Four National Champions, 18 All-Americans at 2019 Men's and Women's Track & Field Championships

Four National Champions, 18 All-Americans at 2019 Men's and Women's Track & Field Championships

GENEVA, Ohio – Northwest Conference student-athletes compiled four national champions and 18 All-Americans after an outstanding weekend of competition at the 2019 Men's and Women's Track & Field Championships this past weekend.

NATIONAL CHAMPIONS

Olivia McDaniel of Linfield College cleared a lifetime best 13-5.25 to capture her first outdoor pole vault championship title and second overall in fourth months after capturing the indoor pole vault title as well. The victory earned her a second All-America title for the 2018-19 year in the event.

Pacific's Brooke France earned the Boxers' first individual national title in program history and garnered All-America honors in the javelin throw with her first throw of the finals - a personal-best toss of 146-5.

George Fox's Sarah King was the individual national champion in the women's 400m dash with a time of 54.68, setting a school record for the Bruins and earning All-America laurels.

Bruins teammate Annie Wright sealed the second heptathlon individual title in George Fox history with a total score of 5,101. Wright won the javelin throw with a mark of 128-02 to slide into first-place and earn All-America honors.

ALL-AMERICANS

George Fox's Cameron Seymour earned All-America status after finishing eighth in the men's long jump with a mark of 23-06.75. Teammate Jacoby Wolfe also earned All-America honors after placing seventh in the men's high jump. Wolfe recorded a mark of 6-08.00.

Fellow Bruins Kennedy Taube, Sydney Radigan, Sara Turner, and King ran to All-America status after recording a fourth-place finish in the women's 4x100m by running a time of 46.61. King earned another All-America recognition after placing fifth in the women's 200m dash with a time of 24.14, breaking her own school record. Taube finished in the top six in the 100m dash with a time of 11.93 and set a new school record in the process of becoming an All-American.

The Bruins' 4x400m team of Macadia Calavan, Annie Wright, Katie James, and King finished fifth, running a time of 3:46.87 to earn All-America titles– a second all-time best for the Bruins in the event.

Pacific Lutheran's Ava Nelson tossed a 135-6.5 on her first attempt in the javelin to place seventh overall, capturing the freshman's first All-America title.Teammate Lauren Wilson also earned All-America laurels after tying for sixth overall in the high jump, matching her season-best clearance of five feet, seven inches. Emily Reeder earned eighth-place in the hammer throw with a distance of 166 feet, 0 1/2 inches in her final toss of the preliminary flights, earning an All-America title.

Whitworth's Kayla Rambo finished as the national runner up in the javelin throw to earn an All-American laurel, throwing a distance of 157-11. Teammate Izzy Clark took fifth in the heptathlon with a score of 4,815 to earn an All-America recognition, while Marissa Mount earned an All-America title by finishing third in women's 3000m steeplechasewith a time of 10:46.55. 

Fellow Pirate Chris McGill battled to finish in sixth place in the decathlon with 6,727 total points, earning All-America laurels.

CHAMPIONSHIP PERFORMANCES

George Fox's Jack Ammon finished 16thin men's 800m preliminaries with a 1:52.17, while the  Bruins' men's 4x100m-relay team of Seymour, Cody Webb, Kenny May, and Chris Polk placed 13th with a time of 41.59. Christine Strickland finished 14th in the women's javelin with a throw of 129-07, while Jensyn Lown finished 15th with a mark of 127-09. Tayler Phillips placed 13th with 6,496 points, and Berkley Hill finished 17th with 6,208 points.

Linfield's Keaton Wood sat in fourth place after the first day of the men's decathlon, but was injured in the men's 110m hurdles, forcing him to withdraw from competition.

Pacific's Emily Sproul finished her career with a 13th-place finish and a throw of 129-8 in the javelin, while teammate Jenna Hoiland placed 11thin the triple jump with a distance of 38-11.5.

Pacific Lutheran'sImani Keyes  finished fifth in her heat and 18th overall in the preliminaries of the 200-meter dash, clocking a time of 25.46 seconds.Kyle Rapacz finished his career strong in the 3,000-meter steeplechase, finishing seventh in his heat and 15th overall after crossing the finish in 9:20.95.

Willamette's Hope Duenas placed 11thin the women's discus with a distance of 136' 2", while Keaton Beckmann finished 11thin the decathlon with 6,519 total points and Keith Carlson took 13thin the men's 5,000m with a time of 15:20.83.

TEAM FINISHES

The George Fox women finished tied for third with 26 points, while Whitworth compiled 18 points to finish 12th. Pacific and Linfield each tied for 23rdwith 10 points each. Pacific Lutheran finished 46thwith 5.5 points.

The Whitworth men earned eight points to finish 34th, while George Fox finished 64thwith three points.

To view final results from the 2019 Men's and Women's Track & Field Championship, click here.