TACOMA, Washington – The Puget Sound men's track & field teams placed third in the Inaugural Ed Boitano Invitational on Peyton Field Saturday afternoon.
Boitano was an assistant coach for 21 years with the Loggers. He passed away in October. He is heralded for his selflessness and dedication for Puget Sound student-athletes. Boitano's daughter and Puget Sound Hall-of-Famer, Andrea Donovan, addressed the crowd in the middle of the meet.
"You gave Ed so much," Donovan said to the fans, coaches, alumni, and student-athletes in attendance. "And for that, my family is eternally grateful."
The Logger men totaled 100 points, behind Whitworth (225) and Western Washington (106).
On the women's side, Emery Bradlina won the 1500-meter run with a time of 4:51.64. She also placed third in the 800-m (2:18.96). The women's 4x400 relay team (Mara Cummings, Alison Wise, Terra Wildon, Bradlina) finished second by timing in at 4:16.61.
In men's competition, Miles Carlson (11.85) and Chris Branham (12.21) placed third and fourth, respectively, in the 100-m dash. Isaac Fournier won the 1500-m run with a time of 4:04.83, and Mattew Wells was victorious in the 110-m hurdles by finishing in 15.36.
The Loggers next compete in the Pacific Lutheran Invitational on Saturday, March 11.
Follow the Loggers on Instagram | @PSloggers
Follow the Loggers on Twitter | @PSloggers
Like the Loggers on Facebook | Facebook.com/PSloggers