May 16, 2019

Strickland Heaves Highlight Throw To Headline Final Qualifying Event

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)
 

By Seth Preuss

NEWBERG --- The George Fox track and field teams hosted their NCAA Final Qualifier meet on Thursday, May 16, in a last push to hit qualifying standards for the NCAA DIII Outdoor Championships.

Recap:

All athletes competing in the qualifier were seeking to hit a qualifying standard. The NCAA Championship field is comprised of the top 20 declared student-athletes for the men's individual events, the top 22 declared student-athletes for the women's individual events, and the top 16 teams in each relay event for each gender.

Christine Strickland made her mark with a throw of 143'3" to move into seventh in the nation and seventh all-time at George Fox.

Amanda Bays climbed into the top 10 at George Fox in the 3000m steeplechase with a time of 12:37.69.

"This was a good tune-up meet for us," associate head coach Adam Haldorson said afterwards. "We will find out the final entries this Saturday [May 18] … as of right now, it looks like we will take our biggest squad in program history [to Nationals]."

What Happens Next:

The Bruins find out which qualifying athletes will travel to the NCAA Outdoor Championships at Spire Institute in Geneva, Ohio, on Saturday, May 18. The championship meets span three days from May 23-25.