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It was a day for the record books for the women’s track and field team at the Jenn Boyman Memorial Invitational held at Maxwell Field on April 6.
Sophomore Hannah Greider set the 10th best 5,000-meter time in Linfield history with a time of 18:12.99, and freshman Rachael Gernhart posted the eighth best mark in Linfield history in the triple jump, spanning 35 feet and one and three quarter inches.
Leading the way for the women were the relay teams, with the 4×400 meter and 4×100 meter relay teams both taking first place. In the other sprinting events, sophomore Halsie Peek finished second in the 100-meter dash with a time of 12.43 seconds and third in the 200-meter, running a 26.24 seconds.
In the throwing events, junior Anna LeBeaume finished second in the discus, throwing for a mark of 35.63 meters, and first in shot put, 12.65 meters and hammer throw, 45.52 meters. Junior Courtney Alley finished third in the discus with a throw of 34.54 meters.
Junior Siena Noe finished out the top-three finishes for the women’s team in the 5,000-meter, finishing third with a time of 19:02.61.
For the men, senior Lester Maxwell placed first in the 800-meter. Maxwell ran the fastest time recorded for any Northwest Conference competitor, running the two laps in 1:55.28.
“All of those boys work really hard and have had a lot of external influences, like injury, that have kind of been holding them back so it’s great getting to see them compete well,” Alley said.
The ’Cats showed their dominance in the throwing events with senior Drew Wert and freshman Stephan Hordes taking the top two spots in the shot put with throws of 13.31 and 12.96 meters. Sophomore Morgan Ewing took the top spot in the javelin, throwing 51.50 meter and senior Kyle Pfeifer placed third in the hammer throw, tossing the object 48.91 meters.
The next meet for the Wildcats is the Pacific Luau meet scheduled for April 13 in Forest Grove, Ore. The first event starts at 10 a.m.
“Its always impressive to see people post qualifying standards or season’s best times or distances when the weather is not conducive to competing,” Maxwell said.
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Linfield softball had a successful weekend, taking down both Pacific University and Lewis and Clark College in doubleheaders March 16 and 17.
In the games against Pacific University, the Wildcats won the first game 1-0 and second game 10-2.
During game one, junior Karina Paavola pitched a complete game, earning her sixth win of the season.
The sole run of the game was scored by freshman outfielder Kristen Vroom, who scored from second because of a fielding error caused by a ground ball from junior Katy Brosig.
Pitching and defense kept the offenses in check, holding both teams to multiple innings without runs or hits. Each team had one error.
In the second game, the Wildcats offense outpowered the Pioneers by a score of 10-1.
Junior Shelby VandeBergh pitched four solid innings, allowing one run, two strikeouts and three hits.
The Wildcats came out firing, scoring two runs in the first by sophomores Grace Middelstadt and Lisa Yamamoto.
In the second inning, Catball tripled the score with four more runs. Yamamoto hit a two-run home run during her second plate appearance, scoring senior Megan Wallo.
A sac bunt from senior Karleigh Prestianni in the fourth inning sent Middelstadt straight to home, giving the Wildcats their seventh run of the game.
In the sixth, sophomore Montana McNealy hit a home run, scoring the last run of the game and securing the Wildcats’ victory.
Due to high chances of rain in the weather forecast, the Wildcats moved their doubleheader to start at 10:30 a.m. against Lewis & Clark College on March 16.
Even with the rain, the Wildcats blasted six home runs throughout the afternoon, moving themselves into first place in the conference standings.
In game one, the Wildcats slammed the Pioneers 11-1.
Prestianni and junior Ashley Garcia hit two home runs, keeping the Wildcats’ lead against the Pioneers.
Prestianni’s homer in the second allowed Catball to score three more runs. The Wildcats had 11 hits throughout the game. The Pioneers were only able to have three off of Paavola.
Paavola had a no-hitter going through the first four innings, but the Pioneers disrupted Paavola’s dominance in the fifth with a single. Two singles later, the Pioneers scored, ending the shutout for Paavola.
In game two, the Wildcats beat the Pioneers in shutout fashion, 15-0.
VandeBergh pitched her first career no hitter, and retired all batters except for the leadoff batter, which she hit.
Junior Haylie Watson and Yamamoto both hit two home runs each in the first three innings of the game.
By the end of the first inning, the Wildcats had secured a solid lead with seven runs.
The Pioneers remained hitless, while the Wildcats raked in a total of 14 hits, with the help of two errors.
Brosig also had two hits during the game.
Yamamoto had six RBI and went three for three, scoring three runs for Catball.
The Wildcats will next face La Verne College in a doubleheader during their visit to Southern California at 2 p.m. March 20.
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