March 26, 2014
BELLINGHAM, Wash. - Western Washington University made major jumps in both of this week's United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association/NCAA Division II Top 25 Outdoor Track Polls, the men moving up 14 spots to No.10 and the women going up seven spots to No.11.
Two Viking athletes are ranked No.1 in their events. They are of Katie Reichert (Jr., Longview/Kelso) in the women's javelin at 162-11 and Frank Catelli (So., Sequim) in the men's shot put at 57-2 1/4. Catelli also is second in the discus at 165-4 as is WWU's Bethany Drake (So., Sandy, Ore.) in the javelin at 157-10.
The javelin marks were both automatic national qualifiers.
Catelli's efforts were both provisional national qualifiers, his shot put mark also being a school record.
Four more provisional qualifiers for WWU are Slater Hirst (Jr., Shoreline/Kings) in the men's javelin (194-7), Peter Maguire (So., Boise, ID) in the men's 400-meter hurdles (53.98), Logan Myers (Jr., Olympia/Capital) in the men's 110 hurdles (14.69), and Lindsay Wells (Sr., Seattle/Nathan Hale) in the women's hammer (165-4).
In all, two school records have been set this spring. Besides Catelli's effort, Katelyn Steen (Jr., Sammamish/Eastlake) broke the WWU and Great Northwest Athletic Conference records in the 2,000 steeplechase with a time of 6:56.78.
WWU competes in the Club Northwest Spring Break Open on Saturday.
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
WWU Posts Strong Performances at Doris Heritage Track Festival
Trio of Vikings improve upon provisional-qualifying marks, WWU adds three program top-10 efforts