Friday, December 11, 2009

Scott Roth clears 18-0 1/2 to highlight Purple/Gold Intrasquad meet...

To conclude the fall training session, the University of Washington hosted the first Purple/Gold intrasquad meet Friday afternoon at the Dempsey Indoor.

Clearly the best mark of the afternoon's competition was pole vaulter Scott Roth's (left/photo by Jason Drake, Univ of Washington) 18-0 1/2 (5.50 meters) jump to win the event for the Purple team. Afterwards, he told us that he was pleasantly surprised that he jumped that high, especially in December.

Roth took three good shots at 18-4 1/2 (5.60m) to end the competition.

Another outstanding mark was in the men's turbo javelin competition, as Kyle Nielsen of the Purple team won with a throw of 65 meters (213-3)

Dominique Lauderdale (Purple) won the rarely contested women's 88 meter dash in a new world indoor best of 10.87. Ryan Hamilton of the Gold team laid claim to the men's indoor world best, winning in 9.63 seconds.

The highlight of the meet was the running of the co-ed (we think) 30 x 307 meter relay as throwers, jumpers, and sprinters combined forces to run the climactic event.

As they did throughout the meet, the Gold team won the relay, in a time of 22:25.6, with the Purple crossing the line in 22:46.3 (hand-timed).

The regular season opens for the University of Washington on January 16th with the UW Indoor Preview meet at the Dempsey Indoor facility. The team is currently going through fall semester finals, before embarking on its Christmas break.

Here are video highlights from the UW Purple/Gold Intrasquad meet:

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