by Andrew Goodwin, Sports Information Assistant
CHENEY, Wash. – Kayla Brase posted two of her best marks of the year, including a top-ten national mark in the triple jump, to lead Whitworth track and field at the 46th Annual Pelluer Invitational, which is hosted by Eastern Washington.
Brase posted the 10th best triple jump in the nation with a 37' 9 ½" mark on Saturday afternoon. She also had her best performance of the year in the long jump, a 17' 4 ¼" leap. The senior finished the Pelluer Invite in third place in the triple jump and seventh in the long jump.
Jacob Hubbard also notched his best result of the year in the hammer throw. The junior finished the day in 6th place with a 161' 4" throw. The toss places Hubbard in second in the Northwest Conference heading in to next weekend's conference championship meet.
Chloe Quinnett added an excellent mark to Whitworth's performance with a 41' 3 ¼" throw in the shot put, which placed 4th. The senior posted a top-20 national mark in the event on Thursday with a 43' 2 ½" toss.
The Pirates 4x100-meter relay teams had good outings as well. The men's team of Joe Tingstad, Nick McGill, Jacob Sturtevant, and John-Robert Woolley posted its best time of the year with a 43.22. The women's squad, which consisted of Kameha Medallada, Sarah Cool, Kathryn Jentz, and Sarah Martinez ran the event in 50.30, their second best mark of the year.
Looking Ahead: The Pirates travel to McMinnville, Ore. for the Northwest Conference Championships on April 20-21.