NEWBERG, Oregon – In the final day of competition at the Northwest Conference Championships, the Puget Sound track & field teams came away with three individual wins that included a record-breaking performance in the women's 200-m. Allanah Whitehall set a new program-best in the event, timing in at 24.85.
As a team, the Logger men came in fifth accumulating 86.50 points. The Whitworth men took the team title with 218.33 points. On the women's side, Puget Sound finished in sixth with 60.50 points. The Whitworth women's team came in first, gathering 234 points.
After winning the men's 10,000-m yesterday, Tyler Shipley took first in the 5,000-m. He finished in 14:57.71. Also on the men's side, two Loggers finished fifth in field events. Cameron Braithwaite took fifth in the triple jump with a leap of 13.49m and Steven Branham cleared 1.79m in the high jump, good for fifth.
On the women's side, Whitehall once again left her competition in the dust. She won the 100-m (12.15) by nearly half a second. She also broke her own school record, set earlier this season, in the women's 200-m. Whitehall finished under 25 seconds for the first time in her career, timing in at 24.85. She won the 200-m by nearly one second over the rest of the field. Whitehall was also a member of two relay teams that finished in the top-three. The 4x100-m team comprised of Logan Bays, Mara Cummings, Anna Joseph and Whitehall placed third, timing in at 49.60. The women's 4x400-m team took second place. Cummings, Melissa Motyer, Whitehall and Alison Wise teamed up to cross the line in 3:58.69. Cummings also placed fourth for the Loggers in the 400-m dash (59.66).
Next up for Puget Sound is the Pacific Twi-Lite Meet in Forest Grove, Oregon. The event gets underway at 2pm on Friday, May 1.
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