Huskies Take On Huge Fields In Wisconsin
Nuttycombe Wisconsin Invitationl
Friday, Oct. 15 | Madison, Wisc.
Thomas Zimmer Championship Course
SEATTLE – It is just the second race of the season for the Husky cross country teams, but already things are escalating quickly. Washington is headed for the Nuttycombe Wisconsin Invitational to take on large and loaded fields in the only competition remaining before the championship races arrive.
Both the 7th-ranked UW women and the 13th-ranked Husky men will race in Madison, Wisc. this Friday, Oct. 15, at the Thomas Zimmer Championship Course. The first race will be the women's "B" race at 9 a.m. Pacific time and then the men's "B" race at 9:40 a.m. The women's championship race will start at 10:20 a.m. and the men's race goes at 11 a.m. Distances are 6,000-meters for the women and 8,000-meters for the men.
The meet will be streamed live online via RunnerSpace.com.
The women's race is scheduled to have 38 teams on the course, and 19 of those 38 are currently ranked in the top-30 of the USTFCCCA National Coaches Poll. Along with the No. 7 Huskies, top-10 teams include No. 1 North Carolina State, No. 2 BYU, No. 3 New Mexico, No. 6 Minnesota, and No. 9 Stanford.
The men's field has 35 total teams, and 18 are ranked in the top-30. Some of the top teams that the No. 13 Huskies will look to take down include No. 3 Stanford, No. 4 Oklahoma State, No. 6 Iowa State, No. 9 Oregon, No. 10 Furman, No. 11 Wisconsin, No. 12 Tulsa, No. 14 Iona, and No. 15 Michigan.
Teams are permitted to enter up to eight runners in the championship races. The Huskies are traveling with nine men and eleven women to the meet, so expect to see some Huskies in all four races Friday.
Women set to run this week include Sophie Cantine, Taylor Chiotti, Camila David-Smith, Julia David-Smith, Anna Gibson, Madison Heisterman, Haley Herberg, Andrea Markezich, Sophie O'Sullivan, Allie Schadler, and Naomi Smith.
On the men's side, the Huskies will roll with Sam Affolder, Leo Daschbach, Isaac Green, Luke Houser, Kieran Lumb, Isaac Mohn, Tibebu Proctor, Ryan Renken, and Joe Waskom.