Men's track teammates Boey, Holm nationally ranked

Monday, February 2 2009 - Illinois Intercollegiate

Red-shirt freshman Zye Boey and senior David Holm put their names into the national spotlight at the Illinois Intercollegiate track meet on Saturday at Lantz Fieldhouse.

Boey, a sprinter for Eastern men's track team, ran a 6.66 second 60-meter dash, which ranks him fourth in the nation. Senior David Holm also hit the NCAA provisional mark in the 800-meter run in a time 1 minutes, 49.6 seconds. His mark is currently third in the NCAA this season behind Texas' Jacob Hernandez, the reigning NCAA outdoor champion, and Northern Iowa's Tyler Mulder who is the reigning NCAA indoor champion.

The mark is an NCAA provisional mark. The provisional mark means they are now on a waiting list to see if he can compete at the NCAA National Indoor Championships from March 13-14 in College Station, Texas.

Boey's mark is also an Eastern record. The previous school record was 6.69 seconds held by Claude Magee (1984) and Cameron Mabry (1998). Boey also won the 200-meter dash.

Holm's mark is still second on the Eastern career charts behind Jim Maton (1:48.62 - 1988) but did set a new Lantz Fieldhouse record. The previous mark was held by Carl Bell of Southeast Missouri in 1984.

The Eastern men's track and field team also won the 400-meter dash, the 600-meter run, the 1,000-meter run and the 3,000-meter run. The men's team also won the high jump and the long jump.

The Eastern women's squad won the shot put and the 20-pound weight throw. Eastern also won the 200-meter dash and the 800-meter run.

The Eastern men's track team finished first of three teams, and the Eastern women's track team finished second of five teams.

-Compiled by Sports Editor Kevin Murphy. He can be reached at 581-7944 or at