Gillespie Takes Second, McGrane Takes Fourth At Northwest Conference Multi-Event Championships

TACOMA, WA- Willamette University’s KC Gillespie placed second in the men’s decathlon at the Northwest Conference Multi-Event Championships, which concluded today at Pacific Lutheran University.

Gillespie accumulated 5,942 points, 80 points shy of decathlon winner Erik Jensen of PLU.

Jensen garnered 2,920 points in today’s events, moving him from third to first with a total of 6,022 points.

Brooke Barker of Pacific University scored 1,790 points in today’s events — the long jump, javelin, and 800 meter run, to claim the heptathlon title, jumping from Monday’s third place finish to first.

George Fox’s Michelle Forbes ended the two-day meet in second with 4,140 points. Sarah Marken of Whitworth came in third with 4,122 points.

Bearcats Shannon McGrane finished fourth (4,116 points), Jordyn Smith took fifth (3,951), Roseann Kassebaum placed sixth (3,665), and Alicia Andrews earned seventh (3,580).

For the men, Andrew Gohl of Linfield placed third with 5,555 points and Mark Rice of Willamette finished fourth with 5,309 points.

The men's first-day leader, Ben Dillow of George Fox, was injured during the first event — the 110 meter hurdles — and ended up dropping out of the meet.

The six decathlon finishers and the top eight finishers in the heptathlon earn points for their respective teams at the NWC Championships, scheduled for April 22-23 at Linfield.

KC Gillespie

KC Gillespie