Western Washington University's Slater Hirst bettered his provisional national qualifying mark in the men's javelin by nearly five feet as he placed third with an effort of 209-4 on Saturday at the Beach Track and Field Invitational meet held on the Cerritos College campus.
Teammate John Haskin reached the provisional standard with a throw of 191-11 as he finished 14th. That was over five feet longer than his previous best this season.
The Vikings placed two-three in the women's javelin. Katie Reichert bettered her national automatic qualifying mark by seven inches with a toss of 162-8 and Bethany Drake, who tops NCAA Division II with a throw of 169-6, had a mark of 160-3.
WWU's Isaac Griffith placed fourth in the men's 10,000 meters and Lindsay Wells was eighth in the women's hammer (170-2).