Eighteen Bucs Earn All-West Region Honors

Eighteen Bucs Earn All-West Region Honors

by Andrew Goodwin, Sports Information Assistant 

SPOKANE, Wash. – Eighteen Whitworth track and field athletes were selected as All-West Region honorees for their performances in the indoor track and field season by the U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association.   

The awards, which recognize athletes with top-five regional marks in each indoor track and field event, were announced on Monday. A full list is available here.

Twelve men and six women made the cut for the Bucs including members of two all-region relay teams. 

Isabel Clark was one of three women's athletes in the country to earn all-region honors in five events. The junior was selected in the 400-meter run, 60-meter hurdles, long jump, pentathlon, and as a member of the women's 4x400 meter relay team. 

Sarah Martinez joined Clark on the 4x400 relay team and earned individual all-region honors in the 400-meter dash as well. Martinez is the school record holder in the indoor 400-meter dash with a time of 57.78.

Kameha Medallada earned regional honors alongside Clark, Martinez, and Sarah Cool on the 4x400 relay, and also garnered individual honors in the 60-meter dash. 

Kayla Leland was a West Region choice in four events. The senior earned honors in the 800 meters, mile, 3,000 meters, and 5,000 meters and will compete in the Division III Indoor National Championships on Friday evening in the 5,000 meter run.

Kayla Brase was the only Pirate to earn all-region honors in the triple jump. She garnered a regional selection despite spending the month of January on an off-campus trip. 

John-Robert Woolley and Daniel Harper paced the Pirate men with three regional selections apiece. Harper earned all-region honors in the 800-meter run and mile, while Woolley was a selection in the 60-meter hurdles and 400-meter dash. Both Bucs were members of the all-region 4x400 meter relay team. 

William Glick and Jacob Sturtevant joined Harper and Woolley on the 4x400 relay. Glick also earned all-region honors in the 800-meter run. 

Come Nzibarega and Grant Bingham provided a strong presence from Pirate distance runners by earning regional honors in the 3,000-meter run. 

Whitworth is also home to two of the region's top-five competitors in the Heptathlon. Nick McGill and Joseph Tingstad garnered all-region honors in the event. McGill also earned regional honors in the high jump. 

Nathaniel Drotts and Travis Herrera were both West Region choices in the pole vault, combining with McGill to give the Bucs a solid representation in field events. 

Jalen Robinson-McClure earned all-region honors with a top-five performance in the 400-meter dash.

Whitworth's indoor track and field season finishes this weekend at the Division III Indoor National Championships in Birmingham, Ala.