Winter Preview Ushers In UW Indoor Track Season
Nov. 29, 2007
On the Track: Less than two weeks after guiding the Washington women's cross country team to a program-best 8th-place NCAA finish, Head Coach Greg Metcalf makes the switch over to track and field, as the Husky squads debut this Saturday at the UW Winter Preview at the Dempsey Indoor. The meet, which features over 20 small college and club teams from around the Northwest, is new to Washington's schedule, and marks its first time opening before the turn of the calendars. Admission is free to all spectators, with both track and field events beginning at 10 a.m. For complete meet entries and a finalized event schedule, visit www.GoHuskies.com.
Live Results!: Results of all UW home indoor track and field meets are posted live throughout the meet to the official site of UW athletics, www.GoHuskies.com. A link to a complete event schedule and live results will appear on the track and field sport page the morning of each meet, allowing fans the opportunity to follow along with the action as events conclude. Simply go to GoHuskies.com, and click on 'track' from the 'sports' pull-down menu to find the live results link on each meet day.
Event Schedule: Following is a time schedule for Saturday's UW Winter Preview. All times are Pacific and subject to change:
10:00 a.m.: 60m Hurdles Finals (W)10:10 a.m.: 60m Hurdles Finals (M)10:20 a.m.: 60m Dash Finals (W)10:30 a.m.: 60m Dash Finals (M)10:40 a.m.: Mile Run (W)10:55 a.m.: Mile Run (M)11:10 a.m.: 400m Dash (W)11:20 a.m.: 400m Dash (M)11:30 a.m.: 800m Run (W)11:35 a.m.: 800m Run (M)11:40 a.m.: 200m Dash (W)11:50 a.m.: 200m Dash (M)12:00 p.m.: 5000m Run (W)12:25 p.m.: 5000m Run (M)12:45 p.m.: 300m Run (W)12:55 p.m.: 300m Run (M)1:05 p.m.: 4 x 400m (W)1:10 p.m.: 4 x 400m (M)
10:00 a.m.: Women's Shot Put10:00 a.m.: Women's Long Jump10:00 a.m.: Women's Pole Vault11:00 a.m.: Men's Shot Put11:00 a.m.: Men's Long Jump11:00 a.m.: Women's High Jump11:30 a.m.: Men's Pole Vault12:00 p.m.: Men's High Jump
Meet Results: Results will be posted periodically throughout the meet on a board at the south end of Dempsey Indoor. Following the conclusion of the meet, packets of results will be available at the finish line for coaches and meet officials only. Please allow 5-10 minutes following the conclusion of the final event for results to be processed and approved. Final results will be faxed to all local media and participating schools roughly 30 minutes following the conclusion of the meet, and will be posted to the official site of Husky athletics, www.gohuskies.com, within an hour. Any coach or SID wishing to have results e-mailed should send a special request to the UW Sports Information office at the e-mail address listed on the following page.
In both 2006 and 2007, Washington boasted at least one NCAA competitor in every event area -- sprints, hurdles, middle distance, long distance, relays, horizontal jumps, vertical jumps, pole vault and throws.
Head coach Greg Metcalf and junior Norris Frederick were named the USTFCCCA's West Region Men's Coach of the Year and West Region Men's Field Athlete of the Year in March of 2007.
The UW men's seventh-place finish at the 2007 NCAA Indoor Championships was the team's best-ever indoors, and equaled its third-best NCAA finish overall since 1930.
Washington's men's team won its second-straight indoor conference title in 2007, marking UW's first successful defense of a conference crown since 1921-22.
Washington has boasted at least one Pac-10 champion in eight-straight years, and at least one NCAA champ for five-straight seasons. Senior Ryan Brown extended both streaks in 2007, winning NCAA indoor and Pac-10 800m crowns.
Washington has sent a total of 64 athletes to the NCAA Indoor and Outdoor Championship since 2005, the most prolific stretch in team history. Of those 64, 45 have returned home with All-America honors, also obliterating all previous three-year records.
Washington's 45 All-Americans since the start of the 2005 season are more than its total from the previous seven years, combined.
2007 Indoor In Review: Washington continued to raise its national profile during the 2007 indoor season, with the Huskies' men's team capturing its second-straight MPSF Conference championship and placing seventh at the NCAA Indoor meet, and a record-breaking total of 11 Huskies bringing home indoor All-America honors, including an NCAA title at 800 meters for senior Ryan Brown. Brown's win was one of four top-five finishes for UW athletes at the NCAA meet, including a third-place hurdles effort for senior Ashley Lodree, a fourth-place 800-meter finish for junior Austin Abbott, and a fifth-place finish in the distance medley relay for Abbott, Brown, and juniors James Fredrickson and Carl Moe. In addition to their NCAA exploits, Washington's teams and athletes also excelled at the MPSF Indoor Championships, capturing seven individual titles -- including four men's crowns and three women's crowns -- and winning their second-consecutive conference men's team championship. In all, Husky athletes combined to win one NCAA title, seven conference individual titles and one conference team title, while earning 11 All-America honors and breaking six school records.
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