Friday, May 8, 2009

A Kendra Schaaf sighting (as well as a Ginnie Powell viewing)...

Recently, a reader of sent a private note wondering about where Kendra Schaaf was, as she was not a factor for the Washington Huskies during the indoor or for that matter, the outdoor season.

The talented freshman from Canada made a low-key appearance at the Ken Shannon/Ken Foreman Invitational at Husky Stadium Friday night, winning the women's 1500 meter run in 4:23.55.

Turns out that Schaaf, the two-time defending Canadian cross country champion, is being redshirted this season after a long 2008 campaign which included appearances at the world junior cross country and track championships, as well as a full fall campaign which included winning the Pac-10 harrier title and helping Washington score the first perfect score of 15 in conference history en route to winning the NCAA title in November.

Here's the UW recap of the meet, which can be accessed here.

Here's the SPU meet summary...

In other track & field action Friday, former Rainier Beach HS and USC standout Ginnie Powell made her 2009 season debut at the Doha Super Grand Prix meet in Doha, Qatar. Powell finished seventh in the 100 meter hurdles, running 13.15, in a race won by Olympic bronze medalist Priscilla Lopes-Schliep of Canada.

Results of the Doha meet can be accessed here.

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