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Sub-four mile attempts and lofty vaulters highlight Spokane Summer Games

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SPOKANE, Wash. - Three runners who have already run under four minutes for the mile will try to become the first to break the fabled barrier in Spokane, while some of the nation’s top pole vaulters will add luster to the show at the Spokane Summer Games Saturday, August 2nd at Spokane Falls Community College. The meet starts with field events at 5:00 pm, with track races beginning at 6:10. Spectator admission to the Summer Games is $5.00, $3.00 for 12-and-under. In addition, as a tribute our active duty military, Guard, Reserve and military retirees and their families admission is free by showing their military ID card.

“Things have come together nicely for this meet,” said legendary coach Herm Caviness, who organized the original Spokane Summer Games for several years back in the 1970s. “We have three men in the field who have vaulted over 18 feet, and three women with personal bests over 14 feet. Those athletes should be fun to watch, and the attempt at twilight to break four minutes in the mile will be a great climax to the meet.”

Along with the pole vault and mile, the schedule will include hurdles, 100 meters, 800 meters, hammer throw, high jump and javelin. Male and female, high school, college and open competitors will compete. The meet is expected to last approximately 3-1/2 hours.

For the general public there will also be an 8K road race in the morning. 8K road race participants will receive a technical t-shirt, medals to top finishers and free entry to the evening meet. Registration is available at Runners Soul in downtown Spokane from 3:00 until 6:00 on Friday, August 1. $15.00 no shirt, $20.00 with shirt. Registration is also available on Saturday, August 2 at the race site at Spokane Falls Community College beginning at 7:00 a.m. $25.00 no shirt, $35.00 with shirt.

Two top milers planning to compete at the Summer Games include AJ Acosta, Rob Finnerty and Riley Masters, all of whom have broken four minutes on other occasions. In the pole vault, Mike Arnold, who has a best of 18’8½”, and Jeremy Klas, a 5-time WAC champion and three-time All American who has vaulted 18’ ½”, are slated to compete, along with Victor Weirich, who was third in the recent USATF Championships, and who owns a best of 18’ 4½”. For the women, Olympic Trials qualifier Melinda Owen leads the field with a personal best of 14’ 11”, with Allison Stokke, the UC Berkeley record holder with a personal best of 14’ 5½”, and Keisa Monterola of Venezuela and EWU, whose best outdoors is 14’ 2”, sure to challenge for the win.

Sponsors of the Spokane Summer Games include the Spokane Sports Commission, Avista, Stadium Sports, Northwest Orthopaedic Specialists, Fleet Feet, the Lilac Bloomsday Association, Across the Line Timing, FinnJav, Summit Chiropractic, Action Sportswear and Fit Edge.

More information on the meet, and entry information for the 8K road race, are available at www. spokanesummergames.com.

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