Pless and Mortensen Win Discus at PLU Open

March 12, 2017


PARKLAND, Wash. – Four Western Washington University throwers represented the Track & Field program at Saturday’s Pacific Lutheran University Open.

Men’s throwers Bryan Lee (Sr., Sammamish, WA/Skyline) and Brandon Pless (Jr., Sedro-Woolley, WA) competed in the hammer throw and discus, while women’s throwers Megan Mortensen (Sr., Tacoma, WA/Franklin Pierce) and Sophia Roberts (So., Ventura, CA) also competed in hammer and discus.

Pless won the discus competition with a personal-best throw of 46.60m/152-11, breaking his previous PR of 46.38m/152-2 set last season at the Emilie Mondor Invitational (4/9/16 at Simon Fraser). He also took second in the hammer throw with a mark of 53.29m/174-10, just short of his PR of 54.43m/178-7 set last season.

Lee finished 3rd in the discus (44.65m/146-06) and was 4th in the hammer throw (49.35m/161-11).

Mortensen, the back-to-back GNAC outdoor discus champion, won the discus competition with a throw of 41.57m/136-05. She also took 5th place in the hammer throw competition.

Roberts was 4th in the hammer (40.89m/134-02) and 10th in the discus (31.06m/101-11).

The Vikings return to competition next weekend with the Lewis & Clark Spring Break Open in Portland, Ore., with the throwers competing Friday at Clackamas Community College and the remainder of the team on Saturday at Eldon Fix Track at Griswold Stadium on the Lewis & Clark campus.

PLU Open Results - WWU Results Only (3/11/17)

Men Discus Throw
          Name                   School                  Seed     Finals            Points
  1       Pless, Brandon         Western Washington    46.48m     46.60m     152-11  10   
          45.84m  45.91m  46.60m  44.22m  PASS  PASS                                          
  3       Lee, Bryan             Western Washington    47.46m     44.65m     146-06   6   
          43.55m  44.21m  42.42m  41.78m  44.03m  44.65m                                      

Men Hammer Throw ========================================================================================== Name School Seed Finals Points ========================================================================================== 2 Pless, Brandon Western Washington 54.43m 53.29m 174-10 8 52.59m FOUL 52.24m 53.29m 52.97m FOUL 4 Lee, Bryan Western Washington 51.40m 49.35m 161-11 5 46.04m 47.88m 49.35m FOUL 48.28m 47.74m

Women Discus Throw ========================================================================================== Name School Seed Finals Points ========================================================================================== 1 Mortensen, Megan Western Washington 47.36m 41.57m 136-05 10 FOUL 41.57m 40.39m FOUL FOUL FOUL 10 Roberts, Sophia Western Washington 33.98m 31.06m 101-11 31.06m FOUL FOUL

Women Hammer Throw ========================================================================================== Name School Seed Finals Points ========================================================================================== 4 Roberts, Sophia Western Washington 42.47m 40.89m 134-02 5 40.84m 38.12m FOUL 40.89m FOUL 39.31m 5 Mortensen, Megan Western Washington 43.28m 40.31m 132-03 4 38.78m 39.77m FOUL 40.31m 39.36m 38.90m


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