May 4, 2013
SEATTLE, Wash. - Emily Warman (Sr., Sedro-Woolley) won the women's long jump and Chip Jackson (Jr., Seattle/Shorewood) and Dak Riek (Jr., Everett/Mariner) placed one-two in the men's 5,000 meters to highlight Western Washington University performances at the University of Washington Ken Shannon Track and Field Invitational on Saturday at the new UW Outdoor Track Facility.
Warman's winning effort in the long jump was a season-best 17-11. Jackson took the 5K in 15:22.23 with Riek second in 15:26.19.
WWU's Lindsay Wells (Jr., Seattle/Nathan Hale) finished third in the women's hammer with a mark of 159-6.
Placing fourth for the Vikings were Ryan Macdonald (So., Bellingham/Sehome) in the men's discus (157-1) and Maggie Roe (Jr., Bellevue/Newport) in the women's discus (134-2).
"We had some improvement, which was our goal," said WWU coach Pee Wee Halsell (26th year).
WWU next competes in the Great Northwest Athletic Conference Championships on Friday and Saturday at Monmouth, Ore.
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