WWU's Siler is provisional qualifier in women's 400 at SMU Invitational
April 28, 2012
LACEY, Wash. - Western Washington University's Eleanor Siler (Sr., Spokane/Lewis & Clark) won the women's 400 meters in the NCAA Division II national provisional qualifying time of 55.94 seconds at the Saint Martin's University Invitational Track and Field meet Saturday.
Siler also placed second in the 200 (25.13) and ran the lead leg on the Vikings' 4x400 relay, which was runner-up in a season-best 3:59.83.
WWU's only double-event winner was Michael Hoffman (Sr., Bellingham/Sehome), who took both the men's hammer (183-9) and discus (159-2).
Emily Warman (Sr., Sedro-Woolley) (18-1 1/2) and Emily Walters (So., Olympia) (17-7) placed one-two in the women's long jump for the Vikings. Warman scratched by one-half inch on a school-record effort of 19-5.
Dak Riek (Jr., Everett) led a 1-2-3-4 sweep by WWU in the men's 10,000 with a winning time of 31:43.76.
Other event winners for the Vikings were Karis Anderson (Jr., Seattle/Roosevelt) in the women's pole vault (12-6 1/4), Eric Brill (Sr., Kent/Kentwood) in the men's 5,000 (14:49.54), Alex McDonald (Jr., Marysville/Marysville-Pilchuck) in the women's 400 hurdles (1:04.68), Jon Poolman (R-Fr., Langley/South Whidbey) in the men's 400 (49.17), Mary Rogers (Jr., Spokane/Shadle Park) in the women's 5,000 (18:16.03), Karsten Schick (So, Kodiak, AK) and Brett Watson (Fr., Ferndale) in the men's high jump (6-4 1/4), Lindsay Wells (So., Seattle/Nathan Hale) in the women's hammer (155-6) and Nelson Westlin (Jr., Bellingham/Sehome) in the men's shot put (51-5 1/2).
WWU hosts its own Twilite Invitational on Friday (2:45 p.m.).
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