Macdonal, Drake win at Saint Martin's Invite


Western Washington University's Ryan Macdonald led a one-two-three-four sweep in the men's discus, and Vikings' Bethany Drake won the women's javelin at the Saint Martin's University Track & Field Invitational on Saturday, May 3, at the SMU track.

Macdonald had a season-best mark of 159 feet, 3 inches to win the discus and Damien Fisher was second at 148-3.

Drake's winning throw by nearly 10 feet in the javelin was 151-6. She is the NCAA Division II national leader in that event with a mark of 169-6.

Besides Fisher, WWU had six other second-place performances. They were Kali Klotz-Brooks in the women's 1,500 meters with a personal best of 4 minutes, 45.59 seconds, Cheyenna Pinley in the women's pole vault (10-6), Dylan Brown in the men's 1,500 (3:57.42), Gordie Kordas in the men's pole vault (14-3 1/4), John Haskin in the men's javelin (181-2) and Maddie Jalbert in the women's 10,000 (42:36.37).

WWU competes in the GNAC Championships on May 9-10 at Monmouth, Ore. The Viking men are the defending champions.

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