Friday, May 11, 2012

Western Washington's Karis Anderson and Emily Warman set meet records at day 1 of GNACs...

MONMOUTH, Oregon--Western Washington's Karis Anderson (left/photo by Paul Merca) and Emily Warman both set meet records to highlight day one of the Great Northwest Athletic Conference championship meet at McArthur Stadium on the campus of Western Oregon University.

Anderson, from Seattle's Roosevelt HS, won the pole vault with a mark of 12-6 3/4 (3.83m), breaking the old mark of 12-4 by Ally Studer of Seattle Pacific in 2003.

The women's pole vault lived up to its pre-meet billing, as Anderson, Kati Davis of Central Washington and Terra Schumacher of Seattle Pacific were right together as advertised, as Anderson put pressure on the field with first attempt makes at the early heights.

Warman had the longest long jump in meet history soaring 19-1 1/2, 3/4 inches farther than Seattle Pacific's Danielle Ayers-Stamper went in 2005.

Sam Washington of Saint Martin's won the men's shot put with a toss of 55-2 1/4 (16.82m) to earn his second GNAC crown, while Brennan Boyes of Central Washington repeated as high jump champ with a leap of 6-9 (2.06m).

Michael Hoffman of Western won the discus with a toss of 160-9 (48.99m).

The GNAC recap of the meet is available here.

On the pro circuit, former Husky Märt Israel of Estonia finished eighth in the discus at the Samsung Diamond League season opener in Doha, Qatar, with a toss of 206-1 (62.82m), as Poland's Piotr Malachowski won with a throw of 221-6 (67.53m).

Another former Husky, Ingvill Måkestad Bovin, was 14th in the 3000 in 9:10.45, as Kenya's Vivian Cheruiyot won in 8:46.44.

Complete results of the Doha meeting are available here.

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