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Senior Ugis Svazs hit a career-best (228-1,69.52m)
Long weekend comes to a close
Courtesy: Idaho Athletic Media Relations
          Release: 04/20/2013
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Norwalk, Calif., -The Vandal track and field team wrapped up their weekend in California at the Beach Invitational Saturday hosted by Cerritos College.

Idaho track and field topped off their weekend with six season-best marks and three career-best marks at the Beach Invitational.

Senior Ellen Rouse improved her Idaho all-time top-10 in the women’s javelin throw with a second place finish and toss of 153-2 (46.69m), this was her second career-best mark in the event over the weekend. Fellow senior Ugis Svazs hit a career-best 228-1 (69.52m) to finish second in the men’s javelin and improve to first in the WAC so far this season, while teammate Mike Marshall threw 216-0 (65.85m) and finished third in the event.

Sophomore Johanna Hoecketstaller hit a career-best of 142-8 (43.50) to improve her all-time top-10 mark, while teammate Joseph Charles posted a personal-best 159-4 (48.57m) in the discus throw.

On the Palouse, at the Cougar Invitational meet hosted by Washington State University, two Vandal women took individual crowns, while many personal and season-best marks were hit.

Senior Alyssa Covington won the women’s long jump with a wind aided leap of 18-5.75 (5.63m) while freshman Nicole Dorsey added the other victory of the day with her season-best time of 1:07.64 in the 400m hurdles.

Other notable performances included sophomore Jesse Villines running a career-best 110m hurdles time of 15.13, then turning around and hitting a career-best mark in the 400m hurdles with a time of 2:00.63. Sophomore Reba Eggert hitting a career-best mark in the javelin throw (85- 2, 25.97). Senior Molly Meyers finishing second in the hammer throw with a career-best heave of 151-7 (46.21m), and then tossing a season-best shot put mark of 41-3.25 (12.58m) to take fifth in the event.

Sophomore Ben Ayesu-Attah was the only athlete who competed Saturday at the Mt.SAC’s relay to wrap up the three-day meet. Ayesu-Attah finished second in the men’s 400m Olympic Development Elite race posting a season-best time of 47.10, which ranks first in the WAC so far this season. 

The Vandals will be back in action next weekend when the team travels to Spokane, Wash., for the Duane Hartman Invitational.

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