McMINNVILLE, Ore. – Matt Klein and Marnie Hazelhurst each placed fifth in their respective 10k runs on Friday to lead the University of Puget Sound track & field teams at the NWC Championships.
Hazlehurst posted the women's best finish with her time of 39:22.27 in the 10k. She finished fifth in the field of 16 runners.
Carrie Keith finished seventh with a time of 12:00.90 in the women's steeplechase to score a couple points for the Loggers. Kari Hanson and Maggie Rowe also placed seventh and eighth, respectively, in the women's high jump to complete the Loggers scoring. Hanson recorded a personal best at 5 feet, 1.25 inches to place seventh and Rowe finished eighth at 4 feet, 11.50 inches.
Klein was the only member of the men's team to score on day one with a personal-best time of 33:25.94 on a fifth-place finish.
Alicia Burns led the Loggers prelim efforts as she earned a second-place seed in the 800 with a time of 2:20.29. Hayley Walker will also run in finals as she came in eighth in prelims.
Meg Gilbertson also earned a place in finals in 400, coming in seventh with a time of 1:02.11. Andrea Leiken will also represent the Loggers in the finals of the 200 and 400. She finished third in the 400 with a time of 1:00.38 and fifth in the 200 with a 26.65.
For the men, Emerson Sample will race in the men's 400m hurdles final as he finished fifth in prelims with a personal-best time of 57.85.
The Logger women's team is tied for seventh with nine points and the men's team is also in seveth-place with four points.
The NWC Championships conclude tomorrow. George Fox holds the team lead on the women's side while Whitworth holds a sizeable lead on the men's side.