Friday, February 20, 2009

Huskies enter USTFCCCA top-25 in both men's and women's polls...

Thanks to outstanding performances at last weekend's Husky Classic, the unranked University of Washington men's and women's track teams cracked the top-25 in the current U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association poll for the first time this indoor season, with the men ranked number 20, while the women are now ranked 22nd.

The rankings are based on a formula which assign points to individuals based on their standing in their individual events, to try and approximate scores at the NCAA Indoor Championships should the standings hold.

Washington added major points thanks to Jordan Boase's world-leading (all-conditions) time in the 400, where he ran 46.15 on the 307-meter Dempsey oval.

On the women's side, the Dawgs got major contributions to their totals from freshman Christine Babcock in the mile, senior Anita Campbell in the 5000, and sophomore Elisa Bryant in the 20-pound weight throw.

Washington returns to action at the MPSF Championships on February 27th & 28th, although a select number of athletes from the UW, along with Washington State and Eastern Washington will compete at the Vandal Collegiate meet on February 21-22nd at the Kibbie Dome on the campus of the University of Idaho.

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