Fifteen events in 140 minutes, and all for five bucks. That’s the way Mike Keller, Idaho’s track coach/salesman, is approaching tonight’s Vandal Indoor meet in the Kibbie Dome.
“Pretty cheap entertainment,” he said.
The first event is scheduled for 6:30 p.m., with the last to start no later than 8:45. Somewhere in between, Idaho’s 1,600-meter relay team will be looking to improve upon its season-best time of 3 minutes 7.6 seconds - the NCAA’s fourth-best time this winter.
Tawanda Chiwira, Felix Karangirira, Curtis Kunkle and Adekunle Adejuyigbe are faster than they sound. The team stands to get even faster with the eventual return of Jason St. Hill, who is more than a second faster than Kunkle, his replacement. St. Hill has been slowed by a groin injury and will probably be limited to the 60-meter dash tonight.
The Vandal Indoor also features Washington State miler Eric Kamau and Idaho high jumper Hugo Munoz, who has cleared 7 feet, 6 inches this season. In addition, a one-semester in-state scholarship will be raffled off to one lucky University of Idaho student. The student must be present to win.