Track Heads To Lee Calhoun ClassicFriday, April 11 2008 - Lee Calhoun Memorial
The one-day event will kick off at 9 a.m. on Saturday with the men’s and women’s javelin. Running events are slated to begin at 11:30 a.m. with the steeplechase.
EIU Women’s Preview
Junior Nicole Walcott also moved up the record book winning the high jump at 5’06”. She broke a three way tie for first by virtue of hitting the mark on the fewest number of attempts. The 5’06” mark moved her up to 8th on EIU’s career list.
Junior Samantha Manto won the 400 meter hurdles with a time of 1:03.49. That mark was 8th best on the EIU career list. Junior Rachel Galligan also posted a first place finish with a throw of 131’06” in the javelin.
EIU Men’s Preview
The Panther men also had a solid showing at last week’s EIU Big Blue Classic walking away with four individual titles and one relay championship in the 4x800 meter relay.
Kris Gehrke had the first Panther win of the Big Blue Classic winning the 400 meter hurdles with a time of 54.06. Senior Mike Embry joined Gehrke with a hurdle championship as he won the 110 meter hurdles on Saturday with a time of 14.93.
Freshman Joe Noonan picked up his second straight win in the pole vault as he cleared 16’00.75” for the victory. That mark moved Noonan into sixth place on the EIU career list. Noonan was named the OVC Male Track Athlete of the Week two weeks ago following his win at the EIU Invitational.
The final EIU individual title was also captured by a freshman as Brad LaRocque pulled away in the 10,000 meters to win by 22 seconds. His winning time was 31:47.25. He was followed in third place by fellow freshman Ryan Hoklas at 32:15.77.
Other top performances for the EIU men were turned in by David Holm who was the top collegiate finisher in the 1,500 meter run. Holm posted a time of 3:51.67 while Jeremy Doherty won the event as an open competitor at 3:50.48. Sophomore Tyler Arnholt picked up a second place finish in the discus with a throw of 155’02”. The winning throw by Nick Chumbley of
Following this Saturday’s meet at the Lee Calhoun Classic, EIU will return to action on April 18-19 at the Vanderbilt Invitational in