May 27, 2017

NCAA T&F Championships: Bruins Add One More All-American, Men Finish 7th/Women Finish 17th

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)

GENEVA, Ohio --- The George Fox track and field team added another All-American on the final day of the 2017 NCAA Division III Track & Field Championships, as Sarah King earned the honor in the women's 400m hurdles.

King, who qualified for the finals after a 1:01.72 time on the first day was able to secure her All-American honor with an eighth place finish Saturday. The sophomore ran a time of 1:01.78 to earn her first career outdoor All-American honor. This marks her second All-American honor at George Fox, as King was awarded All-American status at the 2016 Indoor Track & Field Championships.

"Sarah gave her best effort and came up short of her expectations, but still claiming an All-American podium finish," said head coach John Smith. "She had an outstanding season and rewrote the George Fox history books. She still has two more seasons ahead and we look forward to seeing how that plays out."

Dakota Buhler finished 16th in the prelims of the women's triple jump with a mark of 37-10.00.

The Bruins finish the three day meet with one national champion and six All-Americans – the most since joining the NCAA. The previous best was eight All-Americans set in 1997 at the NAIA Championships.

The Bruin men recorded the highest team finish since joining the NCAA at tied for seventh place. The men put together a team total of 23 points. Meanwhile, the women finished tied for 17th with 14 total team points. 

"Our men put together a great meet and pulled off a top 10 finish, which is what our goal was coming in," added Smith. "We will hope to qualify even more athletes next year and come back to challenge for a team Top 5. The future looks bright with only one of this year's qualifiers graduating."

To see more check out the Day One Recap and Day Two Recap.

Seth Nonnenmacher – Javelin (1st place, national champion)
Caleb Dalzell – Discus (4th place)
Asia Greene – Long Jump (4th place)
Annie Wright – Heptathlon (2nd place, national runner-up)
Jacoby Wolfe – High Jump (2nd place, national runner-up)
Sarah King – 400m hurdles (8th place)