McMINNVILLE, Ore. – More than 800 competitors descended on Linfield’s Maxwell Field to take part in the Linfield Erik Anderson Memorial Icebreaker. After a rain-soaked Friday session, the weather gave way to a partly sunny Saturday conclusion to the two-day event.
No team scores were compiled at the meet, which honors former Wildcat runner Erik Anderson, who passed away in 2009.
Linfield newcomer Anna LaBeaume (Sr., Sequim, Wash.) captured first place in the shot put with a throw of 42 feet. She won the event by a huge margin, distancing herself from runner-up Samantha Potter of Pacific Lutheran by more than six feet.
LaBeaume also finished fourth in the hammer throw with a Northwest Conference Championship qualifying mark of 136-5.
Chelsea Machida placed third in the high jump, reaching a height of 5-1 ¾. Three competitors cleared the bar at that height, but George Fox’s Frances Pavao was declared the winner as she had the fewest misses.
Ryann Nolan was third in the pole vault at 8-11 ¾. Kasey Fisher of Pacific won the event with a cleared height of 10-5.
Former Wildcat Marci Klimek was the winner of Friday night's 10,000 race, crossing the finish line at 36:51.01.
On the men’s side, Kyle Pfeifer was the top performer for the ‘Cats, taking third in the hammer with a heave of 148-5. His throw, which knocked more than ten feet off his season best, qualified for the NWC Championships. Clark College’s Austin Carey was the event winner, recording a distance of 166-6.
Trevor Palmer of the Bowerman Athletic Club was the only double-event winner of the meet, placing first in the 800 (1:56.85) and the 1,500 (3:54.31).
NEXT: Linfield travels to Forest Grove for the Pacific Preview, beginning Saturday at 10 a.m.
Wins women's shot put with heave of 42 feet
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