Loggers Open Up Outdoor Season With Sunshine

Loggers Open Up Outdoor Season With Sunshine

TACOMA, Wash. - Taking advantage of a beautiful, sunny day, the Puget Sound Loggers opened up the outdoor portion of the 2010 track and field schedule with a home meet against Lewis & Clark, Western Washington and Seattle Pacific on Saturday at Baker Stadium in Tacoma, Wash.

Competing against two of the top small college teams in the Northwest in Seattle Pacific and Western Washington, the Loggers managed to get a couple wins mixed in among some otherwise strong results.  Freshman Carrie Keith (Erie, Colo./Monarch) won the 3000m steeplechase with a time of 11:51.97.

The Puget Sound women also won the women's hammer event as sophomore Maggie Klee (Portland, Ore./Jesuit) unleashed a throw of 121-02 (36.93m) to win by nearly 14 feet.

In the men's side, freshman Emerson Sample (Madison, Wis./West) won both the 110m hurdles and the 400m hurdles.  In the 110m hurdles, he posted a winning time of 17.76 to edge of Seattle Pacific's Nate Johnson while in the 400m hurdles, Sample ran a 1:02.69 to beat out teammate Myles McDonald (Vancouver, Wash./Prairie), who ran a 1:02.83. 

In the team standings, Western Washington won both the men's and women's titles with 279 and 237 points respectively.  The Logger men finished second with 153 points while the Logger women took fourth with 97 points.

The Loggers head to Parkland next week to compete in the Pacific Lutheran Invitational.