Pirates Close Regular Season at West Coast Invite

(Photo courtesy of John Froschauer/PLU Athletics)
(Photo courtesy of John Froschauer/PLU Athletics)

by Andrew Goodwin, Sports Information Assistant

SALEM, Ore. – The Whitworth track and field team finished its regular season at Willamette's West Coast Invite on Saturday evening.

The Bucs put together several strong performances at the meet, placing in the top-three of seven events. With their regular season concluded, the Pirates now have to wait and see if their marks will be good enough to earn spots in the NCAA Division III National Championships.

Nick McGill earned the Pirates' lone personal record of the night with a 39-foot 5 ¾-inch shot put. The junior also placed in second in the high jump and javelin which gives McGill, who has essentially already qualified for the national championships in the decathlon, momentum in several events entering the championship meet. 

Izzy Clark, who currently holds a championship spot in multiple events, also had a strong day. The senior won the 400-meter hurdles with a 1:03.29 mark, and also placed third in the javelin. 

Kayla Rambo finished the regular season with a 141-foot 11-inch discus throw, placing second. Rambo currently sits 16th in the nation in the event and will need to hang on to a spot in the top-22 to qualify. 

Jacob Hubbard closed his Pirate career with a win in the hammer throw thanks to a 169-foot 3-inch toss. The senior will likely not be competing at the national championships after closing the regular season ranked 33rd in the nation. 

Up next, the Bucs who qualify will head to NCAA Division III National Championships in Geneva, Ohio on May 23-25.