Feb. 10, 2013
SEATTLE, Wash. -
Western Washington University's Karis Anderson (Sr., Seattle/Roosevelt) cleared a NCAA Division II provisional national qualifying mark of 11-10 1/2 in placing fourth in the afternoon section of the women's pole vault Sunday at the University of Washington Indoor Track and Field Open held at Dempsey Indoor on the UW campus.
It was the final opportunity for Viking athletes to qualify for the 2013 GNAC Indoor Track and Field championships on Feb. 15-16 at the Jackson Indoor Complex in Nampa, Id.
Anderson set the WWU pole vault record of 12-9 1/2 in placing fifth at indoor nationals last year. She also placed eighth at the 2012 outdoor nationals, setting the school standard of 12-7 1/2 earlier that season, and tied for seventh at nationals in 2011.
The Vikings' Frank Catelli (Fr., Sequim) placed ninth in the men's shot put (49-3 3/4) and Tabor Reedy (So., Poulsbo/North Kitsap) was 15th in the men's 3,000 meters with a season-best time of 8:41.31.