Jan. 26, 2013
SEATTLE, Wash. -
The Western Washington University men's 4x400 meter relay bettered the NCAA Division II provisional national qualifying standard, placing fifth with a school record time of 3:17.01 and Emily Warman (Sr., Sedro-Woolley) bettered her provisional mark in the women's long jump in final-day action Saturday at the Husky Invitational Indoor Track and Field meet held at the Dempsey Indoor on the University of Washington campus.
Making up the Viking quartet were Jon Poolman (So., Langley/South Whidbey), Nathan Schmidt (So., Lynnwood), Jason Nokes (Sr., Spokane/Mount Spokane) and Devon Smith (Jr., Marysville/Lakewood), a transfer from Western Oregon. They bettered by over three seconds the school record set two weeks ago.
Warman leaped 18-5 in the long jump, placing seventh. That was 3-1/4 inches better than her season-opening effort.
WWU's Pete Maguire (Fr., Boise, Id.) was fifth in the men's 60 hurdles in 8.37, Brett Watson (So., Ferndale) seventh in the men's high jump, clearing 6-7 1/2, Devon Smith (Jr. Marysville/Lakewood) ninth in the men's 400 with a 49.27 clocking and Logan Myers (So., Olympia/Captital) 10th in the men's high jump with a mark of 6-5 1/2.
On Friday, the Vikings' Alex Donigian (So., Mission Viejo, CA/Trabucohils) was a provisional national qualifier in the men's 200, placing fourth with a school record time of 22.14, and Karis Anderson (Sr., Seattle/Roosevelt) placed seventh in the women's pole vault (10-11) and teammate Amy Rovira (So., Richland/Hanford) 10th (10-5 1/4).