Saturday, December 18, 2010

News and notes, December 18th edition...


In a post on media partner Flotrack, Bothell's Brooks Sports announced plans for the first annual Brooks PR Invitational high school indoor track meet on Sunday February 27th between 1-4 pm at the Dempsey Indoor on the campus of the University of Washington.

This event, which will be webcast live on Flotrack, is designed to bring in many of the country's top high school track and field athletes in what appears to be a fast, fan-friendly format.

Athletes who meet the following standards are urged to contact Brooks at

EVENT (boys/girls)

2 mile:  9:10/10:30
1600m: 4:12/4:50
800m: 1:52/2:10
400m: 48.00/54.00
200m: 21.30/24.00
110h/100h: 13.90/13.95
100m: 10.50/11.70
60H: 8.00/8.60
60m: 7.00/7.55

Curiously enough, there are no field events listed…stay tuned.


In a post we missed, the NCAA announced that the 2011 NCAA cross country championships will be back in Terre Haute.

It originally was scheduled to be held at Portland Meadows, but apparently the NCAA felt uncomfortable with the meet being hosted in a facility that has gambling and off-track betting (really? I didn't know that!).

According to Track Focus, Oregon coach Vin Lananna is reported to have envisioned 10,000 people at Portland Meadows watching the entire race unfold from the grandstand.


Finally, our friends at Track Focus reports that former Husky sprinter Jordan Boase will spend the 2011 season training in Beaverton under Ryan Bailey's coach John Parks.

Boase, who made it to the semifinals of the 2008 Olympic Trials 400 meters as a UW junior, spent the past year training in Tallahassee, Florida.

Boase considered a move to Los Angeles, but it proved too expensive. In fact, Boase's former coach and current UCLA sprint coach LaMonte Vaughn hinted to earlier this fall that he was willing to work with Boase again if the situation presented itself.

In Beaverton, Bailey and Boase have access to Nike training facilities, especially crucial during the rainy winter.

You can read the full story here.

1 comment:

Becca said...

No field events because Brooks doesn't make field event shoes!

Also means MUCH less work for the officials and easier for the crew at Dempsey to start cleaning up after the MPSF meet.

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