TACOMA, Wash. – The Puget Sound track & field teams hosted their final and largest home meet of the season in the Shotwell Invitational on Saturday. The women took fifth as a team while the men took fourth on a rainy day at Baker Stadium.
The women's team came away with two event wins on the day. Taili Ni was the winner in the 5k with a time of 18:53.21. Her teammate, Kathryn Flyte, came in just behind for a second place finish and a time 19:03.42.
The women's 4x400m team also took first in a close race. The Loggers finished at 4:10.30 to edge out Central Washington by 0.34 seconds.
Allanah Whitehall finished fourth in the 200 meter dash and Elizabeth King took second in the pole vault in other notable performances for the women's squad.
On the men's side, Jon Lee was the only event winner for the Loggers. He won the triple jump with a mark of 13.77 meters (45-feet, 2.25-inches), which was nearly one meter farther than the closest competitor.
Matt Klein also ran a personal-best 15:13.21in the 5k to take second. Cameron Braithwaite's long jump of 6.53 meters (21-feet, 5.25-inches) placed him third in the event. Joe Cerne also ran a personal-best 58.51 in the 400 meter hurdles to take fourth.
The Loggers head to the Luau Invitational in Forest Grove, Ore. next weekend.