Linfield Wildcats

April 19, 2014
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PORTLAND, Ore. – Double-event winner Anna LaBeaume and a quartet of individual victors on the men's side led the Linfield women and men to matching fourth-place finishes in the final tune-up for the Northwest Conference Championships at the Lewis & Clark Open, contested Saturday at the Eldon Fix Track.
The Wildcat women totaled 101 points, fourth overall and second among four conference programs, while the Wildcat men compiled 90 points to finish fourth overall and third among NWC squads. Corban took the team victory on the women's side with 120 points, while George Fox prevailed on the men's side with 107.50 points.
LaBeaume won the discus and hammer throws while taking second in the shot put. She threw the discus 129 feet, 7 inches (39.50 meters), the hammer 155 feet, 4 inches (47.34m) and the shot put 38 feet, 5 inches (11.71m). Teammate Courtney Alley took third in the discus with a season-best toss (114-10/35.01).
Ellie Schmidt, Brenna Stinson, Rachael Gernhart and Dallas Edge (Sr., Gig Harbor, Wash.) teamed for a Wildcat victory in the 4x100 relay, completing three handoffs and one lap in a season-best 49.69 seconds.
Linfield's men scored four individual victories in as many ways: a sprint race, distance event, vertical clearance and horizontal jump.
Jake Mihelich (Sr., Fort Collins, Colo.) clocked in a career-best 48.93 seconds to win the 400-meter dash and move into the Linfield Top 10 for the one-lap race. Jason Hight qualified for the NWC Championships in the 5,000 meters, knocking 18 seconds off his previous best time to finish third overall in 15 minutes, 42.77 seconds.
Steven Holland cleared the high jump bar at 6 feet, ½ inch (1.84m) to win the high jump, while Eric Igbinoba took top honors in the triple jump with a career-best leap (4408.00/13.61).
Other top-three finishes on the men's side included Bryce Evans and Scott Anderson. Anderson was runner-up in the shot put (46-03.50/14.11) and Evans finished third in the triple jump (41-00.25/12.50).
For the Linfield women, Gernhart took second in the triple jump (36-02.00/11.02). Madison Gladding (Sr., Roseburg, Ore.) was third in the 100-meter hurdles in a career-best 16.47 seconds while Greider recorded a career-best 4 minutes, 48.53 seconds to take third in the 1,500 meters.
AHEAD: Puget Sound hosts the Northwest Conference Championships Friday and Saturday.
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Bryce Evans
Finishes third in triple jump