LCSC's Stewart and Oribo shine at Dusty Lane Open
SPOKANE - Lewis-Clark State College freshman Kayla Stewart qualified for the NAIA Outdoor Track and Field championships in the javelin while claiming first place at the Dusty Lane Open track meet at Spokane Falls Community College on Saturday.
Stewart threw the javelin 131-feet, 10-inches to surpass the qualifying mark for the event.
Stewart wasn't the only Warrior to claim a victory at the meet, which involved competitors from NCAA and NAIA colleges as well as junior colleges.
Sophomore Jimmy Oribo won the 10,000-meter run in 32 minutes 26.50 seconds. He only missed the NAIA national qualifying mark by six seconds despite not being able to run the past few weeks because of the flu. Oribo still won the race by more than 22 seconds.
The Warriors had two other competitors at the meet. Mathias Mees placed 11th in the 400 meters in 53.62 and was 17th in the 800 in 2:11.88.
Jake Meyer placed 16th in the men's javelin with a throw of 157-3, but scratched on all of his hammer throw attempts.
The Warriors will hold a duathalon fundraiser next Saturday and then compete in the Whitworth Invitational on April 2.