Wildcats finish season with top marks in events

The Wildcats had top finishers in all their events at the George Fox University Qualifier on May 16.

Junior Anna LaBeaume took first in the gammer with 154 feet, six inches. Junior Courtney Alley was runner up and almost 28 feet behind throwing 127 feet. Alley also placed first in discus uncontested.

Junior Kate Shear had a season-best performance in javelin, taking first with her 132 feet, three inches.

Freshman Joy Harpham won the high jump uncontested, jumping four feet, 11 inches. Senior Amy Bumatai and sophomore Amanda Gibbon tied for second in the pole vault, which was a career-best for Gibbon.

Sophomore Siena Noe finished second in the 1,500 meter with five minutes,  14.16 seconds. Sophomore Madison Trowbridge took third in the 5,000 with 21 minutes, 25.55 seconds.

On the men’s side, Morgunn Ewing won in the javelin, throwing 171 feet, 10 inches.

Sophomore Nick Fairhart and senior Kyle Pfeifer took second and third in the hammer. Fairhart threw 148 feet, three inches and Pfeifer was close behind with 145 feet, five inches.

LaBeaume is the only Linfield athlete to compete at the NCAA Division III Outdoor Track & Field Championships on May 23-25 in La Cross, Wis.

Ivanna Tucker

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