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McMINNVILLE, Ore. – Melany Crocker (Sr., Milwaukie, Ore.) made the Wildcats’ final home meet of the 2012 track season one to remember, dominating the two short sprints in personal-record times Friday evening at the Linfield Twilight, held at Maxwell Field.
Crocker shaved nearly one-tenth off her previous career-best time in the 100-meter dash, winning the event in 12.33 seconds. Later, she crushed the field in the 200, crossing the line in a personal-best 25.79 seconds, more than a full second before the runner-up.
The junior also led off Linfield’s winning 4x100 relay team, along with Halsie Peek (Soph., Corbett, Ore.), Misty Corwin and Catherine Street. The four circled the track in 48.77 seconds, easily beating the team from Warner Pacific.
Also recording a career-best performance was Audrey Lichten (Soph., Sequim, Wash.) in the 1,500 meters. She placed second overall, but first among collegiate competitors, with a time of 4:48.69. She bettered her previous best time by more than two seconds.
Shanna Peaden took first among collegiate runners and second overall in the 5,000 with a time of 18 minutes, 5.05 seconds. She finished behind former Wildcat Marci Klimek, who was competing unattached.
Katie Skinner was second in the 800 (2:27.18) and Brooke Niemann (Soph., Bellevue, Wash.) took third in the 3,000-meter steeplechase (11:56.21).
Joe Gladow led a 1-2-3 finish for the Wildcat men in the 5,000. Gladow won the event in 15 minutes, 45.71 seconds, finishing ahead of runner-up Arian Anderson and third-place Calvin Howell (Soph., San Antonio, Texas).
In other distance competition, Scott Gage finished second to assistant coach Greg Mitchell in the 10,000-meter run, completing the 25-lap race in 32:05.42.
Anna LaBeaume (Jr., Sequim, Wash.) won a pair of field events and took third in another. She won the shot put with a heave of 42 feet, 5¼ inches (12.93 meters) and also topped the field in the hammer (144-07/44.06m). She finished third in the discus (119-01/41.20m).
Teammate Courtney Alley (Jr., Eagle, Idaho) also placed in the top three in a trio of events, taking second in the discus (122-04/37.29) and third in both the shot put (35-04.00/10.77) and the hammer (117-09/35.89).
Misty Corwin cleared a season-best height in the pole vault, winning the event with a maximum height of 11 feet, 11¾ inches (3.65m). That mark puts her 19th among all Division III competitors this season; the 22 women with the top performances receive invitations to the national meet.
NEXT: A slew of Wildcats travel to Eugene for the Oregon Twilight, scheduled to start at 3 p.m. Saturday afternoon. The meet is the second-to-last opportunity for Linfield athletes to qualify for the NCAA Division III Championships.
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