Stewart qualifies for nationals in javelin
SPOKANE – Lewis-Clark State College’s Kayla Stewart qualified for nationals in the javelin as the Warrior track and field athletes enjoyed a strong day at the Dusty Lane Open on Saturday.
Stewart, a sophomore from Pendleton, Ore., reached a distance of 131-09 to finish seventh overall against a host of NCAA Division I schools including Washington State and Eastern Washington. The outdoor NAIA National Championship will be held May 26-28 in Marion, Ind.
The Warrior men’s team also had success as John Murray, a freshman from Athol, Idaho, and Kale Schmidt, a freshman from Stanwood, Wash., each set a school record. Murray had a toss of 157-10 in the hammer throw, good enough for eighth place overall; and Schmidt claimed first in the long jump with a distance of 22-08.00.
A few Warriors also competed at the Willie Williams Classic in Tucson, Ariz., over the weekend. At this event, Christian Behler, set a program record in the men’s high jump with a score of 6-01.25; and Bethany Stuffle, a freshman from Lewiston, had a program best time of 1:11.07 in the 400 meter hurdles.
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