Track and field has top performances despite weather

Malia Riggs, Staff Writer

It was a successful rainy weekend for the Wildcat track and field team who competed in Forest Grove, Oregon against multiple of Linfield’s rivals.

Kicking the meet off with the women’s 100-meter dash senior Brenna Gomez placed second with a time 13.18, and sophomore Jade Everage placed fourth with a time of 13.29. Gomez and Everage helped lead the women’s side to victory.

Gomez placed second in the long jump with a mark of 5.06 meters, and Everage placed fifth in the 200-meter with a time of 27.70.

Freshmen Mehana Sabado-Halpern and Madaline Shirley both took first in one of their evets. Sabado-Halpern took first in the triple jump with a mark of 10.57 meters, and Shirley took first in the shotput with a mark of 11.31 meters.

Sophomore Kaelia Neal runs her way to a first place finish with a time 18:28.15 in the 5000-meters.

As for the relays, both the 4 x 100 and the 4×400-meter relays took second overall. The 4 x 100 consisting of Madison Gladding, Brenna Gomez, Jade Everage and Brianna Sofiel with a time of 51.41. The 4 x400 relay consisted of Sarah Bell, Taylor Peterson, Jaime Rodden and Katie Radcliffe.

“To say that the weather sucked is an understatement, despite the weather though everyone did amazing. It gets me really excited to see what we can do with a little sunshine,” Sophomore Trisha Reeves said.

As for the men’s side, sophomore Kane Kennedy started the men off to a good start. He took third in the 100-meter with a time of 11.23 and took first in the 200-meter with a time of 22.78.

Senior Manuel Finley finished first in the 800 with a time of 1:55.83 and junior Art O’Kelly finished third with a time of 2:03.11.

As for the 5000-meters, the men’s team stacked the top eight. Junior Chris Poole finished fourth with a time of 16:18.31, junior Adrian Clifford took fifth with 16:34.05, senior Flint Martino finished sixth at 16:55.52 and freshman Calvin Ong finished eighth with a time of 17:12.87.

The ’Cats’ 4 x 100- meter relay took first with at time of 3:31.46, the team consisted of Ryan Orlandini, Manuel Finley, Riley Moore and Kane Kennedy.

In the Men’s 100-meter hurdles Freshman Max Patterson took second with a time of 16.19, and Zach Nerdin finished third with a time of 16.62.

“The meet went well despite the less than ideal weather conditions, but overall the team performed well,” said Patterson.

In the men’s discus, the ’Cats ’ take the top three positions, Sophomore Ryne Fuhrmark took first and threw 39.68 meters, Freshman Anthony Jesko took second with 35.74, and sophomore Jeff Lieder took third with a 35.19.

Overall the women took a victorious first with 169 points against Pacific, Lewis and Clark, Western Oregon and George Fox, the men took second overall with 176.5 points.