Ben  Stensland
 Ben Stensland
Assistant Coach

Overall in his eighth year as an assistant coach at WWU … Rejoined the WWU track & field program for 2016-17 academic year after a one-year hiatus with Western Oregon University ... Has coached sprinters, hurdlers, jumpers and throwers for Vikings ... Worked with national champion javelin throwers Monika Gruszecki (2011) and Bethany Drake (2014, 2017) as well as four-time All-American javelin thrower Katie Reichert (2012-2016) ... Also coached Gruszecki, Drake and Reichert at the USA Track & Field Championships in 2014 and 2017 … In all, has coached 18 NCAA Division II All-Americans and written training programs for another 12 ... Has coached 37 Great Northwest Athletic Conference individual champions and athletes setting 47 indoor and outdoor school records ... WWU has won six GNAC team titles and had 10 top 25 finishes at NCAA II Indoor and Outdoor Championships during his tenure ... Pursuing master's degree in human movement and performance after receiving bachelor's degree from WWU in kinesiology in 2009 ... Competed in football at WWU and was three-sport athlete at Sequim High School.


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