Men sweep the 200 meters while Locey and Hull bring home top-three finishes for women

Men sweep the 200 meters while Locey and Hull bring home top-three finishes for women

MCMINNVILLE, Ore. -- The Lewis & Clark Pioneers competed at the Jenn Boyman Memorial Invitational on Saturday at Maxwell Field at Linfield College. The men's team saw standout performances in the 200 and 400 meter races, as well as the 400 hurdles, and the 4x100 relay. The women's team saw top three finishes in the 3000 Steeplechase, 4x400 relay, and the triple jump.

The Pios competed in almost every event, with top 10 finishes in 19 events across both teams.

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Key Moments

The men's team swept the top three spots in the 200 meter event, with freshman Aidan Verba-Hamilton coming out on top in a time of 23.29. Verba-Hamilton was followed by Matt Weston in second place and fellow freshman Anakin Mares in third. The first and third place times were only separated by .19 seconds. Verba-Hamilton, Mares, and Weston, along with Isam Tahir went on to compete in the 4x100m relay for a second place finish.

The women's team also found success in the relays, with the 4x400 team of Emily Tash, Ayla Kumano, Jessica Cerne, and Morgan Taylor finishing in third place in a time of 4:36.76.

Senior Bryce Johnson took home a second place finish in the 400 meter race, just .07 seconds off his career best time, while Benji Bromberg finished second in the 400 hurdles in a time of 1:02.11. For the women, Rachelle Locey took third in the triple jump at 10.82m while Katie Hull took second in the 3000m Steeplechase, just 8 seconds off her career best time.

Deeper Look

Looking Ahead

The Pioneers will host the L&C Invite next weekend on Sat., Apr. 20. Racing kicks off at 10am.