Monday, June 17, 2013

USA Outdoor Track & Field Championships on the docket this week...

With possibly a late declaration or appeal pending, here is the list of Washington affiliated athletes competing at the USA Outdoor Track & Field Championships that begin on Thursday at Drake Stadium in Des Moines, Iowa:

MEN

Michael Berry (Rainier Beach HS) 400
Mark Wieczorek (Tacoma/Brooks Beasts) 800
Joe Abbott (WSU) 800
Jordan McNamara (Auburn/Riverside HS) 1500
Bernard Lagat (WSU) 5000
Jake Riley (Bellingham HS) 10000
Jeshua Anderson (WSU) 400 hurdles
Donn Cabral (Bellingham resident) 3000 steeplechase
Brad Walker (University-Spokane HS/UW) pole vault
Jarred Rome (Marysville-Pilchuck HS) discus
Joe Zimmerman (Lewis & Clark-Spokane HS/UW) javelin
Jeremy Taiwo (Newport HS/UW) decathlon

WOMEN

Katie Mackey (UW/Brooks Beasts) 1500, 5000
Becca Friday (Bellingham HS) 1500
Brie Felnagle (Bellarmine Prep HS) 5000
Christine Babcock (UW) 5000
Megan Goethals (UW) 10000
Ginnie Crawford (Rainier Beach HS) 100 hurdles
Collier Lawrence (WSU) 3000 steeplechase
Andrea Geubelle (Curtis HS) long jump, triple jump
Blessing Ufodiama (WSU) triple jump
Aretha Thurmond (Renton HS/UW) discus
Britney Henry (Lewis & Clark-Spokane HS) hammer
Kara Patterson (Skyview-Vancouver HS) javelin

Here's the list of athletes with Washington affiliations competing in the USA Junior Outdoor Track & Field Championships, which are held in conjunction with the senior nationals.  Note the junior championships begin on Wednesday.

MEN

100:  Tatum Taylor (O'Dea HS)
200:  Tatum Taylor, Marcus Chambers (Foss HS)
400:  Marcus Chambers
800:  Marcus Dickson (BYU/White River HS)
1500:  Hap Emmons & Nick Harris (UW), Collin Overbay (SeattleU), Will Drinkwater (Stanford/Gig Harbor HS)
110 hurdles:  Chris Williams (UW)
Pole vault:  Chris Williams
Triple jump:  Lane Russell (Tumwater HS)
Javelin:  Carson Fuller (UW)

WOMEN

400:  Whitney Diggs (Highline HS) 
800:  Alexis Daugherty (Skyline HS)
100 hurdles:  Daje Pugh (UW), Cece Jackson (Holy Names)
400 hurdles:  Cece Jackson 
Shot put:  Courtney Hutchinson (Mead HS)
Javelin:  Kerry Wright (Whitworth College)
Heptathlon:  Olivia Vincent (Holy Names)

Vincent will be in action on Wednesday, as the junior multi-events competition gets underway, with everything else starting up on Thursday.


paulmerca.blogspot.com will be in Des Moines to cover the national championships, which will determine who goes to Moscow for the world championships, and to Colombia for the Pan-Am junior championships.

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