Hollingshead Namd Athlete of the Meet After Breaking 26-Year-Old Record

SALEM, OR- Aaron Hollingshead was named Men’s Athlete of the Meet at the Northwest Conference Track & Field Championships after he broke Kelly Sullivan’s 26 year old 3,000 meter steeplechase record.

Sullivan, former Willamette head coach, set the record in 1979 with a time of 9:08.14. Hollingshead, a senior from Portland, OR, broke the old record with a time of 9:01.55.

Hollingshead also took first in the 5,000 meter, finishing in 15:09.80.

Willamette continued its reign of the NWC Track & Field Championships, as the Bearcats captured the men's and women's team titles for the fourth consecutive season.

The Bearcats were led by Head Coach Matt McGuirk, who was recently named 2005 Men’s and Women’s Coach of the Year.

Honorable Mentions go to baseball’s Jeff Jensen, a senior from Salem, OR, who established a new school record for career strikeouts with 266, in Willamette’s win over Cal-State East Bay.

April Greer, a senior from Park City, MT, received Honorable Mentions for softball after knocking in the game winning RBI in the bottom of the eighth to beat Linfield College

Aaron Hollingshead

Aaron Hollingshead