Feb. 15, 2014
SEATTLE, Wash. - Western Washington University's Tanya Bjornsson posted a mark of 18-8 1/2 in the women's long jump, over a half foot better than the NCAA Division II provisional national qualifying standard, on Saturday at the University of Washington Indoor Flo Track Classic being held at Dempsey Indoor on the UW campus.
Bjornsson, a senior from Ferndale, placed second among 40 entries in the event. The mark was just shy of her personal best of 18-9 1/4 established last year.
Danielle Littleton, representing UC Riverside, placed first with an effort of 18-9 3/4. Oregon's Medelayne Varela was third with a mark of 18-4 1/2.
WWU's Frank Catelli (So., Sequim) finished sixth in the men's shot put among 22 entries with a mark of 55-5. He trailed four Division I athletes and one club competitor. Wyoming's Finley Mason won with an effort of 62-5.
Four weeks ago, Catelli had PNQ and school record mark of 55-10 1/2.
The rest of WWU's squad competes Sunday.
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
WWU Adds Provisional-Qualifying Marks Friday at Bryan Clay Invitational
Tupre Wickliff and Kyler Sager post provisional qualifiers, Natalie Vetto improves upon provisional mark
WWU Posts Strong Performances on Thursday at APU
Seren Dances and Peyton Shinnick record program top-10 marks at Bryan Clay Invitational
Vikings Headed to Bryan Clay Invitational and Beach Invitational
WWU competes Wednesday through Saturday at APU (April 18-20) and LBSU (April 20-21)
WWU Earns Team Titles at SMU Jay Hammer Meet
Vikings claim six event wins, four marks added to program top-10 lists on Saturday
Women's Indoor Track & Field 2018 Season in Review
WWU placed 5th at the GNAC Championships, added 26 program top-10 marks (one GNAC/school record)
Men's Indoor Track & Field 2018 Season in Review
The Vikings placed 5th at the GNAC Championships, added 20 program top-10 marks
Vikings Travel to Saint Martin's for Jay Hammer Meet
WWU returns to the road after hosting the WWU Team Invitational last Friday
Vikings Sweep Team Titles at WWU Team Invitational
Three Vikings improve provisional-qualifying marks as WWU competes at home in Bellingham
Track & Field to Host WWU Team Invitational on Friday
WWU welcomes Seattle Pacific, Saint Martin's and British Columbia to Civic Stadium
Raquel Pellecer Named GNAC Female Field Athlete of the Week (Again)
WWU javelin thrower Pellecer earns third GNAC weekly award of the outdoor season
Standout Performances Highlight Saturday's Competition
WWU Track & Field was spread across four events on Saturday in Washington, California and British Columbia
WWU Opens Competition at Stanford, SF State and UBC on Friday
Two Vikings improve provisional qualifiers, Hannah Nienaber adds provisional-qualifying javelin throw
Vikings to Compete at Four Meets During Weekend
WWU travels to the Bay Area, Canada and Tacoma as outdoor season continues at four locations