Contact: Mark Albanese, Director of Sports Communication
SEATTLE, Wash. - The Pacific Lutheran University track & field teams continued its weekend on Saturday, competing at the University of Washington's Ken Shannon Invitational.
Porter Kreier headlined the Lutes' efforts on the men's side, running a personal best time in the 1,500-meters. The first-year clocked a time of four minutes, 7.41 seconds in the event, finishing fifth in his heat. Joe Stilnovich ran a personal best time in the 400-meter dash, finishing runner-up in his heat in 53.31, finishing 15th overall. Brady Daly was second in his heat in the 100-meter dash, clocking a 11.69 while logging a time of 23.27 in the 200-meter dash.
In the field, Jason Rowland made his debut in the javelin, finishing sixth with a toss of 109 feet, three inches.
On the women's side, Maddie Smith won the 5,000-meters in her first attempt on the track in the distance, crossing the tape in 19:40.84 while Andraya Conger finished 13th in the 100-meter dash (13.31) and 14th in the 200-meter dash (27.66).
Vakeaemanu Hunkin placed third in the shot put with a toss of 40' 2 1/4" while Leah Johnson was eighth (33' 11 1/2").
Paige Runco cleared 4' 9" in the high jump, finishing seventh overall while Neely Harding (109' 8") and Emma Peters (101' 11") finished back-to-back in eighth and ninth, respectively, in the discus. Emily Burk was 10th in the long jump, leaping 15' 7".
In the pole vault, Maggie Watson cleared a personal best 10' 2 1/2" to finish 14th with Olivia Raymond finishing 15th (9' 8 1/2").
The Lutes are back on the oval next Saturday, competing at the Portland Twilight meet.