Friday, April 18, 2008

U-Dub, the Cougs & the Falcons head to Mt. SAC; women's marathon trials weekend, etc.

The University of Washington, Washington State University & Seattle Pacific track teams head to Walnut, California this weekend for the annual Mt. SAC Relays.

Meanwhile, several women with ties to the state of Washington are in Boston for the US Olympic Team Trials--Women's Marathon on Sunday April 20th, with none having a realistic shot at making the IAAF standard of 2:37:00, other than former University of Washington standout Deeja Youngquist, who has a seed mark of 2:36.06, set at last fall's St. George (UT) marathon, which is notable for its primarily downhill course.

Youngquist, as many of you recalled, was suspended from competition for two years and her eighth place finish from the 2004 Trials (2:34:31) voided for failing a drug test. She has a marathon PR of 2:29:01, set in Chicago in 2003.

The Trials will be webcast starting at 5 am Sunday at

In a post unrelated to track and field/running, I'm disappointed that the National Basketball Association's Board of Governors voted 28-2 (Mark Cuban of Dallas & Paul Allen of Portland) to allow the Seattle Supersonics to move to Oklahoma City.

Is this over? We'll see when the city of Seattle goes to court in June.

As the late John Belushi says, "Nothing's over until we decide it is!"

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