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Huskies Kickoff Outdoor Track Season
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March 4, 1998

The Schedule: Saturday, March 7 -- Husky Classic Track and Field Meet
Husky Stadium; Seattle, Washington

This week: With the indoor season almost complete, the Huskies get a head start on their outdoor track and field season, hosting the Husky Track Classic, Saturday, March 7 at Husky Stadium. The first event of the day, the javelin, gets underway at 9:00 a.m. Track events will start at 11:00 a.m. with the women's 3,000-meter run. Another field of outstanding athletes from throughout the Northwest is expected, including university, college, and club competitors. This will be the first of five home meets for the Huskies.

Husky Classic Track and Field Meet Schedule

 9:00 a.m.   Javelin (women then men)      12:05 p.m.   1,500m (men)
             Pole Vault (women)            12:20 p.m.   110m Hurdles (men)
             Long Jump (women then men)    12:45 p.m.   400m (women)
             Triple Jump (women after LJ)  12:55 p.m.   400m (men)
             Triple Jump (men after women)  1:10 p.m.   100m (women)
10:00 a.m.   Shot Put (women then men)      1:20 p.m.   100m (men)
             Discus (women after javelin)   1:30 p.m.   800m (women)
             Discus (men after women)       1:40 p.m.   800m (men)
10:30 a.m.   High Jump (men then women)     1:50 p.m.   400m Hurdles (women)
11:00 a.m.   3,000m (women)                 2:00 p.m.   400m Hurdles (men)
11:20 a.m.   3,000m steeplechase (men)      2:10 p.m.   200m (women)
11:40 a.m.   400m Relay (women)             2:20 p.m.   200m (men)
11:45 a.m.   400m Relay (men)               2:30 p.m.   5,000m (men)
11:55 a.m.   1,500m (women)                 2:45 p.m.   1,600m Relay (women)
12:00 p.m.   Pole Vault (men)               2:55 p.m.   1,600m Relay (men)

Indoor Season Recap: The 1998 Indoor Track season was as much about the future as it was about the present. Freshman sprinter Ja'Warren Hooker took the nation by storm, setting two individual NCAA automatic qualifying marks, and leading the men's 1,600m relay team (Hooker, B.J. Dawson, Scott Anabel, Derek Prior) to the fifth-fastest time in the nation this season, at 3:07.33. Hooker will compete at nationals in the 200m, with a qualifying time of 20.95, and in the 55m, where he posted the second-fastest time in the nation this year-fastest by an American sprinter-with a blistering 6.09. Also competing for the Huskies at the national meet will be sophomore thrower Ben Lindsey, whose put of 65'5.25" at the Husker Invitational was good enough to qualify him for the NCAA meet, being held next weekend in Indianapolis, Ind. Washington's young track and field stars have people nationwide talking about the Huskies, and it is evident that the success enjoyed during the indoor season will only continue now that the outdoor season is upon us.

Next Meet: The indoor track season officially comes to a close next weekend with the NCAA Indoor Championships in Indianapolis, Ind. Competing for the Huskies will be Ja'Warren Hooker, Ben Lindsey, Scott Anabel, B.J. Dawson, and Derek Prior. The team will then travel to Fresno State in Fresno, Calif. on Saturday, March 21, the first dual meet of the 1998 season.

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