Sunday, April 6, 2014

WEEKEND ROUNDUP: WWU's Bethany Drake takes national NCAA D2 lead in javelin...

Here is a roundup of what happened over the weekend besides the Stanford Invitational:

In San Francisco at the San Francisco State University Distance Carnival on Friday, Sarah Reiter and Berenice Penaloza of Eastern Washington ran times of 35:56.49 and 36:43.57 in the 10,000 to place second and seventh, respectively. Each of those times cross-qualify Reiter and Penaloza for the 10,000 and 5,000 at the Big Sky Championships.

In that same race, Seattle University's Taylor de Laveaga broke their school record, running 37:17.52.

The men's 10000 saw Turner Wiley of Seattle Pacific set a personal best of 31:39.47.

On Friday, Jayson Brocklesby of Olympic College and Britney Hearn of the University of British Columbia won the competition at the Western Washington University multi-events meet in Bellingham.

Brocklesby scored 5801 points to win the decathlon, while Hearn won the heptathlon with a score of 3547 points.

In Tacoma, Western Washington's Bethany Drake (above/photo courtesy Western Washington University) threw a school record 169-6 (51.66m) to take the NCAA Division II lead in the javelin at the J.D. Shotwell Invitational hosted by the University of Puget Sound on Saturday.

Complete results from the Shotwell meet are available here.

In Spokane, the javelin competitions were the highlight of the Sam Adams Classic hosted by Whitworth, as Washington State's Kyle Stevens won with a toss of 208-7 (63.58m), and former Western Washington standout Monika Gruszecki won with a throw of 154-7 (47.11m).

Complete results of the Sam Adams Invitational are available here.

NOTE:  The sports information offices of the University of Puget Sound, Seattle University, Seattle Pacific, Western Washington, Eastern Washington, Washington State University, and Whitworth University contributed to this report.

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