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Area roundup: Eastern Washington sprinters thrive at Big Sky Outdoor Track and Field Championships

UPDATED: Fri., May 11, 2018

From staff reports

Eastern Washington senior Rebecca Tarbert won the women’s 100-meter run and EWU’s men captured the 400 relay as the Big Sky Conference Outdoor Track and Field Championships wrapped up in Moscow, Idaho.

Tarbert (11.632 seconds) edged Portland State’s Nia Powdrell (11.635) for the title.

The EWU men’s 400 relay team of Joe Gauthier, Jonah Mathews, Dawson Lack and Jeremy VanAssche won in 40.39.

The four also helped the Eagles pick up 20 points in the 100 with VanAssche (10.29) in second place, Mathews (10.58) fourth, Gauthier (10.61) fifth and Lack (10.71) sixth. VanAssche was also fourth in the 200 in 21.17.

Eastern’s Keshun McGee, Friday’s winner in the men’s long jump, placed second in the triple jump at 51 feet, 6 1/4 inches.

EWU also received a second-place finish from Logan Stahl in the men’s 800 (1:52.49).

The Eagles men finished with 92 points to place fourth, 39 points behind champion Northern Arizona. Idaho (34 points) placed 10th.

NAU (128 points) also won the women’s title. EWU (61) took sixth and Idaho (29) was 12th.

Idaho’s top placer on the final day was junior Andrea Condie, who took second in the women’s 5,000 in 16:38.19.


North Idaho 13-11, Yakima Valley 1-1: First-game winning pitcher Madi Mott finished the day 5 for 6 with three home runs and eight runs batted in as the East Region-champion Cardinals (45-3, 30-2 Northwest Athletic Conference) capped their regular season by sweeping the Yaks (11-34, 8-24) at Post Falls High.

Kayla Curtan went 3 for 4 with a homer, three runs and three RBIs in the opener. Ashlyn Winn homered in the second game and finished 2 for 3 with three RBIs.

NIC will help host the NWAC Championships, which start Friday at Merkel Sports Complex.


(13) Pepperdine 4, Idaho 0: Mayar Sherif defeated Laura Spataro 6-1, 6-0 in No. 3 singles and the 13th-ranked Waves (23-2) defeated the Vandals women in Malibu, California, to open the NCAA Tournament.

Idaho, which appeared in its fifth consecutive NCAA tourney, finished the season 15-7.

  • The Community Colleges of Spokane men swept all six semifinal singles matches during the first day of the NWAC Championships at Spokane Falls CC. Finals are set for Saturday.
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