4x400 relay extends school record at Saint Martin’s

4x400 relay extends school record at Saint Martin’s

LACEY, Wash.—Just one week after setting a new school record in the women's 4x400 meter relay, the Puget Sound track squad has broken the record again during a strong showing at the Saint Martin's Invitational in Lacey, Wash.

The Loggers' 4x400m relay squad ran a time of 3:53.75, breaking last weekend's record by three-quarters of a second. Allanah Whitehall, Meg Gilbertson, Mara Cummings, and Alicia Burns combined to run the race for the Loggers, finishing first and beating out three Division II squads in the process. The time is once again one of the top 20 fastest in all of Division III.  

Burns and Whitehall both ran individual races as Burns took part in the 800 meter run and Whitehall competed in the 200 meter dash. Burns put up a mark of 2:15.05, her second-fastest time in the distance this year. The senior won the race, finishing ahead of two Division II athletes. Whitehall ran the 200 meter dash in 25.20 to win that event.

Cameron Braithwaite also had a strong meet for the Loggers, tallying seasonal bests in three events. He ran the 100 meter high hurdles in 16.65, the 100 meter dash in 11.41 seconds, and jumped 6.53 meters in the long jump. Joe Cerne also competed in Lacey, participating in the 100m dash, 110m high hurdles, long jump, and shot put.

The Puget Sound track and field squad will have one more meet before the NCAA Championships. They head down to Newberg, Ore., for the Last Chance Meet at George Fox on Thursday, May 15.