College Notebook: George Fox’s Turner NWC women’s track Athlete of Week

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photoAlyssa Turner, George Fox University track and field.

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George Fox University junior Alyssa Turner was named Northwest Conference Track Student-Athlete of the Week for the period of March 26 to April 1.

The Hudson’s Bay High School gradaute posted the best time in NCAA Division III this season in the 400-meter hurdles Saturday at the Westmont Collegiate Classic in Santa Barbara, Calif.

Turner placed second in the event with a time of 1 minutes, 57 seconds. Elysia Hodges of Westmont won in 1:01.55, with both times faster than the previous stadium record of 1:02.10.

Turner’s time is second on the George Fox all-time list, trailing only the school record of 1:01.29 set by LIz Stephens in 1996.

The Bruins placed fourth of eight teams.

Turner also placed fifth in the 100 hurdles in 15.3 seconds, among the top times in the NWC this season.

George Fox freshman Charity Arn, a Woodland High School graduate, placed second in the high jump by clearing 5 feet, 1 inch. Her best this season is 5-3.

Dixson leads NAIA in shot put, discus

Concordia University junior Gabi Dixson moved atop the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics’ season best lists in the shot put and discus with victories Saturday at the Willamette Invitational in Salem.

Dixson, a homeschool graduate who competed for Battle Ground High School, added almost a foot to her season best in the shot put with a mark of 45 feet, 4 inches; and extended her discus best by more than 13 feet to 161-10.

She leads the shot put list by about 5 inches, and the discus list by about 8 feet, 3 inches.

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