Throwers set top marks at invitational meet
The track and field team’s throwing crew had top finishes at the Lewis & Clark Invitational on April 20.
The men’s team placed second with 112.5 points, while Pacific University took first with 137 points.
Senior Drew Wert finished first in shot put, throwing 13.38 meters. Junior Mike Maierhofer finished close behind in second with 13.02 meters. Freshman Stephan Hordes tied for third with Lewis & Clark’s Matt DeRosa, throwing 12.62 meters.
Junior Nick Fairhart got fourth for the discus, with 38.79 meters. Fairhart also finished third in hammer throw. Freshman Morgunn Ewing finished in second with 54.88 meters right behind Lewis & Clark’s John Berokoff.
The women’s team finished in fourth overall with 85 points.
Juniors Anna LaBeaume and Courtney Alley both had top finishes in their throwing events. LaBeaume got first in both shot put and hammer throw and second in the discus. Alley finished on top in discus, throwing 37.25 meters. She also took third in the hammer.
Junior Jason Cheyne finished second in the 100-meter dash, with 11.13 seconds.
Freshman Tom Steelhammer got fifth in the 400-meter run, with 51.58 seconds.
Linfield swept third through seventh in the 5,000-meter, including sophomore Calvin Howell, freshman Flint Martino, junior Jason Hight, senior Nic Miles and junior Brennan Lester.
Freshman Clay Monahan finished in fourth for the 110-meter hurdles with 18.09 seconds.
Junior Charlie Poppen took second in the high jump with 1.93 meters.
Senior Melany Crocker and sophomore Halsie Peek finished third and fourth in the 100-meter, completing in 12.33 seconds and 12.43 seconds.
Junior Hannah Greider got fourth in the 1,500-meter, with four minutes, 55.09 seconds.
Meghan Lockwood received fifth in the long jump, with 4.65 meters. Lockwood also finished fourth in the triple jump, with 10.12 meters.
The Wildcats will compete next at the NWC Championships on April 26 in Salem, Ore.
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