BROOKS, Ore. – The Puget Sound women's team finished fifth at the Northwest Conference Championships with three runners finishing in the top-25. The men's team finished eighth.
Carrie Keith finished 15th to lead the Loggers in the 6k event. Her time of 22:59.80 was a personal-best and moves her up to 12th on the Loggers all-time list. Kathryn Flyte also ran a personal-best with a 23:04.73 and is 14th on the Loggers all-time list. Flyte finished 18th just in front of Molly Bradbury in 18th. Bradbury finished at 23:10.30, which is another Logger PR and ranks 15th all-time.
Laura Leach also reached the top-25 all-time Logger list with a personal-best 23:37.90 and a 21st-place finish. Alicia Burns finished 39th with a 23:47.59 and Andre Leiken had a 25:02.30 in 63rd to round out the Loggers scoring. Both times were PRs. In all, eight Loggers recorded a personal-best in the event.
Lewis & Clark took the women's NWC title. Willamette, Linfield and Whitman finished in front of the Loggers in order.
Whitworth took the men's title, followed by Willamette and Linfield. Lewis & Clark and Pacific were next in line with Whitman and Pacific Lutheran coming in sixth and seventh. The Loggers were eighth followed by George Fox.
Matt Klein led the Loggers in 21st with a 26:21.62 while Josh Seekatz finished at 26:35.36 in 28th. Casey Wall was next to cross in 44th at 27:06.87, just in front of Justin Higa in 45th at 27:08.60. Higa's time as a personal-best as was Patrick Graham's. Graham completed the scoring Loggers in 62nd at 27:41.10.
Klein and Seekatz will make their way to the NCAA West Regions while the entire women's team will make the trip next Saturday.