Tuesday, August 24, 2010

University of Washington cross country media day (part 1)...

On Tuesday, the University of Washington hosted media day featuring head coach Greg Metcalf, along with juniors Christine Babcock (left/photo by Paul Merca) and Max O'Donoghue-McDonald, who are expected to be among the leaders of the team.

After finishing seventh at the NCAA cross country championships in 2008 and helping lead the Huskies to their first national title that season, Babcock, an Olympic Trials qualifier in the 1500 as a high schooler, finished 34th at last year's meet, and was the fourth finisher on the squad that finished third in Terre Haute.

O'Donoghue-McDonald, a product of Seattle Prep HS, was the Huskies' number five finisher at last year's NCAA cross country championships, helping the Dawgs to an 18th place team finish.

In part one, head coach Greg Metcalf gives his outlook on the upcoming season, and the incoming group of freshmen. which Flotrack ranks as the number one recruiting class in the country. He talks about the expectations for both squads, and about hosting the Pac-10 cross country championships on October 30th at Seattle's Jefferson Park Golf Course.

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