Track & Field loosens up before NCAA's
The 20 Husky track & field student-athletes on hand in Fayetteville, Arkansas are currently resting up before the NCAA Outdoor Championships kick off tomorrow morning. Junior Zack Midles and sophomore Elisa Bryant will be the first Huskies in action tomorrow, each competing in the hammer throw qualifying rounds, with Midles starting at 10:30 a.m. (Central) and Bryant beginning at 1 p.m. The first track event for UW is the semifinal of the men's 4x100m relay.
The Huskies flew to Dallas then hustled over to their connecting flight to Tulsa, before driving on to Fayetteville, arriving around 1:30 a.m. Tuesday morning. The Dawgs got in about an hour-long workout at the track this afternoon, highlights of which can be viewed in the video below. A steady breeze helped ward off the humidity, but temperatures are expected to be in the 90s on Wednesday.
Many of the Huskies are still coping with final exams. Junior Katie Follett, running in the 5,000-meter prelims tomorrow, got back from practice and headed straight to take a Nutrition 405 exam, while senior sprinter Kenjamine Jackson sat in the lobby before dinner poring over an unidentified multiple-choice exam proctored by Academic Coordinator Rod Jones. 1,500-meter entrants Christine Babcock and Kailey Campbell have sociology and psychology finals to manage over the next couple days, and will try to create additional finals for themselves by advancing through the prelims on Thursday.
GoHuskies.com will have photos and videos from each day of the championships in addition to a full recap. Live results should be available tomorrow on the NCAA's website
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