Mar 27, 2018

T&F Sweeps NWC Weekly Awards

A Winning Tradition

  • 8 Northwest Conference Championships - Women (2000, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2017, 2018)
  • 2 Northwest Conference Championship - Men (2017, 2018)
  • 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)
  • 5 Ad Rutschman Small College Athlete of the Year Finalists (Annie Wright - 2018 & 2019, Irene Johnson - 2011, Joel Krebs - 2007, Michelle Forbes - 2004)
  • 1 Ad Rutschman Small College Athlete of the Year (Annie Wright, 2019)
  • 1 George Pasero Team of the Year (2018)
  • 1 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)

NEWBERG --- The George Fox men's and women's track & field team swept the Northwest Conference Men's & Women's Track & Field Student-Athletes of the Week, as Alex Canchola, Vernon Lott, Annie Wright and the 4x100m relay team of Sarah King, Sara Turner, Kennedy Taube and Megan Miller were named.

Canchola, a senior from Oregon City, Oregon, earns his first NWC weekly honor as the NWC Field Student-Athlete of the Week. Canchola placed second in the decathlon at the Westmont Classic with 6,752 points. He is now fourth all-time at George Fox and leads the nation with the best mark among all NCAA Division III athletes. He also recorded five personal bests during the event.

Lott, a senior from San Antonio, Texas, had himself a weekend earning NWC Track Student-Athlete of the Week and NCAA Div. III National Athlete of the Week. He becomes the first male athlete from George Fox to be named National Athlete of the Week. The senior recorded the sixth fastest time in Div. III in the men's 100m with a time of 10.75. He also helped the Bruins win the men's 4x100m and the men's 4x400m relays. The men's 4x100m is the nation's top mark and moves them into second all-time at George Fox.

Wright, a junior from Granite Bay, California, was named NWC Field Student-Athlete of the Week for her performance at the Westmont Classic. She finished second in the heptathlon with the nation's best mark of 4,772 points. Wright recorded personal bests in the women's 200m and the women's javelin. She is now third in the nation in the women's javelin and 10th all-time at George Fox. Her time in the women's 200m moved her into ninth all-time at George Fox.

The Bruins' 4x100m relay team set the nation's best mark with a time of 46.89. This marks the second straight competition the Bruins have won the women's 4x100m relay. They also broke their own school record set last week at the Rich Allen Classic.

Apart from the women's 4x100m relay team, King was named NCAA Div. III National Athlete of the Week. She clocked the fastest time in the nation in the women's 400m and the sixth fastest in the women's 400m hurdles. She becomes the second female athlete from George Fox to earn National Athlete of the Week. The last time was in 2015 when Asia Greene earned the honor on March 24.