Mar 11, 2017

Bruins Earn 3rd Place Team Finish and National Champion at Indoor Championships

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)

NAPERVILLE, Ill. --- The George Fox indoor track and field team concluded its time at the 2017 NCAA Division III Track & Field Indoor Championships with record-breaking performances leading to six All-Americans and one individual national championship on Saturday afternoon. The Bruins outstanding meet means they'll bring a team trophy back to Newberg for the women's team's third place finish. 

With five All-Americans on the women's side, the Bruins recorded 31 team points. As a team, the Bruins finished third overall in the women's team scores to come home with a third place team trophy – the first in the school's history at the NCAA Indoor Championships. Wash - U finished first with 44 points and Ithaca placed second with 41.25. 

In her final season as a Bruin, Rachael Kraske laced up her shoes one last time for the finals in the women's 60m hurdles. She did not disappoint. Kraske posted the fastest time of the eight runners, and broke her own school record with a time of 8.63 to become a National Champion and an All-American. She becomes the first National Champion for George Fox at the NCAA Indoors.

Dakota Buhler also earned All-American status with a sixth place finish in the women's triple jump. It didn't take long for Buhler to solidify her top spot, as the junior posted her best mark of 39-04.00 in her third attempt. Her mark breaks her old school record of 38-02.75 and is a new personal best.

Jacoby Wolfe was the lone Bruin representing the men's side at the Championships. Wolfe finished tied for fifth and earned All-American status with a jump of 6-07.50.

Sarah King improved upon her fifth place prelim finish of 56.38 to 56.12 to take third in the finals of the 400m. She earns All-American status and breaks her own school record of 56.48.

Asia Greene and Annie Wright both earned All-American honors Friday, as Greene placed second in the long jump and Wright placed fifth in the women's indoor pentathlon.