Feb. 12, 2010
Need an off-season fix of Husky football? While spring practice doesn't begin until March 30, and the 2010 season doesn't kick off until Sept. 4, you can still see a couple of Washington football players in action this weekend in the Dempsey Indoor at the Husky Classic, one of the nation's biggest indoor track meets.
Polk, a sophomore from Portland, Ore., will run in the fifth heat of the 60 meters. The 12 heats of men's competition is slated to begin at 10:25 a.m. Saturday. Incidentally, running alongside Polk in that fifth heat is Oregon tailback LaMichael James. Oregon State wideout James Rodgers is scheduled to run in the first heat of the 60.
Elisara, a junior from Spokane, Wash., is one of 15 athletes in the second flight of shot putters. The shot put competition gets underway at 12:00 noon.
Elisara competed for the Husky track team in both 2007 and 2008, qualifying for the Pac-10 Championships both years. Polk, who won the Oregon 6A state title in the 100 meters as a high school senior, competed for the Huskies during the indoor season last year.
Of course, the entire UW track & field team is also in action in the Husky Classic, which features thousands of college athletes from teams all across the nation. It all gets underway Friday at 6:00 p.m. with the distance medley relays and the 5000 meters. The first event of a full day Saturday begins at 8:00 a.m. Admission is free.
For much more information, including a schedule of events, meet program and more, click here.