Track and field performs well at Pacific Lutheran Invitational
The second meet of the season for the Puget Sound track and field team took place at the Pacific Lutheran Invitational on March 9, which comprised of several Loggers posting qualifying marks.
Freshman Elizabeth King (Portland, Ore.) led the women’s team by performing her best jump in pole-vaults this year, finishing second at 3.18 meters.
Sophomore Sierra Grunwald (Philomath, Ore.) and freshman Sunny Lewis (Portland, Ore.) also led the women’s team.
Grunwald finishing second in the 1500-meter run with a Northwest Conference qualifying time of 4:55.13 and Lewis coming in fourth in pole-vaulting, jumping 3.03 meters. Kathryn Flyte also qualified for the 1500-meter race at 5:01.78.
Junior Alicia Burns (Spokane Valley, Wash.), who captured the third spot in the 800-meter run and a qualifying time of 2:23.68, rounded up the women’s team.
The men’s squad also tallied impressive results, most notably by Matt Gilbert (Bellevue, Wash.). The freshman had another impressive outing in his second collegiate meet, finishing second in the javelin with a throw of 53.71 meters, which was just short of his school record that he set in the first spring meet.
Junior Joe Cerne (Enumclaw, Wash.) was also a big name for the Loggers as he qualified in the pole vault and 110 meter hurdles, with marks of 4.01 meters and 17.18 seconds, respectively.
Additionally, senior Matt Klein (Portland, Ore.) performed well in several events, including the 5000 meter run, where he finished third overall with a score of 15:36,71. The score was good enough to qualify for the NWC meet.
The Loggers prepare this week during midterms, as they will travel to McMinnville, Ore. to compete in Linfield’s Wildcat Invitational on Saturday, March 16.