WWU's Anderson betters her provisional mark in women's pole vault at UW Invitational
Jan. 27, 2012
SEATTLE, Wash. - Western Washington University women's pole vaulter Karis Anderson (Jr., Seattle/Roosevelt) bettered her NCAA Division II national provisional qualifying mark set two weeks ago in first-day action Friday at the University of Washington Indoor Track and Field Invitational being held at Dempsey Indoor on the UW campus.
Anderson added 4-1/2 inches to her previous provisional mark, clearing 12-1/2 (3.67 meters) to place fourth in the women's pole vault.
The Vikings distance medley relay placed third in its heat and 11th overall with a time of 12:22.32. Makhaila Thornton (Fr., Bend, OR/Mountain View) ran the 1,200-meter leg, followed by Eleanor Siler (Sr., Spokane/Lewis & Clark) 400, Miranda Lahman (So., Boulder, CO/Niwot) 800 and Katelyn Steen (Fr., Sammamish/Eastlake) 1,600.
WWU's Michelle Howe (Sr., Lakewood) placed 18th in the women's pentathlon with a school-record point total of 3,052. She ran the 60-meter hurdles in 9.06 and completed the 800 in 2:29.19. Howe cleared 4-10 1/4 (1.48) in the high jump and had marks of 27-1/2 (8.24) in the shot put and 14-10 3/4 (4.54) in the long jump.
The Vikings' Tanner Boyd (Jr., Camas) placed fourth in his section and 15th overall in the men's 5,000 with a time of 14:52.70, and Shane Gruger (Sr., Shoreline/Shorewood) (22.91) and Alex Tilley (Sr., Edmonds/Kamiak) (23.14) were fourth and fifth, respectively, in their men's 200 heat.
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