by Andrew Goodwin, Sports Information Assistant
SPOKANE, Wash. – Whitworth track and field picked up eight event victories and several top-five finishes in a strong performance at the Buc Scoring Invite.
Both the Whitworth men and women defeated teams from Gonzaga, Washington State, Lewis-Clark State, and Spokane Community College in dual meet scoring. Eastern Washington was the only team to defeat both the Pirate men and women. Full scoring results are available here.
Kameha Medallada led the Pirate women by posting her best time of the season with a 25.77 in the 200-meter dash. The time earned her a victory in the event and qualified for seventh in the nation. Medallada also posted a 12.72 time in the 100-meter dash, placing second.
Kayla Leland opened a strong day for women's distance runners with a win in the 1,500-meter run. She was also the lone competitor in the steeplechase, where she posted a top-three national time of 11:11.53.
Kayla Brase picked up the lone victory of the day for the women's field athletes, winning the triple jump. She added a second place finish in the high jump and Isabel Clark was the runner-up in the javelin, tossing 130' 8". After Saturday's meets were entered, Brase's triple jump was the best mark in the country and Clark's performance in the javelin was second-best.
On the men's side, Whitworth's field athletes carried the team to a strong day.
Nick McGill cleared 6' 1 ½" in the high jump to win the event, while Andrew Bloom and McGill finished in first and second place in the javelin. Bloom's 213' toss won the event, while McGill's 189'- 4" mark earned second place.
John-Robert Woolley led the men's runners with a victory in the 400-meter hurdles and a third place result in the 110-meter hurdles. Both of his times were among the top-15 in the country. Woolley also carried the men's 4x400 relay team to a four-second victory in the final event of the meet.
William Glick posted the third-best 800-meter time in the nation with a 1:55.07, which also placed him third at the meet behind runners from Eastern Washington and Lewis-Clark State.
Up next, the Pirates return to the Pine Bowl for the Sam Adams Invite on March 22-23.