March 18, 2000
LOS ANGELES - Ben Lindsey and Ja'Warren Hooker each won a pair of events and registered NCAA qualifying marks Saturday, lifting the Washington men's track and field team to dual-meet victories over host UCLA and California at Drake Stadium.
The Huskies defeated UCLA 109-90 and edged California 100-99 in the dual-meet scoring format. The Washington men amassed five NCAA qualifying marks en route to winning 10 of 19 events
The Washington women's team claimed six of 18 event championships to finish second in tri-meet scoring. The UCLA women posted a winning total of 170 points followed by Washington with 107.5 and California with 104.5.
Lindsey, a senior from Lynnwood (Wash.) High School, guaranteed his fourth consecutive NCAA championship berth by winning the discus with an automatic qualifying distance of 198-feet, 11-inches. Lindsey also won the shot put with an NCAA provisional qualifying mark of 59-11 1/4.
Hooker swept the sprint titles, winning both the 100- and 200-meter races. He clocked a time of 10.35 in the 100 and an NCAA provisional qualifying time of 20.63 in the 200.
Two other Huskies reached NCAA provisional standards while winning events, Justin St. Clair in the javelin (227-8) and Matt Phillips in the pole vault (17-8 1/2).
The NCAA Division I Championships are scheduled for May 31-June 3 in Durham, N.C.
Also winning events for the Husky men were Tom Hildrum in the steeplechase (9:13.89), Derek Prior in the 400 meters (47.14), Geoff Perry in the 800 meters (1:53.53) and Jason Fayant in the 5,000 meters (14:37.10).
Washington women's winners included, Kara Syrdal in the 3,000 meters (9:46.98), Cami Matson in the 1,500 meters (4:26.62), Chelsie Pentz in the 400 meters (55.22), Kelsey Sheppard in the 400-meter hurdles (1:00.09), Megan Spriestersbach in the javelin (138-2) and the 4x400-meter relay team (3:44.08).
The Husky track and field teams return to action next week, competing at the two-day Stanford Invitational, March 25-26.