Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Former Husky Jordan Boase set to run 400m race in Daegu; Ginnie Powell Crawford entered in 100h...

DAEGU, Korea--Former Washington Husky All-American Jordan Boase (left/photo courtesy University of Washington) is among the entries for Wednesday's Colorful Daegu Pre-Championships Meeting on the same track where next year's IAAF World Track & Field Championships will be contested.

The Bothell High School product is entered in the 400 meter dash, where he will face a field that includes 2000 & 2008 Olympic 400 meter hurdles champion Angelo Taylor, along with fellow Americans Jamaal Torrance, Miles Smith, and David Neville.

Boase, who signed with agent Paul Doyle, is now training in Florida. He's raced sparingly so far this season, including two relays and a 200 meter dash, according to this interview he did with media partner Runnerspace.com at the Penn Relays last month, where he ran on the distance medley relay for Team USA:

Also entered in the Daegu meet is former Rainier Beach HS and two-time world championships finalist Ginnie Powell Crawford in the women's 100 meter hurdles, where she'll face recent world indoor 60 hurdles champ Lolo Jones, former University of Illinois star Perdita Felicien of Canada, and former UCLA star and 2008 Olympic hurdles champ Dawn Harper.

Naturally, the hype surrounding the meet centers on Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt's season debut in the 100, according to the preview from the IAAF.

The start list for the Colorful Daegu Pre-Championships Meeting can be accessed here...

Meanwhile, paulmerca.blogspot.com got a short note from another former Husky, Ingvill Måkestad, who informs us that she will be running a 3000 meter race in Oslo at Bislett Stadium Wednesday, where she will shoot for a sub 8:54, on the heels of her 1500m PR at last week's Doha Diamond League meeting.

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