Jun 22, 2018

Nonnenmacher Competes at USA Track and Field Championships

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)

Seth Nonnenmacher, two-time national champion in the javelin and 2018 graduate of George Fox University, takes the field tomorrow at the USA Track and Field Outdoor Championships, hosted in Des Moines, Iowa. He will compete in the javelin throw at 12:10 p.m. PDT with coverage available on NBC Sports Gold and NBC Live. Nonnenmacher is just the second George Fox athlete to earn the opportunity to compete on this stage.

"We are proud of Seth's accomplishments while at George Fox University," noted the university's athletic director, Adam Puckett. "Competing in the USA Track & Field Championships is the climax of an incredible collegiate athletic career and is well deserved. Seth is genuinely one of the nicest and hardest working young men you will meet."

Nonnenmacher qualified for the event at the NCAA Division III Outdoor Track & Field Championships with a throw of 73.75m (241-11.5'). His throw broke the George Fox school record (his own), moved him up to third all-time in NCAA Div. III, and was the longest throw by an athlete in all divisions in the Northwest. He is currently seeded 10th of the 18 competitors who have accepted entries for the event tomorrow.
His track coach, John Smith, also celebrated Nonnenmacher's contribution to the program. "It is really exciting to have Seth competing at the championships, and we couldn't be more proud of him representing our team there. Seth has been the example of hard work and dedication to a goal, and he is a teammate anyone would love to have, which is more of what defines him as a person than just his ability to throw far."
Live stats and coverage are available through the USA Track and Field website and via NBC Sports Gold.