UAA's Ashcroft breaks own GNAC mark in women's 100

UAA freshman Jamie Ashcroft broke her own conference record Saturday while running to victory in the 100 meters at the San Francisco State Distance Carnival track and field meet.

Ashcroft, who is from British Columbia, clocked 11.74 seconds to break the Great Northwest Athletic Conference record in the women’s 100, topping her previous mark of 11.84, set back in March. 

A day earlier, Ashcroft placed fifth at the Stanford Invitational in 11.90.

Ashcroft also helped UAA’s 400 relay team to a GNAC-record time of 46.56, which meets the provisional qualifying time for the NCAA Division II championships. Ashcroft teamed up with freshman Makenzie Harsch, sophomore Rosie Smith and senior Sasha Halfyard to break Seattle Pacific’s mark of 46.77 set last season.

UAA senior Ethan Hewitt won the 400 meters in 48.0 seconds, matching the provisional qualifying time, and sophomore Bobo Camara won the 400 hurdles in 53.65, topping the provisional time of 54.0 seconds and leading a 1-2-3 UAA finish. Elliott Bauer was second in 54.59 and Travis Wilson third in 54.76.

Hewitt, Camara, Bauer and Austen DeWolf won the men’s 400 relay for the Seawolves in 42.94.


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