Oribo hits qualifying time at Sam Adams Classic
SPOKANE – Jimmy Oribo qualified for the NAIA Outdoor Track and Field championships in the 10,000-meter run to highlight a strong day for the Lewis-Clark State College track teams at the sixth annual Sam Adams Classic on Saturday. Dave Marks also found success as he came away with the title in the 5,000.
Oribo, a junior from Kampala, Uganda, finished the course in 31:46.14, which was well ahead of the 32:15.00 NAIA qualifying standard.
Marks, a sophomore from Lake Oswego, Ore., won his race with a time of 15:24.13, which was over 30 seconds faster than the second-place finisher. Jake Miller had a time of 16:09.86 to claim third.
In other men’s running events, Fernando Esparanza finished the 800 in fourth place with a time of 1:57.65, less than two seconds behind the winning mark of 1:55.99, and Hayden Randall earned second in the 3,000 meter steeplechase with a time of 10:16.92.
On the women’s side, Madison Randall topped LC’s finishes with a fifth-place showing in the 5,000. Randall ran the course in 19:41.29, and was followed closely by teammate Samantha Minor who earned sixth with a time of 19:51.33.
In the javelin throw, Kayla Stewart earned fourth with a toss of 123-02, while Jake Meyer claimed sixth on the men’s side with a distance of 155-11. Stewart qualified for nationals in the javelin in March with a throw of 131-10.
Teams with athletes competing at Saturday’s event included the University of Idaho, Whitworth, Washington State, Gonzaga, Whitman, and Spokane Community College.
The Warriors will compete in Spokane again next Saturday at the Northwest Scoring Clash hosted by Spokane Falls Community College.