Track Teams Prepare for Husky Scoring Meet
Jan. 16, 2002
EUGENE - In their first appearance of the 2002 indoor season as full squads, the University of Oregon men's and women's track and field teams will travel north to the Husky Scoring Meet in Seattle, Wash., Sat., Jan. 19. The Ducks will match up against Oregon, Washington, Portland, Portland State and Western Oregon, and the meet will be scored as head-to-head duals afterwards.
Tentative Duck men's entries include sprinters Cory Gray and Eric Dahl, hurdlers Micah Harris, Terry Ellis, Brandon Holliday and Justin Weiler, middle distance runner Simon Kimata, distance runners Noel Paulson, Eric Logsdon and Seth Pilkington, jumpers Jason Boness, Kyley Johnson, Foluso Akinradewo, Jake Horner and Derek Strubel, pole vaulters Trevor Woods, Cody Howell and Jason Slye, throwers Rian Ingrim, Adam Kriz and James March, and multi-eventers Santiago Lorenzo and Billy Pappas.
Duck women's athletes traveling include sprinters Janette Davis, Nikki Ferguson, Torkwase Fraser, Michelle Donovan and C'Rel McAllister, hurdler Lucretia Larkin, jumpers Amanda Brown, Jenny Brogdon, Rachael Kriz, Mary Murphy, Clarice Hayward-Lee and Maegan Traver, pole vaulters Becky Holliday, Niki Reed, Kirsten Riley and Georgette Moyle, throwers Mary Etter, Katie McKeever, Jordan Sauvage and Dani Keyser, and heptathlete Jenny Kenyon.
Meet Schedule - Tentative Duck M&W Entries
More meet information can be found at the University of Washington's web site at www.gohuskies.com.
Last weekend, the Duck women opened the 2002 indoor season by sending four pole vaulters to the Pole Vault Summit and were paced by junior transfer Becky Holliday. The Sparks, Nevada native cleared a mark of 13-5 1/4 that equaled the NCAA automatic standard of 4.10 meters (13-5 1/4) and also tied the school record. Sophomore teammate Kirsten Riley upped her personal best with a mark of 12-9 1/2 in a different section - a mark equaled by senior teammate Niki Reed - as both easily met the NCAA provisional mark of 3.80 meters (12-5 1/2).
On the men's side at the same event in Reno last weekend, sophomore Trevor Woods cleared 17-4 1/2 to better the NCAA provisional standard by almost four inches, but was not allowed to take attempts at the next height due to time constraints. A pair of Oregon decathletes joined in the success as senior Santiago Lorenzo raised his indoor best to 15-9, and Billy Pappas tied his indoor best of 14-5. Senior Cody Howell ended with a mark of 16-2 1/2 to improve on last year's indoor opener, and junior Jason Slye no-heighted at the opening height of 16-0. True freshman Jonathan Derby traveled on his own and competed unattached and cleared 15-7 - a four-inch personal best from his prep best of 15-3 from the 2001 outdoor season.
In two weekends, the Duck women will send several athletes to the Portland Indoor, Sat., Jan. 26, while the men's squad will send decathletes to a seven-event indoor heptathlon at the University of Wisconsin, Fri.-Sat., Jan. 25-26.