Mar 31, 2017

Bruins Set Big Marks at SF State Distance Carnival

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)

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. --- The George Fox track and field team sent a handful of athletes to the SF State Distance Carnival Friday, as multiple Bruins posted personal bests, conference leading times and national marks.

Maci Jokumsen ran in the women's 10k, and finished with a time of 37:38.38 to take 21st out of 56 runners. That mark is fourth All-Time at George Fox, No. 1 in the Northwest conference and currently the second fastest time in the nation.  Kayla Moore finished 45th and ran a time of 39:03.93. Moore is eighth All-Time and fifth in the NWC.

Sam McKibbon competed in the women's 1500m and placed 83rd out of 149 runners. She posted a time of 4:54.54, which is a new personal record by seven seconds.

Christian Parr finished with a five second personal record in the men's 1500m, taking 51st with a time of 3:59.81. He now holds the top spot in the 1500 in the NWC. Brendon Henkel and Spencer Elmore were right behind him, as the pair also set conference qualifying marks. Henkel ran a 4:04.30 to move to third in the NWC, while Elmore ran a 4:09.51 to qualify for conference.

Josh Meyer ran in the men's 10k with a time of 33:24.87. With that time, he has moved to fourth in the NWC.

Rylan Larsen and Colin Atchison competed in the men's 3000m steeplechase, as both set new personal records. Larson improved his personal record by 17 seconds with a time of 10:05.53, while Atchison cut 10 seconds off his personal best with a time of 10:09.68.

What Comes Next:
The Bruins have a busy weekend, as a groups are set to compete at the California Collegiate Invitational, the Linfield Invite and the SF State Saturday, April 1.