Mount Climbs National Rankings in Portland

Photo by Naji Saker
Photo by Naji Saker

by Andrew Goodwin, Sports Information Assistant

PORTLAND, Ore. – Marissa Mount raced to the second-best time in the country in the steeplechase, highlighting a strong day for the Whitworth track and field team at the Portland Twilight meet.

Mount's 10:43.75 time in the steeplechase placed her fewer than two seconds in front of the previous runner-up, Tasha Feed of Johns Hopkins. Mount was an All-American in the steeplechase in 2018, placing fourth at the national championships. 

William Glick added another highlight to the day with a new personal record in the 800-meter run. Glick outpaced his previous best by under a second with a 1:54.68 time in the event. 

Kameha Medallada neared her career-bests in the 100 and 200-meter dash, finishing fewer than .1 seconds behind her fastest time in both events. 

Jacob Hubbard also came close to a new career-high in the hammer throw, but his toss was just two inches short.

The Pirates will continue to search for national qualifying marks on Saturday. Whitworth will have contingents at Spokane Falls Community College and Linfield College.