Vikings Have Strong Showing at Lewis & Clark

March 18, 2017

PORTLAND, Ore. – The Western Washington University track & field program posted five NCAA Division II provisional qualifying marks and claimed seven event wins at the two-day Lewis & Clark Spring Break Open held at Clackamas Community College and Lewis & Clark College on Friday and Saturday.

The WWU men placed 1st of 19 teams with 137 points ahead of George Fox University in 2nd with 111 points. The WWU women placed 2nd of 18 with 82.5 points behind Oregon State (177 points).

For the women, senior Brittany Grant (Distance, Port Townsend, WA) ran a provisional time of 11:04.36 in winning the 3,000m steeplechase. Senior Jasmine McMullin (Jumps, Sequim, WA) won the triple jump with a provisional mark of 11.85m (38-10 ½).

Sophomore Anna Paradee (Pole Vault, Tacoma, WA/Decatur), competing in her first meet since a 7th-place All-American finish at the NCAA Division II Indoor Championships, cleared 3.75m (12-3 ½) to place 3rd with a provisional height. Her effort was a personal-best and ranks 3rd on the WWU all-time top 10 list.

On the men’s side, sophomore Alex Barry (Throws, Sequim, WA) won the javelin, which took place Friday, with a provisional mark of 58.66m (192-5 ¾). Junior Brandon Pless (Throws, Sedro-Woolley, WA) also posted a provisional mark on Friday with a toss of 54.98m/180-4 ¾) in the hammer throw, placing 5th. The mark for Pless was a personal-best to rank 3rd on the WWU all-time top 10 list.

Pless also recorded a personal-best WWU top 10 mark in the discus on Saturday with a toss of 48.13m (157-11 ¼) to rank 8th on the top 10 list and won the shot put with a mark 15.89m (52-1 ¾).  

In addition to 1st-place finishes from Grant, McMullin, Barry and Pless, the WWU women’s 4x100m relay team placed 1st with a time of 48.71. For the men, junior Adam Thomas (Pole Vault, Washougal, WA) won the pole vault at a height of 3.61 (15-1 ½), winning a tiebreaker over senior Gordie Kordas (Pole Vault, Blaine, WA) who cleared the same height and placed 2nd. Senior Kevin Yates (Jumps, Snohomish, WA) took top honors in the long jump with a mark of 7.11m (23-4).

Overall, WWU posted 28 top-5 finishes over the course of the meet.

The Vikings will next compete at the Seattle Pacific University Doris Heritage Distance Festival on Saturday, March 25.

Lewis & Clark Spring Break Open Results (3/18/17)

Men's Results:
100m: Daniel Jones, 8th, 11.37; Alex Taylor, 11th, 11.41; Stedman Knox, 20th, 11.66; Willie Broxton Jr., 24th, 11.72   
200m: Daniel Jones, 8th, 22.71
800m: Keaton Spiller, 3rd, 1:56.94; Dario Cirlincione, 7th, 2:01.59
1,500m: Cody McCranie, 4th, 4:00.16; Liam Cossette, 6th, 4:00.88, Isaac Derline, 10th, 4:04.44; Nickolas Mounier, 11th, 4:04.80; Colton Hoggarth, 18th, 4:10.83  
5,000m: Jadon Olson, 9th, 15:07.58; Sean Eustis, 19th, 15:28.64  
110m Hurdles: Cordell Cummings, 2nd, 15.68; Aaron Bosscher, 9th, 16.38
400m Hurdles: Cordell Cummings, 4th, 56.88; Aaron Bosscher, 10th, 59.43
3,000m Steeplechase: Andrew Wise, 5th, 9:34.15; Dylan Hayes, 7th, 9:47.28
4x100m Relay: WWU, 6th, 44.29
Pole Vault: Adam Thomas, 1st, 4.61m (15-1 ½); Gordie Kordas, 2nd, 4.61m (15-1 ½); Jacob Hino, 4th, 4.31m (14-1 ¾), Matt Coelho, 14th, 3.86m (12-8)       
Long Jump: Kevin Yates, 1st, 7.11m (23-4); Somit Chhim, 4th, 6.73m (22-1); Jacob Ringold, 13th, 6.12m (20-1)
Triple Jump: Somit Chhim, 2nd, 13.87m (45-6 ¼); Mark Seely, 5th, 13.43m (44-0 ¾); Jacob Ringold, 7th, 13.21m (43-4 ¼)     
Shot Put: Brandon Pless, 1st, 15.89m (52-1 ¾)
Discus Throw: Brandon Pless, 5th, 48.13m (157-11 ¼); Bryan Lee, 9th, 44.15m (144-10 ½)
Hammer Throw: Brandon Pless, 5th, 54.98m (180-4 ¾) – NCAA provisional mark; Bryan Lee, 7th, 49.99m (164-0 ½)                   
Javelin Throw: Alex Barry, 1st, 58.66m (192-5 ¾) – NCAA provisional mark; Costel David, 4th, 48.32m (158-6 ¾)     

