TACOMA, Wash. – Matt Gilbert set the school record in the javelin and 19 athletes posted NWC qualifying marks as the Puget Sound track & field teams opened up the outdoor season at home on Saturday.
The men's team finished in a tie for first with Western Washington with 62 points. The women took third as a team.
Gilbert took second in the javelin with a heave of 56.7 meters (186-feet) to set the school record. Joe Cerne, the previous record-holder in the event, also qualified for the conference meet with a throw of 52.86 meters (173-feet, 5-inches).
Jon Lee also broke into the top-10 list in school history in the triple jump. Lee won the event with a mark of 13.85 meters (45-feet, 5.25-inches), which ranked ninth all-time.
Lee was one of four event winners for the men's team. Cameron Braithwaite had a conference–qualifying leap of 6.52 meters (21-feet, 4.75-inches) to win the long jump while Cerne won the pole vault and qualified for the conference meet with a mark of 4.26 meters (13-feet, 11.75-inches). Myles McDonal also won the high jump for the Loggers.
Matt Klein also had a standout performance as he finished second in the 10k to lead four Loggers to post NWC-qualifying times in the event.
Allanah Whitehall and Elizabeth King were standouts from the women's team as they both jumped on to their respective top-10 lists. Elizabeth King now ranks fourth in school history in the pole vault as she posted a mark of 3.15 meters (10-feet, 4-inches) today.
Whitehall won the 100m dash and took second in the 200m dash while qualifying for the conference meet in both events. Her winning time of 12.68 in the 100m ranks eighth in school history.
Molly Bradbury also posted the eighth-best steeplechase mark on the Loggers all-time top-10 list.
The Loggers travel across town next Saturday looking for more qualifying marks at the PLU Invitational.