WESTERN OREGON ROUNDUP: Wolves taking six to nationals

MONMOUTH — Western Oregon has six athletes scheduled to compete at the NCAA Division II Outdoor Track and Field National Championships on Thursday, Friday and Saturday at Allendale, Mich.    Seabre Church will compete in the wo-men’s javelin; Shane Brooks and Justin Larson will take part in the men’s javelin; Josh Hanna qualified for the 800-meter run; Brady Beagley will participate in the 3,000-meter steeplechase; and Great Northwest Athletic Conference champion Tyrell Williams qualified to compete in the 200.    Williams set a GNAC championship record on May 10 with a time of 21.32 seconds. He ran a season low 21.19 at the Oregon State?University High Performance meet on May 2.    Church, Brooks and Larson all qualified for the 2013 Outdoor Track and Field Championships.    Live coverage will be available at wou-wolves.com.    CHARGERS INVITE FORMER WOU PLAYER TO MINICAMP: The San Diego Chargers invited former Western Oregon defensive lineman Gustave Benthin to the team’s rookie minicamp on Friday. Benthin was not selected during the NFL Draft, but was one of 10 rookies selected to take part in the minicamp.    “This is great for Gustave,” WOU coach Arne Ferguson said. “He has worked so hard for this opportunity. I think if he continues to work hard, with his work effort, he has a great chance to make their roster.”    Benthin finished his senior season with 30 tackles and 5.5 sacks. He was a three-time Great Northwest Athletic Conference first team selection.    McNABB EARNS HONORABLE MENTION: WOU senior outfielder Daniel McNabb received honorable mention for the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association’s Division II All-West Region on Thursday. McNabb, a unanimous Great Northwest Athletic Conference first team selection, was fourth in the GNAC with a .344 batting average and second in hits (62) and RBIs (36). Western Oregon won the GNAC regular season title and lost in the championship game of the GNAC tournament to Central Washington.

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