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Track & Field - Sat, Apr. 27, 2013

The Biola women's team and Westmont men's team won the GSAC Track and Field Championships hosted by Westmont, April 26-27.  The Biola women earned 181 points to narrowly beat Westmont by one point.  The Westmont men won convincingly with 241.5 points, 60 above the closest competitor.

Russell Smelley of Westmont and Jonathan Zimmerman of Biola were selected as the GSAC Men's and Women's Coaches of the Year, respectively. 

The Westmont 4x400m relay team of Karlie Storkson, Amanda Chevalier, Theresa Nealon, and Elysia Hodges broke the GSAC meet record with a time of 3:49.99. 

Several athletes were champions in multiple events.  For the men, triple champions were Westmont's Ben Kingsley in the shot put, discus and hammer throws and John Gilbertson of The Master's College in the 1500, 5000, and 10,000 meters.  Le' Sean Marks of GSAC newcomer Arizona Christian took the championships in both the 110-meter high hurdles and 400-meter hurdles, and Concordia's Trey Williams earned first place in both the 200 and 400 meter races.  For the women, five athletes were double-event champions.  Megan Crumley of Biola had the best throws in the javelin and discus, while Vanguard's Kristine Grimes was first in the shot put and hammer.  Westmont's Amanda Chevalier won the 100 and 200 meter dashes and Elysia Hodges won the 400 meters and the 400-meter hurdles.   Karis Frankian of The Master's took first in the long distance events, 5000 and 10,000 meters.

The top three athletes in each event make up the All-GSAC teams. 

To see the complete results, use the link below:

Complete GSAC Men's & Women's Track & Field Championship Meet Results