Beacons Compete at NAIA Track & Field National Championships


MARIAN, Ind.  – A record-setting season came to a close for freshman Nathan Fields on Friday at the NAIA Track & Field National Championships, taking place at Wildcat Stadium in Marian, Indiana.

The newly established indoor and outdoor Triple Jump school record holder, and reigning CCC Triple Jump champion battled through injury to compete at nationals, and finished with a top jump of 13.14m (43’1″) to take 24th place. His jump was the ninth-best in school history.

On the women’s side, junior Mayah Pappas made her first appearance at the NAIA Track & Field National Championships on Wednesday, taking place at Wildcat Stadium in Marian, Indiana.

With a top jump of 5.27 meters (17’3″), Pappas claimed 23rd place, after coming into the event seeded 26th. She was also fourth among Cascade Collegiate Conference competitors.

With that, the 2022-2023 athletic season at Bushnell officially ends.



About Bushnell University

Founded in 1895 Bushnell University helps students discover and answer God’s call on their lives. Devoted to offering a Christ-centered environment, Bushnell encourages students to grow in wisdom, informed by faith, and leading to lives of service. Accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities, the University was founded by pastor-educator Eugene C. Sanderson and pioneer businessman and church leader James A. Bushnell.

Bushnell is the largest private university in Eugene’s vibrant University District. The University offers bachelor’s and master’s degrees for undergraduate and graduate studies through course formats on campus, online, and hybrid formats. More information about the University is available at

About Beacons Athletics

At Bushnell University, our focus is on developing the whole athlete: academically, athletically, and as Champions of Character. We are a Christ-centered athletic department, and He is central to everything we do. Above all else, we desire to give student-athletes the opportunity to forward their progress toward achieving a maturing identity in Christ.

By encouraging the pursuit of excellence in the classroom and on the field of play, we desire our students to honor the gospel of Christ. As a member of the Cascade Collegiate Conference, Bushnell University is affiliated with the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA). More information about the Beacons is available at


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