PORTLAND, Ore. -- The Lewis & Clark Pioneers sent their largest amount of competitors to the House of Track, a building inside which the 200-meter track that will be used in March's USATF Indoor Championships and IAAF World Indoor Championships is currently assembled.
Overall, 10 Lewis & Clark student-athletes competed, including eight for the first time this season.
Two weeks ago, Kodie Artner and Deion Mock had competed at an earlier event on the track, as prior to Friday there had been three addition High Performance meets.
Artner completed the men's 60-meter hurdles final in fifth place with a time of 8.39 on Friday, an improvement of a tenth of a second from his Jan. 22 time. Mock, Lewis & Clark's record holder in the pole vault, cleared 4.15 meters in his event, also passing his prior mark of 4.00 meters from two weeks ago.
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Emily Thompson raced the women's 60-meter hurdles preliminaries, clocking a time of 9.66, fourth in her heat.
Renee Despyne was fifth in her 60 meters heat with a time of 8.26, and 21st overall. Teammates Jeanie Mullins, Marissa Sandgren, Sarah Schoville and Rachelle Locey also raced the event. Mullins led the quartet at 8.48, with Sandgren and Schoville posting sub-nine-second times.
The remaining men's competitors included David Lovitz in the 60 meters and Bryce Johnson in the high jump. David Lovitz raced to a 7.45 mark, seventh in his heat, while Johnson placed ninth after clearing 1.80 meters.
Lewis & Clark is back in action on Feb. 13 when the team competes at the Dempsey Open in Seattle.
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