|First outdoor record falls|
Tempe, Ariz. - Sophomore Matt Sullivan broke the first Idaho outdoor school record of the season Saturday at the Sun Angel Classic at Tempe, Ariz.
Sullivan leaped to a height of 17-5 (5.31m) to win the men's portion of the pole vault. His mark leads the WAC and ranks 22nd in the NCAA so far this season. He is the fourth Vandal in history to reach the 17ft mark.
Senior Barry Britt moved into seventh all-time at Idaho with a career-best time of 3:47.79 in the premier section of the 1500m. While senior Liga Velvere moved up two spots to third all-time at Idaho with her career-best time of 2:08.01 in the premier section of the 800m.
In the men's triple jump, Senior Rendel Jones posted a career-best mark of 48-6.75(14.08m) and ranks first in the WAC so far this season. Senior Kyle Rothwell hit a career-best in the discus throw with a heave of 151-5 (46.15), and finished 9th in the premier section of the hammer throw (178-2, 54.31m).
Freshman Marquita Palmer earned an individual victory in the 1500m with a time of 4:34.10. While senior Jeff Osborn posted a career-best time of 3:52.86 in the event.
Overall the Vandals earned 14 career-best marks and six season-best marks at the meet.
Meanwhile at the Sam Adams Classic, the Vandals posted eight first-place marks. Junior Cait Rowland won the 100m hurdles (15.16) and 400m hurdles (1:07.4) for a second consecutive year posting season-best marks in both events. Freshman Alex Sciocchetti opened her outdoor season with a victory in the 5000m (18:59.06), while freshman Halie Raudenbush took the top place in the 3k Steeplechase (11:36.35), and freshman Jerrica Hauck moved into seventh all-time Idaho history in the pole vault with a season-best mark of 10-11.75 (3.35m).
On the men's side freshman Ian Middleton posted a first-place mark in the 400m (50.81), while fellow freshman Blake Gerling added an individual victory in the 400m Hurdles (55.75), and freshman Santos Vargas took the top place in the 3k Steeplechase with a career-best time of 9:41.74.
The Vandal women concluded the meet in second place with 68 points, while the men finished third with 31 points.Idaho will be back in action Apr. 13 at the War VI at Spokane, Wash.