by Andrew Goodwin, Sports Information Assistant
PORTLAND, Ore. – Jacob Hubbard tossed a personal record 177-feet 1-inch in the hammer throw to lead the Whitworth track and field team at Saturday's Linfield Open.
Hubbard's throw inches the senior closer to national qualifying position, which will include the top-20 marks in each men's event. Today's toss will rank 30th in NCAA Division III.
In addition to the personal record, Whitworth also posted several other strong marks at the Linfield Open. Rhett Streeter and Kameha Medallada led the way with 100-meter dashes that were just a tenth of a second slower than their personal-best times. Both placed third with Streeter crossing the finish line in 10.97 seconds and Medallada finishing in 12.41 seconds.
Kayla Rambo also had a strong day in the discus, securing a top-three finish with a 135-foot 11-inch throw. The freshman is currently qualifying position for the national championships thanks to her toss at the Northwest Conference Championships last weekend.
The Bucs return to Oregon on May 10 and 11 to complete their regular season at the West Coast Invitational, which is hosted by Willamette.