Women's Track & Field Ready for Washington Invite

Feb. 7, 2002

EUGENE - In one of its final tests of the indoor season, the University of Oregon women's track and field team returns to Seattle for a third time in 2002, this time for the Washington Invitational, Sat., Feb. 9.

The Ducks will match up against Cal Poly SLO, Cal State Northridge, Hawaii, Occidental, Portland, Sacramento State, UC Davis, UC Irvine, UNLV, and Western Oregon in the Dempsey Indoor Center at the University of Washington.

Duck women's athletes expected to travel include sprinters Janette Davis, Michelle Donovan, Nikki Ferguson, Torkwase Fraser, C'Rel McAllister, Kayla Mellott, Heather Murtaugh and Daisy Pressley, hurdler Lucretia Larkin, distance runners Taylor Bryant, Erinn Gulbrandsen, Laura Harmon, Eri Macdonald, Annette Mosey, Alicia Snyder-Carlson and Carrie Zografos, jumpers Amanda Brown, Jenny Brogdon, Rachael Kriz, Mary Murphy, Clarice Hayward-Lee and Maegan Traver, pole vaulters Becky Holliday, Hannah Moore, Georgette Moyle, Niki Reed and Kirsten Riley, throwers Jamie Burk, Mary Etter, Jill Hoxmeier, Dani Keyser, Katie McKeever and Jordan Sauvage, and heptathlete Jenny Kenyon.

Tentative Duck Women's Entries (subject to change)

60 - Brown, Davis, Donovan, Fraser, Ferguson, Larkin, Murtaugh, Pressley
60m Hurdles - Kenyon, Larkin
200 - Davis, Donovan, Ferguson, Fraser, Holliday, Kenyon, Larkin, McAllister, Murphy, Murtaugh, Pressley
400 - Macdonald, McAllister, Mellott, Murtaugh
800 - Bryant, Macdonald, Mosey, Snyder-Carlson
Mile - Harmon, Zografos
High Jump - Brogdon, Kenyon, Kriz, Murphy
Long Jump - Brown
Triple Jump - Brown, Hayward-Lee, Larkin, Traver
Pole Vault - Holliday, Moore, Riley, Reed, Moyle
Shot Put - Etter, Hoxmeier, Keyser, McKeever, Sauvage
Weight Throw - Burk, Etter, Hoxmeier, Keyser, McKeever, Sauvage

More meet information is available at the University of Washington's web site at www.gohuskies.com.

Currently on the NCAA qualifying lists, several Ducks are ranked among the nation's best.

  • W Pole Vault - Becky Holliday, RJr., 5th, 4.21m, 13-9 3/4 (NCAA Automatic)
  • W Pole Vault - Niki Reed, RJr., 16th, 4.21m, 13-9 3/4 (NCAA Automatic)
  • W Pole Vault - Kirsten Riley, So., 22nd, 3.91m, 12-10 (NCAA Provisional)

    Last weekend in the UW Quad Classic in Seattle, redshirt juniors Becky Holliday and Niki Reed broke the school record by 4 1/2 inches (second/third, 13-9 3/4). Sophomore Kirsten Riley also climbed the NCAA provisional list with her half-inch personal best (fourth, 12-10), followed by season bests and Mountain Pacific Championships qualifying efforts by redshirt junior Georgette Moyle (ninth, 11-11 3/4) and freshman Hannah Moore (16th, 11-5 3/4). Holliday returned to finish third overall in the 200 (26.05) and tops among Ducks.

    Junior sprinter Janette Davis helped the squad notch a pair of wins and season bests in the 400 (56.23) and 4x400 relay (3:51.97).

    Other personal/seasonal bests and conference qualifying marks came from senior Jenny Kenyon (60 hurdles, third, 9.07, 9.00-prelims), redshirt junior Lucretia Larkin (60 hurdles, fifth, 9.27-finals), junior Eri Macdonald (800, fourth, 2:15.64), sophomore Annette Mosey (800, seventh, 2:16.75), junior Alicia Snyder-Carlson (800, ninth, 2:19.33), redshirt freshman Laura Harmon (mile, third, 4:55.03), redshirt junior Carrie Zografos (3,000, second, 10:07.90), junior Amanda Brown (long jump, third, 18-6 1/2), junior Jenny Brogdon (high jump, second, 5-5 3/4), junior Mary Murphy (high jump, third, 5-5 3/4), freshman Clarice Hayward-Lee (triple jump, third, 37-4), junior Mary Etter (shot put, fifth, 48-3 1/2, weight throw, eighth, 53-11 3/4), freshman Katie McKeever (shot put, weight throw, 42-0 1/2, seventh, 53-11 3/4), junior Jordan Sauvage (weight throw, ninth, 49-7).

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