Leonel Anderson - long jumper.
Wildcats Await Big Sky Track Meet This The Weber State track team travels to Moscow, Idaho, for the Big Sky Conference meet Friday and Saturday. On paper the championship boils down to Idaho State's sprinters and hurdlers against distance runners and field event strength from Northern Arizona and Montana. Idaho and Weber finished fourth and fifth last year and should end up in about that same position this year. The Wildcats will be well r e p r e s e n t e d by individual standouts in several of the events. Dan Dean, the school record holder in the 880 (1:52.0) and mile (4:11.9), will double in both of those events in the conference tneet. Al Yardley set a new school mark at 9:10.0 in the three mile run in last Friday's 85-59 dual meet win over Boise State in Boise. Yardley snapped Dan Price's, old standard of 9:19.6 which was set earlier this yeaiv Dan Walker had a new dual meet record of 4:20.4 in the mile breaking the 4:20.7 set by WSC's Brian Hansen in 1971. Dean broke the meet record with a 1:53.1 in the 880-yard run. The old mark of 1:54.6 was set by Weber's Jaime Nunez in 1969. Bob Hill's toss of 229-6 in the javelin is the best in the conference conference this year and teammate Guy Ashby threw 215 feet last week. Flint Cunningham is the defending conference long jump champ at 24-2 and his best leap this year has been 24-1. Jimmie Watts has the fourth best triple jump with a 45-11 Vt and Todd Parker is tied for fourth in the pole vault with a 14 foot effort. High jumper Brent Stringham stands in second position with a 6-8 V4 to his credit. Idaho State has three conference conference champions back including including sprinter Carl Lawson, hurdler Larry Comer, and shot putter Craig Byington. Jerald Jones in the 880, long jumper Leonel Anderson, three-miler Vince Capell, and Byington in the discus give the Bengals a talented group of tracksters. Northern Arizona's distance runners are dazzling, led by Richard Selby in the mile, and Richard Sliney in the three- mile. Selby took both those events in the conference meet last year. Lumberjack Lauren Pompa has the top discus throw (170-0) of anyone in the Big Sky this season. Ric Brown and George Cook of Montana are the defending conference champions in the 440 and steeplechase. Glenn Chaffey and Boise State's Gerald Bell tied for first place in the triple jump last year, but Bell became the first 50 foot trimple jumper in the conference this season. Mike Hale is one of the best high jumpers in the Big Sky. Idaho features sprinter and long jumper Collie Mack, and pole valuter Bill Bramlette. Montana State has dash man Mike Flynn, miler Jim Robbins, and long and triple jumper Rich Charlson. Boise State depends on hurdler and high jumper Mike Bennett, triple jumper Gerald Bell, and sprinter Karl Bartell.