Feb 12, 2017

Six Bruins Crack Top 10 Indoor Records at UW Open

A Winning Tradition

 
  • 6 Northwest Conference Championships - Women (2000, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2017)
  • 1 Northwest Conference Championship - Men (2017)
  • 10 Conference / District Coaches of the Year
  • 130 All-Americans (68 men, 62 women)
  • 8 Men's National Champions (5 NAIA, 3 NCAA)
  • 13 Women's National Champions (2 USTFF, 7 NAIA, 4 NCAA)
  • 38 Academic All-Americans (17 men, 21 women)
  • 1 Academic All-American of the Year (Ryan Chaney, 1997)
  • Three Ad Rutschman Small College Athlete of the Year (Irene Johnson - 2011, Joel Krebs - 2007, Michelle Forbes - 2004)
  • One Bill Hayward Amateur Athlete of the Year - Female Finalists (Jill Beals - 1992)
  • 1 Cascade Conference Men's Championship (1995)
  • 2 NAIA District Men's Championships (1979, 1980)
  • 12 NAIA Women's National Meets (4 Top 10 finishes)
  • 1 NAIA Women's District Championships (1992)
  • 1 NAIA Female Athlete of the Year (Nancy Rismiller, 1996)
  • 2 Women's Conference of Independent Colleges Championships (1979, 1980)
  • 1 Cascade Conference Women's Championship (1995)
 

SEATTLE, Wash. --- The George Fox men's and women's indoor track and field team competed at the 2017 University of Washington Open Meet, Sunday afternoon.

Recap:
Chris Polk led the way for the Bruins in the men's 800m run, taking seventh out of 49 runners. Polk set a personal best of 1:54.09, which is the second fastest time All-Time at George Fox. Christian Parr wasn't far behind Polk placing 24th overall with a time of 1:56.88. Parr is fourth All-Time now at George Fox. Romare Ashford ran a time of 1:58.65 and finished at 31st with the sixth fastest time All-Time. Josh Meyer and Spencer Elmore put up some great marks in the men's 3000m run. Meyer placed 53rd with a new personal best of 8:58.88, while Elmore ran a personal best of 9:05.27 to take 56th.

As for the women, Maci Jokumsen led the way in the women's 3000m run with a 32nd place finish. She finished with a time of 10:26.41, and is now third All-Time at George Fox. Kayla Moore ran a time of 10:44.94 to place 52nd and move up to fifth All-Time. Rachel Gibbs wasn't far behind with a time of 10:59.39 to take 57th and eighth All-Time in the Top 10 list.

"We had eight out of nine athletes run personal bests and six runners crack the Top 10 in All-Time marks at George Fox," said Randy Dalzell. "It was a great day for us in Seattle. Chris Polk will be in contention to qualify for nationals with that mark. 

What Comes Next:
The Bruins are back in action Saturday, Feb. 18, at the UW Invite & Open Meet in Seattle, Washington.