Tucker Laurence (Junior, Football/Baseball) and Christina Herring (Junior, Basketball/Track & Field) were selected to represent Lewis & Clark College at the 2009 NCAA National Student-Athlete Development Conference held in Lake Buena Vista, Florida from May 24 to May 27.
The Northwest Conference has named its first annual Scholar-Athletes First Team. This recognizes student-athletes that have excelled in the classroom, in athletic competition, and in the community. Each Northwest Conference faculty athletics representative named one male and one female winner from its school based on the institutions own criteria. Seniors Tamma Carleton and Tyson Papenfuss were both honored as Lewis & Clark's female and male scholar-athletes of the year, as well as NWC honorees.
The Lewis & Clark men's and women's track & field teams headed to Forest Grove on April 24-25 for the Northwest Conference Track & Field Championships. The Pioneers were led by Tamma Carleton who won the 10,000 meters in a time of 37:48.42. Overall, both teams finished the NWC Championship in seventh place with the men's side earning 24 points and the women's squad collecting 50 points.
The Lewis & Clark athletics department, as well as it's student-athletes, came together on Tuesday, April 21 to honor the graduating seniors from each respective team. Awards were also handed out for various categories, including the Male and Female Athletes of the Year.
The Lewis & Clark men's and women's track & field teams concluded an action packed L&C Inviational on Saturday, April 18. The event included some old L&C runners, with the Alumni coming back for some PAC/SAAC hotdogs, as well as several teams and individuals joining the festivities.
The Lewis & Clark men's and women's track & field teams are set to host the L&C Invitational on Friday, April 17 - Saturday, April 18. Friday will feature a majority of the field events, hosted out at the Concordia Throwing Facility. Saturdays events are slated to begin at 11 a.m. at the Eldon Fix Track at Griswold Stadium.
Senior, Stephin Roberts, a 4-year member of the Pioneer mens basketball team has been selected as the winner of the 2009 Ray Warren Leadership Award. This award is given annually to a junior or senior who exemplifies the spirit and determination of founding director Ray Warren.
The Lewis & Clark men's and women's track and field teams concluded competition at the Shotwell Invitational hosted by Puget Sound. Kevin Carpenter finished the 200m dash tied for third place with a time of 22.87 for the men, while Cheyenne Feliz finished the 400m dash in second (1:01.03).
Four Pioneer student-athletes have been selected to serve as Campus Living Advisors (CLA) for the 2009-2010 academic year. Veteran CLAs Zach Holz (CC), Liz Johnson (T&F) and Sean Johnson (FB), will be joined next year by first year CLA Christina Herring (WBB).
Raining for only a short period of time, the Lewis & Clark Spring Break Open had the best conditions at a meet this year. The Pioneers took advantage of the weather, taking on Linfield and Pacific within the Northwest Conference, local NAIA schools Concordia and Warner Pacific, as well as a few local junior colleges and clubs. The Pioneer women won the competition topping Linfield by two points overall. The L&C men took second overall finishing 51 points higher than the next conference opponent.
The Lewis & Clark Spring Break Open began on Friday afternoon with both the men's and women's javelin and hammer toss. The competitors now gear up for the distance events hosted at the Eldon Fix Track in Griswold Stadium on Saturday, March 21. Events are set to begin at 11 a.m.
Despite the constant rain and chilling wind, the Lewis & Clark men's and women's track & field teams found a way to succeed in the Northwest Conference Preview hosted by Pacific University in Forest Grove. The Pioneers were one of four NWC teams to compete in the meet, along with Southern Oregon and several unattached athletes.
The Icebreaker Open proved to be an appropriate title for the chilly and prolonged day of cmpetition. Lewis & Clark Track and Field competed with four Northwest Conference opponents and numerous proximal schools including Oregon State State, the University of Portland, and Portland State.
Its time to break the ice on the 2009 outdoor track and field season for the Lewis & Clark mens and womens track teams as both squads head to Linfield College for the Icebreaker Open on March 7 at 10 a.m. The meet is the first of the season for the Pioneers, while the Wildcats have already faced off with George Fox in Northwest Conference action.
The Lewis & Clark mens tennis team fell in Northwest Conference action to Willamette on Sunday evening by the final score of 7-2 on the road. The Pioneers fall to 1-7 on the season and 1-5 in the NWC, while Willamette improves to 4-1 in both the NWC and overall.
The Eldon Fix Track will host two major events Saturday, May 31. The Border Duel Track Classic will feature top high school athletes from Oregon and Washington with events beginning at 1pm. Following the Border Duel, Alberto Salazar and Nike have joined with the BorderDuel Track Classic to bring a group of elite distance runners to run in special 10,000m and 5,000m races to try for Olympic qualifying times.
Roxanne Gilbride was the lone Pioneer to compete at the Willamette Last Chance Meet Thursday in Salem. She threw 125-00 in the javelin, placing her in second in the event, but did not improve on her previous qualifying mark.