School heptathlon record falls at Husky Invite

School heptathlon record falls at Husky Invite

SEATTLE, Wash.—Two Puget Sound multi-event specialists wrapped up competition at the Husky Invitational Saturday, and Cameron Braithwaite wrote himself into the record brooks during the two-day meet held at Dempsey Indoor in Seattle.

Braithwaite tallied 4,095 points in the seven-event competition, eclipsing the school record of 3,635 by Joe Cerne last season. En route to the record-high score, he made the school's indoor top-five list in two events, the 60 meter dash and the 60 meter high hurdles. He ran the 60m dash in 7.42 seconds Saturday, the third-fastest indoor time for the event in school history. He also ran the 60m hurdles in 9.89 seconds on Jan. 31, Puget Sound's fifth-best time in that discipline. 

Also competing in the heptathlon at the Husky Invitational, Cerne set a personal best with 3,734 points in the event. He finished 10th in the 1,000 meter run Jan. 31, running the distance in 3:01.24 for 652 points towards his final score. He also finished 10th in the heptathlon shot put Jan. 31, tallying a distance of 9.73 meters and 469 points.

The entire Puget Sound track and field team will compete in the next event on the schedule, the Vandal Invite in Moscow, Idaho. That meet will begin at 9:00 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 8, and will run all day.