Courtesy: Spencer Farrin (Pullman, Wash.)
|Lorentz wins long jump|
SACRAMENTO, Calif. – University of Idaho junior Jason Lorentz won the long jump to lead the Vandals at the opening day of the Mondo Mid-Major Challenge on Friday at Sacramento, Calif.
Lorentz, a third-year jumper from Grangeville, Idaho, went 22-11 (6.98m) to claim Idaho’s one event title of the day in an afternoon full of wind and rain. Several events planned for Friday were bumped to Saturday morning because of the inclement weather.
Vandal junior Alyssa Covington soared a season-best 18-2.25 (5.54m) to take fourth in the women’s long jump, while sophomore Andrey Levkiv hit 150-1 (45.75m) in the men’s discus throw for fifth place. Junior Joseph Charles took 10th in the discus at 141-2 (43.02m) and sophomore Kyle Rothwell finished 17th at 120-2 (36.62m).
The bulk of Idaho’s competitors will be in action on Saturday. While overnight rainfall is predicted in Sacramento, the forecast for Saturday calls for plenty of sun. With the changes in the meet schedule, Saturday’s events will start at 9 a.m. (PT) with the women’s discus, while the track events will begin at 11 a.m. with the 4x100m relay.