April 18, 2014
LOS ANGELES, Calif. - Two Western Washington University records fell as Frank Catelli (So., Sequim) won the men's shot put with a mark of 58-7 1/2 and Tanya Bjornsson (Sr., Ferndale) placed second in the women's long jump with a leap of 19-4 3/4 at the Azusa Pacific University Bryan Clay Track and Field Invitational on Friday at Cougar Stadium on the APU campus.
Catelli bettered his own record set four weeks ago by nearly 15 inches. Bjornsson's effort was two inches farther than the standard she established last year.
The Vikings' Alex Donigian (Jr., Mission Viejo, CA/Trabucco Hills) won the men's 100 meters with a time of 10.56 and helped the 4x100 relay place fifth in 42.70.
Bjornsson also finished seventh in the women's 100 hurdles with a 14.44 clocking and had a 12.68 time in the 100.
Logan Myers (Jr., Olympia/Capital) was a provisional national qualifier in the men's high jump, clearing 6-8 3/4 to place third. Katelyn Steen (Jr., Sammamish/Eastlake) finished fourth in the women's steeplechase, bettering her provisional qualifying time by over 10 seconds at 10:44.03.
At the Oregon Relays in Eugene, Ore., WWU's Chip Jackson (Sr., Shoreline/Shorewood) narrowly missed the provisional standard in the men's 5000, finishing fifth in 14:41.59.
Paradee Competes in Pole Vault at NCAA Championships
Senior Anna Paradee finishes with a no height at national championships in North Carolina
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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
Four Vikings Headed to NCAA Championships
Anna Paradee, Raquel Pellecer, Natalie Vetto and Alex Barry to compete at NCAA II Championships
Seven Vikings Earn USTFCCCA All-Region Recognition
Four WWU women, three WWU men honored with All-West Region accolades
WWU Men Place 2nd, Women 4th at GNAC Outdoor Championships
Sophomore Cordell Cummings wins 110m hurdles conference title among strong Saturday performances
WWU Men 3rd, Women 4th After Friday Events at GNAC Outdoor Championships
Junior Maddie Taylor becomes conference high jump champion during Friday's competition
Track & Field Travels to GNAC Outdoor Championships
The GNAC Outdoor Championships will be held Friday and Saturday at Western Oregon University
Vikings Turn in Strong Performances at Ken Shannon Invite
WWU adds eight program top-10 marks in final meet before GNAC Outdoor Championships
WWU Travels to Ken Shannon Invitational on Friday and Saturday
The Ken Shannon Invitational is the last meet for WWU before the GNAC Outdoor Championships
Dances Leads Vikings at GNAC Combined Event Championships
Freshman Seren Dances places 8th to lead three WWU decathletes in Idaho
Emily Sytsma Named GNAC Women's Track Athlete of the Week
Sytsma won the 100m with a personal-best time, also competed in 200m and 4x400m relay last Saturday
WWU Has Strong Showing at 37th Annual Ralph Vernacchia Meet
Senior Brandon Pless records provisional-qualifying hammer throw mark, Vikings sweep team titles
WWU Hosts 37th Annual Ralph Vernacchia Meet on Saturday
The Vikings compete at Civic Stadium for the second of two meets in Bellingham during the season
Taylor Posts Provisional Qualifier at Beach Invitational
Junior Maddie Taylor clears 1.70m (5-7) in the high jump as Vikings close out final day of California trip