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» The Finishing Kick With Dan Sanders (GoHuskies.com; May 20, 2013)
2013: Great end to his career as he scored at the Pac-12 Championships for the first time, lowered his PR and qualified for the NCAA first round for the first time in the long hurdles … at Pac-12s in Los Angeles, he set a 400m hurdles PR in the prelims of 52.63, and then lowered it again to 52.41 in the final to finish sixth … also a mainstay on the 4x400m relay throughout the season, running the third leg at Pac-12s as the team finished fifth in 3:10.12 … made it to NCAA West Prelims in Austin, Texas in the 400m hurdles and on the relay, placing 41st in the hurdles in 53.60, and finishing 22nd with the 4x400m relay in 3:12.39 in his last collegiate race … second in the 400m hurdles at the UW-WSU Dual, posting a 53.42, and ran on winning 4x4 … took fifth in the long hurdles at the Pepsi Team Invite in 52.91 … at the Stanford Invite, the 4x400m relay ran 3:09.38, the best time for a Husky men’s 4x4 in five years … indoors, lowered his 400m PR to 48.29 seconds, just missing a point at the MPSF Championships with a ninth-place finish … ran on the fourth-place 4x4 at MPSFs, and also on the fifth-place distance medley relay, taking the 400-meter leg … part of the foursome that won the Husky Classic 4x4 in 3:11.50, the top time of the season … named to the Pac-12 All-Academic First Team … a member of the USTFCCCA All-Academic Team.
2012: The leading 400-meter hurdler on the squad once again and enjoyed a strong indoor season as well ... outdoors ran a best 400-meter hurdles time of 53.14 at the Beach Invitational, finishing sixth ... also ran 53.19 at the Mt. SAC Relays ... third in the 400m hurdles at the Pepsi Team Invite in 53.54 ... indoors, was the second leg on the fastest 4x400m relay of the season, which ran 3:10.64 to finish fifth at the MPSF Championships ... that time ranks eighth on the Husky indoor top-10 ... lowered his open 400m PR to 48.72 at the Husky Classic, finishing sixth ... ran on the 4x400m relay which got the win at the Husky Classic in 3:11.06 ... also ran a couple 800-meter races, the best a 1:52.66 at the UW Final Qualifier ... made the Pac-12 All-Academic Second Team.
2011: The top long hurdler on the squad, running the 400-meter hurdles at the Pac-10 Championships ... took 13th at the Pac-10 meet, running 53.93 despite battling the flu ... set a PR of 52.79 seconds to take third in the 400-meter hurdles in the UW-WSU dual meet ... ran on UW's season-best 4x400 relay, which ran 3:11.20 to take second in the dual meet ... fourth in the long hurdles at the Pepsi Team Invite, running 53.28 seconds ... ran 53.03 at the Mt. SAC Relays to finish 12th overall ... indoors, stretched his range out to 800-meters, with a best of 1:54.03 at the UW Final Qualifier ... finished 17th in the 400-meters at the MPSF Championships in 49.22 ... ran on the 4x4 relay three times indoors, a best of 3:14.02 in a runner-up finish at the Husky Classic ... earned Pac-10 All-Academic honorable mention.
2010: Earned his way onto the team then continued to impress as he posted the best 400-meter hurdles time on the squad ... won the Ken Shannon Invite 400m hurdles in a time of 54.35 seconds ... also ran a leg of UW's 4x400 relay at the Ken Shannon, which posted the best time of the year at 3:15.67 ... at the UW-WSU relay, ran 54.99 to place fourth in the 400m hurdles ... was the Mondo Invitational runner-up in the intermediate hurdles in 56.04 ... his indoor season was cut short by a foot injury after just one meet, but he took third in his Husky debut in the 600-meter run in 1:21.74.
High School and Personal: Born in Redmond, Washington ... parents are Chris and Sheri Sanders ... grandfather Robert Sanders ran track for UC-Berkeley ... lettered three years ... finished in 12th-place in the 300m hurdles as a junior at the 2008 4A Washington State Championships ... earned rookie of the year honors his sophomore year after a 6th place finish at the 2007 Kingco 4A Championships in the 110m hurdles... injured his senior year but still served as team captain ... also lettered in football his junior and senior years ... member of the National Honor Society for six years ... graduated with a 3.8 GPA.
2011 MPSF - 17th, 400m
2011 Pac-10 - 13th, 400m Hurdles
2012 MPSF - 22nd, 400m; 5th, 4x400m
2013 MPSF - 9th, 400m; 5th, DMR; 4th, 4x400m
2013 Pac-12 - 6th, 400m Hurdles; 5th, 4x400m
2013 NCAA Prelims - 41st, 400m Hurdles; 22nd, 4x400m