Loggers At Halfway Point Of Multi-Event Championships

Loggers At Halfway Point Of Multi-Event Championships

PARKLAND, Wash. – The Northwest Conference Multi-Events Championships were underway today with three Logger athletes in the decathlon and one more in the heptathlon.

Emily Sheldon represented the Puget Sound women's track & field team in the heptathlon and is in tenth after day one. In her first collegiate heptathlon, Sheldon ran a personal-best in 100 meter hurdles with a 17.26.

She was fourth in the high jump, clearing 1.4 meters (4-feet, 7-inches). She also threw the shot 8.18 meters (26-feet, 10-inches) and ran the 200 meter dash in a time of 28.97.

Cameron Braithwaite leads the Logger men in the decathlon in fourth place with 3,092 points. Defending NWC champion Joe Cerne is in fifth with 3,026 points and Myles McDonald is in seventh with 2,789 points. Cerne was in third after day one of last year's championships and had a spectacular second day to claim the title.

With a time of 11.57, Braithwaite was second in the 100 meter dash. Cerne ran an 11.9 while McDonald finished at 12.39. Cerne's best event of the day came with a 1.78 meter (5-feet, 10-inches) high jump when he took third. He also led all three Loggers in the 400 meter run with a time of 52.02.

Petre Delap of Whitworth lead the decathlon with a score of 3,371 while fellow Pirate Christina Dobbins leads the heptathlon with 2,581 points. Both events finish up tomorrow with the women competing in the final three events and men competing in the final five events.