Courtesy: Spencer Farrin (Pullman, Wash.)
|Kiser breaks WAC record|
SEATTLE, Wash. – University of Idaho junior Hannah Kiser broke the WAC-all time record in the women’s one mile run, Friday at the Husky Last Chance Qualifier meet.
Kiser won the women’s one mile race with a career-best time of 4:37.55, breaking the previous WAC record of 4:39.95 set in 2007. Kiser also broke the school record set in 2006 of 4:40.60. Her time ties for the 18th fastest in the NCAA so far this season.
“Running the mile for Hannah was more of a tune-up for nationals, and a chance to see if she could beat the WAC and school record,” Idaho director of track and field Wayne Phipps said. “She was able to accomplish both, and win the race.”
Senior Liga Velvere ran a career-best time in the 800m posting a mark of 2:06.20, breaking her previous school record of 2:07.63. Her time ranks 16th best in the NCAA so far this season.
“It is just kind of a waiting game to see if Liga gets into nationals,” Phipps said. “She is in right now, but there are still a few races tomorrow, so we just have to hope no one beats her times.”
Leading the men was junior Kyle Rothwell who had a career-best mark in the men’s weight throw with a toss of 64-1.0 (19.53m). His throw ranks best in the WAC so far this season. Also key for the Vandals was senior Barry Britt who finished second in the men’s 3000m with a time of 8:12.62. This time is the fastest time in the WAC so far this season.
Idaho sent seven competitors to the meet, for the opportunity to post qualifying marks for next week’s NCAA Indoor Track and Field Competitions Mar. 8-9.
Fields for the NCAA Indoor Championships will officially be announced on Monday.