Stanford Concludes UW Indoor Invitational with Several National Marks
Feb. 2, 2008
SEATTLE, Wash.- The Stanford men's and women's track and field teams competed in day two of the UW Indoor Invitational to great success. The women achieved three national `A' standards and one `b' standard, while the men reached four new national `b' standards.
The 3000 meters saw a pair of Cardinal post impressive times. Arianna Lambie finished third with a national `A' standard time of 9:05.32. Finishing with a national `B' standard time was Lauren Centrowitz in 9:17.20.
Erica McLain recorded her second NCAA automatic qualifier of the season when she recorded a mark of 44-11 ¾ in the triple jump. The leaps by McLain mean she will be back at Indoor NCAA's to defend her title of last year in the triple jump.
Arantxa King became the second Stanford long jumper in as many weeks to record a national `A' qualifier. King's jump of 20-10 ½ was a personal best, but also qualified her for the NCAA Indoor Championships in March where she will join McLain who qualified last weekend in the same event.
In the 60 meter dash, Griffin Matthew took home the individual title by posting a personal best time of 7.45 seconds in the final. She was just ahead of teammate Shataya Hendricks who placed third with a time of 7.56 seconds, also a personal best.
On the men's side, the 3000 meters saw a trio of national `B' standards. Hari Mix finished fourth in a personal best time of 7:58.91. Also with the `B' standards were Garrett Heath in a time of 8:02.82 and Hakon DeVries with a personal best time of 8:03.25.
Also with a national 'B' standard was Josh Hustedt in the decathlon. Hustedt score of 5,314 points was good enough for fourth and the provisional standard.
Graeme Hoste also improved a national provisional `B' standard from earlier in the year when he reached a height of 17-1 ½ in the pole vault.
In the 60 meter hurdles, Myles Bradley tied his personal best and Stanford record of 7.90 seconds in the prelims. In the finals however, Bradley could not improve his time and finished second in 8.12 seconds.
Andrew Dargie had a strong showing in the 400 meters, but just missed the national `B' standard by two hundredths of a second. He finished second with a time of 47.27.
After three straight weekends of competition, Stanford will have a weekend off before returning to action, Friday Feb. 15 and Saturday, Feb. 16 when some athletes will travel to Fayetteville, Ark. to compete in the Tyson Invitational. Also that weekend is the Husky Invitational on Saturday, Feb. 16 in Seattle, Wash. where other Stanford athletes will compete.
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