Track & Field competes at Pacific Preview

Track & Field competes at Pacific Preview

FOREST GROVE, Ore. --  Lewis & Clark competed in the Pacific Preview meet on Saturday, hosted by Pacific University at Hanson Stadium.  The Pioneers took on nearly 500 competitors, and came out with several top ten finishes.

The men and women each pulled in a top two finish in a long distance race, as well as several other top five places.


Grabbing the first win of the day for the Pioneers, Frances Swanson won in the 1,500 by almost 4 seconds, posting a time of 4:53.87. There were also three other top ten finishes on the track, the first of which was by Samantha Bowen in the 400-meter dash. She placed seventh with a time of 1:03.09. Rachel Stone finished the 400 meter hurdles in 1:09.32 for a sixth place finish.

As a team, the 4x400 meter dash relay of Taylor, Stone, Bowen and Slaiding won fourth place with a time of 4:19.75.

On the field, Sarah Bucknovitz grabbed the highest bid for the Pioneers, placing third in the hammer throw, with a distance of 142'8.75''.  She also placed sixth in the discus with a distance of 126'.6''. Teammate Ellery Creighton threw the shot put 7.54 meters to grab a 14th place finish.

Jumper Kara Marler finished seventh in the triple jump, marking a distance of 10.29 meters.


Sophomore Bryce Johnson placed third in the 400-meter dash, finishing in 50.70 seconds. Teammate Miguel Haro-Ruiz finished tenth in the 400 meter. Johnson also placed in the 200 meter dash, with a time of 22.74.

Running long distance, Sean Richardson took on the 1500 meter, finishing 16th. In the 5000 meter, Jeff Mullins ran for 15:43.04, finishing second. He had the best finish of the day for the Pioneers.

Noah Avery competed in both track and field events, finishing tenth in the 110 meter hurdles with a time of 17.04, and also competing in the high jump. He jumped to a height of 5'11.50'' for a third place finish.

The Pioneers host the L&C Spring Break Open Mar. 18 starting at 10 a.m.