EUGENE, Ore. – Competing at arguably the greatest track venue in the country, junior Wes Jones (Tacoma, Wash./Mt. Tahoma HS) took advantage of the stout competition, taking a second off his season best in the 800m run to meet the NAIA B cut in the event at the Oregon Relays at historic Hayward Field in Eugene, Ore.
Jones finished 13th overall in the event but shaved over a second off his season best, running the two lap race in 1:53.23 to hit the NAIA B cut for the 2014 Outdoor Track and Field Championships next month in Alabama. The time currently sits 13th nationally according to tfrrs.org.
Also competing on Friday was sophomore high jumper Anthony Johnson (Seattle, Wash./Garfield HS), who cleared 2.11m (6-11.0) for the second straight week to take fourth place, finishing in front of several NCAA Division I jumpers. Former Concordia jumper and a 2013 NAIA All-American Ethan Moore won the event, clearing 2.14m (7-0.25).
Both Jones and Johnson are scheduled to compete again on Saturday afternoon when they join the rest of the Geoducks at the Lewis & Clark Invitational in Portland, Ore. Action at Griswold Track is set to begin at 11 a.m.