by Andrew Goodwin, Sports Information Assistant
SEATTLE, Wash. – Kameha Medallada broke the school record in the 200-yard dash at the SPU Final Qualifier on Saturday evening.
Medellada ran the 200-yard dash in 26.10, breaking a record set in 2003 by Kristen Shields. The 26.10 time edged Shields' 26.15 mark. It also earned Medellada third place in the event behind Kennedy Taube of George Fox and Tyra Abraham of Claremont-Mudd-Scripps.
In the 60-yard dash Medellada also narrowly missed out on breaking another of Shields' school records. Medellada ran the event in 7.93 seconds, just .05 seconds behind the record Shields set in 2003.
Sarah Martinez barely missed breaking her own school record in the 400-yard dash, finishing fifth with a time of 57.99. She set the new Whitworth mark last weekend at the UW Husky Open with a time of 57.78. Martinez also took home fifth in the 200-yard dash with a time of 26.92.
Kayla Leland nearly qualified for the Division III Indoor National Championships with a 2:15.16 time in the 800-yard run, missing a qualifying position by .55 seconds. She placed fifth in the event.
Kayla Brase rounded out the Pirates competing at Seattle Pacific with a fourth-place result in the triple jump. Brase jumped 37' 3 ¾" in the event.
Next up, most of the Pirates open their outdoor season March 3 at the Ed Boitano Invitational, which is hosted by Puget Sound. Those who qualified will compete at the NCAA Division III Indoor National Championships in Birmingham, Alabama.