Two more indoor mid-distance records fall at UW Open

SEATTLE—The Puget Sound track and field squad broke two more middle-distance records Sunday at the UW Open held at Dempsey Indoor in Seattle.

Sean Tyree smashed the school record in the men's 600 meter run, tallying a time of 1:26.95 in the event Sunday. He broke the mark of 1:30.29 set by Matt Hefner on March 12, 2012.

Alicia Burns ran the 800 meter run in 2:20.01, further extending her school record in the event. This is the third time she's set the mark this season as she first grabbed the record Jan. 18 at the UW Preview then bettered her mark Feb. 8 at the Vandal Open.

Distance runner Josh Seekatz finished first in his section of the mile run, tallying a time of 4:27.47. Fellow Logger Sierra Grunwald took second in her section of the mile on the women's side, earning a mark of 5:19.58. Also competing Sunday, Kathryn Flyte ran the 3000 meter run in 10:14.10, a personal record for her, and Taili Ni finished the distance in 11:03.89.

Everett West also won his section, completing the 60 meter dash with a time of 7.31 for the number two slot on the Logger top 10 list. . Ross MacAusland put up a mark of 7.46 in the event. On the women's side, Allanah Whitehall ran the race in 8.16, just 0.2 seconds away from the indoor school record in the event, and Anna Joseph put up a mark of 8.58, joining Whitehall on the event's top 10 list.

In the high jump, Maggie Rowe cleared 1.47 meters on her third attempt at the height, finishing in a tie for fourth in her flight. Two Logger men competed in the high jump as both Christopher Bueno and David Lovitz cleared 1.80 meters. Bueno cleared the mark on his first attempt while Lovitz took three leaps at that height to clear the bar.

Two female Loggers competed in the 400 meter dash as Mara Cummings finished 16th of 49 competitors with a time of 1:01.57, putting her second on the school's top 10 list, and Meg Gilbertson ran the race in 1:03.27.

Cameron Braithwaite tallied a long jump of 6.21 meters in that competition, and fellow multi-sport specialist Joe Cerne cleared 4.10 meters in the morning pole vault competition. Also competing in the pole vault, Sunny Lewis cleared 3.21 meters on her second try.  

A couple of Puget Sound throwers competed today as Reilyn Garton tallied a throw of 13.14 meters in the shot put for fifth in his flight and Chandler Breaux tallied a distance of 12.24 meters. Garton's mark put him on the top 10 list as well.

The Puget Sound track and field squad has two weeks until their next meet, the first outdoor session of the season. The Loggers will host their annual Quad Meet Saturday, March 1 with an 11:00 a.m. start time at Baker Stadium.