Women's Results:
100m: Kelsey McLean, 5th, 12.83, Hannah Bradley, 15th, 13.12, Macie Allen, DNS
200m: Savannah Smith, 4th, 25.71; Kaylie Greninger, 15th, 27.29
800m: Julian Johnson, 14th, 2:28.07
5,000m: Lillianna Stelling, 4th, 17:46.50; Maddy Hutchison, 8th, 17:57.84; Peyton Shinnick, 10th, 18:03.27; Sophia Galvez, 14th, 18:17.93; Tracy Melville, 17th, 18:35.28; Sara Taferre, 18th, 18:39.78  
100m Hurdles: McKenna Hunt, 17th, 17.66
3,000m Steeplechase: Brittany Grant, 1st, 11:04.36 – NCAA provisional time; Katie Tyburczy, DNF
4x100m Relay: WWU, 1st, 48.71
High Jump: Miranda Osadchey, 2nd, 1.59m (5-2 ½); Bridget Henry, T-4th, 1.54m (5-0 ½), Kaylie Greninger, NH
Pole Vault: Anna Paradee, 3rd, 3.75m (12-3 ½) – NCAA provisional mark; Rachael Roberts, 9th, 3.25m (10-8); Amanda Andersen, T-11th, 3.10m (10-2); Jewels Oliquiano, 14th, 3.10m (10-2)   
Long Jump: Jasmine McMullin, 3rd, 5.35m (17-6 ¾); Malea Munoz, 9th, 5.07m (16-7 ¾); Kaylie Greninger, 13th, 4.98m (16-4 ¼)      
Triple Jump: Jasmine McMullin, 1st, 11.85m (38-10 ½) – NCAA provisional mark
Shot Put: Megan Mortensen, NM/DNS    
Discus Throw: Megan Mortensen, 4th, 43.06m (141-3 ½); Sophia Roberts, 24th, 31.15m (102-2 ¾)  
Hammer Throw: Megan Mortensen, 10th, 39.96m (131-1 ½); Sophia Roberts, 11th, 39.64m (130-1)
Javelin Throw: Kaylie Greninger, DNS           

Team Scores

Men

  1. Western Washington (137)
  2. George Fox (111)
  3. Concordia (Ore.) (57.5)
  4. Saint Martin’s (52)
  5. Pacific Lutheran (51)
  6. Seattle U (48.5)
  7. Linfield (47)
  8. Clackamas CC (44)
  9. Portland (43)
  10. Mt. Hood CC (34.5)
  11. Iron Wood TC (20)
  12. Portland State (16)
  13. Clark College (15)
  14. Pacific (Ore.) (14.5)
  15. Lewis & Clark (14)
  16. Northwest (14)
  17. Central Washington (9)
  18. Brooks Beasts RC (8)
  19. Bowerman TC (4)

Women

  1. Oregon State (177)
  2. Western Washington (82.5)
  3. Seattle U (82)
  4. Saint Martin’s (81)
  5. Concordia (77)
  6. Portland (53)
  7. Linfield (32)
  8. George Fox (30.5)
  9. Mt. Hood CC (20)
  10. Northwest Christian (19)
  11. Pacific (Ore.) (17)
  12. Northwest (15)
  13. Lewis & Clark (13)
  14. Pacific Lutheran (13)
  15. Seattle Pacific (7)
  16. Clackamas CC (6)
  17. Central Washington (6)
  18. Western Oregon (6)

 

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