MISSOULA, Mont. — Idaho’s Kaizer Gillispie won the men’s 400 while Henrike Fiedler of the Vandal women’s squad claimed the long jump on day three of the Big Sky conference meet.
Fiedler and teammate Rechelle Mead finished 1-2 respectively in the long jump, but the Vandal women still sat in a tie for fifth in the team standings. The Vandal men were in eighth. Competition will wrap up today.
Top 3 UI results
Team results — 1, Northern Arizona, 50. 2, Montana, 37. 3, Southern Utah, 34.3. 4, Idaho State, 28. 5, Weber State, 27.3. 6, Sacramento State, 27. 7, Montana State, 26. 8, Idaho, 21. 9, Eastern Washington, 20. 10, Portland State, 2.3.
400 — 1, Gillispie, 47.37.
800 — 2, Higgins, 1:52.15.
400 hurdles — 2, Baxter, 51.21.
Team results — 1, Eastern Washington, 42. 2, Idaho State, 37. 3, Montana, 31. 4, Sacramento State, 28. t5, Idaho and Northern Arizona, 27. t7, Southern Utah and Montana State, 25. 9, Portland State, 16. 10, Weber State, 9. 11, Northern Colorado, 6.
800 — 3, Bass, 2:11.28.
1500 — 2, Story, 4:36.80.
Long jump — 1, Fiedler, 20-4. 2, Meade, 20-2.
MEN’S BASKETBALLVandals sign two
Idaho men’s basketball coach Don Verlin announced the signing of Eric Mireri and Babacar Thiombane on Friday.
A 6-4 guard, Mireri played the last two seasons at the College of Marin in Kentfield, Calif. He led the Mariners at 13.1 points and 5.6 assists per game as a sophomore. Thiombane, a 6-foot-7 forward, played for East Los Angeles College last season, where he averaged 9.1 points, 7.0 rebounds and 1.1 blocks per game.
“Eric is a great addition to the Vandals,” said Verlin said of Mireri.
Of Thiombane, Verlin said, “we are very pleased to add Babacar to the Vandal basketball family.”
WOMEN’S BASKETBALLWeaver signs with Lewis-Clark State
Lewis-Clark State women’s basketball coach Brian Orr was sold on Madeline Weaver once he saw her scrimmaging with his current players. Weaver, of Walla Walla, signed with the Warriors on Friday. She’s a 5-foot-4 guard.
“Madeline won us over on her campus visit,” Orr said of Weaver. “I have to credit coach (Caelyn) Orlandi because she campaigned pretty hard to bring her in and let her play with our players.”
Weaver was a record-setting guard for the Hawks at College Place. In her three years as a starter, she set school records for points (13.5 per game for 834 total) and assists (3.3 per game for 206 total).
“She has a great feel for when to drive it and when to pass it,” Orr said. “She is an excellent perimeter shooter and when you combine that with her quickness and ball-handling skills, she is really hard to contain off the dribble.
“She is a feisty defender and brings a lot of competitive energy to the floor.”