Boey, Viken Set School Records At Big Blue

Saturday, April 2 2011 - Big Blue Classic

Panthers wrap up home meet with five first place finishes

CHARLESTON, Ill. – Zye Boey and Mick Viken each set school records on Saturday as Eastern Illinois wrapped up hosting its annual Big Blue Classic at O’Brien Field. The Panthers picked up five first place finishes on Saturday. 

Boey clipped Claude Magee’s school marks in both the 100m and 200m on Saturday as he won both events. Boey won the 100m with a time of 10.15 while winning the 200m at 20.67. Magee’s records in those events were both set in the 1984 season with a time of 10.16 in the 100m and 20.68 in the 200m. 

Teammate Darren Patterson was second in both the 100m and 200m turning in a pair of solid times that were eclipsed by Boey’s efforts. Patterson was in at 10.59 in the 100m and 21.26 in the 200m which ranks 10th on the EIU career list. 

Viken set both the school and O’Brien Field record for the pole vault when he cleared 17’4.50”. He broke Mark Hamilton’s school record that was set in 1989. The stadium record was set by Darren McDonough of Sycamore High School in 1992. Scott Mammoser of EIU placed third in the pole vault at 15’7.25”. Mammoser was also fifth in the javelin with a throw of 169’5”. 

Tyler Arnholt won the men’s discus with a throw of 176’2” which ranks sixth on the EIU career list. Donald Romero was fourth in the discus at 165’8” and Jared Diaz was fifth at 159’3”. Romero also turned in a fourth place effort in the shot put with a toss of 49-1.50”. 

The EIU men’s 4x400 relay team wrapped up the Panthers first place finishers with a time of 3:17.08. The relay team included Preston SmithCody BoarmanDarren Patterson and Pat Tortorici. The women’s 4x400 relay team consisting of Bridget SanchezEmily QuinonesErika Ramos and Megan Gingerich placed third at 3:56.78. 

All four members of the women’s relay team also turned in top five performances in other races earlier in the day. Sanchez placed second in both the 100m and 200m. Her 100m time of 12.02 ranks 8th on the EIU career list while her 200m time was 24.84. Quinones was 3rd in the 100m at 12.09 which ranks 10th on the EIU career list. Ramos was second in the 1500m with a time of 4:40.45 which ranks 10th on the EIU career charts. Gingerich was fourth in the 800m at 2:14.67. Olivia Klaus placed 5th in the 1500m with a time of 4:44.17. 

Abigail Schmitz cleared 11’2.25” to finish fifth in the pole vault. Her mark was good enough to move into 4th on the EIU career list. Michelle HartnettMichelle Pranger and Jaimee Royturned in top five finishes in additional field events. Hartnett was third in the high jump at 5’2.25”. Pranger was third in the javelin at 111’9”. Roy was third in the long jump at 18’3”. 

Bryce HoganTyler AllenRandolph Tribble and Kris Gehrke turned in top five field event finishes for the EIU men. Hogan was second in the long jump at 22’7”. Allen placed second in the triple jump at 48’6” while Tribble was fifth in the triple jump at 45’11.25”. Gehrke was fourth in the high jump at 6’2”. 

Four other EIU male athletes wrapped up the track top five finishers on the day. Graham Morrisplaced fourth in the 800m at 1:54.45. Cody Boarman was fourth in the 400m at 48.90.Dominique Hall was fourth in the 110 hurdles at 14.53 and Ryan Ballard was fifth in the 1500m at 4:04.75. 

EIU returns to action next Saturday at the Western Kentucky Hilltopper Invitational.