Sunday, March 18, 2012

Former Spokane prep standout Britney Henry opens with 70-meter hammer toss in Eugene...

EUGENE--With the exception of the University of Washington, Washington State, Gonzaga, and Eastern Washington, the state's Division I & II schools headed down Interstate 5 to compete in Sunday's Oregon Preview meet at historic Hayward Field on the campus of the University of Oregon.

While the host Ducks or pros from the Oregon TC Elite dominated the meet, winning the majority of the events, athletes from the state of Washington made an impact in Sunday's meet, contested under cold conditions, with occasional snow flurries greeting the participants early in the meet.

Hammer thrower Britney Henry (left/photo courtesy thebritneyhenryproject.blogspot.com), formerly from Spokane's Lewis & Clark HS, set a meet record, throwing 232-1 (70.73m) to eclipse her old meet record of 218-8 (66.67m), as all four of her throws were better than the old meet record.

Henry currently resides in Chula Vista, as the Oregon alum is training full time at the Olympic Training Center.

Seattle University's Zach Stanfield won the men's 200 with a time of 21.89, competing in the second of the two-section event.

St. Martin's Sam Washington won the discus with a toss of 144-5 (44.01m).

Western Washington's Emily Warman won the women's triple jump with a best of 38-5 (11.71m).

Club Northwest's Jenny Brogdon won the high jump with a leap of 5-7.75 (1.72m).

On the track, the best mark of the day was by Sally Kipyego of the Oregon TC Elite, as the world championships silver medalist in the 10000 missed her meet record in the 3000, running 8:53.83, just off the mark of 8:51.07 she set last year.

Complete results from the Oregon Preview are available here.

NOTE: The sports information office of the University of Oregon contributed to this report.

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