Feb 25, 2017

Bruins Compete at SPU Last Chance

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 finished off the indoor season at the SPU Last Chance Indoor Meet, Saturday evening.

Recap:
The biggest story of the day came from Rachael Kraske, who set a new personal best in the 60m hurdles with a time of 8.69. The time moves her from sixth to second in the nation and she will compete in the NCAA Division III Indoor Track & Field Championships.

"Rachael has been very consistent in her final indoor season at George Fox," said head coach John Smith. "She has put in a lot of work to prepare herself and is set up perfectly for a strong finish at the upcoming NCAA Indoor Championship meet."

Asia Greene improved on her time for the 60m with a time of 7.84 and improves the school record by .01. Sam McKibbon is now fifth All-Time at George Fox in the 800m with a time of 2:24. Kylie Weatherford broke her own school record in the pole vault with a mark of 11-04.50, and Dakota Buhler is now third All-Time in the women's long jump. Kraske, Kiana Rasubala, Macadia Calavan and King set a new school record in the women's 4x4.

The Indoor Championships will be held Friday-Saturday, March 10-11.

Sarah King has also locked up a spot at the Indoor Championships, as she sits in fourth in the nation in the 400m with a time of 56.48. Asia Greene is also in for the long jump at eighth in the nation with a mark of 18-11.25. Dakota Buhler is in at 11th in the triple jump with a mark of 38'2.75. Annie Wright is the final Bruins qualified in the women's indoor pentathlon with 3,256 points for 10th in the nation.

What Comes Next:
The Bruins will send a couple distance runners to the Pointer Last Chance meet March 4-5. 

Those five Bruins will finish the indoor season at the NCAA Indoor Track & Field Championships March 10-11 in Naperville, Illinois, hosted by North Central.