Washington Tracksters Start Out On Right Foot At Early Bird Invitational.

Jan. 13, 2001

SEATTLE-- The Washington men's and women's track teams jumped feet first into competition at their first indoor meet of the 2001 campaign, the Early Bird Invitational in Cheney, WA.

The Huskies used the meet to welcome their newcomers to collegiate competition at Washington. The roster of competitors boasted many freshmen and transfers as well as red-shirts and a few program mainstays.

On the women's side, the relay teams came up big notching first-place finishes for UW. Juniors Susan Werner (Boise, Idaho) and Zee Ogarro (Inglewood, Calif.) brought in runner-up honors in the mile run and long jump, respectively.

On the men's side, it was sophomore/transfer John Snyder (Bellevue,WA) and freshman Todd Arnold (Westport, WA) along with the 4x400 relay team that boasted top honors for the Huskies. Senior Josh Renz (Sacramento, Calif.) and the distance medley relay team each earned runner-up accolades.

Full results of the Early Bird Invitational are available on the Eastern Washington webpage at: www.ewu.edu/athletics.

Washington's next competition will be Saturday, Jan. 20 at the Jerry Martin Invitational in Cheney, Wash.

Husky Top Finishers

Nov. 13, Early Bird Invitational, Cheney, WA


1. 4x400 meter relay team 4:06.86

1. Distance medley relay 12:57.70

2. Susan Werner Mile run 5:21.43

2. Zee Ogarro Long jump 17-4 3/4

3. Kelsey Sheppard 55m HH 8.29

3. Brittiny Roberts High jump 5-3

4. Brittiny Roberts Long jump 17- 1/2

4. Kate Spigel Mile run 5:31.65

5. Heidi Cunnington 500m run 1:22.72

5. Searan Salibian Shot put 42- 1/2

6. Chelsie Pentz 55m dash 7.32

7. Kelsey Sheppard 55m dash 7.36

7. Brandy White Long jump 15-11 3/4

8. Zee Ogarro 55m HH 9.07


1. John Snyder 500m run 1:05.73

1. Todd Arnold Mile run 4:23.52

1. 4x400 meter relay team 3:28.07

2. Josh Renz 55m HH 7.75

2. Distance medley relay team 10:49.70

3. Dustin Duke Mile run 4:24.37

3. Sean Steele High jump 6-6 3/4

3. Kevin deSouza Long jump 23- 3/4

4. Zach Sahlberg 500m run 1:08.05

5. Corey Christianson High jump 6-4 3/4

5. Eythor Westman 500m run 1:08.66

5. Hendrik Kok Mile run 4:27.74

5. Marc James 55m HH 8.00

5. Tyriff Rudder Long jump 22-2 1/2

6. Jesse Giordano 55m HH 8.07

6. Matt Hennessy 55m dash 6.61

6. Matt Topping Mile run 4:30.81

6. Frank Remund High jump 6-4 3/4

7. Marcus Kelly Long jump 21-7 1/4

8. Josh Renz Long jump 21-6 3/4

8. Doug Jackson Shot put 45-10 3/4

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