April 20, 2002
BOISE, Idaho - Sophomore Cristian Adams today concluded two days of competition at Boise State's Bronco Invitational by taking second in the 400 meters in 47.65 seconds to become Washington's 30th Pac-10 qualifier of the 2002 season. Despite Adams' effort, the 15th- ranked Husky men dropped both ends of a double-dual with Boise State and Idaho State, while the No. 10 Washington women's squad swept three duals against Northwest opponents.
The men's team fell 107-68 to the host Broncos, and dropped a close 94-86 decision to Idaho State to fall to 4-4 on the season. Washington's women improved to 7-2 with a 118-78 win over Boise State, a 125-69 defeat of Idaho, and a 109-76 win versus Idaho State.
Adams, a native of Lakewood, Wash., raced Boise State's Jay Finke to the line, finishing less than one tenth of a second behind the Bronco sprinter and two tenths of a second ahead of the qualifying standard for May's Pac-10 Championships meet. The mark places Adams seventh among Pac-10 sprinters, and is the first conference qualifying mark of his Husky career.
Helping the Husky women sweep their duals were five UW event winners, including double-winners Lindsey Egerdahl and Kelsey Sheppard. Egerdahl, who won Friday's 800-meter event, claimed victory Saturday at 1,500 meters, crossing the line in 4:39.71. Sheppard, meanwhile, completed a sweep of the hurdles events with a 14.24-second victory in the 100-meter high hurdles, nearly a half second ahead of second-place finisher Keneesha Lewin of Boise State.
Other event winners on the second day of competition at the meet included sophomore Jesse Giordano in the 110-meter hurdles, senior LeTesha Moore in the 400 meters, senior Searan Salibian in the shot put, and junior Heather Reichmann in the javelin. Reichmann improved her Pac-10 qualifying mark to 149-9 with the win, moving up to ninth in the Pac-10 this season.
Meanwhile, competing late Friday at the elite Mt. SAC Relays in Walnut, Calif,, junior Kate Bradshaw improved her NCAA provisional-qualifying mark with a 16th-place finish in 34:20.86, five seconds ahead of her previous qualifier. The mark places Bradshaw 17th in the nation, and fourth in the Pac-10 this season.
Also competing at Mt. SAC late Friday was sophomore Dustin Duke, who placed 31st in the 5,000-meters in 14:44.70.
Several Washington athletes compete late Saturday night at Mt. SAC, with results to be recapped early Sunday at www.gohuskies.com. For up-to-the-hour results of the Mt. SAC meet, visit http://VM.MTSAC.EDU/relays/2002/index.html.