by Andrew Goodwin, Sports Information Assistant
SPOKANE, Wash. – Izzy Clark racked up 4,822 points to set a new school record in the heptathlon, leading a series of strong performances for Whitworth track and field at the 14th annual Sam Adams / Combined Events Invite.
Clark was paced by a new personal record in the final event of the day, the 800-meter run, and neared her best marks in the javelin and high jump as well.
Nick McGill felled another record in the Decathlon where his 6,763 points set a new Boppell Track record, breaking the mark previously held by Stephen Cooper. Along the way, the junior set a new career-high in the javelin with a 195-foot 3-inch toss.
In Thursday's events, Jacob Hubbard opened the meet with a personal record in the hammer throw, 174-feet 11-inches, that also ranks fifth nationally. The senior's previous career-best came last week at the Buc Scoring Invite.
Xavier Betancourt ran career-best time in the 400-meter dash, where his 49.88-second time also placed 4th. Betancourt also ran the third leg on the Pirates 4x100-meter relay team, which placed third with a time of 43.50.
Amy Blyckert neared a career-best mark in the pole vault, where she placed seventh with a 10-foot 5 ½-inch vault.
Marissa Mount and Kameha Medallada each returned from injury with strong marks for the Pirate women. Mount placed fourth in the 5,000-meter run with a time of 19:04.40, and Medallada earned seventh in the 100-meter dash with a 12.77-second time.
The Pirates return to action when they travel to Forest Grove, Ore. for the Pacific Open on Saturday, March 30.