Mar 12, 2011

PACIFIC PREVIEW: Johnson Hits NCAA Provisional Mark in Women’s 100 for Bruins

A Winning Tradition

 
  • 8 Northwest Conference Championships - Women (2000, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2017, 2018)
  • 2 Northwest Conference Championship - Men (2017, 2018)
  • 10 Conference / District Coaches of the Year
  • 130 All-Americans (68 men, 62 women)
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  • 13 Women's National Champions (2 USTFF, 7 NAIA, 4 NCAA)
  • 38 Academic All-Americans (17 men, 21 women)
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  • 5 Ad Rutschman Small College Athlete of the Year Finalists (Annie Wright - 2018 & 2019, Irene Johnson - 2011, Joel Krebs - 2007, Michelle Forbes - 2004)
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  • 1 George Pasero Team of the Year (2018)
  • 1 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)
 

FOREST GROVE, Ore.Irene Johnson hit an NCAA Division III provisional qualifying mark while winning the women’s 100 meter hurdles, one of four first-place finishes for the George Fox University women and three for the Bruin men in the Pacific University Preview track and field meet held here Saturday at Lincoln Park Stadium.

Women

Johnson posted a time of 14.99 in the 100 hurdles to become the first Bruin to hit an NCAA standard this spring.  She was joined in the winner’s circle by teammates Emily Davison in the long jump (17-01.25 / 5.21m), Marlee Zakrevsky in the hammer (151-04 / 46.13m), and the 4x400 meter relay team of Alyssa Turner, Beth Stam, Johnson, and Alexis Arnold (4:08.40). 

Bruin second-place finishes were earned by Niki Stilwill in the pole vault (9-00.25 / 2.75m), and Hana Fisher in the hammer (138-05 / 42.20m).  Thirds went to Frances Pavao in the high jump (5-03.00 / 1.60m), Rachael Adkins n the triple jump (33-03.75 / 10.15m), Zakrevsky in the discus (110-06 / 33.69m), and the 4x100 meter relay team of Davison, Johnson, Jodi Van Gorkom, and Rachel Meis (50.46).  All were Northwest Conference qualifying marks.

Other NWC marks that were not among the top three finishes included Arnold (12.86) and Meis (13.42) in the 100 meter dash, Melissa Leighty (16.40) in the 100 hurdles, Olivia Fleming (1:10.25) in the 400 meter hurdles, Pavao (32-02.25 / 9.81m) in the triple jump, and Morgan Shoup in the discus (99-08 / 30.37m) and the hammer (107-00 / 32.62m).

Men

Bruin men who won events included Dakarai Kongela in the 100 meter dash (10.91), Kai Ojala in the high jump (6-02.75 / 1.90m), and the 4x400 meter relay team of David Dillow, Ezekiel Smith, Kongela, and Nate Dillow (3:22.95).

George Fox thirds were earned by Torrey Santiago in the 100 (11.21), Matt Romey in the 800 meter run (1:58.83), Nate Dillow (15.82) and David Dillow (15.96) in the 110 meter hurdles (their big brother and former GFU All-American Ben Dillow was second with a 15.29), and Arick Morrell in the discus (132-04 / 40.35m) and the hammer (139-04 / 42.48m).  All the above marks but Morrell’s hammer throw were Northwest Conference qualifiers.   

Also posting NWC marks that were not in the top three was Casey Taylor in the 100 (11.25) and the 200 meter dash (23.35).

The Pacific Preview continues Sunday with the completion of the decathlon and the heptathlon, but George Fox did not have anyone entered in the multi-events this weekend.

NEXT: The Bruins begin their annual spring break trip to southern California Friday-Saturday, March 18-19, with the California State University-Northridge Multi-Events for their decathletes and heptathletes.  The rest of the squads will participate in the Point Loma Nazarene University Collegiate Open on Saturday, March 19, with events slated to begin at 9:00 a.m.