Apr 21, 2017

Both Women & Men In First After First Day of NWC T&F 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)

SPOKANE, Wash. --- The George Fox men's and women's track and field team are both leading the 2017 Northwest Conference Track & Field Championships after the first day of competition.  

The women lead the field of eight teams by 37 points with a first day total of 86.50. Whitworth is in second with 49.50 points. On the men's side, the Bruins are up by 49 points with 87, while Pacific Lutheran is in second with 38 points.

Final Results

Asia Greene won the women's long jump for the third straight year to earn All-NWC first team with a mark of 18-10.50. Dakota Buhler finished second to earn All-NWC second team honors with a mark of 18-03.75.

Victoria Schroeder, Hailey Hartney and Justine Benner went 1-2-3 in the women's high jump. Schroeder hit a mark of 5-03.25 to win the event and earn All-NWC first team honors. Hartney was right behind in second place and earned All-NWC second team honors. Benner finished third at 5-01.25.

Maci Jokumsen finished fourth in the 10,000m with a time of 37:42.93, while Kayla Moore placed sixth with a time of 39:42.59.

Annie Wright placed fourth in the women's shot put with a mark of 42-06.25. Her mark is now No. 2 All-Time at George Fox. 

Alex Canchola won the men's long jump with a mark of 22-07.75 to earn All-NWC first team honors. Teammate Ben Hortaleza placed second with a mark of 22-05.00 to earn All-NWC second team.

Chris Gray earned All-NWC second team honors in the men's pole vault with a mark of 14-06.25.

Caleb Dalzell hit a mark of 49-09.25 to place second in the men's shot put to earn All-NWC second team honors. He also finished fourth in the men's hammer throw with a heave of 148-00.

Josh Meyer finished fourth in the men's 10,000m with a time of 33:24.05 to improve on his season best.

Colin Atchison ran a new personal best in the men's 3000m steeplechase with a time of 9:53.60 to place fifth.

Qualifying Marks For Saturday
Greene kicked off the day with a pair of first place finishes in the women's 100m and 200m prelims. She ran a 12.25 in the 100m and a 24.97 in the 200m. Her time in the 200m is a new personal best and second All-Time at George Fox.

Lis Larsen also qualified in the 100m for the finals with a time of 12.82. Wright qualified for the finals in the women's 200m with a time of 25.79

Sarah King finished first in the women's 400m prelims with a time of 57.80 to qualify for finals. King also finished first in the 400m hurdles to qualify for the finals. 

Macadia Calavan, Kiana Rasubala and Allison Molstad all qualified for the finals in the 400m as well.

Sam McKibbon qualified for the finals in the women's 800m with a time of 2:18.74.

Buhler placed third in the prelims of the 100m hurdles with a time of 15.51 to qualify for finals. Mckenna Landry and Benner will join Buhler in the finals.

Vernon Lott, David Soo and Cameron Seymour all qualified for finals in the men's 100m. Lott also qualified for the men's 200m finals.

Chris Polk was the top finisher in the men's 800m to qualify for finals. Christian Parr will join him, as he finished fourth overall.

David Guild, Thomas Hughes and Tobias Webb all earned a spot in the finals for the men's 400m hurdles. Guild was the top finisher for the Bruins with a time of 55.04.

What Comes Next:
The NWC Championships will start at 10:30a.m. with the women's javelin and end at 3p.m. with the women's 4x400m relay.