Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Part 2 of the 2010 UW track & field team preview...

In today's segment of the 2010 University of Washington track & field team preview, gohuskies.com previews the Husky women's distance squad, perhaps the team's greatest strength.

Washington returns NCAA cross country runner-up Kendra Schaaf (left/photo by Paul Merca), along with steeplechase All-American Mel Lawrence, two-time Pac-10 1500 meter champ Katie Follett, US Olympic Trials 1500 meter run qualifier Christine Babcock, and Seattle's Kailey Campbell out of Ballard HS.

In speaking about Kailey Campbell, UW coach Greg Metcalf says, "Kailey made tremendous progress last season and had a great, great cross country season. The big goal for her senior outdoor campaign is how do we go make the NCAA final at 1,500-meters? Based on what we saw from Kailey in cross country at the Regionals and Pac-10s and her ability to go close, I think she can run very fast at 800-meters and then make big time progress at 1500 meters and a mile right now."

In the spring, the Dawgs will have NCAA All-American Anita Campbell back for her senior season of eligibility in outdoor track (she's used up eligibility in cross country and indoor track).

You can read the full preview here.

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