Loggers shine on conference, regional, national stages

Loggers shine on conference, regional, national stages

TACOMA, WashingtonMatt Wells competed on the national stage and field athletes garnered awards during the 2018 Puget Sound outdoor track & field season.

Wells traveled to La Crosse, Wisconsin, for the NCAA D-III Outdoor Track & Field Championships (May 24-26), where he set two personal records. During the decathlon, Wells cleared 1.99-m in the high jump, and threw 37.09-m in the discus, both of which are personal bests. He finished third in both events. He also won the decathlon's 110-m hurdles by crossing the finish line in 15.03 seconds.

Wells won the Northwest Conference title in the 110-m hurdles for the second consecutive year. He crossed the finish line in 15.14 seconds during the championships at Linfield (April 24). 

Both Wells and Brandin Porter received U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) All-West Region honors. Porter placed second in the men's discus during the NWC Championships with a throw of 43.59-m. His best mark this spring was 45.32-m during the Ken Shannon Invitational.

Wells and Porter are two of five Loggers to earn All-NWC honors in 2018. Wells earned nods in both the 110-m hurdles and decathlon, while Porter wrapped up his freshman season with an All-NWC honor in the discus. Jack Monaghan took third in the men's 800-m by timing in at 1:57.53, good for an All-NWC bid. Alvin Johnson claimed second place in the men's triple jump for an All-NWC honor. He cleared 13.56 meters.

Alison Wise earned an All-NWC honor in the women's 800-m. She crossed the finish line in 2:17.58, good for third place.