WWU’s Taylor earns All-America honors at indoor nationals

  • Monday, March 11, 2019 1:54pm
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Maddie Taylor. COURTESY PHOTO, WWU Athletics

Maddie Taylor. COURTESY PHOTO, WWU Athletics

By WWU Sports Information

Western Washington University student-athletes Maddie Taylor and Anna Paradee earned Second-Team All-America honors with their performances on Saturday at the NCAA Division II Indoor Track & Field Championships in Pittsburg, Kan.

Taylor, an Auburn Mountainview product, placed 11th in the high jump, clearing 5 feet, 6 inches. The junior attempted 5-8.5, but missed on three attempts.

Taylor is the 2018 Great Northwest Athletic Conference outdoor and 2019 indoor champion.

Paradee, who prepped at Decatur, capped her All-American career placing 12th in the pole vault, clearing 12-6.75. The senior moved up to 12-10.75 in an attempt at a personal best but was not successful. Paradee ends her collegiate career as the WWU indoor (12-10.25) and outdoor (13-1.75) record holder, was an eight-time All-GNAC selection and a three-time All-American.

“I am very proud of both of these young ladies with how they competed today and represented Western Washington University,” said WWU coach Pee Wee Halsell. “They were both up against tough competition and they competed well. It was the end of a phenomenal career for Anna and another great stepping stone for Maddie as she heads into the outdoor season.”

Pittsburg State University hosted the NCAA Division II Indoor Track & Field Championships at the Robert W. Plaster Center for the third time in the last four years and second consecutive.

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