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Swanson, Adams Lead Tech at Wildcat Invite

Mar 16, 2014
Swanson, Adams Lead Tech at Wildcat Invite

CHICO, Calif. – Oregon Tech’s Joelle Swanson and Paul Adams dominated their events leading their respective squads to top 4 finishes Saturday at the Wildcat Invitational at University Stadium.

The Tech women notched 41.5 total points, good for third place in the team standings in a field of nine teams. 

Joelle Swanson bested a field of 19 javelin competitors by nearly 16 feet taking top honors with a throw of 143-01.  Shannelle Cayetano tied for third in the javelin with a height of 11-01.75.  The trio of Rhonda Costin, Sara Howard and Elissa Stolz went 2-4-5 in the 5K to help gather 17 total points on the day. 

The Owl men’s side finished the day with 46 total points, placing 4th in a field of 12 teams, led by a 1-2-4 finish in the 5K. 

Paul Adams topped the field in the 5K with a time of 15:50.92.  Scott Minor followed in 15:58.71 with Kirby Garlitz crossing in 16:23.51.  Anthony Padilla went 13-07.75 in the pole vault placing third in the event.

Both teams next head to La Grande to compete in the Eastern Oregon Team Challenge this Saturday March, 22nd beginning at 9 a.m.

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