Wednesday, January 18, 2017
SEATTLE — Three Western Oregon track and field athletes set new school records at the University of Washington Indoor Preview on Saturday.
Suzanne Van De Grift set a school mark in the women’s 1,000-meter run with a time of 2 minutes, 57.75 seconds. She finished 20th overall. Dustin Nading set the school’s men’s 1,000 mark in 2:28.58 (finishing 13th), and David Ribich broke the school record in the 3,000 by 14 seconds with a time of 8:13.94 — good for a 10th-place finish.
Josh Dempsey had WOU’s best individual finish, placing third in the 800 (1:51.35).
Western Oregon returns to Seattle for the University of Washington Invitational Jan. 27-28.
WOMEN’S BASKETBALL DROPS TWO: Western Oregon’s women’s basketball team lost to Concordia 55-46 on Jan. 10 and Montana State Billings 74-67 on Saturday. Kaylie Boschma led the Wolves against Concordia with 12 points and nine rebounds. Sydney Azorr added nine points and six rebounds.
Against Montana State Billings, Shelby Snook had 30 points, nine rebounds and eight assists. Jasmine Miller scored 16 points, but the Wolves (6-9 overall, 2-6 Great Northwest Athletic Conference) saw repeated rallies fall just short.
Western Oregon plays at Central Washington Thursday at 7 p.m. and at Northwest Nazarene Saturday at 1 p.m.