April 4, 2014
Trinity Lutheran College’s Track and Field program had a busy weekend last weekend, with athletes competing at three different meets.
While most of the team competed at historic West Seattle Stadium in the Club Northwest Spring Break Open, Trinity’s throwers traveled to Texas to compete at Texas State University’s Bobcat Invitational and at the Victor Lopez Classic hosted by Rice University.
At West Seattle Stadium, the meet brought personal records, season best times and another NCCAA qualifier for the first year Track and Field program.
Phung Vuong, a junior, notched a personal record in the 5,000m with her 22:01.79. In the 3,000m Steeplechase, sophomore Emmanuel Contreras qualified for the NCCAA National Championship posting a time of 10:14.51. Coming off of an Achilles injury that limited his training over the winter, sophomore Cameron Siler impressed with his sixth place finish in the 800m. His 2:03.65 was just a second of his lifetime best. And, sophomore Alex Baker who is training this season for decathlon notched personal bests in the shot put, long jump and discus.
To prepare for the NCCAA National Championship, throwers Janell Alyea, a junior, and Hunter Hammer, a sophomore, traveled with Head Throws Coach Mary Parker to the Longhorn State. At the Victor Lopez Classic, Hammer posted a lifetime best in the discus of 45.52/149’ 4.13” – good enough to place 3rd in the event. Alyea took 2nd at Victor Lopez in the disc. They will take the weekend off while the rest of the team competes at the University of Puget Sound at the JD Shotwell Invite.