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Bothwell Dominates Decathlon, Hathaway Wins Heptathlon in Spokane

Alisha Alexander | LC State Sports Information Director

SPOKANE – Christian Bothwell highlighted the rainy day at the Bucs Scoring and Multi with a win and national-qualifying mark in the decathlon. The senior totaled a personal best in the 10-event multi and has the highest score in the NAIA as of Friday night. Sara Hathaway also came away a winner with a first-place finish in the heptathlon.

“Despite marks and times today not necessarily being at the high end, I think that our performances were pretty good considering the conditions,” Head Coach Mike Collins said. “I think probably the highlight of the day was Christian in the decathlon as he set a personal best by way over 100 points. Looking forward to warmer spring weather, especially for our sprinters. We had some good performances today with some more conference qualifiers and a few more bordering on nationals so looking forward to time to prepare before another meet in two weeks.”

THE MEN

Bothwell earned a career-best 6,322 points to win the decathlon and set the top mark in the NAIA so far this season. The senior won the pole vault portion of the multi with a massive career-best mark of 4.45m. The height is the fourth-best in LC State history. Bothwell finished second in the 110m hurdles with a PR of 15.84.

Justin Krabbenhoft also tallied a national-qualifying total of 5,701 points to finish fourth in Spokane.

Connor Turpin was the top finisher in the 10,000m with a time of 32:01.10. Freshman Connor Alexander was not far behind in third place (33:52.87). Brycen Brown earned a first-place finish in the 3,000m steeplechase with a time of 9:38.80.

Freshmen Jed Barnaby and Jordan Castillo earned spots in the top five in the 100m dash. Barnaby was second overall with a time of 11.09 and Castillo placed fourth. His time of 11.20 is the fourth-best by a Warrior.

London Kirk won the 400m with a time of 48.74. Teammate Trenton Johnson was fourth (52.24).

Kirk, Barnaby, and Castillo were all in action in the 200m. Kirk finished second overall with a time of 21.95. Barnaby was sixth (22.74) and Castillo finished seventh (22.80).

Sam Weller improved on his third-ranked shot put throw by a Warrior with a mark of 13.31m. He finished eighth at the event, Jon Wattles was 13th (10.16m) and Tanner Beltz-Childs placed 15th (9.92m).

Both Weller and Jack Hardee hit career-best marks in the discus. Weller finished 17th with a throw of 36.15m, Hardee was 22nd (28.92m) and Beltz-Childs took 24th (27.44m). Wattles led the group in 16th (36.43m).

Braden Wuthrich had a busy day competing in both the high jump and the long jump. He placed second in the high jump (1.82m) and 11th in the long jump (5.68m).

Griffen Parsells led a group of five Warriors in the 1,500m with a time of 3:59.00. He placed 18th, Conner May was 24th (4:00.52), Kobe Wessels took 30th (4:01.79) and Cooper Carlson ran a PR of 4:10.41 to finish 47th. Tristin O’Brien rounded out the group in 55th (4:20.11).

Parsells was also in action in the 800m where he placed 12th (1:59.76). Wessels finished 16th (2:01.46).

Nik Bertling finished third in the pole vault after he cleared a height of 4.61m. Johnson placed fourth in the triple jump (13.27m).

The team of Barnaby, Castillo, Carlson, and May finished second in the 4x400m relay with a time of 3:36.84.

THE WOMEN

Hathaway finished her meet with a personal-best score of 3,986 points in the heptathlon. She won the multi and finished first in five of seven events. The junior recorded personal bests in all three events on Friday with marks of 4.76m in the long jump, 17.85m in the javelin, and 2:37.14 in the 800m.

Sophomore Madigan Kelly matched her A standard time of 14.22 in the 100m hurdles to win the event. The mark is the top time in the NAIA as of Friday. She went on to take second in the 100m dash with a time of 12.67. Emma Harless finished ninth (13.78).

Emily Collins ran a personal-best 400m time of 58.12 to move up to fourth all-time in the LC State record books. She finished third overall, followed by teammate Anika Grogan in fourth (58.40). Dalli Elison finished eighth (1:03.81) and Keelyn Pilcher was 13th (1:07.40). Grogan was the top LC finisher in the 200m where she took third (25.81). Collins placed seventh (26.27).

Chloe Overberg added another LC State top-five time to her young career with the fifth-fastest 10,000m by a Warrior. She won the event with a time of 39:59.68. Geraldin Correa won the 800m when she crossed the line in 2:16.39. Grace Tiegs was 10th (2:25.54).

In another distance event, Brooklyn Shell and Tiegs both finished in the top 15 of the 1,500m. Shell was 12th (4:47.59) and Tiegs placed 14th (4:49.66).

Cassidy Henderson finished 18th in the discus (26.62m). Alexa Horsley placed fifth in the triple jump (10.27m).

UP NEXT

Warrior Track and Field returns to Spokane for the Whitworth Peace meet on April 7.

Stay up to date with all things Warrior Athletics at lcwarriors.com and on social media @LCWarriors.

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