Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Huskies elect to cancel UW Outdoor Preview meet...

Due to several factors including expected inclement weather, Washington track & field has decided to cancel the UW Outdoor Preview, which was set to take place this Friday at Husky Stadium.

For all family, friends, and fans of Husky track and field, the next opportunity to follow the Dawgs will be at the 2009 Stanford Invitational on March 27-28 in Palo Alto, Calif. The UW will be sending full men's and women's squads for its first outdoor competition of the spring.

Washington will still compete twice more in Husky Stadium this season, beginning with the 94th edition of the UW-WSU Dual Meet, hosted on May 2, 2009. Washington will also put on the Ken Shannon Invite on May 8.

On the heels of the NCAA Indoor championships last week in College Station, Texas, plus the combination of finals week at the University, and the possibility that the athletes would be competing in cold conditions (snow and hail marred the 2008 UW Outdoor Preview at Husky Stadium), the decision to cancel the meet was not a surprise to this observer.

NOTE: The University of Washington sports information office contributed to this report.

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