2013 Division III Performance List
Four days after a record-breaking performance in the hammer throw, Anna LaBeaume (Sr., Sequim, Wash.) has received the approval of the league’s sports information directors with her selection as the Northwest Conference Women’s Field Student-Athlete of the Week, as announced Tuesday.
LaBeaume threw the ball and chain a Division III-leading 170 feet, 2 inches (51.87 meters) to take over the top spot in the Linfield record books. She added more than seven feet to her previous best standard – set just a week prior at the Wildcat Open – to finish second in the event at the Lewis & Clark Spring Break Open.
The junior topped the former No. 1 mark by about three feet. Since 1997, the previous record had belonged to the late Jennifer Boyman, for whom the Wildcats’ final home invitational of the season is named.
LaBeaume leads all Division III competitors in her best event so far this season; her next closest competitor boasts a top mark of 165-02.
In addition to placing second in the hammer at the L&C Open, LaBeaume also took fifth in the shot put with a season-best toss (39-00.25/11.89m) and seventh in the discus (118-04/36.06m). She has qualified for the Northwest Conference Championships in all three events, and will look to defend her titles in both the hammer and shot put in late April.
This is the second weekly conference honor of the season for LaBeaume, and the fourth of her career. In all, three female Wildcats have been honored this year: LaBeaume and sprinters Melany Crocker and Halsie Peek (Jr., Corbett, Ore.).
UP NEXT: Linfield enjoys its final home meet of the season, the Jenn Boyman Invitational, Saturday, April 6 at Maxwell Field.
Two-time defending NWC champion in the shot put
Director of Sports Information
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