Track and field break records at multiple meets

Linfield’s track and field team had a successful couple days as the team competed at Pacific University’s combined event meet which was held March 13-14 at Lincoln Park Stadium in Forest Grove, Ore. Members of the team also competed on March 15 in Gresham Ore., at the Mt. Hood Community College Open.

Freshman Dallas Edge had a great meet at the Boxer combined event as she took fifth place in the women’s heptathlon.  Edge scored 3,537 points, putting her in first place in the Northwest Conference and the Division III field.

Sophomores Brenna Stinson and Joy Harpham scored 3129 and 2852 points placing tenth and twelfth, respectfully.

Edge took first in the 100-meter hurdles with a time of 15.16 seconds. Harpham took second with a jump of 1.49 meters in the women’s high jump and six with a throw of 8.03 meters in the women’s shot put. Edge captured third place in the women’s 200-meter dash with a time of 27.61. Stinson took third in the women’s long jump, with a jump of 5 meters. The trio had much success in the heptathlon which includes each athlete competing in seven events.

Linfield’s men 4×100 relay comprised of freshmen Treve Ensley, Jake Mihelich, Kennedy Johnson, and sophomore Steven Holland, took seven place with a time of 44.79 seconds at the Mt. Hood open.  Junior Audrey Lichten took first in the women’s 1500-meter run with a time of 4:51.67. In the women’s 100-meter hurdles sophomore Natasha Rowland took seventh place with a time of 16.73 seconds.

The wildcats also found success in the 400-meter dash as freshman Jake Mihelich won the event in 49.60 seconds. Freshman Madison Gladding took seventh place in the women’s 400 meter hurdles with a time of 1:10.47. In the 200-meter dash junior Ellie Schmidt came in at 26.36 seconds. In the 5000-meter distance event sophomore Joe Gladow clocked in at 15:25.73 good enough to place third in the event.

Senior Nick Fairhart threw the hammer 46.14 meters placing him sixth in the event. Senior Anna Labeaume took fourth place in the shot put with a throw of 12.11 meters. Freshman Kennedy Johnson took fourth place with a jump of 6.34 meters in the men’s long jump along with a second place finish in the triple jump with a jump of 13.89 meters.

In the men’s high jump sophomore Steven Holland took fourth with a jump of 1.85 meters. Linfield’s track team was graced with many top eight finishes and look to have promising season as they continue their season.

Their next meet is March 21-22 at the Lewis and Clark College Invitational.

Jonathon Williams/Opinion editor


Freshmen Dezi Roberts competes in the women high jump which she got third place in at the Rich Allen Classic in Newberg, Ore.

Photo courtesy of Amanda Gibbon