The Whitworth track and field team competed in four indoor meets during the month of January, highlighted by two new school records. The Bucs participated in the Washington State University Open on Jan. 14, before traveling to Seattle, Wash. on Jan. 28 to compete in the Husky Invitational.
On Feb. 3, the Pirates traveled to Moscow, Idaho for the Vandal Invitational and returned the following day to compete in the Runner’s Soul Open.
At the WSU Open, junior Chibron Tomeo cleared 14 ‘-11”, demolishing the prior record of 14’-7”.
Freshman hurdler Christina Dobbins placed 10th in the 60-meter hurdles, finishing in 9.67 seconds, which was very close to a new school record.
The Whitworth men’s throwers led the way at the Husky Invite, as junior Carter Comito and sophomore Sam Wright had shot put throws that put both into the top 10 rankings for the NCAA Division III level.
Comito finished second, while Wright was third in the event, which was won by Travis Smith of UC Riverside.
Comito was once again impressive in Idaho, winning the discus with a throw of 179’-0” and posting a season-best in the shot put with a throw of 54’-1” which was good for a second place finish.
Senior Ka’ipo Rocha had an eighth place finish in the shot put for the women’s team with a throw of 38-2”, a personal best and new school record.
The Pirates were in competition this past weekend at the Husky Open.
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