By Robert McKinney, Assistant Athletics Director, Communications
SALEM, Ore. -- Eleven Willamette University student-athletes earned All-Northwest Conference honors a total of 15 times during the 2019 NWC Track and Field Championships on April 26-27 at Pacific Lutheran University.
The All-NWC recognition went to athletes who placed in the top three of an individual event or participated on a relay team that finished in the top three.
Included among Willamette's All-NWC recipients are three 2019 NWC Champions. They are Keith Carlson (Sr., Bainbridge Island, WA/Bainbridge HS) in the men's 5,000-meter run, Hope Duenas (Jr., Covina, CA/Covina HS) in the women's discus throw, and Michael Montague (Jr., San Diego, CA/Canyon Crest Academy) in the men's 1,500-meter run. Keaton Beckmann (So., Salem, OR/Sprague HS) earned All-NWC honors three times, by placing second in the men's long jump and finishing third in the men's javelin throw and the men's 4 x 400-meter relay.
Willamette Men's Track & Field All-NWC Honors:
Michael Montague (Jr., San Diego, CA/Canyon Crest Academy), 1,500-meter run, 1st place, 4:01.20; 5,000-meter run, 2nd place, 15:26.13
Keith Carlson (Sr., Bainbridge Island, WA/Bainbridge HS), 5,000-meter run, 1st place, 15:11.85
Keaton Beckmann (So., Salem, OR/Sprague HS), Long Jump, 2nd place, 22' 4.25" (6.81m); Javelin Throw, 3rd place, 183' 0" (55.77m), personal record; 4 x 400-meter relay, 3rd place, 3:26.39
RoShaan Rogers (Gr., Roseville, CA/Woodreek HS), 400-meter hurdles, 2nd place, 55.35, personal record
Saige Swan (Jr., Crescent City, CA/Del Norte HS), Shot Put, 2nd place, 47' 6.25" (14.48m)
Connor Giannini (Jr., Veradale, WA/Gonzaga Prep), 4 x 400-meter relay, 3rd place, 3:26.39
Brian Peck (Jr., Reno, NV/Reno HS), 4 x 400-meter relay, 3rd place, 3:26.39
Matt Ihling (Fr., Boise, ID/Capital HS), 4 x 400-meter relay, 3rd place, 3:26.39
Willamette Women's Track & Field All-NWC Honors:
Hope Duenas (Jr., Covina, CA/Covina HS), Discus Throw, 1st place, 147' 6" (44.96m), personal record; Hammer Throw, 3rd place, 138' 7" (42.25m)
Hazel Carr (Sr., Seattle, WA/The Northwest School), 1,500-meter run, 2nd place, 4:47.70, personal record
Emily Evans (Sr., Anchorage, AK/South Anchorage HS), 3,000-meter steeplechase, 3rd place, 11:35.89, personal record