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WEBER MEN WIN BIG SKY TRACK CROWN

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Weber State distance runner Robby Duncan was named male track athlete of the meet Saturday as the Wildcats won their second straight Big Sky Conference Outdoor Track and Field title.

Weber State finished with 149 points, followed by Boise State with 106 and Montana State with 94. Duncan won the steeplechase and placed sixth in the 1,500-meter run.Kristian Pettersson of Northern Arizona, ranked fifth in the NCAA in both shot put and discus, won his specialties and was named field athlete of the meet. There were no meet records on the men's side.

Boise State scored 119 points, followed by Weber State with 101 and Northern Arizona with 76.

Joyce Rainwater of Eastern Washington was named female track athlete of the meet. She set a Big Sky Championships record in Friday's 100-meter trial and won that final on Saturday. She then broke the 200-meter mark with a time of 23.84 seconds. The old mark was 24.09 by Weber State's Elizabeth Kealamaki in 1992.

Three other women's meet records were broken Saturday for a total of six.

Anna Soderberg of Northern Arizona, voted field athlete of the meet by coaches, won the shot put on Friday and set a Big Sky Conference record in the discus on Saturday. Soderberg, from Sjugesta, Sweden, threw the discus 179 feet, 4 inches to smash the old meet mark of 177-11 by Lori Parker of Northern Arizona in 1989.

Other championship records Saturday were established by Boise State freshman Abigail Ferguson who jumped 40 feet, 101/4 inches to break the old triple jump mark of 40-81/2. Weber State's Shawna Cox ran the 800 meters in 2:07.61 to nip the old mark of 2:07.74.

Cox also won the 1,500 meters to join Rainwater, Soderberg, Cox and Montana's Shelley Smathers as double winners.