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Two Wildcats Hit National Qualifying Marks in Idaho

The Central Washington University Track and Field team competed at the Vandal Indoor Invitational this weekend held on the campus of the University of Idaho and found success in a variety of events.

Saturday's meet was the first team event of the 2016 season.

Dani Eggleston led all runners in the 3000-meter run finishing in first place with a time of 10:00.08, while hitting the NCAA provisional mark to qualify for nationals. Megan Rogers finished in fifth place with a time of 10:21.12.

Freshman Mariyah Vongsaveng captured a first place finish in the 60-meter hurdles with a time of 8.99 and was followed closely by Tianna Banfro who finished second with a time of 9.26. Vongsaveng's time of 8.99 now leads the Great Northwest Athletic Conference as the fastest time recorded so far this season in the 60-meter hurdles.

Vongsaveng found herself in first place again when the combination of Janya Inderbitzin, Ashley Harmon, Ali Anderson and Vongsaveng ran the fastest time in the 4x400 meter relay crossing the finish line with a time of 4:05.54.

Amanda Youngers led all women's throwers with two fourth place scores in both the weight throw and shot put.

Luke Plummer found success early this season with a first place finish in the long jump recording a jump of 6.73 meters. He then took first in the triple jump with a distance of 14.50-meters. Both marks in Plummer's jumps hit the NCAA provisional mark to qualify for nationals.

Armando Tafoya led all Wildcat throwers with a second place finish in the weight throw with a score of 17.10 meters.

The Wildcats will compete in a two-day event at Washington State University next weekend (Jan. 22-23).