MCMINNVILLE, Ore. – Matt Klein and Elizabeth King each won their respective events to lead the Puget Sound track & field teams at the Wildcat Invitational on Staurday. Klein won the 5k while King cleared the highest bar in the pole vault.
Klein posted a personal-best 15:15.37 to take first in the 5k. He was followed closely by Justin Higa in third and Justin Bigelow in fourth in the event, who also posted personal-bests. Elizabeth King vaulted herself to No. 3 on the Loggers all-time list as she vaulted 3.35 meters (10-feet, 11.75-inches) to win the event.
Allanah Whitehall also came in third in two different events for the Loggers. She ran a 1:02.13 in the 400 meter run and a 27.17 in the 200 meter dash. Although she came in third, she was just .03 behind the event winner in the 200.
Sierra Grunwald also came in third in the 800 meter run with a 2:25.16 as did Taili Ni in the 5k with a 18:47.78.
Most of the team will have a week away from competition while the multi-event Loggers head to the Willamette Multis in an attempt to qualify for the NWC meet. Joe Cerne will compete in the decathlon for the first time since doing so in the NCAA Championships last spring.