College Notebook: Arn second in GFU heptathlon sweep at NWC Multi-Events

Woodland High graduate part of a Bruins domination

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Charity Arn placed second in the heptathlon at the Northwest Conference Track and Field Multi-Events championships held Monday and Tuesday at Parkland, Wash., part of a 1-2-3 sweep by George Fox University women.

Beth Stam won the NWC title and Maria Green placed third as they and Arn combined to score 24 team points that will count toward the NWC Championships meet April 26-27 in Salem.

Willamette University tallied eight points in the heptathlon and Whitworth University scored seven.

Arn, a Woodland High School graduate and George Fox sophomore, totaled 4,341 points in the seven-event competition.

Arn was only six points behind the 4,347 amassed by Stam, a senior who leads NCAA Division III this season with a score of 4,815. Green, a freshman, totaled 4,263 points.

During the first day of the competition hosted by Pacific Lutheran University, Arn was second in the 100-meter hurdles (15.80 seconds), tied for second in high jump (5 feet, 1 inch), was third in the shot put (31-61/2) and placed seventh in the 200 (27.96 seconds). On Tuesday, Arn placed second in both the long jump (16-83/4) and 800 (2 minutes, 29.81 seconds), and was third in javelin (103-2).

Arn's marks in the hurdles, high jump and long jump also qualified her for the NWC championships in those individual events.

Locals help Concordia golf

Prairie High School graduate Tanner Maahs led Concordia University in the final round of the Cascade Collegiate Conference Championships/NAIA Unaffiliated Qualifier combined tournament at Diamond Woods Golf Course in Monroe, Ore.

Maahs shot 3-over par 75 Tuesday and finished 12th overall at 233 (76-82-75). Evergreen High School graduate Josh Vizcaino finished 20th at 239 (82-79-78).

Concordia claimed a sixth consecutive CCC championship and placed third in the NAIA qualifier. The Master's College claimed the team berth to the NAIA championships.

Battle Ground High School graduate Madison Alamillo finished 13th at 264 (93-84-87) as the Concordia women claimed a second consecutive regional championship and ninth consecutive trip to nationals. The sophomore was named to the All-CCC First Team.

CCC honors Dixson

Concordia University thrower Gabriella Dixson was named Cascade Collegiate Conference Women's Outdoor Field Athlete of the Week for April 8-14.

Dixson, a senior from Battle Ground who was already the NAIA leader in the discus, moved into the No. 1 spot in the shot put with a season-best toss of 49 feet, 73/4 inches to win the Western Oregon John Knight Twilight last week.

With a 160-1 mark in the discus, Dixson placed second overall in the event behind Oregon's Laura Bobek, and her fifth-place finish in the hammer was behind a pair of post-collegians, Oregon's Jillian Weir and the 2012 NAIA national champion Sharayah Kenady.

Dixson is ranked No. 4 in the NAIA in the hammer in addition to her top makes in the shot and the discus.

It was the second consecutive weekly conference award for Dixson.

SPU's Decker claims first outdoor victory

Seattle Pacific freshman Lynelle Decker posted her first outdoor meet title as a collegian, leading wire-to-wire in her heat of the 1,500 meters at the J.D. Shotwell Invitational track and field meet April 6 in Tacoma. Her time of 4 minutes, 45.18 seconds was the best in the event.

The Mountain View High School graduate placed second in the 800 at the War VI Northwest Regional Scoring Clash meet Saturday at Spokane. Her time of 2:15.00 was 1.30 seconds behind teammate Emily Quatier.

Sand volleyball

• Hawai'i Pacific University sophomore middle blocker Haley Doerfler teamed with junior defensive specialist Jamie Asuncion to win both of their matches in a pair of April 7 duals against Chaminade University at Waikiki Beach in Honolulu.

Doerfler, a Prairie High School graduate, had 13 kills in a 21-11, 21-7 win then 26 kills and seven aces in a 21-23, 21-12, 15-4 win as the Sea Warriors concluded their spring season by sweeping the Silverswords.

Doerfler was an honorable mention All-Pacific West Conference selection during the 2012 indoor season.

• University of San Francisco senior setter/opposite hitter Leanna Ludes and teammate Anja Segota claimed their first team points of the season April 7 with a 21-15, 14-21, 15-12 win in a Dons victory over the University of the Pacific in Sacramento, Calif.The Skyview High School graduate and USF conclude the sand season by facing Stanford and Sacramento State on Sunday then Saint Mary's on Tuesday.

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