TACOMA, Wash. – The Puget Sound track & field teams opened up the 2012 outdoor season with some solid performances at their Quad Meet with Lewis & Clark, Western Washington and Seattle Pacific.
The Logger women finished second as a team with 44 points. Western Washington's 92 points was tops in the meet. Lewis & Clark came in third with 39 points and Seattle Pacific rounded out the team scoring with 18 points in fourth.
For the men. Western Washington's 110 points was tops followed by 39 points from Seattle Pacific. The Loggers 29 points was third and Lewis & Clark came in fourth with 15 points.
Andrea Leiken had one of the most exciting performances of the day for the Loggers with a meet record and NWC qualifying time 58.23 in the 400m. She took first in the event. Leiken also took second in the 200.
Leiken also helped the Loggers 4x100m relay team take first with a 53.11. The women's 4x400m relay team took second.
Jocelyn Riordan also brought in first-place points as she competed alone in the shot put and hit a mark of 32' 5.75". She later earned a NWC qualifying mark in the javelin.
Carrie Keith also earned an NWC qualifying time of 11:37.00 as she came in second in the steeplechase. Sierra Grunwald took fourth in the 1500m with an NWC qualifying time of 5:02.44. Kathryn Flyte also hit an NWC qualifying time of 11:37.00 and took fourth in the 10k.
On the men's side, Joe Cerne led the Logges with a pair of NWC qualifying marks. His 12-foot, 11.75 inch mark in the pole vault and 183-foot, 4 inch toss in the javelin were both NWC qualifiers. He finished fourth and third, respectively.
Josh Seekatz had the Loggers highest individual finish when he came in second in the 1500m with a 4:13.39. Sean Tyree came in third in the 800m at 2:02.33 and Bryan Soto came in right behind at 2:02.89 in fourth.
The Loggers 4x400m team also came in second with a 3:33.17. Alec Dimario competed alone in the triple jump and finished with a mark of 39-feet, 8.75 inches.
The Loggers next compete at the PLU Invitational on March 13 in Parkland, Wash.