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Hooker Finishes Third in 60-meter dash at NCAAs
Release: 03/10/2001
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March 10, 2001

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark.-- Day two of the NCAA Indoor Track & Field Championships at Randall Tyson Track Center brought more national accolades to Husky senior sprinter Ja'Warren Hooker, Saturday evening.

Hooker (Ellensburg, Wash.), the 2001 NCAA runner-up in the 200-meter dash, finished third in the 60-meter dash with a time of 6.64 Saturday in Fayetteville, earning him another All-America title. He entered the event ranked third based on preliminary heat times, boasting a heat-winning time of 6.60 in the prelims. Texas Christian senior Kim Collins, the NCAA 200-meter champion, earned a second title, winning the 60-meter event with a time of 6.58.

Hooker, the 1998 NCAA champion in the 55-meter dash, clocked his season-best 60-meter dash time, an altitude adjusted 6.55, at the Mountain Pacific Championships Feb. 24 in Flagstaff, Ariz.

In Friday's action, Hooker, a six-time All-American, sped to the title of runner-up in the 200-meter dash at the NCAA meet, en route to earning All-America honors as one of the top eight American athletes in the event, with a time of 20.56 in the event finals Friday night. TCU's Collins edged Hooker by one hundredth of a second in the finals.

The time of 20.56 he recorded in the 200-meter finals, was Hooker's best 200-meter mark of the 2001 indoor campaign.

After 14 events, the Washington trio (Hooker, Brad Walker, and David Bazzi) had racked up 16 points, which ties the team for 11th-place overall.

Full results of the NCAA Indoor Track & Field Championships are available on the Internet at:

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