SPOKANE – In their first meet of the outdoor track and field season, Lewis-Clark State College’s Kaytlyn Coleman and John Murray qualified for the NAIA’s outdoor national championships in the hammer throw at the Dusty Lane Open on Saturday.
Coleman, who earned All-American honors in the weight throw earlier this month at indoor nationals, qualified with a throw of 48.65 meters. The freshman from Kennewick, Wash., claimed fourth overall and also finished ninth (38.71) in the discus.
Murray, a sophomore from Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, qualified with a score of 54.37 on the men’s side. He took fourth place at the event which included athletes from regional schools including Eastern Washington University, the University of Idaho, and Washington State University.
In other events, Josh Carpenter (43.43) took eighth and Murray (40.75) 15th in the discus, and Jacob Whittaker (52.31) was 12th in the javelin.
Only throws athletes from LCSC were in attendance. The full LCSC track and field rosters are expected to compete at the Whitworth Invite next Thursday and Friday.