Track at Spokane Falls CC Friday and Saturday
April 20, 2017
Gonzaga at the Spokane Memorial Open
FRIDAY-SATURDAY, APRIL 21-22, 2017 | SPOKANE | SPOKANE FALLS CC STADIUM
FIRST GU EVENTS: Friday 7 p.m. (Women's 5000m), 7:30 p.m. (Men's 5000m)
LIVE VIDEO: N/A
LIVE RESULTS: N/A
BULLDOGS RETURN HOME FOR LOCAL EVENT:
- After splitting up their squads last week in southern California, the Gonzaga track programs will remain close to home with the Spokane Memorial Open this weekend.
- The Zags have two meets following this weekend to make qualifying marks for the postseason.
- It's the final of four local meets for Gonzaga this season. Forty-five Bulldogs will be competing this weekend.
- It's the second time GU will run at SFCC this year after being in the Northwest Scoring Clash on April 7-8.
ABOUT THE MEET:
- The meet returns this season and pays tribute to four local important figures in track and field; Erik Anderson, John Buck, Duane Hartman, and Dusty Lane.
- The weekend begins Friday with the Erik Anderson Twilight 5K and continues with the Dusty & Duane Memorial Open Saturday. Both days will be on the track at Spokane Falls Community College.
- Gonzaga will be joined by Spokane Falls Community College, Eastern Washington, Idaho, some club runners, and many unattached entries this weekend.
LAST TIME AT THE MEET:
- Shelby Mills cruised to the women's 5,000-meter title on the opening night of the 2016 Spokane Memorial. Mills' winning time of 16:31.18 was nearly a minute and a half faster than the rest of the field.
- In the men's 5,000 meters, Kellen Manley placed second at 14:57.07. Running unattached, Bennett Gagnon held off Manley with a winning time of 14:55.11.
- Corrine Murray moved from sixth to fourth in program history on the women's 3,000-meter steeplechase all-time list. Her time of 11:41.21 placed first.
- Zac Garrard ran the seventh-fastest 800-meter time in program history. He got edged out at the line with a time of 1:52.64.
- The Zags dominated the men's 1,500 meters, placing seven runners in the top-10. Troy Fraley, running unattached, broke the stadium record at 3:47.18. Crichlow crossed the line in at second at 3:51.22. His time ranks seventh on the GU all-time list.
- The Gonzaga women swept the top four spots of the 1,500 meters led by Maggie Jones at 4:38.32.
- The GU women then took the top six spots of the 800 meters. Claren Fraher rallied for the win at 2:20.99.
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