SALEM, Ore. – The multi-event athletes from the Puget Sound track & field teams completed their respective events at the Bearcat Invitational Multi on Saturday with all four qualifying for the conference championships.
Emily Sheldon was the Loggers lone heptathlete and placed seventh in the event. In her first collegiate heptathlon she tallied 3,139 points to qualify for the NWC meet next month.
Sheldon recorded a personal-best in the shot put with a heave of 26-feet, 1.75-inches.
In the decathlon, defending NWC champion Joe Cerne finished second behind Willamette's Carson Kennedy. Cerne tallied 5,999 points to qualify for conference. Freshman Cameron Braitwaite took third in the decathlon standings with 5,805 points while Myles McDonald finished sixth with 5,361 points.
Braithwaite's mark was a conference qualifier and also ranks ninth on the Loggers all-time list. McDonald's mark qualified him for the championship meet and was also a personal-best.
Braithwaite was the top finisher in 100m dash with an 11.73 and the high jump as he cleared the six foot bar. Cerne was the top performer in the pole vault, clearing 12-feet, 6-inches.
All four Loggers will next compete in the heptathlon and decathlon at the NWC Multi-Event Championships on Apr. 15-16 at Pacific Lutheran. The full team will get back into competition next weekend when the Loggers host the Peyton Scoring Meet.