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UW Indoor Open
Sunday, February 14
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Admission: $5 general admission; kids age 10 and under are free; UW students with Husky Card are free
SEATTLE - The Dempsey will once again take center stage in the NCAA track and field world this weekend, as Washington is set to host the annual Husky Classic this Friday and Saturday with hundreds of athletes from the nation’s top programs traveling to Seattle to compete. After the dust settles on the Husky Classic, the UW Indoor Open will pick right up on Sunday with another full day of action.
Typically one of the deepest, and fastest, meets on the collegiate track calendar, the Husky Classic produced 42 marks that ranked in the top-25 nationally by the end of the 2015 indoor season, including the fastest men’s mile in 2015 and the fastest women’s 3,000-meters. Ten of the 25 fastest men’s 5,000-meter times were set at the Husky Classic last year, as were nine of the top-25 women’s 5,000-meters. A total of 57 sub-four-minute miles have been run at the Husky Classic since 2006.
Friday’s session will be highlighted by those fast 5ks, with the top women’s heat set for 5:25 p.m. and the top men’s heat at 5:45. The first event on Friday will be the men’s weight throw at 4 p.m. and the women’s 200-meters will start at that time as well. The men’s 200-meters and the distance medley relays will follow, with all remaining track events coming on Saturday.
Saturday’s slate begins at 9 a.m. on the track and in the field. The fastest two sections in the mile, the 400-meters, 800-meters, and 3,000-meters will be grouped together beginning at 3:30 p.m. and the meet should conclude at approximately 6 p.m. with the men’s 4x400-meter relays.
Sunday’s Indoor Open will have another 9 a.m. start time and should wrap up at about 4:30 p.m.
The Husky Classic will be streamed live on Flotrack.com with a subscription required to view the broadcast.
While many schools will be sending teams of thirty or forty athletes to the Husky Classic, others will have just a select few aiming to get NCAA qualifiers on Friday and Saturday. California, Colorado, Oregon, Oregon State, UCLA, Utah, and Washington State will have large squads out of the Pac-12, with Arizona and Stanford sending smaller groups. Texas and Oklahoma State will both have sizeable groups on hand, while schools such as Arkansas, Penn State, Oklahoma, Baylor, Clemson, Georgia, Houston, North Carolina State, Louisville, West Virginia, and Tennessee will all be represented by select athletes.
Highlighting Friday night for the Huskies will be junior Kaylee Flanagan in the top section of the women’s 5k along with freshman Charlotte Prouse making her track debut after a great cross country season. 2016 USA Cross Country Champion Mattie Suver will be in the field as well. In the men’s 5k, NCAA cross country champ Edward Cheserek of Oregon is entered along with Husky school record-holder Aaron Nelson, and Fred Huxham. In the 200-meters, sophomore Sierra Peterson will go in the top heat, looking to build on a PR she set last week in Portland of 24.73. Travis Marshall and Andrew Brown will lead the men’s 200m entries.
Saturday’s sprints will be highlighted by U.S. Olympian and Dempsey record-holder Ryan Bailey in the 60-meters along with Huskies Quadelle Satterwhite, Marshall, Lucas Strong, and Jacopo Spano. Junior Kennadi Bouyer will see if she can sprint past the UW 60m record that she is .01 seconds away from, with Peterson also in the 60-meters. Alexis Ford, Krista Armstead, and Carolyn Birkenfeld are all in the top two heats of the women’s 400-meters, and Brown is in the fastest heat of the men’s 400m. In the hurdles, senior Chris Williams will look to climb the NCAA rankings in a loaded field that includes former NCAA 110m hurdles champ Devon Allen of Oregon. Freshman Morganne Hill and senior Naivasha Sophusson Smith lead the Dawgs in the women’s hurdles.
The women’s mid-distance events will have plenty of fireworks, as the 800-meters features Dempsey record-holder and Olympian Geena Gall in one heat, and UW record-holder and senior Baylee Mires in the top heat. The mile has senior Eleanor Fulton in the fast section against former NCAA Champions and now pro athletes Charlotte Browning and Natalja Piulisina. Amy-Eloise Neale will also in one of the top mile heats. In the women’s 3k, Maddie Meyers, Katie Knight, and Anna Maxwell will look for PRs and potential NCAA qualifiers in a heat led by Boise State freshman Allie Ostrander who leads the NCAA 5k list by 24 seconds after her run at the Dempsey two weeks ago.
Two weeks after their record-setting performances in the 800-meters and the mile, Izaic Yorks and Colby Gilbert will both step up to 3,000-meters on Saturday, running in a loaded top section. Gilbert set the UW school record in the event last year at 7:49.25, while Yorks just ran a new indoor 800m school record of 1:47.89 two weeks back. Blake Nelson and Johnathan Stevens will be entered in fast heats of the mile, and former Pac-12 champion Derrick Daigre looks to keep progressing back to top form in the men’s 800-meters.
Jax Thoirs will look to build on his strong 17-11 vault clearance from two weeks back, and gets to go up against Big 12 Champion Reese Watson of Texas. Chris Williams and Lev Marcus join Thoirs in the top flight. Talented Texas vaulters will also add depth to the women’s pole vault as the UW trio of Kristina Owsinski, Elizabeth Quick, and Diamara Planell Cruz will go against former collegiate record-holder Kaitlin Petrillose and three more Longhorns who have cleared 13-7 ¼ or better this season. In the high jump, Carson Murray is back in action against a couple Pac-12 point scorers. In the horizontal jumps, Kate Adler leads the Dawgs coming off a PR of 18-4 ½ two weeks back, while Josh Gordon and Cole Jensen go in the long jump after their strong heptathlons from the UW Invite.
In the throws, Frank Catelli and Jack Lembcke will be battling in the top flight of the shot put against another outstanding field that includes former NCAA Champion Ryan Crouser of Texas. Carey Campbell has had two big PRs thus far in the weight throw and another this week could break him into the Husky top-10 list. Sophomore Onyie Chibuogwu will look for a PR of her own in the top heat of the women’s weight throw, with Bev Coleman, Carolyn Gravelle, and Alyx Toeaina also throwing this weekend.