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Wildcats show promise early in season

Freshman Rachael Gernhart sprints in the 100-meter dash preliminaries March 3 during the Erik Anderson Memorial Ice Breaker. Gernhart placed first in her heat and fifth overall. She also placed second in triple jump with 34 feet and 10.63 inches.

Tyson Takeuchi/Senior photographer

The Wildcat track and field team had many standouts at its first outdoor meet, the Linfield Erik Anderson Memorial Icebreaker, on March 1 and 2.

On Friday, juniors Siena Noe and Hannah Greider received the best time of their careers in the 10,000-meter, putting them both into the Linfield record books. Noe came in third, with a time of 38 minutes, 14.88 seconds. Greider placed fourth, with a time of 38 minutes, 30.75 seconds.

On Saturday, junior Anna LaBeaume beat her personal record in the hammer throw and received first, with 158 feet and 7 inches. She also received third in discus.

Junior Courtney Alley also set personal records in the hammer throw and shot put. Alley took seventh in hammer and sixth in shot put and discus.

Freshman Rachael Gernhart sprints in the 100-meter dash preliminaries March 3 during the Erik Anderson Memorial Ice Breaker. Gernhart placed first in her heat and fifth overall. She also placed second in triple jump with 34 feet and 10.63 inches. Tyson Takeuchi/Senior photographer

Freshman Rachael Gernhart sprints in the 100-meter dash preliminaries March 3 during the Erik Anderson Memorial Ice Breaker. Gernhart placed first in her heat and fifth overall. She also placed second in triple jump with 34 feet and 10.63 inches.
Tyson Takeuchi/Senior photographer

Freshman Rachael Gernhart also made the record books during her freshman debut in triple jump. Gernhart placed second with 34 feet and 10.63 inches. In the second heat, Gerhart placed first, finishing the meet fifth overall in the 100-meter.

Junior Kate Shear got first in the javelin throw, even after not completing her last throws. Senior Amy Bumatai tied with her career best in pole vault for first place.

Junior Meghan Lockwood and freshman Celena Byerlee finished with the top eight in the triple jump.

Sophomore Halsie Peek finished first overall in the 100-meter with 13.06 seconds.

Linfield had two runners finish in succession in the 400-meter. Sophomore Ellie Schmidt finished in sixth and freshman Brenna Stinson finished seventh.

On the men’s side, senior Lester Maxwell came in second for the 800-meter, and freshman Andrew Gonzales finished seventh in his collegiate debut for the 400-meter.

Senior Cameron Chester received his career best in the 5K and finished third with 15 minutes and 37.62 seconds. Sophomore Morgunn Ewing placed second in javelin and senior Drew Wert finished fifth in shot put.

In the hammer, sophomore Nick Fairhart made a personal record with 159 feet and 7 inches, receiving third.

The Wildcats will compete next at the George Fox Open at 10 a.m. March 9.

 

Ivanna Tucker/ Sports editor

Ivanna Tucker can be reached at linfieldreviewsports@gmail.com.