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Washington Track Teams Improve Marks at Idaho Meet
Release: 02/17/2001
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Feb. 17, 2001

SEATTLE -- The Huskies raked in some last minute qualifiers for the Mountain Pacific championships, with improved performances at the McDonald's II Open meet in Moscow, Idaho, Saturday.

Red-shirt freshman Eric Garner (Kelso, Wash.) and sophomore Brad Walker (Spokane, Wash.) grabbed first-place finishes for the Husky men, in the mile run and pole vault, respectively.

Sophomore Greg Forni (Spokane, Wash.), senior Bevan Brian (Sacramento, Calif.), and senior Josh Renz (Spanaway, Wash.) all qualified for the Mountain Pacific championships in the 200m, 800m and long jump, respectively. Twenty-seven individuals have qualified to represent the Husky men at the championships. The list of entries will be released Monday.

On the women's side, sophomore Kate Spigel (Albuquerque, N.M.) and junior Kelsey Sheppard (Kirkland, Wash.) earned runner-up spots in the 3,000m and 55m hurdles, respectively.

Sheppard reached yet another Mountain Pacific qualifying mark in the 200m dash. (She had already qualified in the 400m.) Fellow 200m runner Jamara Smith (So., Oakland, Calif.) also reached the qualifying standard Saturday. Fifteen Husky women have qualified for the Mountain Pacific championships

The UW squads will travel to Flagstaff, Ariz., for the Mountain Pacific Conference Championships, Friday and Saturday, Feb. 23-24.

Husky Top Finishers

Feb. 17, McDonald's II Open, Moscow, Idaho

Women

2. Kate Spigel, 3,000m, 10:34.91

2. Kelsey Sheppard, 55m hurdles, 8.32

3. Zee Ogarro, Long jump, 18-7 3/4

4. Brittiny Roberts, Triple jump, 38-8 3/4

4. Tesha Moore, 400m, 58.05

5. Kelsey Sheppard, 200m dash, 25.31

5. Arlene Bledsoe, 400m, 58.13

5. Susan Werner, 800m, 2:17.45

6. Melissa Chapman, Mile run, 5:13.61

6. Liza English, 3,000m, 10:42.21

7. Jamara Smith, 200m dash, 25.61

Men

1. Eric Garner, Mile run, 4:16.53

1. Brad Walker, Pole Vault, 16-8 3/4

2. Marc James, 55m hurdles, 7.86

2. Josh Renz, Long jump, 22-9

2. Doug Jackson, Shot put, 49-4 1/4

3. Greg Forni, 200m dash, 22.08

3. Sean Steele, High jump, 6-8

3. Marcus Kelly, Triple jump, 47-0 1/4

4. Bevan Brian, 800m run, 1:53.58

5. Tyriff Rudder, 200m dash, 22.16

5. Cristian Adams, 400m run, 50.05

5. Jesse Giordano, 55m hurdles, 8.27

7. Todd Arnold, 3,000m, 8:46.80

7. Cory Christianson, High jump, 6-2

8. Anthony Walters, 400m run, 50.33

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