Two More National Titles For UW Recruits
Husky track recruits Sean Krinik and Mackenzie Carter joined Megan Goethals as national champions this weekend as the Newbalance Outdoor Nationals concluded in Greensboro, North Carolina. Goethals won the 2-mile run Friday with the second-fastest time in history.
Krinik, the U.S. leader at 800-meters this season and California State Champion, proved his poweful finishing kick works just as well on the East Coast, as he won the top heat in a time of 1:49.57. Krinik stayed patient through the first lap, then moved up on the outside and blew past the field down the stretch.
Carter ran the third leg for her high school, Fayetteville-Manlius (New York), in the 4x800-meter relay. Her split was timed at 2:10.48 and put FM in position to post an upset win over another New York squad, Garden State, which had defeated Fayetteville-Manlius at the state meet. Carter's crew finished in 8:46.98, the second-fastest time in U.S. history and a new meet record.
Carter's time gives UW four incoming women who have run 2:10 or faster this year in the 800, along with Goethals, Katie Flood, and Chloe Curtis. Curtis also competed in Greensboro this weekend, anchoring Redondo Union to second-place in the 4xMile relay on Saturday morning with a sub-five-minute mile split, before coming back to take 11th in the 800-meter final later that night in 2:10.18.
One other future Husky in competition this weekend was Ashley Schnapp in the women's pole vault. Schnapp tied for 9th with a clearance of 11-10.
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