Dec. 8, 2010
SEATTLE - Track and field action returns to the Dempsey Indoor on Thursday evening with one of the most fun and unique events on the calendar, the Purple and Gold Intrasquad meet. Action begins at 5:30 p.m. with events including the sprints, jumps, vault, throws, and some interesting twists to the javelin throw and relay races.
With approximately 35 athletes on each team, bragging rights will be on the line, as returning All-Americans will mix with freshmen looking to impress early in their Husky careers.
The pole vault and long jump kick things off at 5:30, and the first running event will be the 60-meter hurdles at 6 p.m. Additional field events will include the weight throw, high jump, triple jump, shot put, and the "turbo jav", using a javelin training implement that rewards excellent throwing form but punishes those that are a bit off.
Running events will be highlighted by the second-ever World Championship at 88.11-meters, or the exact distance of the Dempsey straightaway which reaches back past the usual starting line for 60-meter sprints. Well-rounded distances (300-meters and 600-meters) will also be contested.
The night will conclude with the Allx307-relay, where every member from each team will line up to go once around the Dempsey oval on a marathon relay. Last year the Gold team got the relay win to secure its overall victory, edging Purple in the final relay in a time of 22:25.60 to 22:46.30, an impressively close race for the number of laps. Large leads can come and go quickly if, for example, a fleet-footed sprinter gets a burly thrower in their sights.
6:00 60m Hurdles Men followed by Women
6:20 300m Dash Men followed by Women
6:45 Distance Event Grudge Match
7:30 600m Run Men followed by Women
7:45 88.11m Dash Men followed by Women
8:15 All x 307 Relay Men and Women Together
5:30 Pole Vault Women followed by Men
5:30 Long Jump (4 jumps) Men and Women Together
6:00 Weight Throw (4 throws) Men and Women Together
6:15 High Jump Men followed by Women
6:45 Shot Put (4 throws) Men and Women Together
7:00 Triple Jump (4 jumps) Men and Women Together
7:15 Turbo Jav (4 throws) Men and Women Together