Updated Record Book
McMINNVILLE, Ore. – The Wildcat women ruled the day as three Linfield athletes posted top-10 marks in program history on a beautiful Saturday afternoon at the Linfield Jenn Boyman Invitational, held at Maxwell Field.
Anna LaBeaume (Jr., Sequim, Wash.) recorded the ninth-best discus toss in program history, placing third at the meet with a heave of 127 feet even (38.70m). That ranks as the second-best throw in the NWC this year. For the afternoon, she also finished second in the shot put (40-04.25/12.30m) and fifth in the hammer (139-07/42.55m).
Melany Crocker (Sr., Milwaukie, Ore.) vaulted from No. 7 to No. 3 on Linfield’s career ladder in the 100-meter dash, winning the event in 12.41 seconds. She also ran her way into the record books in the 200, placing second (25.94) to tie for the fifth-fastest time in program history.
Halsie Peek (Soph., Corbett, Ore.) was just behind Crocker in the 100, finishing second in 12.43 seconds. Her mark was good for fourth fastest all-time at Linfield.
In addition to Crocker’s win in the 100, Catherine Street brought home first place in the pole vault, clearing the bar at 13 feet, 1½ inches (4.00m).
Misty Corwin, Brooke Niemann (Soph., Bellevue, Wash.) and Rachael Dean provided the other top performances on the women’s side. The three placed third in their respective events: Corwin in the pole vault (10-11.75/3.35m), Niemann in the 3,000-meter steeplechase (12:12.37) and Dean in the 100 hurdles (17.22).
Crocker, Corwin, Peek and Street teamed to win the unopposed 4x100 relay in 49.26 seconds.
The Linfield men earned six top-three finishes, including two career-best performances from Colin Nelson, Barrett Zetterberg and Garrett Soumokil.
Nelson won the 400 in 50.30 seconds, the second-fastest effort in the Northwest Conference this year. Zetterberg took second in the 400-hurdles, crossing the tape in 56.81 seconds.
Soumokil finished third in the triple jump (career-best 43-03.00/13.18m) and was also sixth in the long jump (19-08.25/6.00m).
Brandon Lemerande (Jr., Bandon, Ore.) finished third in the 10,000 (36.40.44), an event won by assistant coach Chris McIsaac. McIsaac, competing for Bowerman Athletic Club, completed the race in 32 minutes, 36.75 seconds.
Fellow distance runner Scott Gage was third in the 5,000 (15:31.53). The senior set the pace and held the lead over the first several laps, but could not keep up with the kicking finishes of Elias Gedyon (Lane Community College) and Matt Ingalls (unattached). Gedyon won the race in 15 minutes, 14.82 seconds.
Sean Boedeker took third in the javelin with a toss of 173 feet, 8 inches (52.94m).
COMING UP: Linfield hosts the Northwest Conference Combined (decathlon and heptathlon) Championships this Monday and Tuesday at Maxwell Field. The full squad, however, competes again next at the Pacific Luau next Saturday, beginning at 10 a.m.
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