Bjornsson, Myers, Warman and Watson named team MOPs

THE BELLINGHAM HERALDJune 8, 2013 

Tanya Bjornsson, Logan Myers, Emily Warman and Brett Watson were named Most Outstanding Performers at the annual Western Washington University track and field awards gathering Friday.

Bjornsson set three school records in the outdoor long jump (19-2 3/4), indoor 60 meters (7.84) and 60 hurdles (8.79). She won the latter two events at the Great Northwest Athletic Conference Indoor Championships, being named the Female Outstanding Performer.

Myers posted a time of 14.65 seconds in the men's 110 hurdles, breaking a school record that had stood for 27 years.

Warman earned All-America honors by placing eighth at indoor nationals in the women's long jump with a school record leap of 19-2 3/4. She won the triple jump (39-3 3/4) at the GNAC Outdoor Championships.

Watson set a GNAC record in the men's high jump, clearing 6-9 3/4.

Men's Newcomer of the Year honors went to Alex Donigian, who set three school records. Those were in the outdoor 100 (10.57) and indoor 60 (6.85) and 200 (21.96). Donigian was named the GNAC indoor Newcomer of the Year.

Taking the women's newcomer award was Bethany Drake, who placed 13th at nationals in the women's javelin after being an automatic qualifier and ranked No.1 nationally with a throw of 157-4.

Named Most Improved for the men was Tanner Boyd and for the women Lindsay Wells, who set school records in the indoor 20-pound weight throw (48-8 3/4 ) and outdoor hammer (170-8).

The inspirational award winner for the men was Tim Clendaniel, who had a school record indoor triple jump mark of 47-3/4. Sharing the women's honor were Karis Anderson, Elizabeth Knope, Valle Ledtke and Amanda Overdick.

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