Duck Quartet Prepare for USA Jr. Track Champs
June 14, 2001
EUGENE - A quartet of University of Oregon men's track and field athletes will compete one last time this upcoming weekend at the the 29th edition of the U.S. Junior National Championships.
Freshmen Jake Garlick (110 & 400 hurdles), Brandon Holliday (400 hurdles), Adam Jenkins (javelin) and Eric Logsdon (1,500) are entered in the two-day meet, scheduled for Sat.-Sun., June 16-17 in Richmond, Va.
In 2001, Garlick ranked third on the Duck squad in the 110 and 400 hurdles with season bests of 14.51 and 52.40, respectively, Jenkins stood second in the javelin (218-5), and Holliday ranked fourth on the team in the 400 hurdles (52.83).
All three of the aforementioned Ducks qualified for the recent Pac-10 Championships, although Holliday didn't travel to the competition due to the 24-athlete squad restriction for the meet. Jenkins took ninth in the javelin (197-7), and Garlick placed sixth in his qualifying heat of the 400 hurdles (54.59).
Logsdon redshirted the collegiate season and ran a 1,500 season best of 3:49.66 as an unattached entrant at the Peregrine Systems Open meet in Stanford, Calif., last weekend.
Looking back at last year's U.S. junior finale, Garlick took eighth in both the 400 hurdles (54.10) and 110 hurdles (14.53) after qualifying round times of 51.83 and 14.17, respectively.
Competing athletes this weekend are aged 14-19 (and must not turn 20 in 2001), and the top two finishers from each event qualify for the Junior Pan-American Championships, October 18-20 in Sante Fe, Argentina.
This weekend's meet information is located at http://www.usatf.org/events/2001/JuniorNationals
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