Five Portland State track and field athletes competed against some of the best in the nation at the NCAA West Regional meet in Eugene, Ore. last weekend.

Senior Ashley Quay, juniors Trevor Rollinger and Caressa Sims, sophomore Westin Morrill and freshman Melissa Owens all qualified for the event due to stellar performances at the Big Sky Championships. Quay and Rollinger made repeat appearances at the meet, while Sims, Morrill and Owens were first-time qualifiers.

Owens was the first Viking to take the spotlight, placing 11th in the 800-meter preliminaries last Friday. Sprinting to a mark of 2 minutes, 9.01 seconds, the freshman distance runner reset her own Portland State record in the half-mile. Just two weeks earlier at the Big Sky Championships, the Seaside, Ore. native claimed the school record in the same 800-meter event. ...


Recommended for you

(0) comments

Welcome to the discussion.

Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language.
Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated.
Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything.
Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article.