Feb 25, 2017

Bruins Compete at SPU Last Chance

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 finished off the indoor season at the SPU Last Chance Indoor Meet, Saturday evening.

The biggest story of the day came from Rachael Kraske, who set a new personal best in the 60m hurdles with a time of 8.69. The time moves her from sixth to second in the nation and she will compete in the NCAA Division III Indoor Track & Field Championships.

"Rachael has been very consistent in her final indoor season at George Fox," said head coach John Smith. "She has put in a lot of work to prepare herself and is set up perfectly for a strong finish at the upcoming NCAA Indoor Championship meet."

Asia Greene improved on her time for the 60m with a time of 7.84 and improves the school record by .01. Sam McKibbon is now fifth All-Time at George Fox in the 800m with a time of 2:24. Kylie Weatherford broke her own school record in the pole vault with a mark of 11-04.50, and Dakota Buhler is now third All-Time in the women's long jump. Kraske, Kiana Rasubala, Macadia Calavan and King set a new school record in the women's 4x4.

The Indoor Championships will be held Friday-Saturday, March 10-11.

Sarah King has also locked up a spot at the Indoor Championships, as she sits in fourth in the nation in the 400m with a time of 56.48. Asia Greene is also in for the long jump at eighth in the nation with a mark of 18-11.25. Dakota Buhler is in at 11th in the triple jump with a mark of 38'2.75. Annie Wright is the final Bruins qualified in the women's indoor pentathlon with 3,256 points for 10th in the nation.

What Comes Next:
The Bruins will send a couple distance runners to the Pointer Last Chance meet March 4-5. 

Those five Bruins will finish the indoor season at the NCAA Indoor Track & Field Championships March 10-11 in Naperville, Illinois, hosted by North Central.