CWU men’s rank 6th, women’s 4th overall at first GNAC Track Championships in two years

Gavin Johnson, Staff Reporter

The CWU track and field teams traveled to Spokane last Monday and Tuesday, Feb. 21-22, to compete at the Greater Northwest Athletic Conference (GNAC) championships, the first held since 2019.

The Wildcat’s ranked 6th overall in the men’s division and 4th overall in the women’s division, both teams managed to take first place in various events.

Men’s track and field took first in the 60-meter dash. Bobby Widmar (graduate student), the winning runner, managed to get a time of 6.96 seconds.

Women’s track and field managed to take first in three events. In the weight throw, senior Meagan Smallbeck scored first with a 17.12-meter throw. In the women’s 60-meter dash, E’lexis Hollis, a sophomore, took first with a time of 7.58 seconds. In the women’s pentathlon Sarah Sewell, a freshman, ran the best time in the 800-meter run for the event at 2:19.52. Overall, the CWU women’s team ranked fifth overall.

Kevin Adkisson, head coach for track and field, said in a statement posted on the CWU sport’s webpage that he was pleased with the track and field team’s results.

 “We made up a lot of ground,” Adkisson said. “I wasn’t sure we were going to be able to make a move, but we did. We got a lot of extra points. The men did a good job throughout the day and produced a good showing.”

Jacob Thompson