by Andrew Goodwin, Sports Information Assistant
SPOKANE, Wash. – Whitworth track and field traveled south to Spokane Falls Community College on Saturday and returned with multiple new personal records and season-best times for all four relay teams.
Kayla Rambo led the Pirate women, setting a new career-best in the shot put, where her 40-foot 1 ¼-inch toss will rank among the top-25 in the nation. Rambo also placed fifth in the discus, where she threw 137 feet and 9 inches.
The Pirate women earned another top-five finish in the 4x400-meter relay, where Amy Blyckert, Izzy Clark, Anna Belle Schweiger, and Mary Neder combined to earn fifth. The time of 4:14.05 was the best of the year for the Bucs in the relay.
Marissa Mount earned second in the steeplechase with an 11:32.61.
On the men's side, the Bucs raced to new season-best times in the 4x100-meter and 4x400-meter relays. In the 100, Rhett Streeter, Nick McGill, Xavier Betancourt, and Jalen Robinson-McClure finished in 42.94 seconds, half a second ahead of their previous best. Travis Herrera replaced Streeter for the longer relay, which the Pirates ran in 3:25.55.
Field athletes set many of the Pirate men's career-best marks at World War XII. Reed Hurst led the way with a 43-foot 8-inch toss that is the fifth-best shot put in the Northwest Conference. Ryan Wagar added another personal record in the triple jump, where he leapt 39-feet 8-inches.
McGill and Jacob Hubbard added a pair of third place finishes in the javelin and hammer throw.
Next week, the Pirates travel to the Pelleur Invitational at Eastern Washington on April 11 and 12.