EUGENE, Ore. – With the number of opportunities to qualify for the national track and field championships slowly dwindling, seven Linfield tracksters took their talents to Lane Community College for the Titan Twilight Friday evening.
Eric Weinbender finished second in the 1,500-meter run, crossing the finish line in 4 minutes, 2.31 seconds. Mid-distance specialist Colin Nelson took third in the 400 (50.70).
On the women’s side, Melany Crocker (Sr., Milwaukie, Ore.) was runner-up in the 100 (12.59) and placed third in the 200 (26.18). Audrey Lichten (Soph., Sequim, Wash.) shaved a full five seconds off her career-best time in the 800, finishing fifth in 2:19.05.
Catherine Street and Misty Corwin finished 1-2 in the pole vault, with Street clearing the bar at 13 feet, 1 inch (3.99 meters) and Corwin topping out at a season-best 11 feet, 7¼ inches (3.54m).
In other field event action, Anna LaBeaume (Jr., Sequim, Wash.) won the hammer with a heave of 151 feet, 9 inches (46.26m) and also placed third in the shot put (36-02.75/11.04m).
The meet was scored, with the Linfield women taking fifth of 10 teams and the Wildcat men finishing sixth of nine.
AHEAD: The ‘Cats host the Linfield Twilight at Maxwell Field next Friday, beginning at noon.
Career-best effort in the 800
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