by Brandon Loiler, Sports Information Assistant
SPOKANE, Wash. - The women of Whitworth track & field topped six events and the men added three first-place finishes including a personal-record and national leading mark from Andrew Bloom in the javelin throw at the Sasquatch Carnival Meet hosted by Spokane Falls CC on Wednesday, May 10.
Women's Top Results:
Sarah Martinez ran a 55.83 in the 400-meter dash for a four second victory over second-place finisher Kelly Brown from Spokane Falls. With her time, she cracked the top 10 in Division III at eighth place and broke Katie McKay's record of 58.56 from 2016.
Maggie Callan won her first 400 hurdles of the season, finishing in 1:03.61.
Whitworth's 4x100 foursome took first in 47.86.
Continuing her success in the triple jump, Kayla Brase ended up with a final mark of 11.83 (38' 9.75") to top the event. Olivia Lytle snagged a pair of third-place finishes, leaping 4.94m (16' 2.5") in the long jump and 10.80m (35' 5.25") in the triple jump.
Chloe Quinnett won her first shot put event of the year, reaching a final distance of 12.90m (42' 4").
Men's Top Results:
Andrew Bloom threw 69.88m (229' 3") to take first in the javelin by 36 feet. His final distance puts him nearly three feet ahead of Seth Nonnenmacher from George Fox (226' 9"). Bloom also smashed his old school-record of 219' 2" from last season. In the hammer throw, Jacob Hubbard won by nearly four feet, tossing 48.31m (158' 6").
John-Robert Woolley finished first in the 400 hurdles in 53.96. He ranks 26th in the nation, less than half a second away from qualifying for the 2017 NCAA Div. III National Championships.
Next Up: The Pirates will compete at the Portland Twilight Meet on May 12-13 in their last chance meet to improve times and marks, looking for a trip to the national championships in Geneva, Ohio.