Pios Set 16 PRs at the L&C Invitational

Pios Set 16 PRs at the L&C Invitational

By Myles Boyns for LCPioneers.com

PORTLAND, Ore. -- The Lewis & Clark Pioneers competed at the L&C Invite on Saturday at Eldon Fix Track at Griswold Stadium.


A total of 11 personal bests on the season came from the women of L&C.

Pios Amelia Jackson PR'd in the 400 meters with a time of 1:01.12, finishing in fourth place.

Kori Groenveld (second place), Genevieve Serna (fourth), Etta Moen (fifth) and Katie Hull (ninth) all set PRs in the 1,500 meters. Groenveld finished with a time of 5:03.53, Serna clocked in at 5:15.90, Moen at 5:18.51 and Hull at 5:31.95.

In the triple jump, Ty Marshall finished second with a jump of 32 feet, 9.75 inches (10.0m). Chrislyn DeMattos finished third with a jump 32 feet, 8.5 inches (9.97m), a PR for the season. DeMattos also finished fifth in high jump with a height of 4 feet, 6.75 inches (1.39m), along with teammate Lauren Keegan, who was sixth.

Ellery Creighton threw a season best of 36 feet (10.97m) in the shot put, placing her fifth overall. She set a season PR in the hammer throw with a distance of 127 feet, 3 inches (38.79m), finishing in fourth. Syrah Starnes and Kelley Koeppen also PR'ed with throws of 120 feet, 5 inches (36.71m) and 109 feet, 5 inches (33.36m). Starnes also set a personal best in the javelin with a throw of 97 feet, 6 inches (31.49m), earning fourth place.


In the 1,500 meters, Jeff Mullins finished in first place with a time of 4:04.94. Sean Richardson and Blake Slattengren came out the race with PRs of 4:20.54 and 4:20.85, respectively. 

Pole vaulter Logan Kyle placed first with a jump of 13 feet, 10 inches (4.22m). In the javelin throw, Jake La Grand was first with a throw of 165 feet, 1 inch (50.31m). Fellow teammate Sean Yamamoto hit a PR of 110 feet, 11 inches (33.82m), which put him in fifth place.

Andrew Werst finished fourth in the shot put event with a throw of 43 feet, 1.75 inches (13.15m), while Conor Sandoval finished the 800 meters in fifth place with a time of 2:05.07.

In the 100-meter dash, freshman Isam Tahir finished third with a time of 11.38, just .05 seconds off his season best. However, he got a PR in the 200 meters with a time of 23 seconds even, which placed him in fourth. Fellow freshman, Matthew Weston placed seventh with a PR of 11.47, but the wind speed was 2.3 miles per hour. He came back strong in the 200 meters and finished second with a PR of 22.75 seconds.

Pios alumnus Kodie Artner competed in the 400-meter hurdles at the meet, placing first out of all runners with a time of 53.89.

The next meet for the Pios is the NWC Championships at Linfield in McMinnville, Ore. on Apr. 20-21.