SEATTLE, Wash. - Coach Mark Mandi took a contingent of Eagles to the University of Washington Indoor Open Meet this weekend and the team came away with some impressive marks. Highlight of the day was Jonathan Ferguson qualifying for the NAIA National Indoor Championships in the 1000m running a 2:32 under the NAIA Indoor qualifying “B” standard.
Here are the results from the meet:
Jonathan Melton - 1st in his heat, 24th overall in the 60m dash (75 runners in the event) - 7.15 secs.; 2nd in his heat, tied for 15th in 200m dash - 22.93 (66 in the event)
Jonathan Ferguson - 5th overall in the 1000m run - 2:32.77; Ran a 4:26 in the indoor mile run
Men’s 4X400 Relay (Jonathan Melton, Jonathan Ferguson, Ben Schmalz, Ethan Flattery), 7th place - 3:41.55
Meagan Governor - 10th in her heat, 32nd overall in the 3000m (66 entered in the event)
Emily Sears - 11th in her heat, 33rd overall in the 3000m (66 entered in the event)
Joanna Sowers - 9th overall in the 1000m run - 3:09.71
Women’s 4X400 Relay (Ericka McDaniel, Kaisa Hall, Joanna Sowers, Meagan Governor), 4th place overall - 4:15.56 (12 teams entered)
Here is Coach Mandi’s wrap up of the meet:
“We had a good meet.Our newcomers really stepped up as freshmen Jonathan Ferguson and Jonathan Melton made big statements. Jonathan Ferguson had the biggest surprise of the day, running under the NAIA National Indoor qualifying “B” standard in the 1,000m run with a time of 2:32.77. What made his performance more spectacular was that this came just several hours after running a personal best of 4:26.39 in the mile. Jonathan has continued to make big improvements since he arrived to NU in the fall and I look forward to seeing how much faster he can run this season and in years to come.”
“Jonathan Melton got the day off to a great start by winning his heat of the 60m dash. In his first indoor race ever, Melton ran away from the competition in 7.15 sec.He would later come by to finish second in his 200m heat (22.93) as well as lead off the men’s 4x400m relay.”
Mandi concluded, “Other highlights from the day came in the women’s 3k as Meagan Governor and Emily Sears ran big personal bests just missing the NAIA “B” qualifying marks. Running up near the front for most of the race, the two women ran well together to push and encourage one another. Also, in her first race in almost two years Ericka McDaniel ran a great opening leg of the women’s 4x00m relay, running an unofficial split of 60.66.”
The Eagles will prepare for the opening of their outdoor season which begins on March 9 at the Pacific Lutheran University Invite in Parkland, Wash.
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