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WESTERN OREGON ROUNDUP: Track and field excels in Seattle



SEATTLE — Western Oregon had a positive showing at the Husky Classic indoor track and field meet on Friday and Saturday.   The wo-men’s distance m-edley relay “A” team of Jenny Leaf, Kolby Childers, Bailey Beeson and Stephanie Stuckey set a new school record with a time of 12 minutes, 24.85 seconds, while the men’s distance medley relay team of Josh Hanna, Kody Rhodes, Ryan Hansen and Brady Beagley finished with a time of 9:58.43, the second best mark in school history.    In individual events, Zach Holloway and Cody Lind set personal bests in the 3,000-meter run with times of 8:45.98 and 9:18.27, respectively. Rhodes finished the 60-meter hurdles in 8.54 seconds, the fourth fastest time in the Great Northwest Athletic Conference this season, and Madison McClung ran the fifth-fastest time in the GNAC in the 60-meter dash with a time of 7.95 seconds.   The two-day meet was the Wolves’ final competition before the GNAC Indoor Championships scheduled Friday and Saturday in Nampa, Idaho.   MEN’S?HOOPS?PICKS?UP?KEY?WIN: Western Oregon defeated Saint Martin’s 70-62 on Saturday for an important GNAC victory. The win improved the Wolves’ league record to 7-7 and moves Western Oregon into a tie for fifth place. The top six teams advance to the GNAC championship tournament March 5-8. Sophomore forward Andy Avgi scored a game-high 21 points and grabbed 11 rebounds to lead the Wolves, while Rodney Webster scored 13 points off the bench in the win. Western Oregon travels to face Alaska Fairbanks on Thursday and Alaska Anchorage on Saturday before returning home to host Simon Fraser on Feb. 26.   WOU?WOMEN?DROPS?TWO: The Western Oregon women’s basketball team dropped GNAC road games at Simon Fraser 70-50 on Thursday and Western Washington 63-55 on Saturday. Melissa Fowler led the Wolves against Western Washington, scoring 16 points. Dana Goularte scored 13 points and 12 points, respectively, in the losses. The Wolves return home to host league-leading Montana State Billings on Thursday at 7 p.m. and Seattle Pacific on Saturday at 2 p.m.



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