TACOMA, Wash. – The Puget Sound women's track team won the team title at the Peyton Scoring Meet on Saturday in Baker Stadium. The women's team edged St. Martin's for the team win while the men's team finished in third.
On the women's side, the Loggers scored 66 points as a team to better St. Martin's with 61 points, Pacific Lutheran with 45 points and Olympic College with 23 points. St. Martin's 67 points on the men's side was good enough for the team win. Pacific Lutheran finished second with 63 points, the Loggers had 52 points in third and Olympic College had 14 points.
Andrea Leiken came away with two more wins and another meet record for the Loggers. She won the 200m with a 26.38 and set the Peyton Scoring Meet record with a first-place time of 58.22 in the 400m. She also took part in the women's 4x400m relay, which came in first with another meet record time of 4:08.27. Alicia Burns, Meg Gilbertson and Karin Harper ran the first three legs to help break the record.
Burns also had an NWC qualifying time, along with teammate Sierra Grunwald, in the 1500m run to finish 2-3 in the event. Gilbertson took second in the 400m hurdles with an NWC qualifying time of 1:10.67.
Carrie Keith brought in another win for the Loggers in the 3000m steeplechase with another NWC qualifying time of 11:51.00. The Loggers final win on the women's side came in the 4x100m.
The premier race for the Loggers came in the men's 1500 when a trio of Loggers finished 1-2-3 in the event. Josh Seekatz led the the trio with a 4:11.38, followed by Robert Snowden and Sean Tyree. Seekatz also took part in the Loggers 1-2 finish in the 5000m. Matt Klein's 15:57.66 took first, followed by Seeekatz.
Vidal Hillard may have had the performance of the day in the men's pole vault. He set a personal-best and had an NWC qualifying mark of 13-feet, 11.75-inches to tie for first.
Justin Higa brought in the Loggers final first place run of the day in the 3000m steeplechase. He posted an NWC qualifying time of 10:37.47 to capture the title in the event.
The Loggers head to Spokane, Wash. next week to compete in the Sam Adams Invitational.