April 24, 2010
BERKELEY, Calif. - Husky track athletes posted ten season-bests today as the Brutus Hamilton Invitational came to a close at Edwards Stadium on the Cal-Berkeley campus.
First up this morning was All-American javelin thrower Brooke Pighin, who dominated the competition to win by more than 25 feet. Pighin threw 167-6 on her second attempt, edging her previous season-best and coming within a foot of her lifetime best.
Washington continued to have a solid day in the field events. Junior Scott Roth earned another win in the pole vault, as his 17-foot, 5-inch clearance was more than eight inches ahead of the next competitor. Roth passed his last two attempts at 18-4 ½.
Freshman Logan Miller and sophomore Kelly Mudlo both cleared 12-2 ½ in the pole vault, a season-best for Mudlo. Freshman Julian Bardwell was fourth in the top long jump flight with a season-best of 23-3 ¼.
On the track, sophomore transfer Nikki Codd ran her second-consecutive stellar 800-meters. The Northern Arizona transfer placed fifth in 2:07.60, a new PR that is just .21 seconds short of the UW top-10 list. Codd moves up in the West Region rankings to 14th with the effort.
Freshman James Alaka shows no signs of slowing in the 100-meter dash. The London native took second in 10.41 seconds to professional sprinter Rubin Williams who won in 10.37. Sophomore Ryan Hamilton also ran a 10.79 in the prelims and was fifth in the open final.
Junior Dominique Lauderdale lowered her season-best twice today in the 100m dash. She ran 12.09 seconds in the prelims and then dropped that down to 11.92 in the finals to take the victory.
One of the premiere races of the day was the women's 100-meter hurdles. Senior Falesha Ankton got to compete close to her hometown of Benicia, California, and sliced into her season-best with a third-place run in 13.53 seconds.
The Huskies are now just a week out from the annual dual meet against Washington State, set for Saturday, May 1, in Pullman.
Huskies Run In The Twilite: A small pack of Huskies headed north to Bellingham Friday night to compete in the Twilite Invitational hosted by Western Washington at Civic Field. Field athletes accounted for four wins in the small college meet.
Clayton Johnson won the triple jump at 47-5 ¼ and Warren Woods was the long jump winner at 22-3 ¾. For the women, Caroline Soules had a win in the high jump with a season-best 5-4 ¼ and Nicole Vielma was the triple jump winner at 37-5.
A number of Husky men ran the mile, with Rob Webster Jr. leading the way in third place in 4:14.38. Michael Miller took second in the 800-meters in 1:55.34.
Behind Johnson in the triple jump was Thomas Kmett, who had a big PR of 46-7 ½.