Thursday, July 19, 2012

Trio of former Huskies tune up for Olympics in Europe...

The first half of the European season begins to wind down with the Olympics just around the corner, as a trio of athletes with University of Washington ties (photos by Paul Merca vic PicStitch) get ready for the action in London in just over a fortnight.

In Karlstad, Sweden, Norwegian Olympian Ingvill Måkestad Bovin will run the 800 at the Folksam Grand Prix meet on Thursday, as she possibly looks to duck under 2 minutes and possibly threaten her personal best of 1:59.82.

The start list for Karlstad is available here.

Friday's Hercilis Meeting in Monaco will feature Renton HS and UW grad Aretha Thurmond in one of her last meets before the Games, as she faces a field that includes Cuba's Yarelis Barrios, Germany's Nadine Muller, Croatia's Sandra Perkovic, and defending Olympic champ and American record holder Stephanie Brown-Trafton.

The complete start list for the Hercilis meet, which is part of the Samsung Diamond League series, is available here.

Saturday, Husky alum Brad Walker heads to Szczcin, Poland for the Janusz Kusocinski Memorial meeting where he'll face a strong field including Australia's Steve Hooker and France's Renaud Lavillenie

The start list for the Janusz Kusocinski meet is available here.

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