McMINNVILLE, Ore. – Willamette’s Brandi Miller outlasted a field of 11 competitors to win the women’s heptathlon while teammate Evin Colignon scored 6,207 points to take the men’s decathlon crown Tuesday at the Linfield Multi-Events competition at rain-soaked Maxwell Field.
Miller totaled 4,059 points to eclipse Pacific Lutheran’s Katheryn Jahnsen’s 3,690 points. Competing unattached, Danielle Ricco was third at 3,526.
On Tuesday, Miller sailed 15 feet, 11½ inches to win the long jump by 2½ inches over Jahnsen. She also was the top performer in the 800-meter run, edging Jahnsen by nearly five seconds in 2 minutes, 28.49 seconds.
Jeanesa Durham of Southwestern Oregon Community College was the top finisher in the javelin with a mark of 107.06.
Linfield’s Anna LaBeaume (Jr., Sequim, Wash.) completed her first heptathlon with 3,139 points to place eighth overall. She won the shot put Monday with a mark of 38-6¼.
In the decathlon, Colignon scored 6,207 points to win by almost 500 points over PLU’s Barrett Bollen, who scored 5,716. Tyson Bennett of Clark College was third with a two-day total of 4,835.
Tuesday, Colignon prevailed in the 110 hurdles (16.41), discus (117-8) and javelin (157-10). Bollein won the pole vault (11-11¾) and 1,500 run (4:21.47).
Linfield’s Michael Madden (Jr., Buckley, Wash.) placed sixth with a total of 4,456 in his first multi-event competition.
NEXT: Linfield’s track and field teams resume regular competition April 1 when the Wildcats travel to Salem to take part in the Willamette Invitational. A day later, Linfield hosts the Jenn Boyman Memorial Invitaitonal meet at 10 a.m. at Maxwell Field.
Survives first decathlon
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