April 11-12, 2014
Husky Outdoor Track
Meet Schedule | Heat Sheets
SEATTLE – The Dawgs return to their new home at the Husky Outdoor Track this weekend to host the Washington Open, one of just two home meets on the outdoor schedule this spring. Against a heavily Northwest field, the Huskies have several athletes in the meet looking for season-bests and NCAA first round qualifiers.
Three events will take place on Friday afternoon in the infield. The men’s hammer throw starts at 2 p.m., followed by the women’s javelin at 4:30 and the men’s javelin following. Things pick back up at 9:00 a.m. on Saturday with the first couple field events, and the first track race will get underway at 12 noon. Action is expected to last until approximately 5:00 p.m.
This will be just the third meet at Washington’s new purple track, following the UW-WSU Dual and the Ken Shannon Invite last year. The field will be made up primarily of local colleges such as Western Washington, Seattle Pacific, Puget Sound, Pacific Lutheran, and Evergreen State.
Coming off a big meet at Stanford last weekend, many of UW’s top distance runners will be getting work at different distances than they’re accustomed. Katie Flood and Katie Knight, who both ran sub-16-minute 5,000-meters last week will be entered at 800-meters, as will Meron Simon and Blake Nelson on the men’s side.
Derrick Daigre steps up to 1,500-meters for the first time, part of a pack of 10 Husky men entered at that distance.
At 200-meters, Quadelle Satterwhite leads several men’s entries and Haley Jacobson is in the field for the women, coming off a 24.60-second PR last week. She will also step up to 300-meters for the first time this season. Kimberly Sueckle will be in the 100-meter hurdles and the trio of Chris Williams, Howard Lao, and Devin Liebel will go in the men’s hurdles.
Senior Kayla Stueckle leads the 400-meter hurdles field with sophomore Krista Armstead entered in what would be her first time hurdling in college.
After taking the week off last week, the vertical jumps crew will be out in full force on Saturday, with pole vault All-Americans Jax Thoirs and Diamara Planell Cruz on the runways, along with MPSF Champ Kristina Owsinski, and senior A.J. Maricich looks for a Prelim qualifier in the high jump.
Sophomore Alyx Toeaina and redshirt freshman Jack Scheideman lead the way in the shot put, while freshman Gina Flint gets her first college meet experience though she’ll be competing unattached. Bev Coleman will look to continue moving up the UW top-10 list in the women’s hammer, and freshmen Koryn Andrus and Ashley Alexander will both try and add to their strong early marks in the women’s javelin.
The first event on Friday, the men’s hammer, is slated to feature Nike/NYAC pro Kibwe Johnson, a U.S. champ in the hammer who was ranked No. 1 in the U.S. by Track & Field News from 2010-12.