March 14, 2014
WINSTON-SALEM, NC - Western Washington University's Tanya Bjornsson (Sr., Ferndale) placed ninth in the women's long jump, missing out on a top eight finish and All-America honors by 1/4-inch, on Friday at the NCAA Division II Indoor Track and Field Championships being held on the JDL Fast Track.
Bjornsson, who reached the finals, leaped 18-7 (5.66 meters). She entered the meet ranked 12th nationally with a season-best mark of 19-1 1/4.
Failing to make Saturday's finals were Chip Jackson (Sr., Shoreline/Shorewood) in the men's mile and Alex Donigian (Jr., Mission Viejo, CA/Trabuco Hills) in the men's 60 meters. Jackson, who led the first six laps of his heat, placed 13th in 4:16.56. Donigian was 14th in 6.86.
Donigian entered the 60 tied for fourth nationally with a school-record time of 6.75. Jackson ranked 11th in the mile with a season-best 4:07.95 clocking.
Cheyenna Pinley (Jr., Bellingham/Squalicum), who was making her second straight national appearance, placed 15th in the women's pole vault. She cleared the opening height of 11-7 3/4, but went out at 12-1.
Pinley entered 17th with a mark of 12-6. She finished 13th last year at 12-1 1/2. \ Competing for WWU on Saturday (11 a.m. PT) will be Frank Catelli (So., Sequim) in the men's shot put. He enters ninth with a school-record mark of 57-5 1/2.
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