Saturday, February 27, 2016

SPU Last Chance meet has major national implications...

All of a sudden, what has traditionally been a very low-key meet featuring a bevy of Division II athletes chasing last minute qualifying marks has become a last chance meet for numerous post-collegians looking for marks to get into the USA indoor championships in Portland in two weeks.

The Seattle Pacific Last Chance meet , which will be contested at the Dempsey Indoor at the University of Washington, will have several national and international caliber athletes in the field, along with athletes from many of the Division II schools

Among those looking for marks are several members of the Seattle based Brooks Beasts, including world championships competitor Cas Loxsom (left/photo by Paul Merca), who is entered in the 800 meter run, where he’ll face Gig Harbor’s Mark Wieczorek, and the Nike Oregon TC’s Harun Abda.

US Olympian Jillian Camarena-Williams is entered in the shot put, while University Place resident resident and former USA national champ Andrea Geubelle is entered in the triple jump. There will be an international presence as well, as Latvia's Liga Velvere is in the 800, while Canada's Angela Whyte is in the 60 hurdles.

The meet starts approximately 45 minutes after the end of the MPSF indoor championship meet.

The tentative start list is available here (subject to change).

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