Six Bowles track records fall in annual Willamette Invitational

Six Charles Bowles Track records fell Friday and Saturday during the annual Willamette Invitational, hosted by Willamette University.

The six records broken were:

• Women’s 3,000-meter steeplechase: Kristina Proticova, Northwest College, 10:50.6.

• Women’s 10,000: Tiffany Stillwater, Northwest College, 36.50.5.

• Women’s hammer: Jennifer Dunkin, Western Oregon, 179-9.

• Women’s triple jump: Clarice Hayward-Lee, Oregon, 38-4.

• Men’s 10,000: Mark McManus, unattached, 30:33.7.

• Men’s 3,000: Jerret Mantalas, Western Oregon, 8:58.75.

Of the records that were broken, the oldest was in the men’s 10,000. The former record of 30:54.6 was set in 1979 by Jairo Correa of the College of Southern Idaho.

There was one triple winner in the Invitational — Julie Elliott of the University of Portland. She won the 100 hurdles (14.95), 400 hurdles (1:04.42) and high jump (5-5).

Four athletes were two-time winners: Proticova in the steeplechase and 800 (2:15.06); Olivia Palermo of Highline Community College in the 200 (25.2) and 400 (58.00); Western Oregon’s Nate Anderson in the 110 hurdles (15.53) and 400 hurdles (54.91); and Dee Harrison in the shot put (47-9 3/4) and hammer (177-10).

Willamette had seven athletes that surpassed NCAA Division III provisional qualifying marks in the two-day meet:

• Sophomore Scott Overby (Barlow HS) placed second in the 3,000-meter steeplechase in 9:17.9. (NCAA automatic: 9:06.40)

• Freshman Natalie Muren (McNary HS) placed second in the 5,000 meters in a time of 17:38.0, which ranks No. 2 all-time in Willamette history. (NCAA automatic: 17:15.00)

• Junior Kari Holbert (Gresham HS), running her first 5,000 ever, placed fourth in a time of 17:48.0. That time puts her No. 4 all-time at WU.

• Junior Jake Stout (Brush Prairie HS, Wash.) placed fourth in the 5,000 meters in 14:39.1. (NCAA automatic: 14:32.00)

• Sophomore Aaron Hollingshead (David Douglas HS) placed 11th in the 5,000 in a time of 14:50.0.

• Sophomore Alicia Andrews (Asotin HS, Wash.) placed second in the 800 with a time of 2:15.58. (NCAA automatic: 2:12.00)

• Sophomore Nate Matlock (Capital HS, Idaho) finished second in the shot put with a mark of 47-9. (NCAA automatic: 48-10 3/4)

Two other Willamette highlights were: Jazzmin Reece (Sehome HS, Wash.) winning the 100 in 12.3, a time that ranks No. 3 all-time in Bearcats history; and Danielle Page (Bellarmine Prep, Wash.) placing third in the triple jump at 36-5, a mark that improves her No.2 all-time mark at WU by three-quarters of an inch. The school record in that event is 38-6 set in 1989 by Lara Wright.