Linfield Wildcats

April 15, 2014
Edge, Stinson reach Top 10 at NWC Multis
Final Results
Updated Record Book
SALEM, Ore. – Bettering her previous career-best score by more than 400 points and winning one event on each day, Dallas Edge (Sr., Gig Harbor, Wash.) moved into the Linfield Top 10 and recorded a fifth-place finish at the Northwest Conference Multi-Event Championships, contested Monday and Tuesday at Willamette's Charles Bowles Track.
Edge totaled 3,973 points – the ninth highest point total in program history – and set a conference championships meet record in the heptathlon 100-meter hurdles, bettering the old mark by about two-tenths of a second. She also earned Linfield four points toward the NWC Championships, held April 26-27 at the University of Puget Sound's Baker Stadium.
Brenna Stinson posted a 206-point improvement in her second career heptathlon to finish 10th. Her best effort came in the 200 meters, in which she won the second heat and placed second overall in 26.76 seconds.
Edge registered the best overall performances in both the 100-meter hurdles (14.75) and the 200 meters (26.63). Her time in the hurdles was just one-hundredth of a second off her program record time, achieved earlier this season.
“Going in, they were pretty new to the heptathlon, only competing in one before that, so it was pretty awesome to see them grow throughout the competition,” head coach Travis Olson said of the two Wildcats. “They improved in almost every event in comparison to what they did at the Pacific Luau.”
Both women registered career-bests in the high jump, shot put, 200 meters and 800 meters. Edge placed in the top 10 in seven of seven events, while Stinson recorded top-10 efforts in four disciplines, including the 200 and long jump. 
“Brenna really competed well. She was just two places out of scoring for us,” Olson said. “We have such a strong heptathlon conference as a whole, so for Dallas to be fifth is pretty outstanding for a freshman.”
“I'm really proud of them both. They're kind of hooked on multi events and how well they can do in future heptathlons. They're ready and it's a good momentum builder going into the regular conference meet.”
Maria Green topped returning heptathlon champion and teammate Charity Arn to lead George Fox to a 1-2-7 finish. Green won both throwing events and totaled 4,526 points, just 12 more than Arn.
AHEAD: Linfield heads to Portland for the annual Lewis & Clark Invitational all day Saturday at the Eldon Fix Track.
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Brenna Stinson
Takes 10th with 3,335 points