Mar 18, 2017

Bruins Compete at Lewis & Clark Spring Break Meet

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)

PORTLAND, Ore. --- The George Fox men's and women's track and field team was back in action Saturday, as the Bruins competed at the Lewis & Clark Spring Break Meet.

The Bruin men had an excellent day at the track, as they came away with a second place finish out of 19 teams with 111 points.

Vernon Lott was the third fastest man for the Bruins in the men's 200m with a time of 22.42 to take home third. Chris Polk won the men's 800m with a time of 1:53.70, while teammate Christian Parr finished second with a time of 1:55.08. Polk is now fourth in the nation, while Parr is eighth. The George Fox men's 4x100m relay and 4x400m relay won both events. The men's 4x100m relay (Cameron Seymour, Lott, Kenny May, Colin Hyatt produced a time of 42.12, which is sixth All-Time. Jacoby Wolfe won the men's high jump with a mark of 6-07, while Devin Geiger placed second at 6-01.

"Our men's team got the meet started on a high note with the 4x100, recording the sixth fastest All-Time performance for George Fox," said head coach John Smith. "Despite the cold weather and long day, we had some solid performances all around.  The mid distance/distance group had some really great performances for this early in the season. Chris Polk running a fast 800m with Christian Parr in two. Both our men's and women's 5k runners ran really well also and we had multiple personal bests. We ended the day with two solid 4x4 groups and the men took the win by a huge margin."

The women also had a successful day, as the women's 4x400m relay placed third with a time of 4:03.15. The Bruin women placed eighth out of 18 teams with 30.5 points.

What Comes Next:
The Bruins will split time Saturday, March, 25, as a group will head to the Westmont Warrior Classic and Willamette Invitational.