Feb. 1, 2014
BELLINGHAM, Wash. - Brett Watson (Jr., Ferndale) cleared 6-10 1/4 in the men's high jump, breaking a school record that had stood for 22 years, and Chip Jackson (Sr., Shoreline/Shorewood) won the men's mile to highlight Western Washington University final-day action Saturday at the University of Washington Indoor Track & Field Invitational held at Dempsey Indoor on the UW campus.
Watson, who placed fifth in the high jump, broke the mark of 6-9 set by Ron Olson in 1992. Jackson's mile time was 4:07.95, less than a second off the school record.
The performances by Watson and Jackson were both NCAA Division II provisional national qualifiers. They were two of six by the Vikings at the meet.
The men's 4x400 relay set a WWU record, placing second in 3:16.81. That quartet included Jon Poolman (Jr., Langley/South Whidbey), Nate Schmidt (Jr., Lynnwood), Ryan McArthur (Fr., Lynnwood) and Devon Smith (Sr., Marysville/Lakewood). Poolman met the provisional standard in the 400 with a time of 49.00.
Logan Myers (Jr., Olympia/Capital) ran the final of the men's 60-meter hurdles in 8.30, tying the school record and placing fifth. On Friday night, Cheyenna Pinley (Jr., Bellingham Squalicum) cleared 12-0 in the women's pole vault as she finished fifth.
Tanja Bjornsson (Sr., Ferndale) came within one-half inch of a provisional mark in the women's long jump, leaping 18-1 1/2 to place eighth.
Alex Donigian (Jr., Mission Viego, CA/Trabuco Hills) placed fifth in the men's 60 prelims (6.79) as did Travis Milbrandt (So., Longview/Mark Morris) in the men's 60 hurdles prelims (8.35). Ryan McArthur (Fr., Lynnwood) was fifth in the men's 800 (1:57.07).
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James Jasperson set the World Record running a mile in 5:51.4 in firefighter structural gear
Men's Outdoor Track & Field 2018 Season in Review
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Women's Outdoor Track & Field 2018 Season in Review
WWU placed 4th at the GNAC Championships, added three GNAC top-10 and 19 program top-10 marks
WWU's Pellecer Named GNAC Newcomer of the Year
Sophomore Raquel Pellecer honored by conference following standout season for the Vikings
Barry and Pellecer Earn USTFCCCA First Team All-America Honors
Pair of WWU javelin throwers honored for top-8 finishes at NCAA II Championships
Vikings Place Four on Google Cloud Academic All-District® Teams
Seniors Jasmine McMullin, Anna Paradee and Andrew Wise as well as junior Kyler Sager earn honors
Pair of Vikings Earn All-America Honors at NCAA Championships
Junior Alex Barry places 4th in men's javelin, sophomore Raquel Pellecer finishes 6th in women's javelin
Paradee Competes in Pole Vault at NCAA Championships
Senior Anna Paradee finishes with a no height at national championships in North Carolina
Vikings to Compete at NCAA Championships on Thursday and Saturday
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Track & Field Places 21 on GNAC All-Academic Teams
Vikings have 13 women, eight men recognized as GNAC All-Academic honorees
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Seven Vikings Earn USTFCCCA All-Region Recognition
Four WWU women, three WWU men honored with All-West Region accolades
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Sophomore Cordell Cummings wins 110m hurdles conference title among strong Saturday performances
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Track & Field Travels to GNAC Outdoor Championships
The GNAC Outdoor Championships will be held Friday and Saturday at Western Oregon University