AZUSA, Calif. -- The Western Washington University track & field program competed for the second of four consecutive competition days with distance runners in action at the Bryan Clay Invitational and junior Kaylie Greninger competing in the heptathlon at the Mt. SAC Relays/California Invitational Combined Events, hosted by Azusa Pacific University at Cougar Athletic Stadium on Thursday.
Senior Andrew Wise (Distance, Denver, CO/East) placed 17th of 64 in the 3,000m steeplechase with an NCAA II provisional-qualifying time of 9:16.39 for a season-best performance. Sophomore Dylan Hayes (Middle Distance, Seattle, WA/Garfield) followed in 24th with a personal-best time of 9:20.67. The times recorded by Wise and Hayes rank 3rd and 4th, respectively, in the GNAC during the 2017 season.
Junior Isaac Derline (Distance, Kent, WA/Kentridge) placed 14th of 31 in heat 3 of the 5,000m with a time of 14:48.86 in recording the 10th-best time in WWU top 10 history. His time ranks among the top 5 in the GNAC during the current season.
Senior Lillianna Stelling (Distance, Langley, WA/South Whidbey) finished 18th of 31 in heat 3 of the 5,000m with a time of 17:21.89 to come within a second of a provisional-qualifying time in posting a season-best time. Senior Brittany Grant (Distance, Port Townsend, WA) finished 24th in heat 1 of the 5,000m with a time of 17:25.89. Junior Maddy Hutchison (Distance, Snoqualmie, WA/Mount Si) placed 10th of 33 in heat 5 of the 5,000m (17:42.63) in a personal-best time. Each time ranks among the top 5 recorded in the GNAC during 2017.
Greninger (Sammamish, WA/Skyline) competed in the California Invitational heptathlon held Wednesday and Thursday, finishing 37th with 4,214 points. Her highest event finishes were in the shot put (T-18th, 10.78m/35-4 ½) and javelin (18th, 31.73m/104-1). She also recorded a season-best time in the 200m (27.00).
The Mt. SAC Relays/California Invitational Combined Events were held at the same location as the Bryan Clay Invitational (Cougar Athletic Stadium, Azusa Pacific University campus).
WWU competes again Friday at the second day of the Bryan Clay Invitational. The Vikings will also have four competitors at the Beach Invitational, hosted by Long Beach State University, on Friday. The California trip concludes on Saturday for WWU with day two of the Beach Invitational.
Bryan Clay Invitational Results (4/13/17)
Mt. SAC Relays/California Invitational Results (4/13/17)
California Invitational Heptathlon
Heptathlon: Kaylie Greninger, 37th, 4214
100m Hurdles: 17.55
High Jump: 1.48m (4-10 ¼)
Shot Put: 10.78m (35-4 ½)
Long Jump: 5.02m (16-5 ¾)
Javelin Throw: 31.73m (104-01)
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