Decathletes move up in final day of NWC Multis

Decathletes move up in final day of NWC Multis

SALEM, Ore.—Both Cameron Braithwaite and Joe Cerne moved up the leaderboard on day two of the Northwest Conference Mutli-event Championships Tuesday with Braithwaite taking fourth and Cerne sixth in the two-day meet held at Charles Bowles Track in Salem, Ore. The Loggers' two participants in the heptathlon, Emily Sheldon and Erin Stumbaugh, also concluded the meet, holding steady in the final three events.

Braithwaite tallied 6,143 points during the meet, good for sixth on the Puget Sound Top Performers list. He climbed into fourth place on the decathlon leaderboard during day two on the strength of a pair of top-two performances. Braithwaite tied for first in the pole vault by clearing 4.14 meters for a total of 656 points, and he finished second in the javelin with a toss of 52.72 meters, earning 629 points. The sophomore also set personal bests in the discus throw and 1500 meter run Tuesday. 

Cerne also climbed two spots in the rankings on the final day of competition, finishing with 5,990 points and in sixth place. Cerne led all competitors in the javelin throw, tossing a distance of 53.03 meters for 634 points. The senior also finished third in the 1500 meter run with a time of 4:37.70 for 695 points. Additionally, he finished fourth in both the discus throw and pole vault.

On the women's side, Sheldon and Stumbaugh held steady in eighth place and 12th place, respectively, during day two. Sheldon tallied 3,815 points in the met, moving into seventh on the Loggers' Top Performers list. On Tuesday she turned in a couple top-three finishes, taking second in the javelin throw and third in the 800 meter run. All three marks of Tuesday's marks were personal bests for the sophomore. 

Stumbaugh ended the two-day meet with 3,167 points and in 12th place of the heptathlon. Her best finish of the day came in the 800 meter run with a time of 2:41.23 for 550 points.

The Puget Sound track team has one more meet before the hosting the Northwest Conference Championships April 25-26. The Loggers will make their final tune-ups at the Spike Arlt Invitational in Ellensburg, Wash., on Saturday, April 19. That meet begins at 9:00 a.m.