Warriors set multiple school records at Runners Soul Open
MOSCOW, Idaho – In more ways than one, it was a record-breaking day for the Lewis-Clark State College track and field teams at the Runners Soul Open on Saturday at the Kibbie Dome. The Warriors finished the day with six new marks in the LCSC record books.
Nathan Uhlorn started the day off strong with a record-setting toss in the shot put of 44-11.75. Fellow throwers Jake Meyer and Myriah Deeds also competed for the Warriors on Saturday. Meyer reached 37-05.25 in the weight throw, and Deeds threw 34-02.25 in the women’s shot put.
The other five record book entries were for running events as it proved to be a good day on the track for both individuals and relay squads.
In the 5000 meters, Kyli Astle and Sean Huey both had record times. Astle, competing in her first indoor 5K, finished with a time of 19:21.76, which was good enough for third overall, while Huey ran the men’s race in 15:48.65. Also in the men’s 5K, Josh Shrewsbury and Grant Eldridge had times of 15:54.10 and 16:16.08, respectively.
Chelsey Leighton and Tanner Smedley set new school marks in the 400. Leighton broke her own record in the 400 with a time of 1:02.46, and Smedley finished in a time of 52.70.
The day of record-setting was topped off by new mark in the men’s 4x400 relay. Smedley, Fernando Esparanza, Shrewsbury, and Mickael Testa ran the relay in 3:37.81.
Next up on the Warriors’ slate is a meet at the University of Washington on Saturday.