Courtesy: Spencer Farrin (Moscow, Idaho)
Drew Thompson
T&F Back At Home
Courtesy: Idaho Athletic Media Relations
          Release: 02/05/2014
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This Week in Idaho Track&Field
Friday Feb. 7 Vandal Indoor (Kibbie Dome)

Saturday Feb.8 Vandal Open (Kibbie Dome)

Vandal Indoor Heat Sheets
Vandal Open Heat Sheets

Looking Forward

Idaho hosts two meets this weekend, starting on Friday with the 38th Annual Vandal Indoor followed on Saturday by the Vandal Open on Saturday presented by Runners Soul of Spokane. Friday’s action kicks off at 11 a.m. with the men’s and women’s discus throw. The main meet starts with field events at 4:30 p.m. (PT) and track events at 5 p.m. The Saturday meet kicks off at 8 a.m. at the Kibbie Dome.

Historically Speaking
Last year’s Vandal Indoor saw some of the top indoor track and field marks in the Northwest – and in once case, the world.  Idaho claimed nine individual wins with two Western Athletic Conference-leading times and 16 career-best marks.  Senior Hannah Kiser took the women’s mile with a time of 4:45.01. The men’s 4x400m relay team that claimed the event last year with a time of 3:18.17 returns senior Andrew Bloom, sophomore Ian Middleton and Blake Gerling and junior Ben Ayesu-Attah. Bloom also claimed the 400m with a time of 48.44. The Vandals competed with a small group at the Vandal Open last year, posting two wins and two career-best mars.

A Quick Recap
The Vandals took home seven individual wins and 21 career-best marks at the Cougar Indoor last weekend.  Freshman Alex Siemens hit a double, winning the mile and also winning her heat of the 800m while junior Karlene Hurrel took the individual victory in the 200m. On the men’s side, senior Andrew Bloom won the 400m while freshman Arphaxad Carroll took the individual victory in the long jump with a career-best mark. For the second-consecutive week, junior Jesse Villines hit a carrer-best time in the 60m hurdles, while senior Andrey Levkiv placed first in the shot put.

Tops in the WAC
Through three weeks of competition, Vandal lead the WAC in four events. On the men’s side junior Ben Ayesu-Attah and senior Andrew Bloom are first and second in the 400m at 47.59 and 48.13. Sophomore Matt Sullivan leads the ranks in the pole vault (16-8.75, 5.10m) and senior Andrey Levkiv leads the shot put (55-5.75, 16.91m). Sophomore Marquita Palmer’s 800m time of 2:13.44 is top in the WAC on the women’s side.

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