Track & field teams set for PLU Invitational this Saturday

Track & field teams set for PLU Invitational this Saturday

TACOMA, Washington – One week after opening the season at home, the Puget Sound track & field men's and women's teams head across Tacoma for the Pacific Lutheran Invitational on Saturday, March 11. The Loggers' first event is scheduled for 10 a.m.

 

Last week's results

The Puget Sound men placed third and the women sixth at the Inaugural Ed Boitano Invitational on Peyton Field, March 4. 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.

Andrew Langtry picked up another Logger win by finishing the 3,000-m steeplechase in 10:26.62. Steven Branham was third in the high jump (1.75-m).

 

A heartfelt address

The Ed Boitano Invitational is named for the long-time Puget Sound assistant coach who passed away in October 2016. During the Inaugural Ed Boitano Invitational, Boitano's daughter and Puget Sound Hall-of-Famer, Andrea Donovan, addressed the crowd. "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."

 

Looking ahead

The Puget Sound teams are off for two weeks before hosting the Peyton Scoring Meet on March 24.

 

 

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