Lane claims pole vault crowns
SPOKANE — The Lane track and field team came up with two event winners on day one of the NWAACC championships Monday at Spokane Community College.
Zach Olivera cleared 15 feet, 11 3/4 inches in the pole vault to win an individual conference title, and Janelle Noga won the women’s pole vault with a clearance of 11-9 1/2.
Lane had eight placers in the two pole vault events (five women, three men), and the Titans also grabbed big points in a few other event finals. Diego Gonzalez finished second in the long jump, and Colton Thurman (third), Jesse Goodier (sixth) and Kaelen Byrum (seventh) also earned points for Lane.
Tanner Eastlick and Trever Walker finished sixth-seventh in the discus as well for Lane.
On the women’s side, the Titans had three placers in the shot put, led by Madison Seaman in third place. Krsitin Clark was second in the long jump and Kara Hallock was third, and the Titans also went 4-5 in the high jump with Kara Hallock and Mackenzie Folkerts.
Spokane scored 107 team points and leads Lane 107-79 for first place in the women’s team race. Spokane also holds a narrow 63-61 advantage over Clackamas and Lane on the men’s side.
Day two of the conference championships begins at 10 a.m.