PARKLAND, Wash. – More Northwest Conference qualifying marks came pouring in at the PLU Invitational for the Puget Sound track & field teams. The meet was the second of the Loggers' outdoor season.
Sierra Grunwald and Elizabeth King were the highest individual finishers for the Logger women's team. Grunwald had an NWC qualifying time of 4:55.13 to finish second in the 1500 meter run. Kathryn Flyte also ran an NWC qualifying time. King finished second in the pole vault with a season-best mark of 3.18 meters (10-feet, 5.25-inches).
Sunny Lewis also had an NWC qualifying mark in the pole vault with a mark of 3.03 meters (9-feet, 11.25-inches). Her mark ranks eighth on the Loggers top-10 list.
Another standout performance came from Alicia Burns when she placed third in 800 meter run with an NWC qualifying time of 2:23.68. The women's 4x400 team also placed second in the meet with a 4:10.16.
Matt Gilbert was the top individual finisher for the men's team, coming in second in the javelin. Gilbert's toss was shy of his school record set one week ago. He threw the javelin 53.71 meters (176-feet, 2-inches).
The Loggers also had a handful of athletes come in third in their respective events. Mat Klein qualified for the NWC meet with a 15:36.71 in the 5k. Joe Cerne also came in third in the 110-meter hurdles and in the pole vault.
Cerne had an NWC qualifying time of 17.18 in the hurdles and vaulted 4.01 meters (13-feet, 1.75-inches). Cam Braithwaite equaled Cerne in the pole vault to qualify for the NWC meet. Braithwaite also took third in the javelin throw.
The Loggers head down to the Wildcat Invitational next Saturday in McMinnville, Ore.