by Andrew Goodwin, Sports Information Assistant
TACOMA, Wash. – The Whitworth track and field men's and women's teams each earned runner-up finishes at the Northwest Conference Championships, which concluded Saturday.
Nick McGill earned Northwest Conference Field Athlete of the Year honors thanks to wins in the javelin and decathlon. McGill's win in the javelin came on a career-best toss of 205-feet and 7-inches.
McGill and Nathaniel Drotts set new career-highs in the triple jump, finishing second and third. McGill's 43-foot 5 ½-inch leap earned second and Drotts' 42-foot 10 ¼-inch mark placed third.
Rhett Streeter set a personal record in the 100-meter dash, where he placed third in 10.90 seconds. Streeter also set a new best time in the 200-meter dash, placing fourth in 22.05 seconds.
Jalen Robinson-McClure finished up a strong day for sprinters with a season-best in the 400-meter dash. The senior placed third in 49.52 seconds.
Streeter, McGill, and McClure-Robinson combined with Caleb Meyer to finish fourth in the 4x100-meter relay. The Bucs finished seventh in the 4x400-meter relay.
The final men's scores are: 1) George Fox 212, 2) Whitworth 159, 3) Pacific (Ore.) 90, 4) Willamette 89, 5) Linfield 73, 6) Pacific Lutheran 71, 7) Lewis & Clark 64, 8) Puget Sound 61
Marissa Mount was the most valuable student-athlete for the Pirate women accumulating 29 points while running 19,500 meters over the course of the weekend. The senior ran the 5,000 and 1,500 meters on Saturday, finishing third and fourth respectively.
Izzy Clark added two wins to Whitworth's total in the 100 and 400-meter hurdles. The senior set a new personal-best in the 100-meter hurdles, finishing in 14.46 seconds. She also finished third in the javelin with a 141-foot 5-inch toss.
Kameha Medallada added points to Whitworth's total with fourth and sixth place finishes in the 100 and 200-meter dash.
Medallada and Clark also combined with Mackenzie Ward and Olivia Lytle to place third in the 4x100-meter dash. Whitworth's 49.65-second time was its best of the season. The Pirates also ran a season-best 4:02.63 in the 4x400-meter dash, placing fourth.
Amy Blyckert picked up a fourth place finish for the Pirates, vaulting 10-feet 10 ¼-inches.
The final women's scores are: 1) George Fox 230, 2) Whitworth 137, 3) Pacific Lutheran 132, 4) Pacific (Ore.) 122, 5) Linfield 72.5, 6) Willamette 69, 7) Lewis & Clark 29, 8) Puget Sound 27.5
The Bucs return to action next weekend when they compete in three meets the weekend of May 3.