Friday, May 22, 2009

Day 2 NCAA Division II Championships recap...

Sophomore Melissa Peaslee from Seattle Pacific had a tough day in the pole vault at the LeGrand Sports Complex on the campus of Angelo State University. Peaslee came up short on all three tries at the opening height of 11 feet, 9¼ inches.

Western Washington's Krissy Miller finished 14th with a mark of 11-9.25 (3.59m).

In perhaps the biggest surprise of the day among athletes from Washington schools, Central Washington's Krissy Tandle from Wenatchee was a distant twelfth in the shot put, only throwing 44-5.5 (13.55m).

After her opening round throw, Tandle, the reigning NCAA Division II indoor champion, fouled two straight times, and was unable to advance to the finals and obtain three more throws.

Preliminary action on the track saw Western's Rachael Johnson finish sixth in her heat of the 800 meters, clocking 2:14.69.

Western's Sarah Porter, who finished fifth in the 10000 meters Thursday night, won her heat of the 5000, clocking 17:15.90, the fastest time of the evening.

Porter is on a collision course to face NCAA Division II cross country champ Neely Spence of Shippenburg, who was the top finisher at the IAAF World Junior Cross Country Championships in Amman, Jordan in March. Spence ran 17:20.44 to finish second in her heat Friday.

Jordan Welling of WWU, who finished twelfth in the 10000 Thursday night, finished eighth in his heat of the 5000, running 14:53.67, and will not advance to Saturday's finals.

The NCAA Division II championships conclude Saturday on the campus of Angelo State University.

Complete results from the NCAA championships can be accessed by clicking here.

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