Jan 13, 2017

Wright Shines Day One at Ed Jacoby Invitational

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)

NAMPA, Idaho --- The George Fox men's and women's indoor track and field team opened up its 2017 season at the Ed Jacoby Invitational, Friday night.

Annie Wright was the star of the night, finishing first in the women's indoor pentathlon with a score of 3278 points. Wright won the shot put with a throw of 37-05.25 and won the 800m with a time of 2:29.45. With her top place finish, she is now No. 1 in the nation.

Alissa Swilley also competed in the women's indoor pentathlon, taking sixth place. She scored 2649 points with her best performance coming in the shot put, where she finished third with a throw of 33-08.75.  

"We are excited to kick off the indoor season with a smaller group this weekend," said head coach John Smith. "The preseason training has been very productive and we are seeing great gains by many of the athletes. Boise will be a good place to compete and get the season started.  We have some high team expectations and goals to chase this season."

The Bruins will complete their time in Idaho Saturday with six Bruins competing.

Athletes to compete Saturday:
Asia Greene, long jump, 60m
Rachael Kraske, 60m, 200m, hurdles
Sarah King, 400m, 200m
Dakota Buhler, long jump, triple jump
Ben Hortaleza, long jump
Jacoby Wolfe, high jump