May 09, 2017

Bruins Send 10 Athletes to NCAA Div. III T&F National Championships

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)
 

NEWBERG, Ore. --- The George Fox men's and women's track and field team will send 10 athletes to compete at the 2017 NCAA Men's and Women's Track & Field National Championships at the Spire Institute May 25-27 in Ashtabula, Ohio.

The NCAA takes the Top 20 on the men's side in all events, while the women's side is comprised of the Top 22 in all events. The men's and women's relays are setup a little different with the Top 16 earning a spot at Nationals.

Last year, the Bruins sent eight athletes to Nationals and came home with three All-Americans (Asia Greene, Annie Wright and Seth Nonnenmacher).

The Bruins are coming off a complete sweep at the NWC Championships, as both men's and women's teams won the NWC titles. The win on the men's side marked the first in the program's history, while the women's team secured their sixth title in the program's history. The men's team is currently ranked No. 15 in the nation, while the women's team is ranked No. 21. The men are No. 1 in the West Region, while the women rank at No. 2. 

Recently, the Bruins had 17 athletes earn All-Region honors. To see that article click here.

Asia Greene, a senior from West Linn, Oregon, has the potential to go down as one of the most decorated athletes at George Fox. Greene is in the hunt for her sixth All-American honor while competing at George Fox. She is a three-time All-American in Indoor and recorded her second straight All-American honor at the 2016 NCAA Championships in the women's long jump. This season, she is No. 4 in the nation in the women's long jump with a mark of 19-7.

Sarah King, a sophomore from Carlton, Oregon, has locked in a spot for her second straight appearance at Nationals. She is currently No. 4 in the women's 400m hurdles with a time of 1:00.56.

Annie Wright, a sophomore from Granite Bay, California, is looking to repeat as an All-American in the women's heptathlon. She is currently No. 5 in the nation with 4,689 points set back in March at the Westmont Classic With Jim Klein Combined Events.

Dakota Buhler, a junior from McMinnville, Oregon, will make an appearance in the women's triple jump, as she is No. 12 in the nation.

Seth Nonnenmacher, a junior from Burns, Oregon, is also looking for a repeat as an All-American in the men's javelin. The junior hurler is currently No. 2 the nation with a mark of 226-9, which is the George Fox school record.

Jacoby Wolfe, a sophomore from Newberg, Oregon, is coming off an indoor season that earned him All-American status in the men's high jump. He looks to duplicate that performance as he sits at No. 2 in the nation in the men's high jump with a mark of 6-10.75.

Caleb Dalzell, a sophomore from Gresham, Oregon, recently moved up to a qualifying mark in the men's discus. He competed at the Portland Twilight and hit a mark of 165-6.5, which is 11th in the nation. He also improved her personal best and is third All-Time at George Fox.

Chris Polk, a sophomore from Long Beach, California, qualified in the men's 400m. He is No. 16 in the nation with a time of 47.94.

Alex Canchola, a junior from Oregon City, Oregon, is currently No. 17 in the decathlon. He recorded 6,390 points at the Northwest Conference Combined Events to win his second straight NWC title.

John Koch, a senior from Newberg, Oregon, is right behind Canchola in the decathlon at No. 18 in the nation. Koch finished behind Canchola at the NWC Combined Events to place second with 6,383 points.

Schedule of Events:
Thursday, May 25
Sarah King - 400m Hurdles
Asia Greene - Long Jump
Annie Wright - Heptathlon (100m hurdles, High Jump, Shot Put, 200m)
Caleb Dalzell - Discus
Seth Nonnenmacher - Javelin 
Alex Canchola - Decathlon (100m, Long Jump, Shot Put, High Jump, 400m)
John Koch - Decathlon (100m, Long Jump, Shot Put, High Jump, 400m)

Friday, May 26
Annie Wright - Heptathlon (Long Jump, Javelin, 800m)
Chris Polk - 400m (Prelims)
Jacoby Wolfe - High Jump 
Alex Canchola - Decathlon (100m hurdles, Discus, Pole Vault, Javelin, 1500m)
John Koch - Decathlon (100m hurdles, Discus, Pole Vault, Javelin, 1500m)

Saturday, May 27
Dakota Buhler - Triple Jump