Track and Field Welcomes Northwest Collegiate Foes for Scoring Meet

Jan. 17, 2002

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Jan. 19: Husky Scoring Meet, Dempsey Indoor, Seattle, Wash., 9:00 a.m.
Jan. 21: Small College Invitational, Dempsey Indoor, Seattle, Wash., 9:00 a.m.

On the Track: Dempsey Indoor hosts the Huskies second-conecutive home meet this Saturday, this time versus top-flight Northwest competition. Washington will be joined by the University of Oregon, Portland, Portland State and Western Oregon for the Husky Scoring Meet, with indoor field events beginning at 9:30 a.m. and track events starting at 10:00 a.m. Many of Washington's top competitors, including two-time All-American pole vaulter Brad Walker, will be making their 2002 home debuts at the meet. Admission is free to all fans.

Husky Scoring Meet Event Schedule
9:00 a.m. Weight Throw (Women/Men
9:00 a.m. Shot Put (Men/Women)
9:30 a.m. Long Jump (Women/Men)
9:30 a.m. High Jump (Men/Women)
10:00 a.m. Pole Vault (Women/Men)
10:00 a.m. 60m Hurdles Prelim (Women)
10:25 a.m. 60m Hurdles Prelim (Men)
10:45 a.m. 60m Dash Prelim (Women)
11:05 a.m. 60m Dash (Men)
11:25 a.m. Mile Run (Women)
11:35 a.m. Mile Run (Men)
11:50 a.m 60m HH Consol. Final (W)
11:55 a.m. 60m Hurdles Final (Women)
12:10 a.m. 60m HH Consol. Final (M)
12:15 a.m. 60m Hurdles Final (Men)
12:30 p.m. Triple Jump (Women/Men)
12:30 p.m. 400m Dash (Women)
12:50 p.m. 400m Dash (Men)
1:10 p.m. 60m Dash Consol. Final (W)
1:15 p.m. 60m Dash Final (Women)
1:20 p.m. 60m Dash Consol. Final (M)
1:25 p.m. 60m Dash Final (Men)
1:35 p.m. 800m Run (Women)
1:45 p.m. 800m Run (Men)
1:55 p.m. 200m Dash (Women)
2:15 p.m. 200m Dash (Men)
2:35 p.m. 3000m Run (Women)
2:50 p.m. 3000m Run (Men)
3:05 p.m. 4x400m Relay (Women)
3:15 p.m. 4x400m Relay (Men)
3:25 p.m. DMR (Women)
3:40 p.m. DMR (Men)

Last week: Washington's men's and women's squads won 11 events against Division-II and Division-III colleg squads, as well as local club teams, in the University Indoor Open Preview at Dempsey Indoor. The meet was the Huskies' first at home in nearly three years, since the 1999 renovation of former home Hec Edmundson Pavilion. Seniors Marcus Kelly and Kevin deSouza swapped 1-2 finishes in the triple jump and long jump, with Kelly taking the latter by more than four feet. High-schooler Darren Woods set the state prep record in the 400m, winning the event in 48.44 seconds to rank second in the nation. Several other elite athletes, including U.S. Olympians and Candian Olympic-team hopefuls shined in competition as well.

Huskies in the Polls: The initial Trackwire 25 rankings for Division-I track and field place 2001 indoor national champion Tennessee in the top spot on the men's side, and give South Carolina a commanding lead in the women's rankings. Neither Husky team is ranked in the initial poll. The Trackwire 25 uses individual event rankings to predict team scores at the 2001 NCAA Indoor Track and Field Championships, Mar. 8-9 in Fayetteville, Ark. The 2002 U.S. Track and Field Coaches Association Power Rankings, which list teams in order of dual-meet prowess, debuts next week. Both Husky squads placed in the top-10 in last year's final USTCA Rankings, with the women earning fifth and the men eighth.

USA's Top Dawg: Husky track and field head coach Orin Richburg was elected by fellow coaches and U.S.A. Track and Field administrators to head the U.S. National Team at the 2001 World Championships, the most prestigious honor for a track-and-field coach in a non-Olympic year. In his 17th year at UW, Richburg is responsible for molding the Husky track squad into one of the nation's elite dual-meet teams, as evidenced by both teams' top-10 finishes in the 2001 U.S. Track Coaches' Association Dual Meet Power Rankings.

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