Drake and Hirst are Red Lion/GNAC Female and Male Field Athletes of the Week

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March 3, 2014

BELLINGHAM, Wash. - Two Western Washington University javelin throwers, Bethany Drake (So., Sandy, OR) and Slater Hirst (Jr., Shoreline/Kings), have been named Red Lion/Great Northwest Athletic Conference Track and Field Female and Male Field Athletes of the Week, respectively, for Feb. 22-March 1.

Drake, a sophomore from Sandy, Ore., had a NCAA Division II automatic qualifying throw of 156-11; and Hirst, a junior from Shoreline (graduate of Kings High School), had a provisional qualifying effort of 194-7. Both were winning performances at the University of Puget Sound Quadrangular.

Drake, who has a career-best mark of 157-4, won the event at UPS by almost 40 feet.