Area roundup: Eastern’s Chaney sets shot put mark
Eastern Washington senior Erica Chaney broke the school record in the shot put with an event-winning throw of 51 feet, 7 inches to lead the Eagles at the Bronco Open indoor track and field event Saturday in Nampa, Idaho.
She broke the record of 50-11 set 20 years ago set by Nancy Kuiper.
Along with Chaney, six other EWU track and field athletes met the standards to advance to the Big Sky championships Feb. 25-26 in Pocatello, Idaho.
Robini Taylor cleared 11-11 3/4 in the women’s pole vault, placing her fourth on EWU’s all-time list. She was fifth in the competition.
Leading the EWU men was Zach Nielson, who took third in the weight throw with a distance of 57 feet, 4¼ inches.
Whitworth’s men’s and women’s swimming teams completed undefeated Northwest Conference dual meet seasons with vicories over Whitman in Walla Walla.
The Pirates’ men defeated Whitman 171-91 and have won 78 straight conference dual meets.
The Whitworth women won 170-91 and have won 35 dual meets in a row.