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WSU redshirt sophomore Tierney Silliman, left, and sophomore Jordyn Tucker race in a 60 meter dash heat on Jan. 20 at the Indoor Practice Facility.

WSU redshirt sophomore Tierney Silliman, left, and sophomore Jordyn Tucker race in a 60 meter dash heat on Jan. 20 at the Indoor Practice Facility.

OLIVER MCKENNA | DAILY EVERGREEN FILE

OLIVER MCKENNA | DAILY EVERGREEN FILE

WSU redshirt sophomore Tierney Silliman, left, and sophomore Jordyn Tucker race in a 60 meter dash heat on Jan. 20 at the Indoor Practice Facility.

AVERY COOPER, Evergreen reporter

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WSU track and field is preparing for the Cougar Indoor meet Friday and Saturday.

Associate Head Coach Julie Taylor said she hopes to see the weight throwers continue their early-season success this weekend.

“So far, we’ve done well on the throws,” Taylor said. “What I want to see is kids improving better and better each week.”

She noted that redshirt junior thrower Brock Eager in particular has performed well this season.

“Brock has won every meet he’s gone to,” Taylor said. “He continues to get better and better each week. I think he’s still got his best throws ahead of him.”

Eager recently finished first at the New Mexico Team Invitational, after he fouled his first throw in the meet. Eager will throw the weight at 6:30 p.m. Friday.

Redshirt junior Amani Brown has increased his throwing distance throughout the season, to over 60 feet.

“Amani Brown continues to improve,” Taylor said. “He’s doing extremely well, and he’s bringing a little more confidence to his throws.”

Brown finished fifth in the weight throw event at the New Mexico Team Invitational, after his best throw of 18.45 meters and 17.92 meters in the finals.

Redshirt sophomore thrower Aoife Martin is throwing for her second year, and Taylor said her consistency is impressive.

“She’s continued to improve every week so far this year, which is kind of unusual,” Taylor said. “She’s still improving.”

Martin most recently finished second in the women’s weight throw at the New Mexico Team Invitational, throwing for 17.41 meters. She will throw at 5 p.m. Friday.

Before the second-place finish, she placed first in the weight throw at the Ed Jacoby Invitational.

Taylor said junior thrower Chrisshnay Brown has shown a lot of upside this season. She finished eighth in the shot put, after throwing 13.1 meters at the New Mexico Team Invitational.

“[She] is really just starting to develop the rotary shot,” Taylor said. “She has great potential. I feel like she is going to be a person to focus on.”

Taylor said the goal for the throwers is to make the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation Indoor Championships later in the season.

“I feel like the kids are really starting to put things together,” Taylor said. “So, try to keep up their marks. The better you’re throwing, the better chance you have at being at that meet.”

To be successful, she said, each student-athlete needs to come to the meet this weekend prepared to perform better than last week.

“Kids need to come in and focus on what they want to achieve and what their goals are,” Taylor said. “They’re a great group and they’re confident in their ability and ready to compete.”

Events at the Cougar Indoor Meet will start at 12:30 p.m. Friday at the Indoor Practice, and will continue into the afternoon Saturday.

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