BELLINGHAM, Wash. — Thirteen Western Washington University athletes were named United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association NCAA Division II West Region All-Stars for the 2014 outdoor track and field season as announced Monday.
Three of the Vikings earned the honor in two events. They were Frank Catelli (So., Sequim) in the menâ€™s shot put (59-7) and discus (173-11), Logan Myers (Jr., Olympia/Capital) in the menâ€™s 110-meter hurdles (14.65) and high jump (6-8 1/4), and Katelyn Steen (Jr., Sammamish/Eastlake) in the womenâ€™s 3,000 steeplechase (10:34.40) and 5,000 (16:59.03).
Catelliâ€™s best shot put effort of 59-7 was a school and Great Northwest Athletic Conference record as well as an automatic national qualifier.
WWUâ€™s Lindsay Wells (Sr., Seattle Nathan Hale) was honored for the fourth straight year in the womenâ€™s hammer with a school-record throw of 182-4.
Steenâ€™s steeplechase award was her third. Another three-time honoree was Brett Watson (Jr., Ferndale) in the menâ€™s high jump (6-8 1/4).
Six more repeaters were Catelli in the shot put, Alex Donigian (So., Mission Viejo, CA/Trabuco Hills) in the menâ€™s 100 (10.49), Bethany Drake (So., Sandy, OR) in the womenâ€™s javelin with a national-leading throw of 169-6, Tanya Bjornsson (Sr., Ferndale) in the womenâ€™s 100 hurdles (14.21), Ryan Macdonald (Jr., Bellingham/Sehome) in the menâ€™s discus (159-11), and Katie Reichert (Jr., Longview/Kelso) in the womenâ€™s javelin (162-8) where she is ranked fourth nationally.
Rounding out WWUâ€™s all-region picks were Jacob Gilbert (Sr., Bellingham/Sehome) in the menâ€™s shot put (52-6), Slater Hirst (Jr., Shoreline/Kings) in the menâ€™s javelin (214-8) and Maggie Roe (Sr., Bellevue/Newport) in the womenâ€™s discus (140-3).
The top five individuals in each event from each region earned All-Region distinction, in addition to each of the members of the regionsâ€™ top three relay teams.
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