Linfield powers through rain
Courtesy of Linfield sports information
Winning efforts in the javelin by Kate Shear and Hunter Sims paced the Wildcats at the Jenn Boyman Memorial Invitational, hosted by Linfield on a miserably rainy Saturday at Maxwell Field.
Hannah Greider and Dallas Edge provided two additional first-place performances for the home team, which totaled 14 top-three finishes in all in the second meet contested to be contested at Linfield's track this season.
Shear topped the field in the women's javelin with a maximum throw of 127 feet, 7 inches (38.88 meters) while Sams recorded a career-best toss of 169 feet, 5 inches (51.64m) to claim the individual victory on the men's side.
Greider led a Linfield sweep of the top four places in the 5,000-meter run, clocking in at 18 minutes, 33.79 seconds. Senior teammates Siena Noe and Katie Skinner teammates finished in immediate succession. Noe was second in 18:42.74 while Skinner took third in 18:48.53.
Edge, who recently set the program record in her signature event, won the 100-meter hurdles by more than two-tenths of a second (15.01). Audrey Lichten supplied a season-best time en route to a third-place effort in the 800 (2:22.97).
Jake Mihelic supplied the highest finish for the Wildcat men on the track as runner-up in the 200. He used a strong finish down the stretch to complete the half-lap race in a career-best 49.27 seconds. The Wildcat freshman sprinter also took eighth in the 100 meters (23.46).
Linfield's distance crew, meanwhile, cheered on a third-place performance from Joe Gladow from in the 5,000 meters (15:42.41).
Kennedy Johnson registered a pair of runner-up finishes in the horizontal jumps. The freshman tied for second in the long jump (21-5.50/6.54m) and claimed second outright in the triple jump (44-06.25). Junior Nick Fairhart took third in the hammer (168-02).
Senior Anna LaBeaume registered a trio of top-four finishes in the field events. Linfield's four-time conference champion was runner-up in the hammer (147-05) and took fourth in both the discus (117-02) and shot put (36-10.50).
Linfield heads to Forest Grove for the Pacific Luau, held Saturday, April 12 at Lincoln Park Stadium.