Three women to represent WWU at NCAA II Championships
Feb. 26, 2013
BELLINGHAM, Wash. - Three Western Washington University women athletes, pole vaulters Karis Anderson (Sr., Seattle/Roosevelt) and Cheyenna Pinley (So., Bellingham/Squalicum) and long jumper Emily Warman (Sr., Sedro-Woolley), have been selected to compete at the 2013 NCAA Division II National Indoor Track and Field Championships on March 7-9 at Birmingham, Alabama, at the Birmingham CrossPlex.
Warman is making her third indoor national appearance and second in the long jump. As a freshman in 2009, she was the national champion in the triple jump (39-3) and in 2010, she placed 10th in the triple jump and 11th (18-2/12) in the long jump. Overall, it is fourth national junket for Warman, who was sixth in the triple jump (40-7) at outdoor nationals in 2012.
It the second straight trip to indoor nationals for Anderson, who placed fifth in 2012 by clearing 12-9 1/2. She also has gone to outdoor nationals twice, tying for seventh (12-1/2) in 2011and placing eighth (12-3 1/2) in 2012.
Pinley is making her first trip to nationals. Her top pole vault this season is a personal best 12-2 1/2.
Warman holds school records for the long jump (I 18-10, 2009; O 19-2, 2012) and triple jump (I 39-11 1/2, 2010; O 40-7, 2012) in both indoor and outdoor competition as does Anderson in the pole vaults (I 12-9 1/2, 2012; O 12-7 1/2, 2012).
Warman's best long jump this season is 18-9 3/4, and Anderson's best pole vault is 12-4.
Warman is scheduled to compete on Friday, March 8, at 2 p.m. ET, followed by Anderson and Pinley at 3:15 p.m. ET.
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