Monday, February 28, 2011

Zach Stanfield wins 400 meters at Great West indoor championships...

NEW YORK--Seattle University's Zach Stanfield (left/photo courtesy Seattle University) won the 400 meter dash to garner the Redhawks' second individual victory of the meet as the Great West Conference indoor track & field championship meet concluded at the New Balance Armory Track & Field Center Monday.

Stanfield, who raced in the finals of four events, won the 400 meter dash with a time of 48.76, placed fourth in the 200 meter dash in 22.21, and was fifth in the 60 meter dash with a time of 7.02.

He also competed in SeattleU's fifth-place 4x400 meter relay, along with Duncan MacKay, Zachary Schlachter, and Dan Auld, which finished in 3:24.88.

Both Seattle U's men's and women's teams moved up to fifth in the final standings, with the men collecting 55 points and the women ending with 46. South Dakota won both the men's and women's championships with 170.5 and 222 points, respectively.

SeattleU's press release from the Great West Championships can be read here.

Complete results from the Great West meet are available here.


Former Washington Husky Ingvill Måkestad is entered in the 1500 meter run at the European Championships that begin Friday in Paris.

She'll run in a first round heat at 5:25, local time on Friday, with the finals scheduled the next day.

The link to the entry lists for the European Championships are available here; the timetable for the meet is available here.

Meanwhile, former Washington State Cougar Bernard Lagat is in Melbourne, Australia to contest the 5000 at the Melbourne Track Classic on Thursday.

Lagat, who won yet another USA Indoor title over 3000 meters on Saturday in Albuquerque, New Mexico, will face a field that includes Chris Solinsky, the American record holder in the 10000, Matt Tegenkamp, and Andrew Bumbalough, all of the Oregon Track Club Elite/Portland; Australian internationalists Craig Mottram and David McNeill; and, Kenya's Isaac Songok.

The link to live results from the Melbourne Track Classic is available here.

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