FOREST GROVE, Ore. – Providing a sneak peek as to what might happen at the Northwest Conference championship in two weeks, the Linfield track and field teams performed well against several league opponents at the Pacific Luau at Lincoln Park Stadium.
Lester Maxwell had a pair of stellar performances, winning both the 400-meter dash (50.55) and the 800 run (1:56.33). He led a 1-2-3 finish for Linfield in the 400 as teammates Cory Parrish (51.24) and Clayton Cooper (51.78) crossed the finish line immediately after Maxwell.
Catherine Street continues to impress in the pole vault, setting new all-time bests in Linfield and the Northwest Conference history for the second straight week. On this day, she cleared a height of 13-4½.
Other event winners on the men’s side included sprinter Nick Turner and distance runners Eric Weinbender, Joe Gladow (Sr., Shoreline, Wash.) and Alex Van Slyke.
Turner won the 200 dash (22.86) and also placed third in the 100 (11.24). Both times were personal bests.
Weinbender crossed the line first in the 1,500 with a season-best time of 4:06.42. Gladow was the top finisher in the 5,000 (15:54.25) and Van Slyke won the steeplechase (10:00.80).
Linfield also won the 400 relay (43.23) with a team comprised of Michael Chopp, Cooper, Michael Swain and Turner.
For the women, Anna LaBeaume (Sr., Sequim, Wash.) and Kate Shear (Sr., Knappa, Ore.) were event winners. LaBeaume won the shot put (40-10¼) and was also second in the discus (114-5). Shear topped the field in the javelin with a throw of 136-1.
Placing second in her event for the Wildcats was Jill Boroughs, who was second in the steeplechase in a season-best time of 12:27.36.
Third place efforts in men’s competition came from Barrett Zetterberg in the 400 hurdles (57.93), Michael Moreland in the high jump (6-0), Bryan Takano (Sr., Canby, Ore.) in the long jump (19-10¼) and Sean Boedeker in the javelin (165-1).
For the women, Mimi Seely was third in the 1,500 (season-best 4:47.94) and Kristen Allison in the javelin (109-7).
No team scores were compiled at the meet.
NEXT: Selected athletes will compete at the Northwest Conference Multi-Events, hosted by Whitworth, Monday and Tuesday in Spokane. The full team takes on George Fox in dual meet in Newberg Saturday.
Wins 400 and 800
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