Austin Basterrechea broke a 38-year-old school record in the long jump to highlight The College of Idaho's track team on Day 1 of the Cascade Conference Championships in Klamath Falls, Ore.
The sophomore placed second with a leap of 23-2 1/2, the best leap by a Coyote since Wes Ramely notched a mark of 22-4 1/2 in 1974. Teammate Mike Hurd took seventh in the event with a mark of 22-0 3/4. The men's team also picked up points in the 10,000-meters, as Andrew Hugill placed third (32:01.56) and Jason Hunt seventh (33:35.85) - as the Yotes sit in second-place in the team standings with 32 points (behind front-running Concordia).
The Lady Yotes logged a 2-3 finish in the 10,000-meters, as Kenna Middleton placed second (39:53.39) and Andi Hayes placed third (41:39.59). Three C of I women placed in the long jump, as Audrey Youren finished fifth (16-9 1/4) - just a half-inch off the school record, Jasmine Sibert took sixth (16-7 1/4), and Hailey Bull finished seventh (16-6). The Lady Yotes are in second place with 29 points, three points ahead of Eastern Oregon - but trailing first-place Concordia.
The event continues tomorrow and Saturday.