Feb 04, 2017

Bruins Set Big Marks at Cougar Indoor 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)

PULLMAN, Wash. --- The George Fox men's and women's indoor track and field team continued their stellar 2017 season, setting big marks at the Cougar Indoor Invitational hosted by Washington State University.

The Bruins broke three school records Saturday, and had 12 athletes crack the Top 10 in the George Fox Indoor Records.

Dakota Buhler set the school record in the triple jump with a mark of 38-02.75. That marks is also good enough for fifth in the nation. Asia Greene broke the school record in the 60m dash with a time of 7.85. Her time is good enough for ninth in the nation. Sarah King won the women's 400m dash with a time of 56.48. Her time is a new school record, and number one in the nation by nearly a second.

David Guild is now No. 4 at George Fox in the 60m hurdles with a time of 8.89, while John Koch moved to No. 7 with a time of 9.01. Henry Fillmore also cracked that list at No. 8 with a time of 9.05 in the 60m hurdles.

Kenny May is No. 10 in the 400m with a time of 50.95. Vernon Lott, Collin Hyatt and Cameron Seymour all cracked the Top 10 in the 60m dash. Lott moved up to No. 4, Hyatt is No. 7 and Seymour is in a tie for ninth. Lott ran a time of 7.10, Hyatt finished with 7.20 and Seymour recorded a 7.22

As for the women, Kyla Norell is No. 6 in the triple jump with a mark of 34-00.25. Victoria Schroeder finished in eighth in the women's high jump with a mark of 4-11.75 to move to 10th All-Time. Annie Wright did well in the women's 60m hurdles with a time of 9.50 to take No. 5 All-Time. Kiana Rasubala is No. 6 All-Time in the 400m dash with a time of 1:02.57, while Macadia Calavan is No. 7 All-Time with a time of 1:03.42.

"We brought a good size contingent up to WSU and had some great performances all around," said head coach John Smith. "We always see these meets as a great training opportunity and it is just icing on the cake to come out with the marks that were put up. Sarah King had one of the most impressive races I have seen in my time at George Fox.  It is so rewarding to see her performing the way she does because we all see the work she puts in day in and day out.  Asia Greene continues to make great strides in her sprint races and is jumping extremely well also, winning meets with NCAA Division I athletes. Dakota Buhler had a fantastic triple jump for only her second meet of the year and is right where she left off last season. Rachael Kraske is running consistently fast hurdle races week in and week out, and she should find the podium in her final season wearing a George Fox singlet. Add in all the other Top 10 performances, PRs and first time competitions for athletes this year and we came away feeling extremely positive on the season outlook."