TACOMA, Wash. – The University of Puget Sound track and field teams opened their outdoor seasons with a Quad Meet on Shotwell Track on Saturday. The Logger women placed fourth and the men placed third as they combined 16 NWC qualifying marks.
Joe Cerne was one of six Logger men to ean an NWC qualifying mark in the meet. He also vaulted to No. 4 on the Loggers all-time list with a throw of 173'-10'' as well as finishing second in the event.
Another freshman, Robin Harkins, made his outdoor debut and did not disappoint with a third-place finish and an NWC qualifying time of 32.41.53 in the 10k race. Matt Klein also posted an NWC qualifying time of 33:26.07.
Sean Tyree earned an NWC qualifying time with a 51.52 in the 400m dash and placed second in the event. Emerson Sample was the men's final NWC qualifier with a time of 59.81 in the 400m hurdles.
Michael Haas took home the Loggers only individual title with a mark of 20'-2.5" in the long jump.
On the women's side, Andrea Leiken captured two of the Loggers 16 NWC qualifying times. Her time of 26.58 in the 200m dash and 59.88 in the 400m dash achieved the benchmark. She finished second in the 200 and third in the 400.
Marnie Hazlehurst and Brooke Peaden also recorded NWC qualifying times in the 10k. Hazlehurst finished at 39:17 while Brooke Peaden came across the finish line at 42:43.70.
Carrie Keith finished first in the 3000m steeplechase and hit an NWC qualifying mark with a time of 11:56.46. Cara Gillespie also ran an NWC qualifying time of 12:34.47.
The women also saw several NWC qualifying marks in the field events. Kari Hanson (5'-0.25") and Maggie Rowe (4'10.25") hit the benchmarks in the high jump as did Maya Heck (9'-6.25") in the pole vault. Sarah Stillman's triple jump of 31'-10.25" also was an NWC qualifying mark, followed by Maggie Klee's javelin mark of 125'-9".
Stillman, Gilbertson, Alicia Burns and Andrea Leiken captured another Logger victory in the women's 4x100m relay.
The Loggers head to the PLU Invitational on Saturday for their next outdoor meet.