Kayla Leland and Kayla Brase finished as NCAA Division III runners up on Saturday, while Marissa Mount took fourth place, leading Whitworth's women to a 9th place team finish at the 2018 Outdoor Track and Field Championships.
After setting a new school record in the steeplechase Friday evening, Kayla Leland broke her own Pirate record in the 5,000 meter run to highlight Whitworth’s performance at the Linfield Open on Saturday.
Just two weeks after Marissa Mount set a school record and posted the best mark in the nation in the steeplechase, Kayla Leland outpaced her teammate to highlight Whitworth track and field’s performance at the Oregon Twilight meet.
Kayla Brase posted two of her best marks of the year, including a top-ten national mark in the triple jump, to lead Whitworth track and field at the 46th Annual Pelluer Invitational, which is hosted by Eastern Washington.
Three event victories and a near-record breaking start to the season in the Heptathlon helped Whitworth track and field to a strong team performance at the 13th Annual Sam Adams Invite on Thursday and Friday evening.