April 13, 2013
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BELLINGHAM, Wash. - A few dozen Dawgs headed north to Western Washington University to put in work at the Ralph Vernacchia Team Meet, which wrapped up this afternoon at Civic Stadium. Husky athletes got wins in 11 events and set a number of season- and personal-bests in the process.
Washington had wins in just about every event area competing against a number of local small colleges.
The lone double winner on Saturday was junior Gareth Gilna, who had an impressive four-second win in the 1,500-meters of 3:52.85, and followed that up with a victory at 800-meters in 1:54.90.
A trio of freshman sprinters picked up wins today, as Travis Marshall had a great showing in the 100-meter dash, taking it in 10.80 seconds. Andrew Prentice won the 400-meters in 49.10 seconds, and fellow frosh Derrick Jones won the 400m hurdles in 54.70 seconds. Times in the sprint events have been rounded to the nearest tenth of a second; updated results to the exact hundredth should be available soon.
Junior Robert Henderson was runner-up in a pair of events, as he had a season-best hammer toss of 173-6 ½ and a best in the discus of 148-0 ¼.
One of the best marks on the women's side was senior Ally Mueller taking the javelin with a career-best toss of 143-5 ½, improving her eighth-place standing on the top-10 list. Freshmen Alyx Toeaina and Bev Coleman also went one-two in the shot put, with Toeaina throwing 41-10 and Coleman 39-10. Freshman Carolyn Gravelle also had a big PR in the hammer throw, tossing 147-4.
A couple mid-distance wins came on the women's side as well, as Annie Moore won the 800-meters in a time of 2:15.80, while senior Kayla Evans got on the track for the first time with a win at 1,500-meters in 4:48.80.
Freshman Daje Pugh was a winner in the 100-meter hurdles in 14.72 seconds with Naivasha Sophusson Smith second in 14.84. The final UW win came from Chloe Stiggelbout in the women's triple jump, with a mark of 34-3 ½.
The Huskies will take a large contingent back down to California next week for the annual Mt. SAC Relays.