Apr 15, 2013

NWC MULTI-EVENTS: Bruins 2-3-4 in Heptathlon, Smith 3rd in Decathlon after Day 1

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)
  • 5 Ad Rutschman Small College Athlete of the Year Finalists (Annie Wright - 2018 & 2019, Irene Johnson - 2011, Joel Krebs - 2007, Michelle Forbes - 2004)
  • 1 Ad Rutschman Small College Athlete of the Year (Annie Wright, 2019)
  • 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)

Heptathlon Results / Decathlon Results

NEWBERG, Ore. – A trio of George Fox University Bruins hold down places two, three, and four in the women’s heptathlon, while the Bruins’ Ezekiel Smith stands third in the men’s decathlon after the first day of competition in the Northwest Conference Track and Field Multi-Events Monday here at Pacific Lutheran University’s John Knight Track. 


Smith compiled a total of 3,211 points in the first day’s five decathlon events.  He trails Peter Delap of Whitworth University, who has 3,371 points, and Carson Kennedy of Willamette University, who has 3,340.

The Bruins’ lone decathlete made his mark in the running events, winning both the 100 meter dash (11.38) to start the day and the 400 meter dash (50.63) to end it.  Both times were NWC qualifiers.  In the field events, he captured the shot put (39-9.75 / 12.13m) while placing fifth in the long jump (19-5.25 / 5.92m) and sixth in the high jump (5-3 / 1.60m). 


Christina Dobbins of Whitworth is the current heptathlon leader with 2,581 points, but right on her heels are the Bruins’ Charity Arn with 2,555, Beth Stam with 2,542, and Maria Green with 2,477.  A fourth Bruin, Sarah Frazier, stands eighth with 2,148 points.

Arn compiled her points total by finishing second in the 100 meter hurdles (15.80), tying for second in the high jump (5-1 / 1.55m), and coming in third in the shot put (31-6.5 / 9.61m) and seventh in the 200 meter dash (27.96).  She hit NWC qualifying marks in the hurdles and high jump. 

Stam won the shot put (38-8.25 / 11.79m), tied for second in the high jump (5-1 / 1.55m), was fourth in the 200 (27.46), and came in 10th in the hurdles (17.48).  Her marks in the shot put, high jump, and hurdles were NWC qualifiers.

Green took second in the shot put (32-6.25 / 9.91m), third in the 200 (27.12), fourth in the high jump (4-11.75 / 1.52m), and eighth in the hurdles (16.91).  She hit NWC qualifying marks in all four events.

Frazier’s best showing was in the 200, in which she placed second to Dobbins by a hundredth of a second (27.02).  She tied for fifth in the shot put (28-4.5 / 8.65m), was seventh in the hurdles (16.64), and was 10th in the high jump (4-1.25 / 1.25m).  She hit NWC marks in the hurdles and the 200. 

The NWC Multi-Events conclude here Tuesday with the long jump, javelin, and 800 meter run in the heptathlon, and the 110 meter hurdles, discus, pole vault, javelin, and 1,500 meter run in the decathlon.  The top eight finishes will be awarded points on a descending scale, 8 through 1, contributing to team scores toward the NWC Championships which will be held on Apr. 26-27 at Willamette in Salem, Ore.

Complete results of the first day of the Northwest Conference Multi-Events, courtesy of the Pacific Lutheran sports information office, are available on the George Fox track and field web site, the heptathlon at http://athletics.georgefox.edu/sports/track/2012-13/files/0415h.pdf, and the decathlon at http://athletics.georgefox.edu/sports/track/2012-13/files/0415d.pdf.