Track and field shows well in California

Individuals from the U’s track and field team had a good showing in California at the Mt. Sac Relays and the Pomona Invitational over the weekend.

Leading the charge was senior Candice Workman-Ekberg, who set a school record at Pomona with a discus throw of 47.47m. The throw was good enough to qualify for the NCAA regionals. She also qualified for the NCAAs in the shot put, after a throw of 14.37 meters.

At the Mt. Sac Relays, Ekberg had a shot put of 14.19m and a discus throw of 43.94. She now ranks second in the Mountain West Conference in shot put and fourth in discus.

Two-sport star Amanda Feigt finished fourth in the long jump at Mt. Sac with a 6.01m leap. She qualified for the NCAAs and now ranks third in the MWC.

Vanessa Mortensen finished fourth in the hammer throw at Mt. Sac with a throw of 58.76m, and sixth at Pomona with a distance of 59.78.

On the men’s side, Dustin Coutrer posted his best javelin throw of the season, chucking for a distance of 56.60m. He finished fifth at Pomona, and now ranks seventh in the MWC.

The team now heads to Eugene, Ore., for the Robison Invite/Oregon Invitational on Saturday.

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