April 14, 2007
WALNUT, Calif. - Juniors Norris Frederick and Alex Harcourt, and senior Myrriah Swango each earned NCAA Regional qualifying marks Saturday in split-squad competition in the state of California, continuing a busy weekend for Washington's track and field teams.
Frederick and Swango competed with UW's jumpers and selected others at the prestigious Mt. SAC Relays -- which continue through Sunday -- while Harcourt joined UW's sprinters and hurdlers at Cal's Brutus Hamilton Invitational.
Roosevelt High School graduate Frederick, an All-American in both the high- and long jumps indoors in March, began his quest for a fifth-career All-America honor Saturday with a best clearance of 6-feet, 10 ¾ inches in the high jump at Mt. SAC, good for fourth in the outstanding collegiate field.
Swango, meanwhile, moved to No. 7 in UW history with her first-ever regional qualifying performance in the pole vault, topping 12-5 ½ to tie for fourth.
Harcourt completed the qualifying trifecta with a winning time of 46.73 seconds in the 400 meters at Cal, an outdoor collegiate-best and well below the regional standard of 47.20 seconds.
Those performances bring UW's total number of NCAA qualifiers this season to 30, equaling its total from the entire 2006 campaign. After Sunday's conclusion to the Mt. SAC Relays, just three meets will remain for Washington before the 2007 Pac-10 Championships at Oregon, including the always-thrilling UW-WSU Dual at Husky Stadium in two weeks' time.
For complete results from the Mt. SAC Relays or the Brutus Hamilton Invitational, or for more information on Washington track and field, visit www.gohuskies.com.