Clark Breaks School Record at WSU Indoor

Photo by Naji Saker
Photo by Naji Saker

by Andrew Goodwin, Sports Information Assistant 

PULLMAN, Wash. – The Whitworth Pirates continued a strong start to the season at the WSU Indoor Open where they earned nine top-ten finishes against Division I, II, and III competition.

Izzy Clark put forth the top individual performance of the day, placing third in the 60-meter hurdles with a school record 9.24 mark in the event. Clark's performance was one of three new personal records for the Pirates and broke a six-year-old record that was held by Christina Dobbins

William Glick also provided a career-best effort with a 4:31.77 time in the mile. The sophomore runner outpaced his previous best time by more than four seconds.

The final career-best of the day belonged to Travis Herrera, who placed ninth in the 200-meter dash with a 24.24 time.

Herrera and Glick were also members of the Pirates' 4x400-meter relay 'A' team that finished third. The Pirates were the top Division III team in the race with a 3:36.32 mark, finishing just .05 seconds in front of Lewis & Clark. Nick McGill and Jesus Gonzalez joined Glick and Herrera on the relay.

McGill pulled in another top-ten result in the high jump, where his 6' 0.75" leap placed ninth overall and first among Division III competitors.

Ellie Shoop earned seventh place in the 3,000-meter run with an 11:13.57 mark. Kameha Medallada added another solid result in the 200-meter dash, where her 26.81 mark placed seventh. 

Medallada also ran the opening leg of the women's 4x400-meter relay, which placed fourth. The Bucs came in just .45 seconds behind Central Washington, which finished third. Clark, Amy Blyckert, and Lexi Caniglia joined Medallada on the relay. 

The Pirates return to action in two weeks when they return to Pullman for the Cougar Indoor February 1-2.