Three WWU track athletes earn GNAC honor

THE BELLINGHAM HERALDApril 23, 2013 

Three Western Washington University track and field athletes - Tanya Bjornsson, Alex Donigian and Brett Watson - were named Red Lion/Great Northwest Athletic Conference Athletes of the Week for April 14-20.

Bjornsson, a junior from Ferndale, was the women's field weekly honoree. She finished third in the long jump at the Azusa Pacific meet with a NCAA Division II provisional national qualifying and school record jump of 19-2 1/4, the fourth longest mark in GNAC history.

Donigian, a sophomore from Mission Viejo, Calif., was named the men's track weekly award winner. He ran a school record 10.57, the third-fastest time in GNAC history and PNQ, in winning the 100 meters at the Azusa Pacific Bryan Clay Invitational. He also was on the victorious Viking 4x100 relay, which was clocked in 41.36, .01 off the WWU record and the second fastest in GNAC history.

Watson, a sophomore from Ferndale, was the men's co-Field weekly winner. He cleared a PNQ and GNAC-record height of 6-9 3/4 in taking the high jump. He ranks 12th nationally.

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