Idaho colleges roundup: College of Idaho track opens NAIAs with two top times

STATESMAN STAFFMarch 7, 2014 

GENEVA, Ohio — Sora Klopfenstein (Meridian High) posted the top time in the 5,000-meter prelims (a school-record 17:27.50) and the women’s distance medley relay (11:51.15) posted a top time in its preliminary round on the first day of the NAIA Indoor Track and Field Championships. Jasmine Hurd (Centennial High) set a school record in the 60 hurdles (8.88), helping her to a 10th-place finish in the pentathlon (3,270 points). Austin Basterrechea (Gooding High) is third after the first day of the heptathlon.

C OF I SWIMMING: The women’s and men’s teams are in the top 12 after the first day of the NAIA Championships in Oklahoma City, Okla. Freshman Mckayla Stevens became the first C of I women’s swimmer to qualify for a championship final. She clocked the seventh-fastest time in the 200 IM preliminaries and finished eighth in the final.

IDAHO WOMEN’S BASKETBALL: Senior Alyssa Charlston became the fifth Idaho women’s basketball player to surpass 1,500 career points and helped the Vandals (21-8, 14-1 WAC) beat Chicago State 91-41 in Moscow.

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