Wells betters school record in women's hammer throw


Western Washington University's Lindsay Wells bettered her provisional national qualifying mark and school record by over eight feet in winning the women's hammer throw at the Cal State L.A. Twilight Open on Thursday at Jesse Owens Track on the CSULA campus.

Wells unleashed an effort of 179-5 on her second attempt after having a mark of 172-0 on her first try. Last month, she posted a mark of 171-1.

The Vikings' Tanya Bjornsson won the women's long jump with a provisional qualifying leap of 18-11 3/4.

WWU's Alex Donigian placed second in both the men's 100 meters (10.50) and 200 (21.73).

Also finishing second for the Vikings were Cody McCranie in the men's 1,500 (3:58.41) and Ryan McArthur in the men's 800 (1:54.66).

WWU's Devon Smith was third in the men's 400 (49.12) and Jon Poolman was fourth (49.62).

Bjornsson was fourth in the women's 100 hurdles (14.56) as were Shawna Troupe in the women's 800 (2:16.25), Logan Myers in the men's 110 hurdles (14.67) and Frank Catelli in the men's discus (171-11).

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