Track and Field sees strong day at Saints Open

Track and Field sees strong day at Saints Open

GRESHAM, Ore.—The Puget Sound track and field team was back at it again Saturday at the Saints Open in Gresham Ore., seeing 23 athletes achieve NWC Championship-qualifying times in Gresham, Ore.

Alicia Burns tallied two of those qualifying marks on the day after competing in the 400 meter dash and the 800 meter run. In the 400m dash she tallied a mark of 59.96, and she tallied the fastest time in the 800 meter run of the day with a mark of 2:17.68. Burns also anchored the Loggers' 4x400 meter relay which won section one with a relay time of 4:04.06.

Two other Logger women qualified in the 400 meter dash as Mara Cummings ran the distance in 1:00.41 and Melissa Motyer did so in 1:02.32.

Two other female Puget Sound athletes qualified in two different events on the day. Mary Dwigans made the conference meet in two hurdles events. She ran the 100 meter hurdles in 18:09 and the 400 meter hurdles in 1:14.26. Sprinter Allanah Whitehall also qualified in two events, running the 100 meter dash in 12.51 and the 200 meter dash in 26.15.

In the long distance races, Molly Bradbury hit a NWC qualifying mark in the 3000 meter steeplechase, and Kathryn Flyte did the same in the 5000 meter run.

Four female field event participants earned their tickets to the NWC championships as well Saturday with two pole vaulters and two jumpers making the cut. Elizabeth King and Sunny Lewis both cleared the requisite height in the pole vault with King clearing 3.04 meters and Lewis passing over 2.74. Maggie Rowe cleared 1.47 meters in the high jump and Emily Prasil tallied a leap of 10.09 meters in the triple jump, the second-longest in her flight.  

On the men's side, three Loggers put up qualifying marks in distance events. Sean Tyree ran the 1500 meter run in 4:07.54, Josh Seekatz finished the 5,000 meter run in 15:38.74, and Sam Carilli finished the 10,000 meter run in 34:32.62.

In sprint distances, Dillon Gongliewski ran the 110 meter hurdles in 16.24, the fastest time in his heat, and two Loggers qualified in the 200 meter dash as well. Everett West won his section of the 200 meter dash in 11.50, and Jonathan Rosenberg finished first in his section of the distance as well with an 11.54 time.

Two male field athletes also qualified. Gongliewski put up a mark of 54.86 in the javelin throw, the best of the meet, and Chandler Breaux also won his flight of the shot put. He tallied a distance of 13.56 meters.

The Loggers' track and field squad next competes Friday, March 21 at the Redlands Invitational in Redlands, Calif. That meet begins at 3:00 p.m.