Friday, May 27, 2016

Huskies add eight more athletes to Eugene at NCAA West Regionals...

LAWRENCE, Kansas—The Washington Huskies advanced eight more athletes in Friday’s session of the NCAA West Preliminary Round at Rock Chalk Park, hosted by the University of Kansas.

In the women’s 800, Washington’s Baylee Mires (left/photo by Paul Merca) finished second in her heat in 2:05.72, while Olympia native Brooke Feldmeier of Oregon, who did not run well at the Pac-12 meet in Seattle two weeks ago, rebounded and qualified for the nationals as a time qualifier, running 2:06.22.

In the women’s steeplechase, Washington’s Charlotte Prouse (10:09.42), and Gonzaga’s Shelby Mills (10:09.76) both advanced.  In the men’s steeple, both Washington’s Aaron Nelson (8:49.49) and Andrew Gardner (8:47.92) moved on to Eugene, while Washington State’s Forrest Shaffer was 13th and the fastest non-qualifier at 8:51.68.

The men’s javelin saw Washington’s Quinn Hale (224-11/68.56m) and Carson Fuller (224-10/68.53m) both advance.  Washington State’s Liz Harper advanced to nationals in the high jump in a jump-off for the 12th and final spot, clearing 5-9.25 (1.74m).

In the pole vault, which was contested indoors because of the weather conditions that wiped out Thursday’s competition, Pac-12 champ Jax Thoirs of the Huskies (17-7.75/5.38m) easily advanced, as did his female counterpart Liz Quick (13-10/4.22m).

Pac-12 400 hurdles champ CJ Allen of Washington State ran the second fastest time of the day in winning his heat in 50.77 to easily advance to Eugene.

Tacoma’s Marcus Chambers of the University of Oregon qualified for Eugene in the 400 as a time qualifier, running 46.48 in his heat.

Earlier in the day, Washington advanced Pac-12 10000 champ Katie Knight and Kennadi Bouyer in the 100 meters, and Tyler King in the men’s 10000, to give the Dawgs eleven athletes going to the national finals in Eugene.

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