Monday, June 15, 2009

Weekend roundup: June 12-14...

With most of the attention focused on the NCAA Track & Field Championships this past weekend, several post-collegians from the area competed in Portland at the Portland Track Festival at Lewis & Clark College, and at the Harry Jerome Track Classic in Vancouver, BC.

Mike Sayenko, formerly from the University of Washington, was gunning for a 13:52 qualifying standard for the USA Outdoor Track & Field Championships next week in Eugene.

Sayenko, who is already qualified for the national championships in both the 5000 and 10000, finished third in 13:56.92. Former O'Dea & University of Portland standout Michael Kilburg, who now is training with the Hanson's/Brooks Distance Project, finished ninth in 14:00.08.

The link to the Portland Track Classic can be accessed here.

Sunday, the area's post collegians moved north to Burnaby, BC for the Harry Jerome Track Classic, Canada's biggest invitational track meet.

Former Washington Husky Carly Dockendorf, who is aiming for the Canadian national team for Berlin this summer, won the pole vault with a jump of 14-3 1/4 (4.35m). Her old UW teammate Kate Conwell was third with a leap of 12-9 1/2 (3.90m).

Another former Husky, Ryan Brown, placed second in the 800m with a time of 1:46.52.

In the men's javelin, ex-Husky & Boise State thrower Justin St. Clair was third with a mark of 223-1 (68.00m). Current Husky Kyle Nielsen, who on Friday threw at the NCAA championships in Arkansas, finished third with a mark of 221-5 (67.49m). Former Spokane CC thrower Shae Murray was fifth with a toss of 220-9 (67.30m).

Washington alum Ashley Lodree was third in the women's 100 meter hurdles in 13.61. Husky frosh distance sensation Kendra Schaaf, who was redshirted during the track season, finished sixth in the women's 1500 in a time of 4:21.62.

Current Husky javelin thrower Brooke Pighin (left/photo by Mike Scott), who also competed in the NCAA meet on Friday, finished fourth in her specialty with a throw of 154-2 (47.00m).

Former Washington mile record holder Eric Garner was ninth at Jerome in the 1500, running 3:45.64.

Complete results from the Harry Jerome Track Classic can be accessed here.

NOTE: Here is the link to the current entries to the USA Outdoor Track & Field Championships (senior men & women) to be held June 25-28 in Eugene, Oregon.

The link to the current entries for the USA Junior Outdoor Track & Field Championships, held concurrently with the senior meet is here.

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