May 05, 2017

Chris Polk Leads Way At Oregon's Twilight 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)

EUGENE, Ore. --- Chris Polk had the biggest performance of the day for the Bruins at the University of Oregon Twilight meet on Friday by running a 400m time that placed him second all-time in the George Fox record books.

Polk shined as the track and field event was aired on the Pac-12 network showcasing some of the best athletes in the nation. He ran a time of 47.94 in the men's 400m to place third. He is now second All-Time at George Fox and joins school-record holder Ryan Chaney (45.98 in 1997) as the only runners to finish in under 48 seconds in the 400m. Polk is now 14th in the nation and most likely secured a spot at the NCAA Championships in the men's 400m. He also ran in the men's 800m with a time of 1:52.92, which ties his career-best at third All-Time at George Fox. 

"The conditions were less than ideal for great performances, but we still came out with a great day of work for those already qualified for the NCAA championships," said head coach John Smith.  "Chris (Polk) was the highlight of the day with a big PR in the 400m elite event that was being aired on the PAC-12 network. Chris is now the #2 All-Time at George Fox, and most likely secured a trip to Ohio for the NCAA championships."

Asia Greene placed fifth in the women's 100m with a time of 12.18, and placed third in the women's 200m with a time of 25.13.

Maci Jokumsen finished second in the women's 3000m with a time of 10:40.57, while teammate Kayla Moore took home fourth with a time of 10:58.31.

Sarah King finished third in the women's 400m hurdles with a time of 1:01.96. Dakota Buhler hit a mark of 17-10.75 to finish second in the women's long jump. Buhler also placed second in the women's triple jump with a mark of 37-07.75.

Seth Nonnenmacher finished third in the men's javelin throw with a heave of 209-00.

What Comes Next:
The Bruins will compete Saturday, May 6, at the Linfield Open.