Sunday, February 10, 2013

Tommy Schmitz and Catherine Street post top marks at UW Open meet...

SEATTLE--Former Marquette University standout Tommy Schmitz (left/photo courtesy Tommy Schmitz) and recent Linfield College graduate Catherine Street had the top marks of the day as the University of Washington played host to nearly a thousand post-collegiate, collegiate, and high school athletes at the UW Open meet at the Dempsey Indoor.

One day after running the 3000 at the Husky Classic in 8:01.28, Schmitz, who currently resides in Santa Barbara, California, ran a solo effort with help from pacesetter Macklin Chaffee in winning the mile in 4:03.83, nearly eight seconds clear of Harris Emmons of the University of Washington, in an effort that he called "effortless".

As she did last year, Street had the best women's mark of the meet, clearing 13-11 1/4 (4.25m) to win the pole vault, and earn a qualifying mark to the USA indoor championships in Albuquerque on March 2-3.

Among the top high school competitors in the meet was University of Washington signee Amy-Eloise Neal, as the Glacier Peak HS senior and reigning Washington 3A cross country champ ran 2:09.15 to finish third overall in the 800 meters.

Links to releases from Seattle Pacific and Western Washington are available by clicking on the school name.

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