SEATTLE – The University of Puget Sound track team saw severl very solid performances at the UW Open on Sunday. For the third consecutive time, Andrea Leiken broke her own school record in the 400.
"We had some really good efforts today," commented head coach Mike Orechia. "We should be in great shape for our outdoor opener at home on Mar. 5."
Leiken recorded a time of 1:01.01 in the 400 to rebreak the school record. On the women's side, Marnie Hazlehurst and Maya Heck also recorded personal bests in their respective events. Hazlehurst's time of 10:53.40 in the 3000 ranks seventh on the all-time indoor records and Heck's pole vault of 2.74 meters ranks fifth on the all-time record list for indoor events.
The men also had several finishes that ranked in the top-10 of the school indoor records. Lukas Diesing ran a 24.36 in the 200 to etch his name as the ninth-best all-time indoor 200. Sean Tyree ran a 52.08 400 to rank third all-time while Robin Harkins' 3000 also ranked third all-time with a time of 8:34.82. Tyree, Bryan Soto, Joe Cerne and Emerson Sample teamed up to run the second fastest indoor 4x400m relay in school history. The Logger team totaled a time of 3:31.43.
The Loggers will open their outdoor season when they host the Quad Meet on Mar. 4-5 on the Don Shotwell Track.