GRESHAM, ORE- For the third consecutive year, the Spokane Sasquatch have swept the men’s and women’s team title at the NWAACC Track & Field Championships.
The women cruised to victory over second place Mt Hood winning by 75.5 points. The result for Mt Hood is their best placing since they took second to Spokane in 2002. For the Saints’ success, Head Coach Matt Hart was named the women’s Coach of the Year.
Going into the final day the Lane men were leading Spokane 93-79, but that lead was not enough to hold off Spokane. Spokane’s depth in the field events made the difference for the Sasquatch. The Spokane throwers scored at least three people in all throwing events often all beating out their Lane counterparts.
Mt Hood’s Amber Glunt was the meet’s High Point Athlete and was also named the Outstanding Track Athlete. Glunt won the 400, 400m Hurdles and was second in the 100 and 200.
Natalie Abersfeller was name the Women’s Outstanding Field Athlete after she she won the long jump and triple jump.
The men’s High Point Athlete was Deji Adebayo from Spokane. Adebayo was first in the 200 and long jump, second in the 100m and third in the triple jump.
The men’s Coach of the Year was Grady O’Connor from Lane.