Athletics take part in day one of Husky Classic on Friday
SEATTLE, Wash. – Western Oregon University’s men’s and women’s track teams had nine student-athletes compete in the Husky Classic on Friday. Caitlin Heldt entered the top five of the program’s all-time list in the 3,000m, while Bailey Smith bettered his fourth all-time mark in the same event.
Heldt put on a great run in the women’s 3000m as her time of 10:07.50 not only propelled her to fourth on the WOU all-time list, but was more than 11 seconds faster than his previous best mark this season. Overall, Heldt arrived in 69and.
Smith, already fourth all-time in the WOU record books in the men’s 3,000m, shaved some time off his season best when he crossed at 8:26.30 on Friday to finish in 65and globally. He bettered his previous best time by more than a second.
Kaylin Cantu also competed in the women’s 3,000m and was just seconds off her ninth-best WOU all-time program mark in the event when she posted a time of 10:29.04 to finish in 78and.
Sam Cole shot 51-7.75 in the men’s shot put to finish eighth. Mark Warren was right behind finishing ninth when he hit a mark of 49-2.25.
In the women’s shot put, Liliana Lyness-Morales reached a distance of 45-11.25 to enter 19and. Emilie Charpentier also appeared in the event for Wolves and placed 23rdrd.
Ana Popock and Maliyah Thompson both competed in the women’s 60m hurdles. During the preliminaries, Popchock arrived 16and with a time of 9.18 and Thompson came in 18and with a time of 9.47.
WOU will continue the Husky Classic on Saturday with events beginning around 10 a.m.