Saturday, March 29, 2014

Throws highlight Club Northwest Spring Break meet...

SEATTLE--Despite rainy conditions at West Seattle Stadium, the throws were the highlight of the Club Northwest Spring Break meet Saturday.

Western Washington senior Lindsay Wells (left/photo courtesy Western Washington University) broke the school record she set last year in the hammer, flinging the ball and chain 171-1 (52.15m), improving upon her NCAA Division II provisional qualifying mark.

Wells' toss is currently the eighth best throw in NCAA Division II so far this season.

The Vikings' Emily Stralser won the javelin, as she threw an NCAA D2 PQ mark of 140-2 (42.72m), making it the ninth best mark in Division II, but only the third best on her team.  

Seattle Pacific's Michaela Farner got the NCAA D2 PQ mark as well with her second place finish, throwing 133-7 (40.72m).

Stralser, a multi-event specialist, won the 100 hurdles in a time of 15.9h.

Western's Frank Catelli was a double winner in the shot put, throwing 54-2 3/4 (16.53m), and the discus 153-3 (46.72m).  He's currently ranked #3 in NCAA D2 this season in the discus with his mark of 165-4 (50.40m) set last week in Eugene.

In Tacoma, Whitworth University swept both the men's and women's competition at the Joe Peyton Scoring meet hosted by the University of Puget Sound Saturday.

Washington State University alum Princess Joy Griffey had the best marks of the meet, winning the 100 and 200 in 11.98, and 24.59w.

Whitworth's Dakota Kilamovich threw a NCAA D3 national leading mark in the hammer, with a toss of 174-11 (53.31m).

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

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