Apr 11, 2017

Canchola and Wright Sweep at the NWC Combined Events 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)

Decathlon Results  Heptathlon Results 

FOREST GROVE, Ore. ---- The George Fox track and field team completed the final day of the Northwest Conference Combined Events Championships Tuesday, as Annie Wright won the women's heptathlon and Alex Canchola won the men's decathlon.

Wright finished with 4,420 points to win the event, while teammate Dakota Buhler placed second with 4,219 points. Alissa Swilley finished sixth with 3,958 points as the Bruins faced off with nine athletes.  

Wright's best event came in the women's shot put with a mark of 40-0/12.19m to earn 674 points. After the shot put, Wright moved into the lead and held it during the rest of the competition. She also won the women's javelin with a throw of 119'2.25/36.32m.

Buhler's best event came in the women's 100m hurdles with a time of 15.75. Buhler also placed third in the women's 200m with a time of 26.67, and second in the women's long jump with a mark of 17-3/5.27m.

Swilley's best event came in the women's shot put when she placed behind Wright in second with a mark of 34-3.50/10.45m. She also placed second in the women's javelin with a throw of 99-8.25/32.57m.

Meanwhile, on the men's side, Alex Canchola was in third going into the last event before he ran a time of 4:31.34 to earn propel himself to the top spot. He finished with 6390 points. This marks his second consecutive year winning the men's decathlon at the NWC Combined Events Championships. He also placed third in the men's 110m hurdles with a time of 16.30, while taking second in the men's discus 108-2/32.96m.

John Koch also made a comeback in the men's decathlon with a second place finish – just seven points off Canchola's point total with 6,383. Koch finished second in the men's pole vault with a mark of 12-11.50/3.95m and in the men's 110m hurdles with 15.93.

What Comes Next:
The NWC Championships will take place in Spokane, Washington, April 21-22.