FOREST GROVE, Ore. - Sophomore track & field athlete Emily Thompson and freshman softball player Lindsay Yearman earned Northwest Conference Athlete of the Week honors for their respective sports as announced by the league office on Monday.
Thompson was strong in the hurdles for the Pioneers at the Puget Sound Quad meet, finishing the 100m hurdles in first place and the 400m hurdles in second, both with top NWC times. In the 100m hurdles Thompson finished in 16.96, while being the top NWC finisher in the 400m hurdles finishing with a time of 1:06.90. Thompson's time in the 100 hurdles ranks her 6th in Division III, while her 400m hurdle time is currently the best in the country.
Yearman had the performance of her career against Puget Sound on Saturday, which included hitting her first career grand slam in the Pioneers 19-4 win in the opening game of the series. In the first game, Yearman also doubled scoring two runs for the Pioneers before her grand slam. The freshman, who beat out seven other Northwest Conference competitors for athlete of the week, also had two stolen bases on the weekend to go with her seven RBI's on six hits.