May 25, 2018

George Fox Leads Both Fields After Day Two of T&F Outdoor 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)
 

LA CROSSE --- The George Fox track and field team made quite the jump up the leaderboard at the 2018 NCAA Division III Outdoor Track & Field Championships, as both the women and the men lead the field in team scores. The women are in first with 20 points, while the men are in first with 18 points. The Bruins boost up the leaderboard came from having one National Champion and four podium finishes after the second day of competition.

Recap:

For the second straight season, George Fox's Seth Nonnenmacher won the men's javelin to repeat as a National Champion at the 2018 NCAA Div. III Outdoor Track & Field Championships.

Nonnenmacher uncorked a throw of 241-11.50 (73.75m) in his first attempt to all but seal up the 10 points for the Bruins. His throw breaks his own George Fox school record of 234-06, moves him up to third all-time on the NCAA Div. III list and marks the longest throw by an athlete in all divisions in the Northwest. The next closest throw came from Cameron Stalters of Fitchburg State with a mark of 229-04.

With his record-breaking throw, Nonnenmacher has officially qualified to compete at the 2018 USA Track & Field Outdoor Championships June 21-24. The javelin competition is set for Saturday, June 23 at 12:10 pm (PDT).

On the other side of things, Annie Wright and Alex Canchola finished their final day of competition in the women's heptathlon and men's decathlon, respectively.

Wright came into the second day sitting in fifth with 2,745 points. She started her day with the women's long jump, finishing 13th with a mark of 16-08.00. She then placed second in the women's javelin with a throw of 126-07 to grab 640 points. With the huge jump up from the javelin, Wright closed out her day in the women's 800m with a ninth-place finish and a time of 2:28.74. The big day moved Wright up to second overall with 4,678 points for the runner-up finish. This marks the third straight season Wright has grabbed a podium finish in the women's heptathlon at the Outdoor Championships.

As for Canchola, he was consistent all day to give himself a chance of a podium finish. He placed 15th in the men's 110m hurdles, fifth in the men's discus and 12th in the men's pole vault. He set a new personal best in the men's javelin with a throw of 190-01.25 to win the event and move up to second after grabbing the 707 points. He closed out the day in the men's 1500m with a time of 4:30.31 to place fifth and seal the second place finish in the men's decathlon. He finished with 6,821 points to break his old record of 6,752 points and move up to third all-time at George Fox.

Stacy Kozlowski made her first appearance at the championships in the high jump and put together a fabulous performance for the Bruins to place third overall. Kozlowski, who came in as the 21st seed in the women's high jump set a huge personal best and moved up to third all-time at George Fox with a jump of 5-07.25.

Sarah King will make an appearance in the finals of the women's 400m after the junior placed third in the prelims with a time of 55.10.

Freshman Sara Turner barely missed the qualifying mark in the women's 100m with a 10th place finish. She posted a time of 12.55 to narrowly miss the cut, but a bright future is ahead for the young sprinter. Jacoby Wolfe placed 12th in the men's high jump with a mark of 6-09.00, Chris Polk ran in the men's 400m and placed 19th with a time of 49.45.

Saturday, May 26

9:00 am | Dakota Buhler – Triple Jump (Prelims & Finals)

10:05 am | Rogers, Lott, May, Polk, Webb (A) – 4x100 Relay (Finals)

10:15 am | King, Taube, Turner, Larsen, Miller (A) – 4x100 Relay (Finals)

11:20 am | Sarah King – 400m (Finals)

12:50 pm | Kennedy Taube & Sarah King– 200m

 

All-Americans

Seth Nonnenmacher – National Champion (men's javelin)

Dakota Buhler – third place (women's long jump)

Annie Wright – second place (heptathlon)

Alex Canchola – second place (decathlon)

Stacy Kozlowski – third place (high jump)