Apr 15, 2019

Bruins Lead Decathlon and Heptathlon 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)
  • 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)

Photos Courtesy of Kell Bird, Linfield Athletics 

McMINNVILLE --- After the first day of the 2019 Northwest Conference Multi-Championships, the George Fox track and field team holds the top spot in both the men's decathlon and women's heptathlon.


Tayler Phillips is the day one leader after putting together 3,518 points to lead the field of 12 competitors. Berkley Hill is in fourth with 3,281 points, Davis Smith is in fifth with 3,171 points, and Simon DeJong is in 12th with 2,706 points.

Phillips kicked off his day with a second place performance in the 100m with a time of 11.25 to grab 806 points. He then finished third in the long jump with a mark of 21-06.25 to sit in third after two events. He came alive in the shot put, winning the event with a mark of 39-02.25 to secure his spot as the day one leader. Phillips kept the momentum going in the high jump, recording a mark of 6-04 to win the event by nearly three inches. The day finished with the 400m, where Phillips came in sixth with a time of 53.56. He finished the first day with a 30-point lead over Linfield's Keaton Wood.

Berkley's best performance came in the long jump, where he won the event with a mark of 22-01.

The final day of competition will include the 110m hurdles, discus, pole vault, javelin, and 1500m.

As for the women's heptathlon, Annie Wright is looking to repeat as the combined event's champion after winning the event in 2018. She leads the field of nine athletes by 231 points after putting together a performance of 3,061 points. Alissa Swilley is in third with 2,577 points and Kalina Buhler is in sixth with 2,210 points.

Wright started her day with a first-place finish in the 100m hurdles with a time of 14.80. She placed second in the high jump with a mark of 4-10.50 and won the shot put with a mark of 43-09. After three events, she was up by 141 points with one event left. Wright ended her day in dominant fashion, taking the 200m with the fastest time of 25.58. Her time in the 100m hurdles moved her up to eighth all-time at George Fox.

Swilley was consistent in all four events to finish 253 points behind second place. She finished third in the 100m hurdles, fourth in the high jump, third in the shot put, and fifth in the 200m.

The final day of competition will include the long jump, javelin, and 800m.

What Comes Next:

The Bruins will look to sweep both events in the final day on Tuesday, April 16.