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EUGENE, Ore. - Machaela Graddy shattered the school record in the javelin on Friday, inching further up the national performance list to headline the Pacific Lutheran University track & field teams efforts at the Oregon Twilight held at historic Hayward Field.
Graddy, the Northwest Conference champion in the javelin throw, uncorked a toss of 141 feet, six inches, shattering the Lute school record by two feet, surpassing the previous mark of 139' 6" set by Leah Proctor in 2001. The throw allowed the senior to finish third overall at the event but more importantly moves her up from 11th to ninth on the NCAA Division III performance list.
Bo Frohock was seventh in the 3,000-meter steeplechase and the top Division III competitor in the event, crossing the tape in nine minutes, 43.57 seconds. Erik Swartout rounded out the Lute contingent at the meet, finishing ninth in the javelin with a heave of 177' 3".
The Lutes will send another small contingent to the Ken Shannon Invitational tomorrow at the University of Washington.