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Vandals Keep Going Strong
Courtesy: Idaho Athletic Media Relations
          Release: 02/07/2014
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MOSCOW, Idaho – University of Idaho track and field wrapped up the 38th Annual Vandal Indoor with seven individual wins and multiple career-best marks on Friday at the Kibbie Dome.

Junior Jesse Villines took the 60m with a career-best time of 6.95 – his first career sub-seven-second mark over that distance. Villines also ran in the first-place 4x400m relay that posted a time of 3:12.84.

“Jesse had another awesome day,” Director of track & field/cross country Wayne Phipps said. “It seems like every time he competes he hits a personal best mark and for a 400m hurdler to run under seven seconds in the 60m – it’s amazing.”

Junior Ben Ayesu-Attah took the 400m with a time of 47.42, followed closely by senior teammate Andrew Bloom in third (48.04). Bloom and Ayesu-Attah also ran on the first-place 4x400m relay team.

Also for the men, freshman Alijah Medellin hit two career-best marks over the day. Medellin finished eighth in the 200m dash with a time of 22.61 and ran a 7.14 in the 60m while senior Andrey Levkiv took the shot pot event with a career-best heave of 56-5.75 (17.21).  

“For Andrey to come back from and injury and to be throwing as well as he is throwing is just amazing,” Phipps said. “Coming back at such high marks is incredible.”

On the women’s side junior Karlene Hurrel was a double champion. Hurrel ran a 7.65 to take the 60m, and also posted a time of 24.42 to win the 200m.

“Karlene had an awesome day today,” Phipps said. “We worked a little harder and longer up to the first meets and I think that is really paying off now.”  

The Vandals are back in the Kibbie Dome on Saturday morning for the Vandal Open which kicks off with the men’s pole vault at 8 a.m. (PT). Track events being with the men’s mile at 8:30 a.m.

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