WU Last Chance is Tuesday at the Charles Bowles Track

By Robert McKinney, Athletics Communications Director, (503) 370-6110

SALEM, ORE. -- The Willamette University track and field teams will host the annual WU Last Chance on Tuesday, May 18 at the Charles Bowles Track in Bush's Pasture Park. A total of approximately 100 entries have been received for the meet.

The WU Last Chance provides a final opportunity for athletes on the West Coast to register or improve automatic qualifying and provisional qualifying marks for the NCAA Division III Outdoor Track and Field Championships.

Action is set to get underway at 4 p.m. (PDT) with the hammer throw taking place behind the Math Learning Center at 1850 Oxford SE in Salem, Ore. All other events will be held at the Charles Bowles Track, with running events starting at 4:20 p.m. and field events beginning at 4:30 p.m.

The NCAA Championships are scheduled for May 27-29 in Berea, Ohio. Baldwin-Wallace College is hosting the championships.

Willamette has seven men and three women who have attained NCAA provisional qualifying results this season:

Willamette Men's NCAA Provisional Qualifiers
Trevor Bassett-Smith (Sr.), Hammer Throw, 180’ 5”
Evin Colignon (Jr.), Decathlon, 6,472 points
Ben Donovan (So.), 3,000-meter steeplechase, 9:21.80
Brandt Nevin (Jr.), Javelin, 194’ 4”
Nicholas Rebol (Jr.), 3,000-meter steeplechase, 9:24.29
Stefan Redfield (Jr.), 5,000-meter run, 14:42.26
Josh Clothier (Jr.), Shot Put, 50’ 10.25”

Willamette Women's NCAA Provisional Qualifiers
Jennifer Luecht (Sr.), 400-meter dash, 57.30 seconds
Kimber Mattox (So.), 3,000-meter steeplechase, 10:41.78,
and 1,500-meter run, 4:36.06
Katie Peterson (Jr.), Javelin throw, 134’ 1”

WU Last Chance Schedule
Tuesday, May 18, 2010

(At Charles Bowles Track except for Hammer Throw)

Field Events
4:00 p.m. - Hammer Throw (behind Math Learning Center, 1850 Oxford SE)
4:30 p.m. - Pole Vault
4:30 p.m. - High Jump
5:30 p.m. - Long Jump (Triple Jump to follow)
5:30 p.m. - Shot Put
5:30 p.m. - Javelin Throw
6:30 p.m. - Discus Throw

Running Events

4:20 p.m. - Women's 3,000m steeplechase
4:40 p.m. - Men's 3,000m steeplechase
4:55 p.m. - Women's 400m hurdles
5:10 p.m. - Men's 110m hurdles
5:20 p.m. - Women's 100m hurdles
5:40 p.m. - Womens' 4 x 100m relay
5:45 p.m. - Men's 4 x 100m relay
5:50 p.m. - Combined 10,000m run
6:30 p.m. - Women's 400m dash
6:35 p.m. - Men's 400m dash
6:45 p.m. - Women's 100m dash
6:55 p.m. - Men's 100m dash
7:00 p.m. - Men's 5000m run
7:20 p.m. - Women's 200m dash
7:30 p.m. - Men's 200m dash
7:40 p.m. - Men's 800m run
7:50 p.m. - Women's 1,500m run
8:00 p.m. - Men's 1,500m run


WU Last Chance
May 18
At Charles Bowles Track

WU Last Chance
May 18
At Charles Bowles Track
Kimber Mattox has achieved an NCAA provisional qualifying time of 10:41.78 in the 3,000-meter steeplechase.

Kimber Mattox has achieved an NCAA provisional qualifying time of 10:41.78 in the 3,000-meter steeplechase.