PORTLAND/MCMINNVILLE, Ore. – In the final pre-conference push, the Western Oregon University men’s and women’s track and field teams competed in the Portland Twilight and Linfield Open on Saturday.
Jenelle Hurley picked up a pair of individual victories at Linfield, while helping the 4×400 relay to take first place. Competing in her first triple jump, Hurley went 36-6.25 to win the event. It was also a first for Hurley competing in the 400 hurdles posting a time of 1:06.31 to win the event. She then teamed up with Madeleine Lambing, jessy hart and friendship deters winning the 4×400 relay with a time of 4:02.48.
Ana Popock led three wolves in the 100m with a time of 12.56 to place second. Taryn Wilson was next for Wolves finishing sixth with a time of 12.84. Josie Lavato completed the WOU results by finishing ninth with a time of 12.98.
Popchock then paced Wolves in the 100 hurdles finishing second with a time of 15.09. Maliyah Thompson was right behind in third with a time of 15.32. Hailey Blue came eighth.
James Mazzeo was close to his PR in the 100m finishing sixth with a time of 11.26.
Justin Conklin won the 110 hurdles with a time of 15.84.
Hart posted a PR in the 200m to finish second with a time of 26.09. Hart wasn’t far behind crossing in fifth with a time of 26.41. Lavato came in seventh, while Danielle Clem competed for the first time this season in 16and.
Carson-Austin ran the 200m arriving in 16and.
Lindie Larson competed in his first 3,000m steeplechase finishing third.
It was a new PR for Abigail Sanders in the hammer reaching a distance of 101-11 to come in 22n/a.
Devin Hasher placed second in the high jump reaching a height of 6-2.75.
Eli Nafziger placed seventh in the javelin throwing a distance of 162-2.
Kristal Andres was not far from his public relations mark in the javelin throwing a distance of 119-6 to finish sixth. Anders hit another PR in the shot put with a distance of 36-3 to finish ninth.
It was a new PR distance of James Mazzeo in the long jump, hitting a 20-5.25 mark to finish eighth.
Lambing also competed in the 400 hurdles with Hurley in second place with a time of 1:06.62, just short of his PR time.
WOU had four other triple jumpers in addition to Hurley. Macy Clemens was just behind Hurley in third with a new PR mark of 36-1.25. Competing in the triple jump for the first time, Deters came fifth with a distance of 35-11.2.5 Logan Jackson was close to his PR in the upcoming event 11and with a distance of 32-10.5. Blue came in just behind Jackson placing 12and with a distance of 32-5.5.
marlon harrison came second in the triple jump to lead Wolves 43-4.25. Jacob Flury also competed for WOU finishing fourth with a distance of 40-8.25.
In addition to the women’s 4×400, the men had a 4×100 relay team of Gabe Arce Torres, Dominique Loggins, Justin Conklin and Amari Hendrix who placed second with a time of 44.00.
WOU sent a small group to Portland and will return with some personal bests.
Katie Chapman set a new personal best in the 1500m with a time of 4:48.38. Chapman ran hard from the gun, earning him a 31st place finish overall in the event.
In the men’s 1500m, Emmett Klus led Wolves with a time of 3:59.80 which placed him 25th. Dustyn McKenney achieved a personal best in the event with a time of 4:05.61 to place 44th. Completing the results for Wolves was Bryce Mefford with a time of 4:09.8 to place 50th in the event.
peyton green had a strong performance in the women’s 800m with a time of 2:22.97, which is a new personal best. Green finished strong as she grabbed three places in the final 400 meters.
Tim Rambo and Dominique Manzo also competed in the 800m with Rambo in 19and and Manzo, running his first 800 of the season, in 37and.
Cedar Davis-Frankfurt continued his efforts in the 5,000m to place 42nd in the event.
WOU will now prepare for the GNAC Outdoor Championships which will take place next Friday and Saturday in Ellensburg.