NEWBERG, Ore. – Facing strictly Northwest Conference competition for the first time this spring, the Linfield men and women placed second and third, respectively, at the Fred Haskins Quad Duel hosted by George Fox Saturday afternoon.
Pacific ran away with the men’s title, scoring 270 points. The ‘Cats earned 131 points to top Lewis & Clark (94) and George Fox (84). The host Bruins claimed first place for the women with 173 points. Pacific was second (159), Linfield took third (146) and Lewis & Clark finished fourth (108).
The Wildcat men benefitted from a pair of first-place performances by Stephen Dennis in the high jump (6-0) and Michael Swain (Jr., Clackamas, Ore.) in the 200 dash (23.43).
Barrett Zetterberg provided another second-place effort for Linfield in the 400 hurdles (59.56).
In the mid- to long-distance events, Eric Weinbender was second in the 1,500 (4:08.59) Cory Parrish plaed third in the 800 (2:05.85), and Alex Van Slyke came in third in the 5000 (15:31.62).
Other top performers included second-place showings from Brian Wilkinson in the pole vault (11-11.75) and Kyle Pfeifer (Sr., Eagle, Idaho) in the hammer throw (138-2) and a third-place finish by triple jumper Bryan Takano (40-11 ½).
The Linfield women earned five first-place finishes.
Reigning conference champion Chelsea Machida took first in the high jump with a height of 5-1 ¾. She was the only competitor to clear the bar over 5-0.
Melany Crocker (Sr., Milwaukie, Ore.) crossed the finish line first in the 200 (27.63).
The Wildcat throwers had a solid day, featuring five top-3 finishes. Anna LaBeaume (Jr., Sequim, Wash.) turned heads in her Linfield debut, placing first in the shot put (39-10) and third in the hammer throw (125-06). Teammates Courtney Alley (Jr., Eagle, Idaho) and Kate Shear (Jr., Knappa, Ore.) were also event winners. Alley recorded a toss of 108-09 in the discus and Shear threw the javelin a distance of 134-11. Erika Atkinson was third in the javelin with a heave of 109-04.
Thirds were provided by Katie Skinner in the 800 (2:33.85), Mimi Seeley in the 5,000 (18:39.83) and Ryann Nolan (Sr., Yamhill, Ore.) in the pole vault (9-4 ¼).
NEXT: The Wildcats host the Linfield Erik Anderson Memorial Icebreaker Friday and Saturday at Maxwell Field. The deadline to register for the event is Wednesday.
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