Updated Record Books
McMINNVILLE, Ore. – In a fine display of versatility, Linfield piled up nine total event victories in the relays, mid-distances, long distances, jumps and throws Saturday afternoon at the Jenn Boyman Memorial Invitational, contested at Maxwell Field.
Ellie Schmidt (Soph., Dundee, Ore.), Halsie Peek (Soph., Corbett, Ore.), Rachael Gernhart (Fr., Portland, Ore.) and Melany Crocker (Sr., Milwaukie, Ore.) teamed for a pair of wins in the 4x100 and 4x400 relays, recording the fastest times among Northwest Conference teams so far this season in both events. The quartet completed one lap around the track in 49.77 seconds, and crossed the finish line first in the final running event of the afternoon in 4 minutes, 6.30 seconds.
Individually, Peek was the runner-up in the 100-meter dash (season-best 12.84) and took third in the 200 (season-best 26.73).
Hannah Greider (Soph., Shoreline, Wash.) chopped nearly 24 seconds off of her career best in the 5,000 meters, winning the event in 18 minutes, 12.99 seconds. Her performance earned her another spot in the Linfield record books, where she already is listed for the 10K, as she recorded the 10th fastest time in program history.
Registering the fastest time yet run in the league this year to win the 800, Lester Maxwell (Sr., Corvallis, Ore.) topped the rest of the field by a whopping 4½ seconds (1:55.28).
In the field events, Rachael Gernhart (Fr., Portland, Ore.) set a collegiate personal record and won the triple jump with a maximum leap of 35 feet, 1¾ inches (10.71 meters). That effort moved her from ninth to eighth in the program record books.
Anna LaBeaume (Jr., Sequim, Wash.) placed first in both the hammer throw (149-04/45.52m) and the shot put (season-best 41-06.00/12.65m). She also was the runner-up in the discus (117-07/35.83m).
Morgunn Ewing (Soph., Bothell, Wash.) won the javelin (168-11/51.50m) and Drew Wert (Sr., Grants Pass, Ore.) topped all competitors in the shot put (43-08.00/13.31m).
Other third-place performances for the Wildcat women included Siena Noe (Soph., Yakima, Wash.) in the 5K (19:02.61) and Courtney Alley (Jr., Eagle, Idaho) in the discus (113-00/34.45m).
Stephen Hordes (Fr., Portland, Ore.) and Kyle Pfeifer (Sr., Eagle, Idaho) each recorded career-best throws for top-three showings in their respective events. Hordes was runner-up in the shot put (42-06.25/12.96m) and Pfeifer took third in the hammer (160-05/48.91m).
NEXT: Wildcats have two more chances to qualify for the Northwest Conference Championships, beginning with the Pacific Luau next Saturday at Lincoln Park Stadium in Forest Grove.
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