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Youngers Named GNAC Field Athlete of the Week

Amanda Youngers has been named the Great Northwest Athletic Conference Women's Field Athlete of the Week for her performance at the UW Indoor this past weekend.

The senior thrower from Brewster, WA finished 11th overall in the weight throw with a distance of 15.35 meters (50-04.5 feet).

Youngers went on to finish seventh in shot put with a throw of 12.72 meters.

"Amanda put in a lot of hard work these past few weeks," Head coach Kevin Adkisson said. "It's great for her to hit such a high mark."

Quick Hits
-- Dani Eggleston took down the 5000-meter record down a few seconds with a time of 17:03.68 on Friday.  "A sub-17 time would have almost guaranteed a trip to Nationals," Adkisson said.

-- Thrower Armando Tafoya broke a personal record and hit a provisional mark with his shot put throw of 14.99 meters.

-- Madison Garcia finished 10th in both the 60-meter and 200-meter dashes with times of 7.94 seconds and 25.8 seconds, respectively.

-- Tianna Banfro captured an eighth place finish in the 60-meter hurdles with a time of 9.15 seconds.

-- The Wildcats will compete in the GNAC Championships next week (Feb. 19- Feb.20).