Weekend Track Highlights Include Past And Future
One week after competing for the International All-Stars at the Kansas Relays, former Husky great Jordan Boase of Bothell renewed his allegiance with the red, white, and blue, as the quarter-miler ran for Team USA at last weekend's Penn Relays in Philadelphia.
Boase was part of a very prestigious distance medley relay that included 2008 Olympian and U.S. Champion Nick Symmonds. Symmonds, Boase, Jacob Hernandez, and David Torrance made up the USA Blue team that went against Kenya, Morocco, Australia, Canada, and another USA squad, the "Red" team, as part of the USA vs. the World series at Penn.
Symmonds led off for 1200-meters, handing to Boase in second-place. Boase recorded the second-best 400-meter split of anyone, clocking 45.40 seconds at the handoff to Hernandez. The USA Blue team wound up taking second in 9:25.02, just a fraction of a second behind Kenya in at 9:24.97.
Boase has now made two-straight appearances at the legendary meet, as he helped the UW sprint medley to a second-place finish at the 2009 meet.
Over in Iowa at the 101st Drake Relays, the other legendary meet held last weekend, UW recruit Katie Flood followed up her 3,000-meter four-peat with a U.S.-leading 1,500-meter run on Saturday. She lowered her own Iowa state record with a victory in 4:28.30, which was also a new Drake Relays record for a prep.
Flood ran the time despite having already anchored another win earlier Saturday, as her Dowling Catholic crew won the 4x800-meters in yet another meet record.
Here are a few Flood-related videos from Drake. Check out the 1,500m win where she leads wire to wire and shows a great kick down the stretch, after already running 800-meters earlier!
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