Huskies Add Two Local Recruits
SEATTLE – Head Coach Greg Metcalf announced the addition today of two more members for the Husky 2014-15 recruiting class, a record shattering pole vaulter and one of the state's best and most versatile distance runners.
Madi Krussow from Squalicum High School in Bellingham recently set the Washington state record in the pole vault and will join UW's deep women's vault group. Yakima native Drew Schreiber, an Eisenhower student, has excelled at every distance from the 400-meters up to cross country. They bring the number of Husky track and field commitments to an even dozen.
Krussow set the state record with a clearance of 13-feet, 3-inches on April 30, a mark that is currently tied for No. 6 in the nation in 2014. She cleared 13-feet for the first time on April 25 to win the Northwest Conference title, and cleared 13-0 again on May 3. Prior to this year, her PR was just 11-6, as she finished fourth at the state meet last year at that height, but she has progressed extremely quickly this season, raising her PR by nearly two feet in just a couple months.
“Madi has really burst onto the scene this season," said Coach Metcalf. "No high schooler in the history of the state of Washington has ever jumped higher than Madi, so I know Coach Licari can’t wait to start working with her and having her contribute to our rich pole vault tradition."
Schreiber looks to add more depth to the men’s mid-distance group that has posted five new top-10 marks at 800m and 1,500m this outdoor season as well as winning the 4x800m and 4x1600m titles at the Drake Relays. Schreiber currently owns the fastest time in the state of Washington this year at 800-meters (1:53.87) and his 4:11.42 time at 1,600-meters ranks second.
In the fall, Schreiber showed his range by finishing fifth at the 4A state cross country championships, and he won the Big 9 league title. He has also dropped down to run the 4x400m relay on a regular basis. Schreiber took third at state in the 800m finals in 2012 as just a sophomore, then he was second last year in 1:52.10. His 800-meter career-best of 1:51.84 came at the 2013 Portland Track Festival.
“Drew is a fantastic addition to our team and our young mid-distance group. He is having a tremendous senior year," said Metcalf. "He finished fifth at the very deep Washington state cross country meet and has tremendous track credentials. He has excellent range and wonderful potential. I’m excited that he’s going to take the next step in his career as a Husky.”