GENEVA, Ohio – Competing against the best NAIA has to offer, junior Karissa Carlson (Pateros, Wash./Pateros HS) took 11th overall in the preliminaries of the 800m run at the 2011 NAIA Indoor Track & Field Championships on Friday at the GaREAT Sports Complex in Geneva, Ohio.
Carlson finished the race in 2:17.58 to improve on her seed time of 2:17.7 but it wasn’t fast enough to earn a spot in Saturday’s final as she took 11th among the 18 runners competing in the event.
While the indoor season has officially come to a close, the Geoducks will head outside next Saturday as they head up to Parkland to take part in the Pacific Lutheran Invitational.
PORTLAND, Ore. – After a pair of seasons that taught the Evergreen men’s and women’s basketball teams a lot about themselves, a quartet of Geoduck hoopsters have been honored by the Cascade Collegiate Conference, as announced on Monday.
Senior Latrina Woods (Skyway, Wash./La Sierra University) was the lone representative from Evergreen to earn first-team honors as she was named to the 12-member All-CCC Women’s Basketball Team. She concluded her final collegiate season by leading the team in scoring at 12.5 points per game, also adding 4.9 rebounds per game and 2.6 assists per game.
Women’s basketball freshman Danielle Swain (Rainier, Wash./Black Hills HS) earned honorable mention honors in her first season after leading the CCC in rebounding with 9.3 per game, also adding 11.7 points per game as she nearly averaged a double-double for her freshman year.
On the men’s side, senior Josh Troyer (Vancouver, Wash./Lower Columbia CC) and junior Marice Tolliver (Tacoma, Wash./Lower Columbia CC) each earned honorable mention honors to represent the Geoducks.
Tolliver finished the season ranked third in the conference in rebounds at 7.2 per game, including a conference-best 6.08 defensive rebounds per game, and third in blocked shots at 1.16 per game. Troyer led the conference in minutes played at 33.14 per game.
Concordia nearly swept the individual awards for the women as Danielle Clauson was named Player of the Year, Courtney May was named Newcomer of the Year and Aaron Christian was named Coach of the Year. College of Idaho’s Nicole Gall was named Defensive Player of the Year.
In the men’s awards, Player of the Year went to Joseph Foster of Oregon Tech. Northwest’s Greg Peters was named Defensive Player of the Year while Jordan Highland of Southern Oregon earned Newcomer of the Year honors. Legendary Oregon Tech coach Dan Miles was named Coach of the Year, the sixth time he has earned the honor.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Earning her ticket to the 2011 NAIA Indoor Track and Field Championships back on Feb. 13, the time is now for junior Karissa Carlson (Pateros, Wash./Pateros HS) as she heads to Geneva, Ohio this week.
Carlson, who earned an automatic qualifying time at the UW Open, will compete in the 800m run at the GaREAT Sports Complex. With a qualifying time of 2:17.75, she is seeded 11th among the 18-runner field.
Joining her in the field are conference foes Alma Garcilazo and Sarah Hanchett of Eastern Oregon. The favorite in the event looks to be junior Helen Crofts of Simon Fraser, who posted a qualifying time of 2:05.43, nearly eight seconds faster than the second-seeded Milca Villegas of Wayland Baptist.
Carlson is set to take to the track on Friday at 4:15 p.m. EST (1:15 p.m. PST). More information regarding the 2011 NAIA Indoor Track and Field Championships can be found at http://naia.cstv.com/sports/w-itrack/spec-rel/082310aaa.html.