March 5, 2014
BELLINGHAM, Wash. - Western Washington University had a school-record 24 athletes, 18 men and six women, named to the 2014 United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association/NCAA Division II Indoor Track and Field West Region All-Star team announced Wednesday.
Five Vikings were recognized in two events and 13 were repeaters.
Earning all-region distinction were the top five individuals in each event and members of the top three relay teams.
Nine other repeaters were Alex Donigian (Jr., Mission Viejo, CA/Trabuco Hills), Jacob Gilbert (Sr., Bellingham/Sehome), shot put; Chip Jackson (Sr., Shoreline/Shorewood), mile; Peter Maguire (So., Boise, ID), 60 hurdles; Cheyenna Pinley (Jr., Bellingham/Squalicum), pole vault; Katie Reichert (Jr., Longview/Kelso), pentathlon; Nate Schmidt (Jr., Lynnwood), 4x400 relay; Devon Smith (Sr., Marysville/Lakewood), 4x400 relay; and Kevin Yates (So., Snohomish), long jump.
Five Vikings were recognized in two events. They included Bjornsson in the 60 hurdles and long jump, Donigian in the 60 and 200 meters, Myers in the 60 hurdles and high jump, Poolman in the 400 and 4x400 relay, and Watson in the high jump and long jump.
Morgan Annable (Fr., Seal Rock, OR./Newport) was honored in the pole vault, Tanner Boyd (Sr., Camas) in the 5,000, Frank Catelli (So., Sequim) in the shot put, Sydney Coffey (Sr., Boulder, CO/Niwot) in the 400, Isaac Griffith (So., Spokane/Lewis & Clark) in the 5,000, Keenan Komoto (Sr., Kent/Kent-Meridian) in the pole vault, Gordie Kordas (Fr., Blaine) in the pole vault, Ryan McArthur (Fr., Lynnwood) in the 4x400, Travis Milbrandt (So., Longview/Mark Morris) in the 60 hurdles, Katelyn Steen (Jr., Sammamish/Eastlake) in the 5000, and Nate van Tuinen (So., Yakima/Riverside Christian) in the long jump.
School records were set this winter by Donigian in the 60 (6.75) and 200 (21.79), Bjornsson in the 60 hurdles (8.72), Maguire in the 60 hurdles (8.24), Watson in the high jump (6-10 1/4), Catelli in the shot put (57-5 1/2) and the 4x400 relay (3:16.81) made up of Poolman, Schmidt, McArthur and Smith.
Taking individual titles at the Great Northwest Athletic Conference Championships were Coffey in the 400, Donigian in the 60 and 200, Bjornsson in the 60 hurdles and long jump, Maguire in the 60 hurdles, Watson in the high jump, Yates in the long jump and Gilbert in the shot put.
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