Men and women victorious at the EWU Eagle Invitational in Cheney, Wash.
Jan. 24, 1998
CHENEY, Wash.- Both the Washington men's and women's track and field teams were victorious at the EWU Eagle Invitational in Cheney today, defeating teams from host Eastern Washington, the University of Montana, Washington State, and the University of Idaho. The Husky men won four events en route to 39 points, while the women rode the crest of six first-place finishes to a total of 51 points.
UW football player Ja'Warren Hooker met the NCAA provisional qualifying standard while winning the 55-meter dash in 6.24 seconds. The Husky men also swept the first four places in the 400 meter dash, led by Derek Prior's winning time of 48.43 seconds, as well as in the 1000-meter run, with Matt Pearson leading the way at 2:30.6 (hand-timed).
On the women's side, Monique Glass led the Huskies to a 1-2-3 finish in the 400 meter dash in a time of 58.77 seconds. The women also swept the relay events, winning the 4x400m relay in 4:03.65, and the 4x800m relay in 9:38.95.
Other winners for the UW were the men's "A" team in the 4x400m relay (3:22.66), Staci Eskesen in the 1000m run (3:01.08), Michele Reid in the long jump (5.66m or 18'7"), and Seselia Thomas in the shot put (13.98m or 45'10.5").
Next up for the Huskies is the Airforce Indoor Tournament Saturday, January 31, in Colorado Springs, Colo.