Mar 23, 2012

PLNU MULTI-EVENTS: Arnold Shatters Heptathlon Record as Bruins Finish 1-2-4-5

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)
  • 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)
 

PLNU Heptathlon / PLNU Decathlon

SAN DIEGO, Calif.Alexis Arnold shattered the George Fox University heptathlon record while finishing first, and the Bruins’ Charity Arn, Katie Dyk and Alyssa Turner finished second, fourth and fifth in the women’s multi-events as the Point Loma Nazarene University Collegiate Open track and field meet got under way here Thursday and Friday.

Arnold scored 4,635 points in the seven-event competition, topping the Bruins’ record of 4,556 set by Marlyss Stenberg in 1993.  Arn collected 4,248 points, Dyk 4,152, and Turner 4,147, scores which rank sixth, eighth, and ninth on the all-time George Fox heptathlon list.  All may be the best four scores in the nation (pending other weekend results from around the country), surpassing the early top score of 4,091 by Corey Callahan of Trinity University (Texas).

Also competing for the Bruins were Dannah Martin, who was eighth with 3,769 points, and Alysha Mueller, who was 11th with 3,015.  Arn, Dyk, Martin and Mueller are all Bruin freshmen.

Arnold built a big lead en route to her win by capturing the first five events of the meet: the 100 meter hurdles (15.05), high jump (5-2.25 / 1.61m), shot put (37-3 / 11.35m), 200 meter dash (25.88), and long jump (16-10.5 / 5.14m). 

Arn tied Arnold for first in the high jump (5-2.25 / 1.61m), took third in the long jump (16-4.5 / 4.99m) and javelin (112-2 / 34.20m), placed fourth in the 800 meter run (2:27.69), and was fifth in the shot put (28-11 / 8.81m).

Dyk finished second in two events, the long jump (16-8 / 5.08m) and 800 (2:22.32), was third in the 100 hurdles (15.45), and placed fifth in the high jump (4-10.5 / 1.49m) and 200 (27.81).

Turner won the 800 (2:22.29), was second in the 100 hurdles (15.31), third in the 200 (26.41), and came in fifth in the long jump (15-8.25 / 4.78m).

Martin’s best events were the 200 (27.66) and long jump (16-1.5 / 4.91m), finishing fourth in both.  Mueller placed sixth in the 200 (27.91). 

In the decathlon, Mitchell Rettman finished 14th with 4,726 points as the lone George Fox men’s representative in the multi-events.  Matt Rau of Azusa Pacific University won the decathlon with 6,187 points.

Rettman’s best event was the 1,500 meter run, in which he finished fourth with a time of 4:45.70.  He also tied for sixth in the high jump with a mark of 5-10 / 1.78m.

Complete results of the Point Loma Nazarene Collegiate Open heptathlon, courtesy of the Point Loma Nazarene sports information office, are available on the George Fox track and field web site at http://athletics.georgefox.edu/sports/track/2011-12/files/0323h.pdf.  Decathlon results may be found at http://athletics.georgefox.edu/sports/track/2011-12/files/0323d.pdf.