Apr 09, 2018

Bruins Lead Heptathlon and Decathlon After First Day Of NWC Multis

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)

SPOKANE --- After the first day of the 2018 Northwest Conference Combined Event Championships, the George Fox track and field team holds the top spot in both the women's heptathlon and the men's decathlon.


Annie Wright, Dakota Buhler and Alissa Swilley all represented the Bruins in the women's heptathlon. Wright currently leads the field of 15 athletes with 2,981 points, Buhler is in second with 2,772 points and Swilley sits in fourth with 2,634 points.

Wright, the national leader in the women's heptathlon, kicked her day off with a third-place finish in the women's 100m hurdles before winning the women's high jump with a mark of 5-02.25. She took that momentum and went on to win the women's shot put with a throw of 39-02.25. Wright ended her day with another win in the women's 200m with a time of 25.55. Her time in the women's 200m is now tied for ninth all-time at George Fox.

Buhler also had a solid day, as she was chomping on the heels of Wright. Buhler finished tied for first in the women's 100m hurdles with a time of 15.15 and placed second in the women's high jump with a mark of 4-11.75. She finished her day with a sixth-place finish in the women's shot put (32-09.05) and fourth in the women's 200m (26.23).

Swilley's best event came in the women's 100m hurdles as she posted a time of 15.79 to take fourth. She was in the mix of things in the women's high jump and shot put, but exploded in the women's 220m to jump up to fourth after the first day. She finished the women's 200m with a time of 26.84 to take sixth.

As for the men, Alex Canchola leads the field of 11 athletes with 3,530 points. Canchola started the day with a fourth-place finish in the men's 100m with a time of 11.44. He then went on to win the men's long jump with a mark of 21-08.75 to move him up in the rankings. Canchola finished sixth in the men's shot put with a throw of 36-03.00 and third in the men's high jump with a mark of 6-02.75. He finished his day with a third-place finish in the men's 400m with a time of 50.83 to take the top spot.

Both Berkley Hill and Jon Proctor also competed for the Bruins in the men's decathlon. Hill currently has 3,260 points to take eighth and Proctor sits in ninth with 3,179 points after the first day.

What Comes Next:

The Bruins will finish the final day of the NWC Combined Events Championships Tuesday, April 10.