Friday, March 31, 2017

Darhian Mills breaks into UW top-10 in 400H at Texas Relays...

AUSTIN, Texas—Competing in the 400 hurdles for the second time ever, redshirt freshman Darhian Mills (left/photo by Paul Merca) broke into the University of Washington’s all-time top ten Thursday, as the main portion of the Texas Relays got underway at Mike A. Myers Stadium on the campus of the University of Texas.

Mills ran 59.21, the 14th fastest time of the day, as she finished fourth in her heat, won by LSU’s Kymber Payne in 57.77.  Her time now ranks her #8 in school history.

The men’s 400 hurdles saw Husky freshman Oscar Herrera run 55.28 in heat 8.

In the women’s javelin, Eastern Washington’s Samantha Baker was fifth in Section B of her event, throwing a best of 143-5 (43.72m) as Kristyn Archuleta of North Texas won with a throw of 151-3 (46.10m).

Washington’s Lev Marcus cleared 16-7.25 (5.06m) in section B of the University/College men’s pole vault. as did the Huskies’ Blaise Black in section C. Teammate Zach Shugart cleared 16-1.25 (4.91m) in the same section.

Action involving Washington’s D1/D2 schools gets underway Friday at the Texas Relays, Stanford Invite, San Francisco State Distance Carnival, and the UCLA Bob Larsen Distance Carnival.

At the Florida Relays, Rainier Beach HS and University of Oregon grad Michael Berry finished seventh overall and third in his heat of the open 400 meters, running 46.44 Thursday.

NOTE:  The sports information offices of the University of Texas, University of Washington, and Eastern Washington University contributed to this report.

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