes.

Britlie Sylvester set a new school record in the weight throw with a mark of 59-00.00. That breaks the previous school record which was set by teammate Natasha Powell two weeks ago.

Amber Henry ran in Iowa and set the Big Sky’s best time in the two-mile run with a time of 9:22.24. She now has the best time in the conference in the mile and the two-mile

“Again, we are progressing slowly but surely,” women’s head coach Jim Blaisdell said. “With one week to go before the Big Sky meet, we are pretty much where we want to be, getting better every week.”

The men’s team had two Big Sky Conference qualifiers and 17 seasonal bests. The Wildcats also took home a handful of event victories.

The freshman from Davis High School, Seth Fortin, won the 55-meter dash and the 200-meter dash. Jonathan McUne won the 55-meter hurdles. Isaac Akers won the 400-meter dash. Stetson Smith won the 800-meter run. Anthony Gregory won the high jump.

The two new qualifiers were Tyler Robinson in the 3,000-meter run with a time of 8:34.19. That also qualifies him for the 5,000-meter run.

Joe Maloney qualified in the mile with a time of 4:16.33.

“We continue to improve,” men’s head coach Dan Walker said. “It’s fun to see kids competing as hard as they are competing every week.  We are definitely getting better.”


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