Pios close out indoor season in Seattle

Pios close out indoor season in Seattle


SEATTLE, Wash. -- After competing at the House of Track in Portland the last several weeks, Lewis & Clark concluded the indoor track and field season at the University of Washington on Saturday and Sunday.

Senior hurdler Kodie Artner was the only competitor in Saturday's Husky Classic at Dempsey Indoor, finishing fourth in his heat of the 60-meter hurdles with an 8.39 mark.

More Pioneers competed in Sunday's UW Indoor Open, including Artner. He ran the 60 meters in 7.23 for a fourth place finish in his heat.

"Kodie is off to a really good, solid start. He's performed really well," said director of track and field Keith Woodard. "Everyone is making good progress entering March."

On the women's side, Emily Thompson finished her 60-meter hurdles in 10.05, while teammate Sarah Schoville finished in 10.28.

Alaina King (pictured right) was second in her heat of the 400 meters, clocking in at 1:02.32.

"She did a great job catching up to the early leader before someone else caught her. A really solid race," said Woodard.

Freshman Chrislyn DeMattos cleared 1.42 meters in the high jump, which builds off of her high school personal best, said Woodard. She finished at 8.52 meters in the triple jump. Rachelle Locey posted a mark of 8.82 meters in the triple jump and leaped to 4.42 meters in the long jump. Jeanie Mullins had the best Lewis & Clark performance in the triple jump at 9.38 meters.

Deion Mock entered two events for the Lewis & Clark men, finishing the 60 meters in 7.51 along with a 4.48-meter height in the pole vault.

Bryce Johnson finished sixth in his 15-person flight in the men's high jump, clearing 1.76 meters.

"The competitors from this weekend's meets are making really good progress and it is carrying over to the whole team," said Woodard. "I anticipate another big week of preparation for our first outdoor competiton."

The Pioneers open at the Puget Sound Quad on Mar. 5 followed by the Pacific Preview the next week. Lewis & Clark hosts the Spring Break Open on Mar. 18-19.