Track & Field Weekly Report

Contact: Bob Guptill (503-305-8756/ April 8, 2015 Three Teams Go to WAR; WOU, Simon Fraser Host Meets THIS WEEK: Wednesday-Thursday – Idaho State Multi-Events (MSUB). Friday – Spokane CC War VII (CWU, NNU, SMU); WOU John Knight Twilight (WOU). Saturday - Spokane CC War VII (CWU, NNU, SMU); SFU Emile Mondor Invitational (SPU, SFU); SD Mines Bauer Invitational at Rapid City, SD (MSUB). Butterworth’s times of 2:05.86 and 4:18.34 were both better than last year’s winning national meet times. Her 800 time was also the fifth fastest in GNAC history and her 1500 time ranks second in GNAC history and eighth alltime in Division II. Seawolves, Vikings, Clan Ranked In Top 25 SFU’s Cameron Proceviat also had two qualifying PNQs in both the men’s 800 and 1500 (with his time in the mile). PORTLAND, Ore. – For the most part, GNAC track-and-field teams will remain in the Pacific Northwest this weekend. Following is a complete list of last week’s qualifying marks: Central Washington, Northwest Nazarene and Saint Martin’s head to Spokane to compete in the Spokane CC War VII meet, while Western Oregon and Simon Fraser will host meets. Last Week’s National Qualifying Marks: Men: 800 – Badane Sultessa, WOU, 1:51.16; Cameron Proceviat, SFU, 1:51.61; Jesse Miller, UAA, 1:52.20. 1500 – Cameron Proceviat, SFU, *3:47.09; Marc-Antoine Rouleau, SFU, *3:48.55; Travis Vugteveen, SFU, *3:49.28. 5000 – Dominik Notz, UAA, 14:07.05; Henry Cheseto, UAA, 14:08.86; Dylan Anthony, UAA, 14:26.84; Oliver Jorgensen, SFU, 14:32.19. 10,000 – Victor Samoei, UAA, 30:28.53; Edwin Kangogo, UAA, 30:31.17. 400 Hurdles – Elliott Bauer, UAA, 53.18. Pole Vault – Payton Lewis, NNU, 5.15 – 16-10 ¾. Javelin – Cody Parker, UAA, 64.63 – 212-0; Slater Hirst, WWU, 64.09 – 212-0; Brian Chalkey, SMU, 63.44 – 208-2. *Times converted from mile to 1500. The WOU John Knight Twilight will be held Friday night in Monmouth. On Saturday, Seattle Pacific will join the Clan in Burnaby for the SFU Emile Mondor Invitational. MSU Billings will send athletes to Pocatello, Idaho, for the Idaho State Multis which begins Wednesday and to Rapid City, S.D., for the South Dakota Mines Bauer Invitational. Alaska Anchorage and Western Washington are idle. Women: 800 – Lindsey Butterworth, SFU, 2:05.86; Jessica Pahkala, UAA, 2:10.59; Lynelle Decker, SPU, 2:10.64. 1500 – Lindsey Butterworth, SFU, 4:18.34. 5000 – Anna Patti, SPU, 16:41.56; Amy Johnston, UAA, 16:52.50; Caroline Kurgat, UAA, 17:15.05. Steeplechase – Katelyn Steen, WWU, 10:32.92; Dani Eggleston, CWU, 10:42.05; Jessica Rawlins, SPU, 10:52.79; Haley O’Connor, WWU, 10:52.94; Beatrice Decker, UAA, 11:06.96. Discus – Megan Mortensen, WWU, 44.69 – 146-7. Heptathlon – Maliea Luquin, SPU, 4522. UAA is coming off a successful trip to the Bay area last weekend when it acquired 12 NCAA Division II provisional qualifying marks, including eight by its men, in the San Francisco State Distance Carnival and Stanford Invitaational. The Seawolf men are ranked 13th and their women are ranked 22nd in this week’s USTFCCAA computer rankings. GNAC All-Time Top 10 Performances Western Washington, meanwhile, is ranked 21st in the men’s Top 25 rankings. A total of 20 GNAC All-Time Top 10 performances were posted last week including three that rank No. 2. Simon Fraser, which had five men’s and two women’s qualifying times last week in the Bay area, is ranked 23rd in the men’s computer rankings and 21st in the women’s. Earning No. 2 ranks were Simon Fraser’s Cameron Proceviat in the men’s 1500 meters (converted from the mile), the Clan’s Lindsey Butterworth in the women’s 1500 and Northwest Nazarene’s Payton Lewis in the men’s pole vault (16-10 ¾). Butterworth Posts 2 Automatic Marks for NCAAs Alaska Anchorage and Simon Fraser’s 19 national qualifying marks were among 31 established by GNAC athletes last week. Following is a list of GNAC Top 10 performances from last week: All but two were provisional marks. Simon Fraser’s Lindsey Butterworth had the only automatic times posting Division II’s season-best times in both the 800 and 1500 at Stanford. Men: 100 – 6. Cody Warner, WOU, 10.64. 200 – 7. Alex Donigian, WWU, 21.42. 800 – 7. Badane Sultessa, WOU, 1:51.16. 1500 – 2. *Cameron Proceviat, SFU, 3:47.09; 3. *Marc-Antoine Rouleau, SFU, 3:48.55; 6. *Travis Vugteveen, SFU, 3:49.28. 5000 – 3. Dominik Notz, UAA, 14:07.05; 4. Henry Cheseto, UAA, 14:08.86. 1