Western Washington University won the men's team championship for the 16th consecutive year while also winning the women's title for the seventh time in eight years at the 32nd WWU Ralph Vernacchia Team Track and Field Meet, which concluded Saturday, April 13, at Civic Stadium.
Four Vikings achieved NCAA Division II national provisional qualifying marks.
Cheyenna Pinley and Karis Anderson each reached the provisional standard in the women's pole vault. Pinley cleared 12-1 1/2 to win the event, and Anderson cleared 11-7 3/4 to place second. Ryan Macdonald took the men's discus with a toss of 163-1 3/4.
The other provisional mark occurred Friday, April 12, in the women's hammer throw, where Lindsey Wells was victorious with a throw of 167-10 3/4.
The WWU women finished with 262 points, more than double the mark of second-place Washington at 129 in the 12-team field.
The Viking men nearly doubled their closest competitors, finishing with 222 points. Washington was second with 119 and Saint Martin's was third in the 13-team field with 88.5.
Sydney Coffey was involved in three victories for WWU, winning the women's 200 in 26.20, the 400 in 1:02.15, and running a leg of the victorious 4x100 relay (48.21).
For the WWU men, Nathan Schmidt was involved in two victories, claiming the 200 in 22.70, and running a leg of the victorious 4x100 relay (42.72).
In all, the Vikings won six men's events and seven women's events. For the women, additional victories were claimed by Katelyn Wright in the high jump (5-3), and 4x400 relay (4:11.30). For the men, other WWU winners were Cory Johnson in the 5,000 (15:16.20), Logan Myers in the 110 hurdles (15.20) and Frank Catelli in the shot put (50-11 1/2).