Jarvis Qualifies for NCAA Championships at Husky Invite
Feb. 13, 2005
Seattle, WA and Boise, ID -
The Golden Bears sent their distance runners to Seattle for the HuskyInvitational this weekend while the sprint and power groups competed in Boise,ID at the Holiday Inn Invitational. The meet in Seattle has become a major drawfor middle distance and distance runners seeking qualifying marks for nationalchampionship meets, featuring a total of 65 NCAA qualifying marks along withpost-collegiate athletes qualifying for the USATF Indoor championships.The track at Boise State, meanwhile; has begun earning a reputations as one ofthe fastest tracks in the country which features a fast mondo surface withbanked turns and a steel superstructure.
The action in Seattle was highlighted for the Bears with Chloe Jarvis'time of 2:08.69 in the 800m, which earns her a provisional berth to the NCAAIndoor championships in Fayetteville. Along with Jarvis' mark, there were sixother Golden Bears who broke their previous personal records out of the nineathletes who trekked up to Washington. Andy McClary passed his oldpersonal record in the indoor mile with a mark of 4:17.40. His brother AlexMcClary came close to his indoor personal record in the 800m, managing a1:50.94 effort, good enough for fourth in his heat and overall. In the 3000m,school record holder in the outdoor 10000m, Giliat Ghebray, broke hispersonal record and finished seventh out of 60 athletes, running 8:06.42. Kevin Davis, junior national champion in the 3000SC, also broke his personalrecord in the 3000m with a time of 8:17.23. In the women's 3000m, All-American,Bridget Duffy broke her personal record along with teammate Abby Parker,running 9:43.52 and 9:53.06 respectively.
The Bears had plenty of success at Boise State's world class facility in Nampa.In the 400m the Golden Bears had a total of three athletes and an alumni. Allfour athletes hit seasonal bests. Darren Woods ran 47.82 which gave himthird place behind Kelly Willie of LSU who broke a venue record set by 2004Olympic gold medalist, Jeremy Wariner. In separate heats Nestor Solis ran48.87 while Jonathon Suddaby clocked a 48.98 foreshadowing what should bean exciting 4x400m relay at the MPSF championships in two weeks. Woods followedhis fast performance in the 400m with a 21.46 in the 200m good enough for sixthand only two-tenths away from an NCAA provisional time. In the shot put,All-American, Rhuben Williams, easily beat out the competition by hissecond throw with a toss of 59-03.00. He followed that effort with a series offouls attempting to blast the shot clear to an NCAA automatic qualifier.Teammate, Craig Kent produced a massive PR with a toss of 58-02.00 andcame in fourth place overall.