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Six Wildcats Earn All-Region Honors With NCAA Outdoor Championship On Horizon

The Central Washington University track and field team will send four athletes (one man, three women) to Allendale, MI., for the NCAA Division II Outdoor Championships to be held on May 25.

Representing the women's team will be Erin Chinchar, Dani Eggleston, and McKenna Emmert.

Eggleston and Chinchar will be competing in the steeplechase as their respective times of 10:31.65 and 10:42.69 were good enough to qualify the tandem 12th and 20th respectively.

Emmert will compete in pole vault and is going into the national meet ranked 12th with a school record vault of 3.83 meters.

Kevin Stanley will be the lone male Wildcat at nationals. Stanley is coming off his second-consecutive GNAC title in the hammer throw and enters the national meet ranked 17th with a best throw of 59.17 meters, which is a school record.

With the conclusion of the outdoor season and two third place finishes at the GNAC Championships last weekend from the men's and women's teams, comes postseason accolades. Six Wildcats have been recognized by the U.S Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) and selected to the All-Region team.  In addition, the academic all-conference list was announced by the conference office today with 27 Wildcats (18 female, 9 males) earning a spot on the team.  The 27 all-conference selections is the third-most in the GNAC.

All-Region Honors
Dani Eggleston (Steeplechase) and McKenna Emmert (Pole Vault) have been selected, along with Justin Peterson (High Jump), Luke Plummer (Triple Jump), Kevin Stanley (Shot Put and Hammer Throw), and Armando Tafoya (Shot Put).

Academic All-Conference
Marinah Bentley, CWU (Law & Justice, Sr., 3.33, Federal Way, WA)
*Erin Chinchar, CWU (Elementary Education, Jr., 3.48, Kent, WA)
Kelly Cronic, CWU (Public Health, So., 3.27, Sacramento, CA)
Anna de Carteret, CWU (Undeclared, So., 3.60, Auburn, WA)
Hannah Dowdell, CWU (Biology/Chemistry, Jr., 3.78, Everett, WA)
*Becki Duhamel, CWU (Business, Sr., 3.69, Wenatchee, WA)
*Dani Eggleston, CWU (Clinical Physiology, Jr., 3.41, Longview, WA)
McKenna Emmert, CWU (Undeclared, So., 3.65, Kelso, WA)
**Tayler Fettig, CWU (Physical Education, Sr., 3.76, Olympia, WA)
Madison Garcia, CWU (Paramedic, So., 3.33, Sedro-Woolley, WA)
*Ashley Harmon, CWU (Nutrition, Jr., 3.51, Beaverton, OR)
Juliana Joy, CWU (Mathematics, Jr., 3.27 Seattle, WA)
Kaitlyn McKinney, CWU (Public Health, So., 3.61, Vancouver, WA)
Danielle Maldonado, CWU (Law & Justice, Sr., 3.67, Spokane, WA)
*Dorothy Moore, CWU (Psychology, Jr., 3.69, Lynnwood, WA)
*Megan Rogers, CWU (Elementary Education, Jr., 3.61, Covington, WA)
Elizabeth Ryker, CWU (Education/Mathematics, Sr., 3.97, Burnsville, MN)
Nicole Talcott, CWU (Biology, So., 3.70, Rainier, WA)

Darren Arndt, CWU (Law & Justice, So., 3.22 Burlington, WA)
Zane Irvine, CWU (Information Technology, Jr., 3.84, Yakima, WA)
*Kaleb Javier, CWU (Economics and Law & Justice, Jr., 3.86, Tacoma, WA)
Kyle Paulson, CWU (Business Administration, Jr., 3.76, Kennewick, WA)
Justin Peterson, CWU (Declared, So., 3.31, Marysville, WA)
Kevin Stanley, CWU (Business Administration, Sr., 3.71, Spokane, WA)
Jordan Todd, CWU (Law & Justice, Jr., 3.39, Bellevue, WA)
Kieran Sprague, CWU (Undeclared, So., 3.38, Olympia, WA)
*John Wojtech, CWU (Safety & Health Management, Sr.)

*Repeat     **Two-time repeater 

Max Bayern--CWU Sports Information

May 14, 2015