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Anna Paradee and Maddie Taylor competed Saturday at the NCAA Division II Track & Field Indoor Championships. PHOTO: WWU Athletics

Paradee and Taylor Earn All-America Honors at Indoor Nationals

March 10, 2019


PITTSBURG, Kan. – Western Washington University student-athletes Maddie Taylor and Anna Paradee both earned Second Team All-America honors with their performances on Saturday at the 2019 NCAA Division II Indoor Track & Field Championships.


Taylor (Seattle, WA/Auburn Mountainview) placed 11th in the high jump clearing 1.68m/5-6. The junior attempted 1.71m/5-8.5, but missed on her three attempts to earn the Second Team All-America honor. Taylor is the 2018 Great Northwest Athletic Conference outdoor and 2019 indoor champion.


Paradee (Tacoma, WA/Decatur) capped her All-American career placing 12th in the pole vault clearing 3.83m/12-6.75. The senior moved on 3.93m/12-10.75 in an attempt at a personal best, but was not successful. Paradee ends her collegiate career as the WWU indoor (3.92m/12-10.25) and outdoor (4.01m/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 head 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 hosed 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. The two-day competition was . 


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