Husky Classic & Indoor Open
Classic: Friday-Saturday, Feb. 14-15
Open: Sunday, Sunday, Feb. 16
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SEATTLE – A pair of fast 5k’s highlighted the first evening of the Husky Classic, setting the stage for a huge day of track on Saturday. The Husky turnout was sparse tonight, but UW will have plenty of opportunities to make noise in the Dempsey tomorrow.
The women’s 5,000-meter invitational saw four women go under the 16-minute mark, with Elinor Kirk of UAB winning and moving to No. 5 in the NCAA in 15:44.38. Only seven women in the NCAA had gone under 16-minutes all season heading into tonight. The men’s 5k was even deeper, with eight collegiate running under 13:50, where only two athletes had broken that mark before tonight. Oregon’s Edward Cheserek, the 2013 NCAA Cross Country Champion, took over the national lead with a 13:40.51.
Senior Lindsay Flanagan, competing unattached as she only has outdoor track remaining, still set a big indoor PR in the top heat of the 5,000-meters. Flanagan was 10th overall in 16:05.93, which would have been the No. 2 time in school history indoors.
In limited field event action, senior Logan Miller chose to vault in the B-flight today and got the win, though she just missed attempting a big bar that would have put her into the NCAA picture. Miller cleared 12-11 ¾ on her first try, but missed out at 13-11 ¾. Freshman Kaitlin Zinsli, competing unattached, cleared an even 12-feet.
In the women’s weight throw, sophomore Bev Coleman was just a couple inches off her PR, going 52-9 ½ to finish 16th overall. Alyx Toeaina had a PR of 48-9 ½ to finish 25th. Jack Scheideman had the best toss for the men, going 54-8 ¾ to place 20th overall.
Racing picks right back up at 8:00 a.m. tomorrow, with the invitational sections beginning at 3:00 p.m.