Idaho will travel across the border to Pullman, Wash., for one final tune-up before the Western Athletic Conference Championships. The Vandals will compete at the WSU Indoor Open II hosted by Washington State University. Friday’s events will showcase the men’s and women’s weight throw beginning at 4 p.m. (PT) with the women’s section. Field events will begin Saturday at 8:30 a.m. with the women’s portion of the long jump; track events will start at 10 a.m. with the women’s 60m hurdles preliminaries.
The last time Idaho competed at the WSU Indoor Open II was six years ago, where a school record in the shot put fell. On Friday, the Vandals hit five personal best marks followed up with 12 personal best marks Saturday to total 17 for the entire weekend.
A Quick Recap
Last weekend the Vandals competed at the Husky Classic on Friday and Saturday and had a partial group of athletes compete on Sunday at the UW Open. On Saturday, the Vandals hit 18 career-best marks – followed up with 13 career-best marks Sunday and five individual victories.
Leading the WAC
Through five weeks of competition, the Vandals lead the WAC in seven events. On the men’s side junior Ben Ayesu-Attah and senior Andrew Bloom are first and second in the 400m at 47.42 and 48.03. Junior Matt Sullivan leads the ranks in the pole vault (16-8.75, 5.10m) while junior Emmanuel Panchol sits in the first-place spot in the triple jump (48-5.25, 14.76m) and senior Andrey Levkiv leads the shot put (56-5.75, 17.21m). Senior Kyle Rothwell holds the top position in the weight throw (60-6.5, 18.45m) and the men’s 4x400m relay team leads the WAC with a time of 3:12.84. Sophomore Marquita Palmer’s time of 5:01.53 is top in the WAC for the women,