Track & Field Weekly Report

Contact: Bob Guptill (503-305-8756/ April 15, 2015 GNAC Athletes Compete in Mt. Sac, APU Clay, Long Beach Invitational THIS WEEK: Thursday – Mt. Sac Relays (UAA, NNU, SPU, SFU, WOU, WWU); MSUB/Rocky Mountain Open at Laurel (MSUB); Friday – Mt. Sac Relays (UAA, NNU, SPU, SFU, WOU); APU Bryan Clay Invitational (UAA, SMU, SPU, SFU, WWU); Oregon Relays (WOU, WWU). Saturday – Lewis & Clark Open (WOU); Long Beach State Invitational (UAA, SMU, SPU, SFU, WWU); CWU Spike Arlt Invitational (CWU, NNU, WWU); Oregon Relays (WOU, WWU). Rogers was selected the GNAC Female Track Athlete of the Week and Larson earned GNAC Male Field Athlete of the Week honors. Rogers and Avalos’ performances came in WAR VIII at Spokane, while Larson earned his PNQ at the John Knight Twilight. Big Meets On Schedule This Weekend Another Field Athlete of the Week performance came at Spokane as NNU’s Caitlin Curtis took the conference season lead in the women’s hammer with a throw of 1611. The prestigious Mt. SAC Relays and meets at Azusa, Calif., and Long Beach, Calif., highlight this week’s schedule for Great Northwest Athletic Conference track-and-field teams. Following is a summary of last week’s national qualifiers and All-Time Top 10 performances: Alaska Anchorage, Northwest Nazarene, Saint Martin’s, Seattle Pacific, Simon Fraser, Western Oregon and Western Washington will all send athletes to the Golden State to compete in one or more meets. NATIONAL QUALIFYING MARKS: Men: 800 – Cameron Proceviat, SFU, 1:50.60. Javelin – Justin Larson, WOU, 63.12 – 207-1. Women: 1500 – Jennifer Johnson, SFU, 4:31.82. 10,000 – Megan Rogers, CWU, 36:37.38. Javelin – Deanna Avalos, SMU, 42.30 138-9. Meanwhile, Montana State Billings and Central Washington will stay close to home to host meets. GNAC All-Time Top 10s: Men: 800 – 4. Cameron Proceviat, SFU, 1:50.60. Women: 100 Hurdles – 10. Lexi Tubbs, NNU, 14.39. MSUB and NAIA Rocky Mountain will co-host a meet at Laurel, Mont., while the Wildcats will host the Spike Arlt Invitational at Tomlinson Stadium. Athletes from NNU and WWU will also participate at CWU. Butterworth Stays On Top in 800, 1500 Lindsey Butterworth of Simon Fraser held onto the national lead in the women’s 800 and 1500 meters last week. GNAC athletes from WWU and WOU will also compete in the Oregon Relays and a few athletes from WOU will take the short trek to Portland for the Lewis and Clark Open. Her times of 2:05.86 and 4:18.34 still rank No. 1 on TFRRS. The only other GNAC national leader this week is Alex Donigian of Western Washington in the men’s 100 (10.27). Five Athletes Post Qualifying Marks GNAC athletes established or exceeded five previous national qualifying marks last week and also posted two GNAC All-Time Top 10 marks. In all, GNAC athletes have 25 performances that rank in the Top 10 on TFRRS including two each by Butterworth, SFU’s Cameron Proceviat and Shannon Porter of Saint Martin’s. Cameron Proceviat’s 800 meter time of 1:50.60 at the SFU Emilie Mondor Invitational fit into both categories. Men: 100 – 1. Alex Donigian, WWU, 10.27. 800 – 8. Cameron Proceviat, SFU, 1:50.60. 1500 – 8. Cameron Proceviat, SFU, 3:47.09; 10. Marc-Antoine Rouleau. SFU, 3:48.55. 5000 – 3. Dominik Notz, UAA, 14:07.05; 5. Henry Cheseto, UAA, 14:08.86. Pole Vault – 3. Payton Lewis, NNU, 5.15 – 16-10 ¾. Long Jump – 9. Vladislav Tsygankov, SFU, 7.37 – 24-2 ¼. Discus – 3. Ryan Macdonald, WWU, 54.07 – 177-5. Javelin – 2. Franz Burghagen, UAA, 68.52 – 224-10; 8. Cody Parker, UAA, 64.63 – 212-0; 9. Slater Hirst, WWU, 64.09 – 210-3. That earned the Clan middle distance runner GNAC Male Track Athlete of the Week honors for the second week in a row. His 800 time was the fourth best in GNAC history. Also posting qualifying marks were SFU’s Jennifer Johnson in the women’s 1500 meters, CWU distance runner Megan Rogers in the women’s 10,000 and javelin throwers Justin Larson of Western Oregon and Deanna Avalos of Saint Martin’s. Women: 800 – 1. Lindsey Butterworth, SFU, 2:05.86; 10. Jessica Pahkala, UAA, 2:10.59. 1500 – 1. Lindsey Butterworth, SFU, 4:18.34. 5000 – 3. Shannon Porter, SMU, 16:37.99; 4. Anna Patti, SPU, 16:41.56; 5. Amy Johnston, UAA, 16:52.50; 10. Dani 1