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April 05, 2014
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McMINNVILLE, Ore. – Winning efforts in the javelin by Kate Shear and Hunter Sams paced the Wildcats at the Jenn Boyman Memorial Invitational, hosted by Linfield on a miserably rainy Saturday at Maxwell Field.
Hannah Greider and Dallas Edge (Sr., Gig Harbor, Wash.) provided two additional first-place performances for the home team, which totaled 14 top-three finishes in all in the second meet contested to be contested at Linfield's track this season.
Shear topped the field in the women's javelin with a maximum throw of 127 feet, 7 inches (38.88 meters) while Sams recorded a career-best toss of 169 feet, 5 inches (51.64m) to claim the individual victory on the men's side.
Greider led a Linfield sweep of the top four places in the 5,000-meter run, clocking in at 18 minutes, 33.79 seconds. Senior teammates Siena Noe and Katie Skinner finished in immediate succession. Noe was second in 18:42.74 while Skinner took third in 18:48.53.
Edge, who recently set the program record in her signature event, won the 100-meter hurdles by more than two-tenths of a second (15.01). Audrey Lichten supplied a season-best time en route to a third-place effort in the 800 (2:22.97).
Jake Mihelich (Sr., Fort Collins, Colo.) supplied the highest finish for the Wildcat men on the track as runner-up in the 400. He used a strong finish down the stretch to complete the complete-lap race in a career-best 49.27 seconds. The Wildcat freshman sprinter also took eighth in the 200 meters (23.46).
Linfield's distance crew, meanwhile, cheered on a third-place performance from Joe Gladow in the 5,000 meters (15:42.41).
Kennedy Johnson registered a pair of runner-up finishes in the horizontal jumps. The freshman tied for second in the long jump (21-5.50/6.54m) and claimed second outright in the triple jump (44-06.25/13.92m). Nick Fairhart took third in the hammer (168-02/51.25m).
Anna LaBeaume registered a trio of top-four finishes in the field events. Linfield's four-time conference champion was runner-up in the hammer (147-05/44.94m) and took fourth in both the discus (117-02/35.72m) and shot put (36-10.50/11.24m).
Over on the runways, Rachael Gernhart placed third in the triple jump (35-10.50/10.93m).
AHEAD: Linfield heads to Forest Grove for the Pacific Luau, held Saturday, April 12 at Lincoln Park Stadium.
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