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Greninger is PNQ in heptathlon at GNAC Multi-Events Championships

Western Washington University’s Kaylie Greninger finished with a NCAA Division II provisional national qualifying total of 4,462 points in the heptathlon, placing fifth, at the Great Northwest Athletic Conference Outdoor Track and Field Multi-Events Championships which ended Tuesday, April 28, in Lacey

The Vikings’ Michael Stralser also was fifth in the decathlon with 6,031 points.

Greninger had personal bests in six of the seven events, including all three on the final day. She leaped 16-3 in the long jump, threw the javelin 103-8 and ran the 800 meters in 2:23.93.

On Monday, Greninger had personal records in the 100-meter hurdles (15.54), shot put (34-11 1/4) and 200 (26.55). She also cleared 4-8 1/4 in the high jump.

Alaska Anchorage’s Karolin Anders won with 5,162 points, followed by teammate Haleigh Lloyd with 4,589. Seattle Pacific’s Maliea Luquin was third with 4,584 and UAA’s Rosie Smith fourth with 4,559.

Stralser had final-day performances of 16.08 in the 110 hurdles, 120-6 in the discus, 11-5 3/4 in the pole vault, 128-3 in the javelin and 4:52.45 in the 1,500.

Northwest Nazarene’s Payton Lewis came back from a 228-point first-day deficit to edge Saint Martin’s Jayson Yoto, 6,595 to 6,541.

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