Nearly 90 Puget Sound student-athletes received their undergraduate diplomas during the university’s 127th commencement in Baker Stadium Sunday afternoon. More than 3,000 people were attendance during the warm and sunny event.
Long-time Puget Sound cross country and track & field head coach Mike Orechia announced his resignation to pursue other professional opportunities. Orechia will remain with the Loggers through the conclusion of the 2019 track & field outdoor season.
Puget Sound Athletics finished fourth for the 2018-19 Northwest Conference McIlroy-Lewis All-Sports Trophy, rounding out the academic year with 198 points. The Loggers matched Whitman in the standings, and Whitworth led the NWC with 268 points.
More than 400 Puget Sound student-athletes, coaches, staff, family, and friends gathered in Memorial Fieldhouse Tuesday evening for the annual All-Sports Celebration. The Loggers celebrated a wide array of accomplishments for the 2018-19 year, ranging from Northwest Conference titles to Academic All-American honors.
Puget Sound freshman runner Colin Monaghan won the Northwest Conference title in the mean 10,000-m run during the first day of the NWC Championships Friday. Pacific Lutheran is hosting the two-day event.
The Northwest Conference Track & Field Championships are a short drive away in Parkland, Washington, where several Loggers are poised to claim All-NWC status. Pacific Lutheran hosts the championships, April 26-27.
The Puget Sound men’s and women’s track & field teams prepare for the final meet before the Northwest Conference Championships, as the Loggers head to Portland for the Lewis & Clark Invitational, April 20.
Matt Wells ran the Northwest Conference’s fastest 110m hurdles during Jay Hammer Meet hosted by St. Marin’s (April 13), and the Puyallup, Washington native has been named the Logger Club Logger of the Week.
Jack Monaghan is both the Northwest Conference Men’s Track Student-Athlete of the Week and Logger Club Logger of the Week following an outstanding performance during the Peyton Scoring Meet in Baker Stadium (March 16).