Vikings have five NCAA II provisional qualifying marks
April 19, 2012
LOS ANGELES, Calif. - Four Western Washington University track and field athletes had five NCAA Division II provisional qualifying marks Thursday, two at the Cal State L.A. Invitational and three at the Azusa Pacific University Invitational.
At the Cal State L.A. meet, Michael Hoffman (Sr., Bellingham/Sehome) placed sixth in the men's discus with a personal-best 164-2 (50.05 meters), and Lindsay Wells (So., Seattle/Nathan Hale) posted a mark of 162-9 (49.62) in the women's hammer. Last year, she had a personal-record 164-0.
At the Azusa Pacific meet, Emily Warman (Sr., Sedro-Woolley) won the women's long jump at 19-0 (5.79), becoming just the second Viking to reach 19 feet. Her previous best was 18-4 1/2 in 2010. The WWU standard is 19-2 set by Donna Larry in 1982.
Alex Harrison (Sr., Edmonds/Edmonds-Woodway) qualified in both the decathlon and javelin as he placed third at the California Invitational B Division Decathlon.
Harrison tossed the javelin 201-10 (61.52 meters) and finished with a WWU record 6,772 points in the decathlon. That surpassed by 29 points the previous Viking best by Jeff Neubauer in 1986.
WWU's Nelson Westlin (Jr., Bellingham/Sehome) had two personal bests at CSULA meet, placing fifth (50-11, 15.52) in the men's shot put and seventh in the discus (154-10, 47.19).
WWU's Tayler Cannon (Jr., Kennewick/Kamiakin) finished eighth in the men's 10,000 (32:59.25).
On Friday, Hoffman competes in the hammer at the Mt. SAC Relays and the balance of the Vikings' squad participates in the Azusa Pacific Bryan Clay meet.
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