School Record Falls, Owls Advance to Nationals at Oregon Tech Invitational
Kyle Gomez won the javelin with a toss of 196-8.5 Saturday at the Oregon Tech
Invitational. Gomez qualified for the NAIA natioanal meet and ranks no. 4 in the
Klamath Falls, Ore. - Sara Schelb set an Oregon Tech school-record and Kyle Gomez qualified for nationals in his first throw in the javelin, as Oregon Tech hosted their first home meet under sunny skies at John F. Moehl stadium in Klamath Falls.
With a throw of 154-8, Schelb set the school mark in the javelin and currently ranks no. 2 in the NAIA nationally. Blair Wilkenson improved her javelin mark to 140-3.75 and now ranks right behind Schelb at no. 6 nationally.
Brianna Kenyon, already qualifying for the NAIA national meet in the shot put, posted a pair of first place finishes in both the shot and hammer. Oregon Tech dominated the running events on the women's side with LaShell Larmen winning both the 100 and 200, Rachel Novak the 400 in 1:01.96, Amanda McMillan took home top finishes in the 800 and 1500 and Nikki Smith won both the 100 and 400 hurdles. Kaela Ash improved on her best triple jump effort to win the event with a mark of 33-10.25.
Gomez, in his first toss of the day, went 196-8.5 in the javelin to qualify for the NAIA national meet and currently ranks no. 4 in the nation. Bryant Sentman went 6-8 to take home top honors in the high jump, while reaching 187-4 in the javelin to rank him no. 8 in the country.
In Friday's Willamette Invitational held in Salem, Ore., Oregon Tech men's distance runner, Korey Humberston, and women's runner, Anna Lambdin, both finished in the top 20 in the 51 school event. Humberston placed 8th in the 10.000 meter race, crossing in 32:2.63, while Lambdin placed 12th in the 10,000 meter with a time of 43:13.98.
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