Track & Field
Women's Track & Field Under Armour Athlete of the Week
EMILY VIUKHOLA - LANE
SOPHOMORE - SPRINTS
Event: 800m; Mark: 2:14.99 at Chico State Twilight
"Emily easily won against DI and DII competition in personal record fashion, said Lane head coach Grady O'Connor.” She also anchored the 4x400 team in an NWAC leading time, splitting 57.4."
Men's Track & Field Under Armour Athlete of the Week
TRISTAN JAMES - LANE
SOPHOMORE - JUMPS
Event: Triple Jump; Mark: 49'04.50" at Chico State Twilight
- "James added two feet to his previous NWAC-leading jump."
- "Tristan broke a 22-year old Lane school record and won by over four feet! He also provided solid relay legs on NWAC-leading teams."
James sets school mark for Lane track
CHICO, Calif. — Tristan James leapt 49 feet, 4 1/2 inches to break a school record in the triple jump that had stood for 22 years, leading Lane to second place in the men’s division at the Chico State Twilight track and field meet on Saturday.
James led a 1-2-3 finish in the event with Grant Shurtliff (45-1/4) and Pavel Specht (44-8 1/4). The Titans finished with 142 points as a team, second behind Chico State (184 1/2).
Also Saturday, Justin Petz won the pole vault, clearing 15-11 3/4, and Cornelious Berry won the 400 meters in 49.44 seconds.
In the women’s half of the meet, Lane’s Meg Jackson won the javelin with a toss of 135-10, and Emily Viukhola won the 800 in 2:14.99 to help the Titans finish fourth with 85 points. Chico State won the team title with 220 1/2 points.
Lane alumni O'Connor and Kelly help win relays for Oregon and Iowa State
Kylee O'Connor, Sheldon HS/ Eugene OR and Ben Kelly, Hanford HS / Richland WA, both former Lane Titans, provided outstanding 4x400 Relay legs for their respective schools this past weekend.
O'Connor was the lead-off leg for the University of Oregon team that won the Florida Relay collegiate final in 3:35.73, while Kelly was the second leg for an Iowa State team that won the Stanford Invitational in 3:10.41
Both are juniors competing in their first outdoor meet of the 2017 season.
O'Connor was the 2015 NWAC Heptathlon champion and a member of the championship 4x100m relay and 4x400m relay teams. She was also runner-up in the 2016 100m hurdles and 400m hurdles
Kelly was the 2015 NWAC Champion in the 100m dash and runner up in the 200m dash. He was also a member of the 2015 4x100 meter relay champions for Lane.