Thursday, November 13, 2014

Lester, Hamlin and Barringer sign national letters of intent to run for the Huskies...

The University of Washington announced on its track & field team's Facebook page that they have signed three athletes to national letters of intent.

The Huskies received national letters of intent from hurdler Carly Lester (above/photo via Getty Images) from Rocky Mountain HS in Fort Collins, Colorado; Boise HS (Idaho) distance runner Emily Hamlin; and Charlie Barringer from Bothell HS.

Lester comes to Washington with a time of 41.18 in the 300 hurdles, which was the fourth fastest time in the nation this past season, en route to winning the Colorado 5A championship.  She's also run 61.17 over 400 hurdles at this year's USATF Junior Olympics, and 14.16 for 100 hurdles at the Colorado state meet.

Hamlin is the reigning Idaho 5A champion in both the 1600 and 3200.  She's run 4:54.55 for the mile and 10:38.25 for the 3200m.  She's also won three Idaho state 5A cross country titles.

Barringer was the runner-up at last weekend's WIAA 4A cross country championship meet in Pasco, running 15:22.  On the track, he was tenth in the WIAA 4A 1600 in a personal best of 4:14.42, and ran 9:05:53 in the 3200m at the Shoreline Invitational.

NOTE:  The University of Washington, along with media partner contributed to this report.

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