by Andrew Goodwin, Sports Information Assistant
FOREST GROVE, Ore. – The Whitworth track and field team set seven new personal records and multiple national top-twenty marks on Saturday afternoon at the Pacific Open.
Izzy Clark set the first personal record of the day for the Whitworth women, running the 100-meter hurdles in 14.76 seconds. The time is the sixth-best in the nation, one of two top-ten national marks for Clark at the Pacific Open. The other was the fourth-best time in the country, and another career-best, in the 400-meter hurdles where Clark finished in 1:02.93.
Anna Belle Schweiger added two more personal records in the 200 and 400-meter dash. Schweiger's time in the 200 meters (28.32) edged out her previous best by .02 seconds.
Kayla Rambo just missed a new personal record by six inches in the discus, nearing her top-five national mark with a 142-foot toss in the event. The throw gave Rambo a victory in the event.
On the men's side, Matthew Christianson was the first Buc of the day to set a new career-best. The sophomore led off the meet by running the 10,000 meters in 35:01.57 to earn the victory in the event.
Luke Davis provided the final career-best of the day in the discus, where his 130-foot 4-inch toss placed fifth in the event.
Joe Tingstad added season-best time in the 110-meter hurdles, which he ran in 16.11 seconds. The time was also good enough to earn the win for Tingstad.
Nick McGill provided another event win in the javelin with a 195-foot 3-inch toss that was more than 10 feet better than his closest competitor.
The Pirates are back in action on Friday, April 5 when they head to Spokane Falls Community College for World War #11.