Feb 12, 2017

Six Bruins Crack Top 10 Indoor Records at UW Open

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)

SEATTLE, Wash. --- The George Fox men's and women's indoor track and field team competed at the 2017 University of Washington Open Meet, Sunday afternoon.

Chris Polk led the way for the Bruins in the men's 800m run, taking seventh out of 49 runners. Polk set a personal best of 1:54.09, which is the second fastest time All-Time at George Fox. Christian Parr wasn't far behind Polk placing 24th overall with a time of 1:56.88. Parr is fourth All-Time now at George Fox. Romare Ashford ran a time of 1:58.65 and finished at 31st with the sixth fastest time All-Time. Josh Meyer and Spencer Elmore put up some great marks in the men's 3000m run. Meyer placed 53rd with a new personal best of 8:58.88, while Elmore ran a personal best of 9:05.27 to take 56th.

As for the women, Maci Jokumsen led the way in the women's 3000m run with a 32nd place finish. She finished with a time of 10:26.41, and is now third All-Time at George Fox. Kayla Moore ran a time of 10:44.94 to place 52nd and move up to fifth All-Time. Rachel Gibbs wasn't far behind with a time of 10:59.39 to take 57th and eighth All-Time in the Top 10 list.

"We had eight out of nine athletes run personal bests and six runners crack the Top 10 in All-Time marks at George Fox," said Randy Dalzell. "It was a great day for us in Seattle. Chris Polk will be in contention to qualify for nationals with that mark. 

What Comes Next:
The Bruins are back in action Saturday, Feb. 18, at the UW Invite & Open Meet in Seattle, Washington.