Seven Raiders Record NAIA Qualifying Standards
Courtesy of Sports Information Desk
Competing against some of the toughest NCAA Division I and II competition, the Southern Oregon track and field squad came away with seven NAIA Qualifying Standards at Saturday’s Beach Invitational hosted by Long Beach State.
Seena Frantz (5,000), Sullivan Stevens (110 Hurdles), James Johnstone (Steeplechase) and Josh Seitz (Steeplechase) all earned NAIA “A” standards. Holly Haga (Discus), Dennis Olstedt (400 Hurdles) and the men’s 4×100 relay team all earned “B” marks.
Frantz improved her already school record in the 5,000 with a time of 17:41.36, which ranks third in the Cascade Conference. Her previous school record was 17:46.54. Also in the 5,000, Anya Martinez ran a personal-best time of 17:52.03, which ranks third all-time in school history.
Johnstone and Seitz both had “A” marks in the steeplechase. Johnstone improved his season-best time to 9:04.03, which ranks second in school history and first in the conference this year. Seitz turned in a time of 9:13.54 in the event, which ranks second in the conference and fourth all-time.
Stevens and Olstedt put on an impressive show in the hurdles. Stevens earned his “A” time in the 110 hurdles with a conference-best time of 14.71. Olstedt improved his “B” standard time in the 400 hurdles with a time of 54.32.
Haga, a National Qualifier last year in the discus, earned her “B” mark this year with a throw of 139-10.
The men’s 4×100 relay team of Stevens, Brandon Ritchie, Wendell Sells and Kwame Agyemang improved their already conference best time with an effort of 41.74.
Also for the Raiders, Jonz Olander ran the conference’s best time in the 400 with a time of 50.16, Seth Lindquist jumped a season-best 45-04.50 in the triple jump, Max Perry threw a season-best 170-08 in the hammer, Amanda Dalton ran a season-best 4:54.71 in the 1,500 and Amy Nelson ran a season-best 15.40 in the 100 hurdles.