TACOMA, Washington – Several Loggers stepped up in a big way during Puget Sound's 2019 outdoor track & field season.
Four Loggers claimed Northwest Conference titles, and Colin Monaghan was named the NWC Men's Track & Field Freshman of the Year. Earlier during the 2018-19 school year, Monaghan was named the NWC Men's Cross Country Freshman of the Year and Men's Runner of the Year after winning the conference championship race.
Monaghan won the men's 10,000-m NWC championship, crossing the finish line in 31:32.06. Matt Wells successfully defended his NWC title in the 110-m hurdles, crossing the finish line in 14.85.
Emery Bradlina made a dramatic late push in the women's 800-m, as she was the first to finish and claim NWC Champion status. Her 2:18.04 time was just 0.61 seconds ahead of the second-place runner. Three-sport student-athlete AJ Johnson is the NWC Champion in the men's triple jump. He cleared 13.53-m.
Rachael Metzler earned All-NWC in two different events. She placed third overall in the 800-m with a time of 2:23.31. She was also third in the 1,500-m, crossing the finish line in 4:49.12. Jack Monaghan earned All-NWC in the men's 1,500-m, as his time of 4:03.06 was good for third place.
During the course of the season, Isaac Fournier ran the NWC's second-best time in the 800-m, crossing the finish line in 1:53.72 (May 11).
Freshman sprinter Ryan Sutherland made in immediate impact for the Loggers. He was named the Logger Club Logger of the Week after winning the 400-m dash during the Ed Boitano Invitational in Baker Stadium (March 2). He crossed the finish line in 52.08 seconds. Sutherland also placed 11th in the 200-m dash with a time of 23.55.
The Puget Sound men's and women's teams both placed first out of eight teams during the Peyton Scoring Meet (March 16). Jack Monaghan won both the men's 800-m and 1,500-m, while Bradlina placed second in both the women's 800-m and 1,500-m.