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Idaho to host Vandal Jamboree this weekend

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(Lindsey Goodman / Photo: Idaho Athletic Media relations) (Lindsey Goodman / Photo: Idaho Athletic Media relations)

MOSCOW, Idaho - Athletes from nine schools around the Northwest will converge on Moscow over the weekend for one last track and field meet before the Western Athletic Conference Championships later this month.

After spending the first six weekends of the outdoor season on the road, Idaho will host the Vandal Jamboree may 8-9 at the Dan O'Brien Track & Field Complex.  It will be the first time the Vandal track team has competed at home this season.

Schools attending the meet include Idaho, Eastern Washington, Washington State and Whitworth, and Gonzaga, among others.

Last year's meet wasn't without drama, as Idaho's Melinda Owen pole vaulted to a NCAA record 14-51/4.  Also at the meet for Idaho, Matt Wauters launched the hammer 210-0, which was a school record at the time. 

This year, Idaho coaches say junior Beau Whitney should perform well in the discuss, having earned an NCAA regional mark.  Heather Bergland ran a season best 14.17 in the 100m hurdles last weekend.  And pole vaulter Lucas Pope could easily hit the NCAA standard this weekend.

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