Friday, September 10, 2010

Måkestad gets fourth in Milan, plus notes...

MILAN, Italy--Former University of Washington middle distance runner Ingvill Måkestad (left/photo courtesy of Norway finished fourth in the 800 meters at the Notturna di Milano meeting Thursday night.

Reigning world champion Caster Semenya of South Africa set a meet record, leading after the pacemaker dropped out, powering to a clocking of 1:58.16 on a cool night in the Italian city.

Måkestad, who set her personal best of 1:59.83 last week in Zagreb, Croatia, crossed the line in 2:00.68, behind France's Hind Dehiba (1:58.67) and Fanjanteino Felix (2:00.18).

Complete results from the Notturna di Milano are available here.

A tentative roster has been announced for the Super Meeting on September 19th in Kawasaki, Japan, which includes former University of Washington pole vaulter Brad Walker, who has vaulted sparingly this season.

You can see the list of invites here.

Most of the state's Division II schools, including Seattle Pacific and Western Washington, are heading to Yakima for the Apple Ridge Run Invitational, hosted by Central Washington University on Saturday.

The meet is significant for the Division II schools, as the Wildcats will also host the Great Northwest Athletic Conference championship meet on November 6th.

Seattle University will head to Portland for the West Coast Preview on Friday, hosted by the University of Portland. The Redhawks are the only Washington NCAA Division I school in action this week, as Washington, Washington State, Gonzaga, and Eastern Washington are off.

Gonzaga, Eastern Washington and SeattleU will compete in next weekend's Sundodger Invitational at Lincoln Park in West Seattle hosted by the University of Washington.

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