6 NAIA Marks, 8 records, 9 wins at NNU
College of Idaho athletes earned six NAIA National Championship qualifying marks, won nine events, and set eight school records this afternoon at the Northwest Nazarene Open in Nampa.
Andre Archer uncorked a school-record leap of 47-6 1/2 in the triple jump, hitting an NAIA “A” standard in winning the event. Austin Basterrechea won the long jump with a season-best mark of 22-0 1/4.
Teammate Mike Hurd was dominant in the hurdles – tying the school record in winning the 110s (15.15), while breaking the mark with a second-place finish in the 400 (53.56), hitting the NAIA “A” cut. Hurd also placed second in the 100-meters with a time of 11.02.
The men’s 4x800-relay narrowly missed the “A” standard, settling for a “B” cut with their time of 7:45.04.
The Lady Yotes got in the relay act, as the 4x100 team broke the school record, hitting the “B” standard with their time of 48.32. The 4x800 squad ran unopposed – but still met the NAIA “A” mark by four seconds.
Jasmine Sibert had a big day – setting a new school record in the 100-hurdles (15.16), while hitting the NAIA “B” standard in the 400-hurdles (1:04.22). Diamond Mitchell won the 100-meters (12.44), as the Yotes took three of the top four places.
Audrey Youren broke the school record in winning the high jump with a mark of 5-3 1/4, while Jessica Aguilar broke her own shot put record (37-1 1/4). Melinda Fuimaono got in the act, winning the javelin (109-2).
The meet marked the final tune-up for the Coyotes, who next compete in early May at the Cascade Conference Championships in Klamath Falls, Ore.