Team Kayla Leads Pirates at Twilight Meet

Team Kayla Leads Pirates at Twilight Meet

by Brandon Loiler, Sports Information Assistant

SPOKANE, Wash. - The men and women of Whitworth track & field combined to win 12 events in addition to posting a number of personal-records and national marks at the Whitworth Twilight Meet on Thursday, April 13 in the Whitworth Pine Bowl. Kayla Brase leaped her way to a top five national-mark in the triple jump and Kayla Leland cracked the top five for Division III in the 800 to lead the Whitworth.

Women's Top Results:

Sarah Cool topped the 100-meter dash in 12.68, followed by teammates Kameha Medallada (12.72), Paige Wolter (12.94), and Kathryn Jentz (12.96) in second, third, and fourth, respectively. Amy Blyckert finished second in the 400 dash in 1:03.43. Medallada and Cool took first and second in the 200 dash in 26.03 and 26.30, respectively. 

Medallada,Cool, Kathryn Jentz, and Maggie Callan took first the 4x100-meter relay in 49.29.

Kayla Leland ran a new season-best time of 2:11.60 to win the 800 run. In the 400, Sarah Martinez led the Pirates first through sixth finish with a time of 1:02.53.  

In the 5000-meter run, Bailey Scott finished in 18:55.51 for first place. 

Kayla Brase won the triple jump ,launching a distance of 12.05m (39' 6.5") for a new personal-record. Following Brase was teammate Lori Sandy who finished second with a distance of 11.27m (36' 11.75"). Olivia Lytle took second in the long jump with a final distance of 5.05m (16' 7"), just one inch behind the winner of the event, Jordyn Arlt (Spokane CC). 

Blyckert finished second in the pole vault with a height of 3.10m (10' 2"). Elaina Thomsen added a second place finish in the high jump with a final height of 1.50m (4' 11").

Chloe Quinnett threw 12.14m (39' 10") to win the shot put, With a throw of 42.35m (138' 11"), Sierra Carlson finished second in the hammer throw behind Olivia Kana (44.71m). Haley Vick added a third-place finish in the event with a 40.92m (134' 3") toss. 

Men's Top Results:

Jacob Hubbard won the men's hammer throw with a toss of 50.60m (166' 0"). He beat the second-place Trevor Payne by over 13 feet. He followed that up with a second place finish in the shot put, throwing 13.79m (45' 3"), Nick McGill took second in the javelin with a distance of 53.76m (176' 4"). 

Jacob Sturtevant sprinted his way to a first-place finish and a new PR in the 200 dash in 22.45. Cameron Kissick rounded out the top three with a time of 22.88. Jalen Robinson-McClure took second in the 100 dash in 11.36. To win the 800-meter run, Daniel Harper ran a 1:56.64 to beat Whitman's Eli Fournier (1:58.04).  

The foursome of Cameron Kissick, Thomas Harshaw, Jalen Robinson-McClure, and Jacob Sturtevant won the 4x100-meter relay in 42.84. 

John-Robert Woolley won the 400-meter hurdles in 55.15. In the 110 hurdles, Woolley took second in 15.50. He was followed by Thomas Harshaw (16.24) and Jackson Hope (16.89) in third and fourth.  

Come Nzibarega finished third in the 1500 run with a time of 4:05.07. 

In the pole vault, Lucas McGill (3.86m, 12' 8") and Nathanael Drotts (3.71m, 12' 2") finished second and third, respectively. 

Ryan Adams, Dane Larson, and Thomas Harshaw took second, third, and fourth in the long jump with distances of 6.40m (21' 0"), 6.35m (20' 10"), and 5.95m (19' 6.25"), respectively. In the triple jump, Nick McGill (13.10m, 42' 11.75"), Ryan Otterholt (12.95m, 42' 6"), Nathaniel Drotts (12.80m, 42' 0"), Dane Larson (12.60m, 41' 4.15"), and Ryan Adams (12.40m, 40' 8.25") took second through sixth place for the Pirates.. 

Next Up: Whitworth will host the Northwest Conference Championships on April 21-22 at the Whitworth Pine Bowl.