Alex Donigian won both the 60 and 200 meters, both in school record times, in leading the Western Washington University men to their first league title in seven years at the 11th Annual Great Northwest Athletic Conference Indoor Track and Field Championships that ended Saturday, Feb. 16, in Nampa, Idaho.
The Viking women placed second for the fifth time in six years as WWU's Tanya Bjornsson was named the Female Most Outstanding Performer, finishing with a meet-high 33 points. She won both the 60 meters and 60 hurdles in school record times and tied for third in the 200. On Friday, Bjornsson placed second in the long jump with a mark of 18-0.
It was the third GNAC title for the WWU men, who also won in 2005 and 2006, and broke a five-year string by Western Oregon. The Vikings finished with 152 points in the nine-team field, followed by Alaska Anchorage (134) and Western Oregon (120).
Donigian set a meet record of 6.85 seconds in winning the 60 and had a time of 21.96 in taking the 200.
Two other men's school records fell as Jon Poolman won the 400 in 48.85 and Peter Maguire placed second in the 60 hurdles in 8.33. Poolman also ran the lead-off leg on the 4x400-meter relay that won in a meet record time of 3:18.7. Also on the quartet were Nathan Schmidt, Jason Nokes and Devon Smith.
And Tim Clendaniel broke a WWU record that he had set in 2010, placing second in the men's triple jump with a mark of 47-3/4.
Bjornsson won the 60 in 7.84 and the 60 hurdles in 8.79, both times bettering school records she had set in Friday's preliminaries.