Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Pac-10 and GNAC honors for Anderson, Pixler and Davis...

Washington State's Jeshua Anderson was named Pac-10 men's outdoor track athlete of the week after winning the 400 hurdles at the Rafer Johnson/Jackie Joyner-Kersee Invitational in Los Angeles last weekend in a national-best 49.44 seconds.

Western Washington's Will Davis was named GNAC outdoor track and field male athlete of the week after winning the triple jump at the WWU Ralph Vernacchia Team Meet with a personal-best mark of 46 feet, 3 ¼ inches.

Seattle Pacific's Jessica Pixler was named GNAC women's track athlete of the week after setting a conference record in the 1,500 meters of 4 minutes, 17.68 seconds in a victory at the Rafer Johnson/Jackie Joyner-Kersee Invitational.

Anderson and Pixler have earned athlete of the week honors from their respective conferences earlier this season.

NOTE: The sports information offices of Washington State, Western Washington and Seattle Pacific all contributed to this report.

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