Updated Record Book
PORTLAND, Ore. – Anna LaBeaume (Sr., Sequim, Wash.) moved to the top of the Linfield all-time performance list in the hammer throw, helping the Linfield women finish sixth overall, and second among Northwest Conference teams, at the Lewis & Clark Spring Break Open, contested Friday and Saturday at the Eldon Fix Track.
LaBeaume was runner-up in the hammer with a best toss of 170 feet, 2 inches (51.87 meters). The junior bested the previous best mark, achieved by Jennifer Boyman in 1997, by nearly three feet while topping her own previous best by almost seven feet. She also took fifth in the shot put (39-00.25/11.89) and seventh in the discus (118-04/36.06m).
Teammate Courtney Alley (Sr., Eagle, Idaho) placed eight in the discus with a toss of 117 feet, 7 inches (35.83 meters).
In other field event action, Amy Bumatai was sixth in the pole vault (9-02.25/2.80m) and Hannah Burks was seventh in the same event with a maximum height of 8 feet, 9 inches (2.75m).
Over in the sprints, Melany Crocker was fourth in the 100 (12.93) and fifth in the 200 (26.70).
Hannah Greider (Sr., Shoreline, Wash.) recorded a personal-best time in the 5,000 meters (18:26.72), taking fifth in the event. Jill Boroughs was third in the steeplechase (11:58.16). She dropped 12 seconds off her previous best time, moving up two positions in the Linfield record books to No. 8 all-time in the event.
As a team, the Wildcats finished sixth overall with 49 points. Host Lewis & Clark was the highest placing team from the NWC (77) while Concordia won the meet with 101 points.
On the men’s side, Lester Maxwell was fourth in the 800 (1:57.48) and fifth in the 400 (50.15). Jason Cheyne took seventh in the 100-meter dash (11.35) and Clay Monahan (Soph., Sammamish, Wash.) placed eighth in the 400 hurdles (1:04.60).
Jason Hight (Sr., Orange, Calif.) led the distance crew with a fourth-place effort in the 3,000-meter steeplechase (10:26.66).
Morgunn Ewing (Jr., Bothell, Wash.) was runner-up in the javelin (178-10/54.50m) while Drew Wert took fourth in the shot put (43-07.25/13.29m) to pace the Linfield throwers.
The Linfield men placed 11th of 19 teams, scoring 33 points. Clackamas Community College won the meet with 84 points, while Pacific Lutheran was the highest placing team from the Northwest Conference with 78 points.
COMING UP: Linfield enjoys its final home meet of the season, the Jenn Boyman Invitational, Saturday April 6 at Maxwell Field.
Owns best mark in the hammer among Division III competitors
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