Men's Track & Field Ready for Husker Invite
Feb. 6, 2002
EUGENE - Ending their first month of the indoor season, the University of Oregon men's track and field team will take on many of the nation's best this weekend in the Frank Sevigne Husker Invitational in Lincoln, Neb., Fri., Feb. 8. The Ducks will match up against Arizona, Brigham Young, Colorado, Nebraska, and Washington State in the Bob Devaney Sports Center at the University of Nebraska.
Tentative Duck men's entries include sprinters Allan Amundson, Cory Gray, Brandon Holliday and Samie Parker, hurdlers Micah Harris and Terry Ellis, middle distance runners Simon Kimata and Ross Krempley, distance runners Ryan Andrus, Adam Berqquist, Eric Logsdon, John Lucas and Noel Paulson, high jumpers Jason Boness, Kyley Johnson and Jake Horner, horizontal jumpers Foluso Akinradewo 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.
Tentative Event-by-Event Duck Men's Entries (subject to change)
60 - Amundson, Gray, Parker
60m Hurdles - Ellis, Harris, Pappas
200 - Gray
400 - Holliday
800 - Kimata
Mile - Andrus, Paulson
3,000 - Bergquist, Logsdon
5,000 - Lucas
High Jump - Boness, Horner, Johnson
Pole Vault - Howell, Slye, Woods
Long Jump - Lorenzo, Pappas
Triple Jump - Akinradewo, Strubel
Shot Put- Ingrim, March
Weight Throw - Kriz
More meet information is available at the University of Nebraska's web site at www.huskers.com.
Currently on the NCAA qualifying lists, several Ducks are ranked among the nation's best.
Last weekend in the UW Quad Classic in Seattle, redshirt juniors Jason Boness (high jump, 7-1) and Micah Harris (60 hurdles finals, 7.90) exactly met the NCAA provisional minimum qualifying standards en route to wins. The distance corps saw four Ducks join the Mountain Pacific Championships qualifying list in the mile - redshirt junior Simon Kimata (mile, second, 4:06.74), redshirt freshman Noel Paulson (mile, third, 4:06.80), redshirt sophomore Ryan Andrus (mile, fifth, 4:09.81), and redshirt freshman Eric Logsdon (mile, sixth, 4:10.01). Additional men's personal/seasonal bests and conference qualifying marks came courtesy of sophomore Brandon Holliday (400, fifth, 48.94), redshirt junior Jason Slye (60 hurdles, seventh, 8.53), redshirt senior Kyley Johnson (high jump, second, 6-11), redshirt senior Cody Howell (pole vault, fourth, 16-6 3/4), freshman Derek Strubel (triple jump, fourth, 47-9 1/4), redshirt senior Rian Ingrim (shot put, fifth, 55-2), redshirt sophomore James March (shot put, seventh, 52-1 3/4), and redshirt junior Adam Kriz (weight throw, third, 60-2 1/2).
Looking ahead, the Duck men travel to the Mountain Pacific Championships, in two weekends, Fri.-Sat., Feb. 22-23 in Flagstaff, Ariz.