Western Washington University dominated the field events Saturday in taking the overall title at the University of Puget Sound Quadrangular meet, winning the women's division and tying for the men's crown, in its season opener in Tacoma.
The Vikings finished with 127 points to 100-1/2 for the host and runner-up Loggers. The WWU women had 65 points, and the Viking men tied with UPS, each having 62 points.
WWU won five of seven women's field events and placed second in the other two. Bethany Drake took the javelin with a mark of 138-6, over seven inches better than the NCAA Division II provisional national qualifying standard.
Other field event winners for the Viking women were Katelyn Wright in the high jump (5-1), Mackenzie Smith in the shot put (35-10), Maggie Roe in the discus (123-5), and Lindsay Wells (Jr., Seattle/Nathan Hale) in the hammer (156-2).
Wright was second in the long jump (16-2 1/4) as was Amy Rovira in the pole vault (10-4).
On the men's side, WWU's Frank Catelli won the shot put with a meet record mark of 52-1/2 and Ryan Macdonald was a double-event winner in the discus (146-3) and hammer (141-6).
Also winning events for the Vikings were Veronica Ivancic in the women's 200 meters (26.45), Tucker Rudy in the men's 200 (23.11), Dylan Brown in the men's 800 (1:59.16), Chip Jackson in the men's 1,500 (3:57.98) and Travis Milbrandt in the men's 110 hurdles (15.33).