Linfield track excels at elite meet

Kaelia Neal, Staff Writer

Only a handful of Wildcats were accepted into the prestigious Oregon Twilight track meet on May 6.

Jake Mihelich was the top ’Cat of the meet as he was accepted into the elite 400-meters section.

He finished third in the 400 in a time of 47.37 seconds. The only two men to beat him were University of Oregon 400 record holder, Mike Berry, and world record holder in the men’s decathlon, Ashton Eaton.

Berry completed the lap in 45.56 and Eaton finished close behind in 45.78.

Dallas Edge also performed exceptionally as she placed fifth in the women’s 100 hurdles in a time of 14.50.

Olivia Bannerot finished seventh in the long jump with a mark of 5.38 meters, Olivia McDaniel placed eighth in the pole vault with a clearance of 3.45 meters, and Morgunn Ewing placed 10th in the men’s javelin with a mark of 56 meters even.