Sunday, April 8, 2018

WEEKEND RUNDOWN: Vikings sweep WWU Team Invitational; Weather dampens WAR XI in Spokane...

Here’s the rundown on what happened over the weekend:


In Bellingham on Friday, Western Washington University swept both the men’s and women’s team competition at the WWU Team Invitational, featuring squads from the University of British Columbia, Seattle Pacific and Saint Martin’s University.

In the women’s meet, WWU squeaked out the team title over UBC by a 180-173 margin, with SPU third at 152, and SMU fourth at 61.

The Viking men won comfortably over British Columbia by a 223-160 count, with Saint Martin’s third with 111, and Seattle Pacific fourth at 81 points.

Best marks of the day came from Anna Paradee of the Vikings (above/photo courtesy WWU Athletics), who won with a season best 13-0.25 (3.97m), just short of her personal best and GNAC record of 13-1.75 (4.01m) set last year.

Other top marks were recorded by javelin thrower Alex Barry of WWU, who won the men’s competition with a toss of 212-6 (64.77m); and fellow javelin thrower Raquel Pellecer took the women’s competition with a mark of 154-7 (47.13m).

Double winners included Seattle Pacific’s Renick Meyer in the long jump (18-8.5/5.70m) and the 100 hurdles (14.81); Western Washington’s Chanelle Eddy in the shot put (34-5/10.49m) and discus (143-11/43.87).


In Spokane on Saturday, the bad weather that hampered the Pepsi Team Invitational in Eugene got the best of WAR XI, hosted by Spokane Falls Community College.

Aujanique Doss of Central Washington was a double winner, taking the women’s 100 (12.50) and 200 (25.00).

Other notable marks came from Eastern Washington’s Logan Stahl in the men’s 800 (1:51.40); Central Washington’s Alexa Shindruk (17:00.60) in the women’s 5000; teammate Mariah Vongsaveng in the 100 hurdles (14.78); fellow Wildcat Ali Anderson in the 400 hurdles (1:01.50); Eastern Washington in the women’s 4x100 relay (48.91); Central Washington in the men’s 4x400 relay (3:17.50); Samantha Lester from Eastern Washington in the women’s hammer (195-6/59.60m); and Whitworth’s Andrew Bloom in the men’s javelin (226-2/68.94m).

Due to weather issues, the timing system experienced a malfunction, so the marks listed in the results are unofficial.  

The unofficial marks from the meet are available here (the link to the official results will be up when it's available).

NOTE:  The sports information offices of Western Washington, Saint Martin’s, Seattle Pacific, and Gonzaga contributed to this report.

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