April 19, 2014
ELLENSBURG, Wash. - With the bulk of its squad competing in California, Western Washington University won three events at the Central Washington University Spike Arlt Track and Field Invitational on Saturday at Tomlinson Stadium on the CWU campus.
Taking victories for the Vikings were Jade Wilson (Fr., Deer Park) in the men's 400-meter hurdles (55.20), Gordie Kordas (Fr., Blaine) in the men's pole vault (14-3 1/4) and Michelle Stolz (So., Tukwila/Highline) in the women's 400 hurdles (1:06.22).
WWU's Logan Giese (Fr., Spokane/Central Valley) was second in both the men's 800 (2:01.23) and 1500 (4:04.08), and Megan Mortensen (Fr., Tacoma/Franklin Pierce) was runner-up in the women's shot put (40-7 3/4) and third in the discus (121-7 1/4 ).
Also finishing second for the Vikings were Corey Pfeiff (Jr., Everett/Mariner) in the men's 400 hurdles (56.25), Ryan Macdonald (Jr., Bellingham/Sehome) in the men's discus (152-10), Katelyn Wright (So., Washougal) in the women's high jump (5-3 3/4) and Shandel Yanney (Sr., Ferndale) in the women's triple jump (34-2 3/4).
Brandon Pless (Fr., Sedro-Woolley) was third in the men's shot put (47-3/4).
WWU makes its only home appearance of the season on Saturday, Apr. 26, at the Ralph Vernacchia Invitational which will be held at Bellingham's Civic Stadium.
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