Take Your Marks: Boxer Track & Field Continues On Record Pace

Allyson Hammond '26 races in the 100-meter hurdles at the Rich Allen Classic,

As the spring sports seasons rapidly come to a close, the Pacific track and field teams continue to take an eraser to the record books.

Nine indoor records and four outdoor marks have fallen this season with a number more on the cusp of being reset as the Northwest Conference Track and Field Championships take place April 19 and 20 at George Fox University.

Allyson Hammond ’26, last year’s Co-Rookie of the Meet, leads the list. Hammond has set seven school records this season, including the indoor 60 meters, the outdoor 100 meters and both the indoor and outdoor 200 meters.

The defending conference champion in the long jump, Hammond ranks second in the NWC and 15th in Division III in the long jump. She also ranks second in the 200 meters and 100-meter hurdles, and fourth in the 100 meters.

Hammond is one of four Pacific track and field athletes to break school records this season. She is joined by Henry Tierney ’26 in the men’s indoor mile and outdoor 1,500 meters, Lucas Dahl ’26 in the men’s indoor 60 meters and 200 meters, and Emily Rutkowski ’24 in the women’s indoor 400 meters. With his record time of 3:49.55 in the 1,500 meters, Tierney ranks fifth in Division III this season.

Four Boxers lead the conference in their respective outdoor events: Tierney in the men’s 1,500 meters, Annie Berry ’24 in the women’s 5,000 meters, Rutkowski in the women’s 400-meter hurdles and Cris Brethower ’25 in the women’s steeplechase.

Both the men’s and women’s tennis teams qualified for the NWC Championships. The Pacific women finished with a 4-3 conference record and are 8-7 overall. The No. 3 seed in the tournament, the Boxers will face George Fox in the semifinals on Saturday, April 20 in Walla Walla, Washington. This is the first time since 2010 that Pacific has qualified for the NWC Championships and the first time since the conference adopted a four-team championship in 2011.

The Boxers' men enter the conference tournament at the No. 4 seed, finishing the regular season at 6-11 and 4-3 in conference matches under first-year head coach Rayden Murata '21. Pacific will face No. 1 seed George Fox in the semifinals on Saturday, Apr. 20 in Newberg, Oregon.

Pacific baseball is vying for its sixth straight winning season with three weeks to go in the regular season. The Boxers close the year at home, hosting Lewis & Clark on May 3 and 5.

For all of the latest Boxer news, scores and statistics, visit the Pacific Athletics Website.

Friday, April 12, 2024