College roundup: Vandals collect nine wins at their indoor track meet
University of Idaho senior Liga Velvere won two races and the Vandals men’s and women’s track and field teams won nine events at the Vandal Indoor meet Saturday at the Kibbie Dome in Moscow, Idaho.
Velvere won the 800 meters with a season-best time of 2 minutes, 9.44 seconds. She was also a part of Idaho’s winning 1,600 relay team.
The Vandals’ Hannah Kiser won the women’s mile in 4:45.01, the best time in the Western Athletic Conference this season and also ranks 32nd in the NCAA this year.
The Idaho men were led by Andrew Bloom. Bloom won the 400 in 48.44 and was a part of the Vandals’ winning 1,600 relay team.
Washington State senior Cindy Robinson won two races to guide the Washington State men and women to eight victories.
Robinson won the 60-meter dash in 7.65 seconds and finished first in the 200, crossing in 24.38 seconds. The WSU women took the top three spots in the 400, led by Shawna Fermin’s winning time of 55.35.
The Cougar men finished first through third in the 60. Greg Hornsby won in 6.86 seconds, followed by teammates Trevor Rogers (6.91) and Andrew McBride (7.00).
Eastern Washington’s Alyssa Neal won two events to lead the Eagles – the long jump (17 feet, 4 1/4 inches) and the triple jump (37-1 1/4).
Gonzaga won both 3,000 races. Ned Fischer triumphed in 8:39.75 and Zoe Urcadez in 10:32.06. Robert Walgren was first in the mile at 4:19.6.
For Whitworth, Frank Lima won the high jump (6-6 3/4) and Comito the shot put (55-7).