PARKLAND, Washington – Four Puget Sound track & field student-athletes claimed Northwest Conference titles during the NWC Championships, April 26-27. Pacific Lutheran hosted the championships in Parkland, Washington.
Colin Monaghan won the men's 10,000-m NWC championship Friday, crossing the finish line in 31:32.06. It marks the second NWC title for the freshman sensation. He won the conference crown during the NWC Men's Cross Country Championships in the fall.
Matt Wells successfully defended his NWC title in the 110-m hurdles, crossing the finish line in 14.85.
Emery Bradlina made a dramatic late push in the women's 800-m, as she was the first to finish and claim NWC Champion status. Her 2:18.04 time was just 0.61 seconds ahead of the second-place runner.
Three-sport student-athlete AJ Johnson is the NWC Champion in the men's triple jump. He cleared 13.53-m. Johnson is also a D3football.com All-American wide receiver, and he is a member of the Puget Sound men's basketball team that reached the NWC Tournament for the second consecutive year.
Rachael Metzler earned All-NWC in two different events. She placed third overall in the 800-m with a time of 2:23.31. She was also third in the 1,500-m, crossing the finish line in 4:49.12.
Jack Monaghan earned All-NWC in the men's 1,500-m, as his time of 4:03.06 was good for third place.