April 22, 2011
April 22-23 Eugene, Oregon Hayward Field
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EUGENE, Ore. - A windy evening at Hayward Field helped extend a few throws and jumps but made it tougher on the distance runners as a handful of Huskies competed at the Oregon Relays. Freshman Kasen Covington and junior Elisa Bryant turned in significant season-bests to lead the way.
A windy day in Eugene helped out with some nice marks in the jumps, led by freshman Kasen Covington in the triple jump. The Boise, Idaho native had a season-best 51-foot triple jump to place third, though it was wind-aided. The mark won't count towards the UW top-10 list, where it would rank fourth, but it will move him up to 12th overall in the West Region. Clayton Johnson also had a wind-aided season-best of 47-3. Redshirt frosh Alana Alexander was fifth in the long jump with a mark of 17-10 ¾, also wind-aided.
In the women's discus throw, junior Elisa Bryant continues to look more and more like her old self, as she was third with a season-best of 157-7 coming on her fourth throw. That is ten feet further than her previous best this season, and coming back closer to her 165-foot PR from 2009.
The field in the men's 1,500-meter run was very strong, but the times in the end weren't especially fast, as only one runner went under 3:45. Senior Colton Tully-Doyle led three Huskies across the line in fifth place in 3:49.63. Gareth Gilna and Ryan Soberanis were sixth and seventh.
Cameron Quackenbush ran his first outdoor race of the season, placing eighth in the second heat of the 5k in 14:37.75. Redshirt freshman Alison Ponce ran well in her first college 5k, placing eighth in the top heat in 17:17.45. Senior Kenna Patrick also ran for the first time this season, finishing in 17:33.23.
Action will resume tomorrow at 11 a.m.