Loggers Hit Stride At Peyton Invitational

Loggers Hit Stride At Peyton Invitational

TACOMA, Wash. – Getting closer to reaching midseason form, the Puget Sound Loggers put forth a good effort against visiting Pacific Lutheran and Saint Martin’s at the Joe Peyton Invitational on Saturday at Baker Stadium in Tacoma, Wash.

Senior Caitlin McGrane (Colville, Wash.) had an outstanding day for the Logger women as she found herself at or near the top of the standings in several events.  She nearly set a meet record in the 400m dash, finishing in a time of 58.76.  McGrane also won the 100m high hurdles, posting a time of 16.01 to win by over one and a half seconds.  She also took third in the high jump and second in the long jump.

Sophomore Hayley Walker (Cambria, Calif./Coast Union) won the women’s 5000m run, posting a winning time of 18:43.46 as the Loggers took the top four spots in the race.  Freshman Emma Raisl (Tacoma, Wash./Stadium) won the 400m hurdles in a Northwest Conference qualifying time of 1:13.52 while the Logger women also won the 4x400m relay.

The Logger men did well in the distance events as sophomore Robert Snowden (Eugene, Ore./South Eugene) won the 1500m run in a time of 4:13.38.  Senior Francis Reynolds (Palo Alto, Calif.) nearly met the NCAA provisional qualifying mark in the 5000m run, taking first by over a minute with a time of 14:56.03.  Senior Cam Butler (Idaho Falls, Idaho) took first in the men’s 3000m steeplechase with a time of 10:12.68. 

Freshmen Myles McDonald (Vancouver, Wash./Prairie) and Emerson Sample (Madison, Wis./West) broke the one-minute mark in the 400m hurdles, finishing first and second with times of 59.76 and 59.79 respectively.  In the pole vault, freshman Travis Stull (Dallas, Texas/Greenhill) won the event, clearing 13-11.25.

The Loggers will stick around Tacoma again next weekend as they play host to the JD Shotwell Invitational.  The meet is set to begin at 10:00 a.m. at Baker Stadium in Tacoma, Wash.