Bloom and Leland Lead Pirates at Buc Scoring

Bloom and Leland Lead Pirates at Buc Scoring

by Brandon Loiler, Sports Information Assistant

SPOKANE, Wash. - Andrew Bloom dominated in the javelin and Kayla Leland won the 800 and 1500 runs to lead Whitworth track & field at the Buc Scoring Meet on March 18 at the Whitworth Pine Bowl.  

Kayla Leland ran 4:36.82 in the 1500-meter run and 2:17.18 in the 800 run for a pair of first-place finishes and new 1500 personal-record, beating Jessica Mildes from Gonzaga (4:37.53). Allie Wood won the 5000-meter run in 18:16.40, beating Corrine Murray (18:39.97) from Gonzaga by 23 seconds. 

Sarah Cool topped the 400-meter dash in 58.44, beating out Katie McKay's (2016) time of 58.56 for a new Whitworth school record. Cool added a third place finish in the 200 dash in 26.43.  

The Whitworth 'A' team of Kameha Medallada, Cool, Kathryn Jentz, and Maggie Callan finished first in the 4x100 relay in 49.62 and the foursome of Taylor Currin, Paige Wolter, Mary Claire Shaffer, and Marissa Mount took second in 53.06. In the 4x400 relay, Cool, Jentz, Callan, and Martinez added a second place finish in 4:09.33. 

In the women's discus, Danielle Openiano threw 132' 11" for second place. She followed that with a 41' 0.5" throw in the shot put for third place.  

Elaina Thomsen took second in the women's high jump behind Tierra White (5' 4.25") from Eastern Washington with a height of 5' 0.25." In the triple jump, Lori Sandy finished third behind two EWU athletes at 34' 9.50" with a height of 34' 7" 

Andrew Bloom won the javelin throw with a distance of 215' 5." The next closest was Joey Payne (Unattached) at 206' 6."  

Jacob Hubbard took third in the hammer throw with a distance of 169' 7. 

Daniel Harper won the 800 run in 1:57.52 for his first win of the outdoor season, beating Gonzaga's Zac Garrard (1:57.85). 

John-Robert Woolley took second in the 400hurdles in 56.14 and added a third-place finish in the 110 hurdles in 15.62 

The 4x100 relay team of Thomas Harshaw, Woolley, Jonathon Backous, and Jeff Louissaint finished third behind Spokane CC (43.20) and Eastern Washington (46.42) in 48.23. The foursome of Jalen Robinson-McClure, Jacob Sturtevant, Nick McGIll, and Woolley took second in the 4x400-meter relay in 3:33.29. 

In the 400-meter dash, Jalen Robinson-McClure finished third in 51.25. 

Lucas McGill finished fourth in the high jump with a final height of 6' 1.50" and Ryan Adams finished third in the triple jump with a distance of 41' 9.75," beating his previous personal-best of 39' 11.25." In the long jump, Adams took third, leaping 21' 1.5." Whitworth took places one through four in the pole vault with Nathanael Drotts winning the event with a height of 12' 5.5." Lucas McGill (11' 5.75"), Jonathon Fickle (10' 11.75"), and Dane Larson (10' 11.75) followed Drotts in second, third, and fourth. 

Next Up: The Pirates will compete in the Sam Adams/Combined Event Invite on March 23-24 at the Whitworth Pine Bowl. Events will begin at 12 p.m. on Thursday.