Kayla Leland Breaks 5K School-Record at Sam Adams

Courtesy of Spalding College athletics
Courtesy of Spalding College athletics

by Brandon Loiler, Sports Information Assistant

SPOKANE, Wash. - Whitworth track & field's Kayla Leland shattered the Whitworth 5000-meter run school-record with a time of 17:07.11 to win the event on day one of the Sam Adams Classic hosted by Whitworth University. Joy Shufedlt earned the school-record in 2010 with a time of 17:28.53. Leland finished nearly 45 seconds ahead of second-place Sierra Speiker from Idaho. 

Andrew Bloom finished first in the javelin with a 66.13 (216' 11") throw for his third first-place finish in as many meets.

After four events of the women's heptathlon, Sarah Martinez sits in third place with 2551 points behind Eastern Washington's Dominique Butler (2662) and Kendra Hamm (2653). Martinez won the 100 hurdles in 15.66 and got second in the 200-meter dash in 26.18.  

Nick McGill is in third place with 3318 points in the men's decathlon after five events. Tyler Blakeley leads with 3320 points. McGill won the shot put with a 10.51 meter (34' 5.75") throw and got second in the high jump (1.65m, 6' 0.75") to his brother Lucas McGill. Lucas McGill won the event with a 1.97 meter (6'5.5") jump. Lucas McGill is currently in fourth place with 3116 points. 

Next Up: The 12th annual Sam Adams Classic will resume tomorrow, March 24 at 12:00 p.m. with the men's decathlon 110-meter hurdles.