Mar 23, 2017

Bruins Take On Jim Klein Multi

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)

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. --- The George Fox men's and women's track and field team kicked off spring break with a bang Friday, as the Bruins sent seven athletes to compete in a two day event at the Jim Klein Multi.

Annie Wright was the top finisher for the Bruins on the women's side, while John Koch earned the top honor for the Bruins on the men's side.

Wright was spectacular in the women's heptathlon with 4689 points to take third place out of a field of 13 competitors. Wright scored over 200 points better than her previous best, which she set in 2016 (4468). She is now fifth All-Time in the George Fox outdoor record books. She continued to impress in the shot put with a hurl of 11.49m to take second in that event. She dominated the javelin throw with a heave of 39.61m to finish second and placed first in the 800m with a time of 2:25.24.

Close behind was Alissa Swilley who took home sixth. Swilley recorded 3919 points, and her best event came in the 200m with a time of 27.62 to earn 661 points. Dakota Buhler also competed for the Bruins in the women's heptathlon, but was unable to finish the event.

On the men's side, Koch posted a total of 6245 points to finish fourth out of 15 athletes. He excelled in the 400m and the 1500m. He posted a time of 4:34.20 to take second in the 1500m. Alex Canchola placed 10th, while Kyle Miller was right behind in 11th. Jon Proctor wasn't able to complete day two.

What Comes Next:
The rest of the Bruins will compete Saturday at the Westmont Classic.