Thursday, February 4, 2010

Three more athletes commit to Huskies...

According to the official Twitter page of the University of Washington track & field team, the Huskies have three more athletes officially signed to national letter of intents.

The three are sprinter Matt Anthony, the reigning Oregon state 4A champion in the 100 & 200 out of Ontario HS in Ontario, Oregon; Sean Krinik (left/photo courtesy from Valencia/Placentia HS in Placentia, California, who is the current state champ at 800 meters; and, Kasen Covington, a two-time Idaho state 5A champion in the triple jump from Capital High School.

Covington, who visited the Seattle campus in early December and offered his verbal commitment over the Christmas holiday, opted to cancel a January visit to Tennessee. He chose the Huskies over intrastate rival Washington State.

“I really liked the city, I liked the campus, and it’s pretty well-known for jumps in the Pac-10,” said Covington, a 2009 All-Idaho first-team defensive back in football. “I can go there and be the guy, be the main triple jumper from the get-go," he told Jesse Zentz of the Idaho Statesman.

“It’s awesome to be committed,” he said. “I have been waiting for it, and now that it’s over, I can go through the season without that pressure on my shoulders. The Pac-10 is definitely where I wanted to go. I want a high level of competition throughout college.”

Though Covington had told Zentz of his verbal intent to attend Washington in late December, the school could not comment until the national letter of intent was in their possession.

Covington has a personal best of 49-10 3/4, set last April.

Anthony has personal bests in the 100 of 10.64, and 21.92 over 200 meters, and has also run 49.44 in the 400.

Krinik has a personal best in the 800 meters of 1:51.42.

The University of Washington is expected to issue a media release in the next few days to make the official announcements on their initial signees for the 2010-2011 season.

NOTE: Links to their marks are provided courtesy of, and

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