TACOMA, Wash. – A school record and a slew of conference qualifying marks highlighted the strong performance by the Evergreen Geoducks on Saturday at the JD Shotwell Invitational, hosted by University of Puget Sound at Baker Stadium in Tacoma, Wash.
The day began in record-setting fashion as freshman Kailene Rollins (Elma, Wash./Elma HS) set a new school record in the high jump, clearing 1.49m (4-10.5) to take fifth overall. The performance broke the previous record of 1.48m, which was previously set by Jasmine Horton at the WWU Twilight Meet last season.
Sophomore Connor Abdelnoor (Singapore/Singapore American) earned his second Cascade Conference Championship qualifying mark of the season, taking eighth in the 110m high hurdles with a time of 16.48, just nine-hundredths of a second off his school record set last year at the CCC Championships.
The strong performances continued in the women’s 800m run as junior Karissa Carlson (Pateros, Wash.) earned her second conference qualifying mark in as many tries, taking second with a time of 2:18.36.
Abdelnoor had another strong outing in the 400m hurdles, taking fifth with a time of 59.24. Freshman Zephyr Forest (Fairfax, Calif./Drake HS) also met the CCC qualifying mark, taking 12th with a time of 1:01.10.
The Geoducks will head south next Friday as they travel to Oregon City, Ore. for the Warner Pacific Relays.