One school record falls as three Loggers open up indoor season

One school record falls as three Loggers open up indoor season

SEATTLE, Wash.—Three Puget Sound track athletes kicked off Puget Sound's indoor track season Saturday by competing in the UW Indoor Preview held at the Dempsey Indoor in Seattle.

Alicia Burns ran the 800 meter run Saturday afternoon, competing in section one of the event. She ran with the front of the pack throughout her heat and finished in 2:21,96, smashing her indoor school record of 2:26.39 in the process. Burns finished fourth in the section and less than a second out of second place.

In the men's long jump, Cameron Braithwaite jumped a distance of 5.98 meters in flight two of the competition. He achieved that distance in his third and final jump of the day, bettering his first mark of 5.90.

 Wrapping up the Loggers' participation in the Indoor Preview, Joe Cerne competed in the pole vault. Even though he did not record a height, he was able to move up to a heavier pole in the competition.

"Overall it was a good day for the Loggers," said head coach Mike Orechia. "We accomplished what we wanted to. The athletes got a chance to get the rust off and see where we are at this time of the season and to prepare for the upcoming meets."

The Logger track and field team will again make the short trek to Seattle Friday, Jan. 31 at the Husky Invitational. That meet will also be held at Dempsey Indoor on the University of Washington campus.