WWU's Jackson, Watson named GNAC Male Athelets of the Week

THE BELLINGHAM HERALDFebruary 3, 2014 

Two Western Washington University indoor track and field athletes, distance runner Chip Jackson and jumper Brett Watson, have been named Red Lion/Great Northwest Athletic Conference Athletes of the Week for Jan. 26-Feb. 1.

Jackson, a senior from Shoreline, won the mile at the University of Washington Invitational on Saturday, His time of 4:07.95 was less than a second off the WWU school record and was the second-fastest in GNAC history.

Watson cleared 6-10 1/4 in the men's high jump, breaking the school record of 6-9 set by Ron Olson in 1992 and the GNAC mark of 6-9 3/4 by Cresap Watson of Central Washington in 2006.

Both of the performances were NCAA Division II provisional national qualifiers.

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