Track & Field News
Clackamas' Walker and Clark's Lindbo claim NWAC Multi-Event Titles
EUGENE - Clark Penguin sophomore Chloe Lindbo and Clackamas Cougar freshman William "JJ" Walker won the Heptathlon and Decathlon today at Lane Community College under ideal weather conditions.
Lindbo, who entered the competition with the top season mark in the heptathlon at 4411, never trailed in the event. She opened with a win in the 100m hurdles then went on to take a pair of 2nd place finishes in the high jump and shot put before closing day 1 with a big win in the 200m dash to earn her a 196 point lead over Clackamas' Essence Foster.
Foster got to within 56 points of Lindbo in day 2's opening event (LJ) but that is as close as anyone came to catching Lindbo as she went on to pile up the 17th best heptathlon mark in NWAC history with 4498 points.
Foster was second with 4290 while Spokane's Bethany Fisher took third with 4238 points.
Walker finished day 1 in first place with three second place finishes in the long jump, shot put and 400m dash along with a top finish in the high jump to compile 3323 points, 83 points ahead of Spokane freshman Luke Simonson who had 3240.
Walker came into the competition with the third best season score of 5456 to Simonson's top season score of 5704.
On day 2, Simonson kept the competition tight in the first 2 events, pulling to within 18 points of Walker before the Clark freshman pulled away with tops scores in the pole vault & javelin and capping the decathlon with a second place finish in the 1500m run.
Walker tallied 6145 points with Simonson taking second with 5779 followed by Spokane's Connor Beard who had 5339.
The points from these events will be added to the NWAC Track & Field Championships that will take place at Mt. Hood Community College on May 21-22.
On the women's side Spokane and Clackamas registered a total of 13 points, Clark with 10 and Lane with 3.
For the men, Spokane tallied 22 points while Clackamas had 14 and Clark had 2.