TACOMA, Washington – Championship season is just a couple of days away, as the Puget Sound track & field teams prepare for the Northwest Conference Championships at Linfield, April 20-21.
Matt Wells holds the league's best mark in the 110-m hurdles this season, timing in at 14.54 seconds in the Jay Hammer Meet (April 14). Wells also enters the weekend with the seventh-best high jump (1.88-m). Wells ranks fifth in the long jump this season (6.51-m), while Jesten Moya ranks sixth (6.44-m). AJ Johnson is second in the triple jump (12.96-m), dating back to the Ed Boitano Invitational (March 3). Brandin Porter is fifth in the discus (44.95-m) entering this weekend. Isaac Fournier holds the NWC's sixth-best time in the 800-m (1:56.28) and 1,500-m (4:02.783) this season.
Samantha Schaffer has the sixth-best time in the NWC for the 5,000-m (18:07.59), and she's fifth in the 3,000-m steeplechase (11:28.30). Abagail Dalke is ninth in the 10,000-m with a time of 41:06.57, a mark she achieved during the Ed Boitano Invitational (March 3). Alise Wise ranks eighth in the 800-m, finishing the race in 2:20.62 during the Shotwell Invitational (March 31).
Last year's championships
Matt Wells was named the NWC Freshman of the Year following the 2017 NWC Championships. He won the 110-m hurdles, placed ninth in the high jump, and was a member of the fourth-place 4x400-m relay team. The Logger men placed seventh as a team, while the women finished eighth.