Jordan Boase Wins 400m Invitational Title and Sets New Meet Record
April 12, 2008
Tempe, Ariz. - The Washington track and field team competed at the Sun Angel Classic hosted by Arizona State today, picking up a slew of top-three finishes.
Junior Jordan Boase won the 400-meter Invitational, setting a new meet record with a time of 44.82. Boase, who took third in the 400-meter dash at NCAA Indoors, made his outdoor debut today after being held out last week due to a sore back. In the 400m, sophomore Jeff Gudaitis took third with a time of 47.69.
Senior Austin Abbott punched his ticket to the NCAA Regionals, finishing third in the 800m with a provisional qualifier time of 1:49.37.
Freshman Charlie Williams took second in the 1500-meter run in a time of 3:50.87, less than a tenth of a second after first-place finisher Jake Edwards of Ohio State. Senior James Fredrickson picked up a third place finish in the 400 hurdles, with a time of 51.27.
Senior Norris Frederick topped his season best with a 25-0 ¾ in the long jump, placing him third in the event.
On the women's side, sophomore Katie Follett took third in the 1500-meter run with an NCAA provisional time of 4:19.20.
In the 5000-meter run, the Huskies put three in the top-four, as senior Trisha Rasmussen took second place and also posted an NCAA provisional time of 16:47.96. Rasmussen was followed by freshman Lauren Saylor in third and sophomore Mo Huber in fourth.
The Huskies will be on the road again next week, as Washington is set to compete at the Mt. Sac Relays in Walnut, Calif., April 17-20.
** A complete recap will be posted later. **