Area roundup: Shock add QB Joe Southwick among flurry of roster moves
Spokane made a number of roster moves Thursday, including the signing of former Boise State quarterback Joe Southwick.
Offensive linemen Patrick Afif, who has started 16 games, and Mark Jackson were placed on inactive reserve. Defensive back Bryant Nnabuife was activated from inactive reserve. Defensive lineman Diyral Briggs and receiver Nichiren Flowers were placed on injured reserve.
The Shock (10-7) close the regular season at Portland on Saturday.
• The time and date has been set for Spokane’s first-round playoff game. The Shock will play at San Jose at 7 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 2, at the SAP Center.
The third annual “Hit the Green” will be Saturday from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at Indian Canyon Golf Course.
Tickets are $20 at the door, or $15 if purchased early at Indian Canyon, Wide World of Golf, TicketsWest outlets or www.hitthegreen.com.
Golfers can play unlimited golf on nine holes throughout the day, sample demo equipment from seven golf manufacturers and participate in numerous activities and contests.
Track and field
Sophomore Paula Gil-Echevarria ran a personal best 10:17.17 in the steeplechase to qualify for the finals at the IAAF World Junior Championships on Thursday in Eugene.
Representing Spain at this year’s championships, Gil-Echevarria’s time of 10:17.17 in the steeplechase is second-fastest in Spanish under-20 history. She also bested her previous personal-best time of 10:29.03 by more than 11 seconds.
The time is also unofficially second-fastest in EWU history behind teammate Catie Arrigoni (10:14.99), besting teammate Katie Mahoney (10:17.34). Arrigoni and Mahoney both recorded their personal-best times this past season.
Gil-Echevarria will race in the finals of the steeplechase Saturday night at Oregon’s Hayward Field.