MCMINNVILLE, Ore. – George Fox's Annie Wright and Whitworth's Nicholas McGill were the individual medalists in the heptathlon and decathlon, respectively, at the 2019 NWC Track & Field Multi-Events, hosted by Linfield College.
McGill came back from a 134-point deficit and third-place standing at the conclusion of day one to finish with 6,524 total points as the individual champion. He finished first in the javelin with a 176'7" mark and recorded a career-best 4:43.32 time in the 1,500-meters.
George Fox's Tayler Phillips finished second overall after carrying a heavy lead into day two. He recorded 3,518 points in the first five events but was edged by McGill. Phillips finished with 6,442 points and earned wins in the shotput, high jump, 110-meter hurdles, and discus.
Bruins junior Berkley Hill recorded 6,281 points for a third-place finish, including a tie for first-place in the pole vault with a 13-05.25mark.
Wright repeated as the individual champion, having won the event in 2018. After dominating the first four events, she led by 231 points at the conclusion of day one with 3,061. She recorded a first-place finish in the women's long jump with a distance of 17'5.5" on day two, as well as a second-place finish in the javelin and a fourth-place finish in the 800-meter. The senior finished 355 points ahead of second-place Isabel Clark of Whitworth.
Clark was the runner-up for the second consecutive year, finishing with 4,822 points. She ran to a first-place finish in the 100-meter hurdles with a time of 14.85, as well as a 26.62 mark in the 200-meter dash, good for second-place.
Bruins teammate Alissa Swilley finished third in the heptathlon, finishing with 4,229 points. Swilley finished second in the long jump, fourth in the javelin, and eighth in the 800-meter.