Linfield Wildcats

April 12, 2014
Linfield says "Aloha" to all-time bests
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FOREST GROVE, Ore. – Winning efforts in the shot put and 200-meter dash from Courtney Alley and Ellie Schmidt accounted for two of four Linfield Top 10 marks at the Pacific Luau, contested on a sunny and toasty Saturday afternoon at Lincoln Park Stadium.
Alley launched the shot put 40 feet, 2 inches (12.24 meters) to crack into the record books in a second career event; she already ranked seventh in the hammer throw. The shot put effort was more than a 2½-foot improvement from her previous career best and moved her into ninth position on Linfield's all-time performance list.
Over on the track, Schmidt knocked an impressive six-tenths of a second off her career best in the 200 meters, winning the event in 25.63 seconds to leap to fourth on the Wildcat Top 10 list. She also moved from ninth to seventh among Linfield's all-time leaders in the open 100, clocking in at 12.59 seconds, a .15 PR.
Hannah Greider rounded out the Top 10 notables with a career-best winning time in the 5,000 meters. The senior completed the 12½-lap race in 18:10.10, knocking 2.46 seconds off her previous best time to move from 10th to eighth in the record books.
Teammate Siena Noe took second in the 5K in a career-best 18 minutes, 21.27 seconds. Katie Skinner chopped more than seven seconds off her previous best in the 3,000-meter steeplechase, taking second in the event, while Madison Trowbridge supplied two more career-best performances for the Linfield distance crew in the 800 and 1,500 meters. The junior chopped more than three seconds off her PR in the 800 (2:21.05) and almost 14 seconds in the 1,500 (4:56.60).
Madison Gladding (Sr., Roseburg, Ore.) provided another highlight for the Linfield sprinting corps with a third-place effort in the 100-meter hurdles (career-best 16.71).
In the field events, Anna LaBeaume claimed individual victories in both the discus (121-07/37.06) and hammer (155-06/47.4). She also took second in the shot put (39-09.75/12.13).
Joy Harpham cleared the bar at a career-best 5 feet, 1¼ inches (1.56m) to win the high jump. Kate Shear was runner-up in the javelin (155-03/35.12) and Rachael Gernhart placed third in the triple jump (34-10.25/10.62).
Kennedy Johnson was a double winner in the horizontal jumps, both in career-best leaps. The freshman added more than a foot to his previous best in the triple jump (45-11.75/14.01) and two inches in the long jump (21-10.25/6.66m).
Joe Gladow and Chris Roth (Sr., Sherwood, Ore.) paced the distance contingent with individual victories in the 5,000 meters and 3,000-meter steeplechase, respectively. Gladow clocked in at 15 minutes, 30.90 seconds in the 5K while Roth registered more than a 10-second PR in the first event of the day (10:29.53). Brandon Lemerande was third in the steeplechase (10:54.23).
Jake Mihelich (Sr., Fort Collins, Colo.) clipped one-hundredth of a second from his previous career best in the 400 meters, winning the event in 49.26 seconds, and also nearly a full second off his 200 time (22.55) to finish as the runner-up.
Rounding out the top-three performances on the track was Chad Linnerooth, who was second in the 800 (1:58.55), a 2½–second PR.
Steven Holland tied for second in the high jump (career-best 6-00.75/1.85m) and a trio of Wildcat throws recorded top-three finishes in different events. Morgunn Ewing threw the javelin 175 feet, 1 inches (53.36m), good for second place, and Scott Anderson was runner-up in the shot put (44-03.25/13.49m).
Lucas Clark was third in the discus (125-00/38.11).
AHEAD: Two Wildcats – Dallas Edge (Sr., Gig Harbor, Wash.) and Brenna Stinson – compete at the NWC Multi-Event Championships Monday and Tuesday at Willamette. The rest of the Linfield squad, however, competes next Friday and Saturday at the Lewis & Clark Invitational.
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Courtney Alley
Now owns two Top 10 marks