August 11, 2013 in Sports

Locally: Ex-Eagle Ojeda selected to play for Puerto Rico

From Local And Wire Reports
Werner services

 Funeral services for Harold “Hal” L. Werner, who was recently selected for induction into the Eastern Washington University Athletics Hall of Fame, will be held Wednesday at 1 p.m. at the Cashmere, Wash., city cemetery.

 Werner is a former Eastern student-athlete, assistant coach and head coach in track and field. Werner spent two seasons at Eastern as an athlete (1950-51), four seasons as head coach (1966-70) and another seven as an assistant coach.

 He will be inducted into the EWU Hall of Fame on Oct. 5.

Former Eastern Washington women’s basketball player Carrie Ojeda was selected to play for the Puerto Rican National Team, which will play in two upcoming tournaments.

Ojeda played for the Eagles from 2009 through 2013.

Puerto Rico will play in a four-game exhibition tournament in Brazil Friday through Sunday. It will then compete in the FIBA Americas Championship Sept. 21 through 28 in Xalapa, Mexico. Ten teams will be vying for three spots in the 2014 FIBA World Cup.

Ojeda earned All-Big Sky Honorable Mention honors during the 2012-13 season after averaging 10.5 points and 7.4 rebounds per game.

Track and field

Two former Washington State athletes will be competing at the IAAF World Track & Field Championships Aug. 10-18 in Moscow, Russia. Bernard Lagat will be competing for Team USA in the men’s 5,000-meter run and Shawn Fermin will be competing for Trinidad and Tobago in the women’s 1,600-meter relay.

Additionally, two WSU alums will be working for Team USA. Francesca Green is serving as the Head Manager for the women’s team and Dr. Randi Smith is one of two physicians for both the men’s and women’s teams.

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