CLAREMONT, Calif. – Senior Andrea Leiken and sophomore Joe Cerne concluded the Puget Sound Track & Field team's season today at the NCAA Division III Championships. Leiken placed 17th in the 400-meter dash while Cerne vaulted up to 14th in the decathlon.
Leiken ran her lone event at the championships in the first of three heats of the 400m dash. She posted a time of 57.83 to finish sixth in the heat and 17th overall to conclude her season and her Logger career.
Cerne opened up day two of the decathlon with yet another personal-best of 16.66 in the 110-meter hurdles. However, he finished 20th in the event. The personal-bests continued to come in the next event as he threw the discuss 117-feet, 4-inches. Cerne's appropriately started his vault up the standings in the pole vault. He tied his career-best with a vault of 14-feet, 5.25-inches to finish fourth.
In the javelin, Cerne didn't set a personal-best but was the top decathlete in the event to continue his ascent up the standings. He tossed the javelin 179-feet, 11-inches. Cerne completed the decathlon with a 4:45.43 in the 1500-meter run to place 10th among the decathletes.
Overall, Cerne set another career-best decathlon score with 6,416 points. He climbed six spots from day one to finish 14th.
The Loggers season came to a close on Friday with both Leiken and Cerne representing the Logger track & field teams well on the national stage.