April 20, 2013
|Mt. SAC Relays
April 18-20 at Hilmer Lodge Stadium in Walnut, Calif.
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WALNUT, Calif. - Washington's third weekend in California wrapped up this evening with a sprints-heavy day at the Mt. SAC Relays. Most of the Huskies got a chance to soak up some sun while just a small group of sprinters, led by senior James Alaka, competed at Hilmer Lodge Stadium.
Alaka had a pair of season-bests as the three-time Pac-12 Champion is looking to peak for the postseason. Running in the invitational heats of the 100- and 200-meters, Alaka took a step closer to his usual excellence today. In the 100-meters, Alaka was seventh overall in a time of 10.52 seconds into a -0.4 headwind. Later in the day, the London native clocked a 20.96 to finish seventh again in the 200-meters. Both times are fastest this season by a Husky.
Alaka had another appearance earlier in the day as the second leg of UW's 4x100-meter relay. The quartet of Chris Williams, Alaka, Quadelle Satterwhite, and Maurice McNeal ran a season-best 40.25 seconds to finish fourth in the invite heat, and the top collegiate relay.
In the invitational women's 400-meters, UW product Jordan Carlson, competing unattached, ran a great outdoor season opener of 53.56 seconds. Carlson just completed her Husky eligibility this past indoor season owning the 400m school record indoors and out.
Washington will now get set for an exciting week to come, as the Huskies will officially open their new outdoor facility next Saturday, April 27, for the annual dual meet against Washington State.