Track and Field Advances, But Falls Short at GNAC Championship
THERE WILL SOON BE A shortage of wall space in Brougham
Pavilion because Seattle Pacific University women’s teams have
been papering the place with Great Northwest Athletic Conference
(GNAC) championship banners. In the autumn, soccer and cross country
did the honors, with basketball and indoor track following suit
The Falcons were top contenders for the conference outdoor
track and field title May 8 in Monmouth, Oregon, but ended up
placing second to Western Oregon. If they had won, it would have
been the fifth GNAC championship for women’s teams this school year.
the women’s track program went undefeated in five scored meets
through the month of April despite the season-long absence of,
among others, All-Americans Danielle Ayers-Stamper and Ally Studer.
Injuries have also racked the men’s team, which placed sixth
In gymnastics, a string of 20 consecutive national top-four
finishes for the Falcons came to an end. Missing key all-arounder
Corrie McDaniel, Seattle Pacific finished seventh at the USA
Gymnastics Championships April 8 in Denton, Texas. Individually,
Kari Kelly, Jaynie Reynolds, Debra Huss and Sarah Sullivan
were named All-Americans.
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