PORTLAND, Ore. - The Lewis & Clark track & field team put together a string of strong performances in the 2015 L&C Spring Break Invitational on Friday and Saturday.
"It was great to be on our home track. Everyone competed hard and we wrapped up the day with five wins for each team," said head coach Keith Woodard. "We added to our list of conference qualifiers with some PRs and seasonal bests. We lucked out with mostly good weather except for a short cloudburst during the hurdles. The teams are making terrific progress as we head into spring break. We hope this momentum carries us into April and through conference."
In his return to action, senior Curtis Shirey won the men's 100m with a time of 11.05. Shirey then took third place in the 200m with a time of 22.72. Collin Brown finished the 200m dash in fourth place with a time of 22.97.
Michael Walker earned his way into the top group of 400m runners in the Northwest Conference with a time of 50.43. The time was good enough to earn him first place. Brown ended the race in third place with a time of 51.32.
Blake Slattengren picked up his first college win in the 5,000 with a time of 15:40.47. George Shoemaker also earned his first collegiate win, taking first in the 3000m steeplechase with a time of 9:56.76.
Kodie Artner dropped his time in the 110 hurdles by half a second, finishing in third place with a time of 15.87. Artner also earned a second place finish in the 400m hurdles with a time of 55.50.
Deion Mock his back on his way up in the pole vault, taking home first place with a height of 4.27m.
Jeff Mullins took third in the 800m run with a time of 2:00.94, as well as the 1500m (4:07.06).
Katie Kowal finished in third place in the 200m and second in the 400m. Kowal ended the 200m in 27.16, before finishing the 400m with a personal best time of 1:00.85. Kowal also ran the third leg of the 4x100m relay team, who won the event.
Amelia Jackson ran an even paced 800m, finishing with a personal best time of 2:22.49, which earned her first place. Susan Heinselman won the 1500m with a time of 4:59.28 in a wire-to-wire finish.
Alexi Shean picked up a huge win in the high jump with a height of 1.56m, while anchoring the 4x100 relay. Jeanie Mullins won the triple jump with a dominating 10.73m finish. Mullins also competed in the long jump where she finished second with a distance of 4.84m, while leading off the 4x100 relay.
Emilie Newton qualified for conference in the 100m hurdles with a time of 16.94. Brigitte Russo finished the women's shot put with a second place finish with a throw of 11.15m. The senior also competed in the hammer throw (41.46m).