Huskies Take Final Trip Before Postseason
THIS WEEK IN HUSKY TRACK & FIELD
Payton Jordan Invitational
Friday, Apr. 29
Fresno State Invitational
Friday-Saturday, Apr. 29-30
SEATTLE -- Washington makes a last trip to California for the year, taking a large group of athletes to the Fresno State Invitational, and a trio of distance runners to the Payton Jordan Invitational at Stanford. It's the final competition for the Dawgs before the postseason, which starts May 13 with the Pac-12 Championships.
At the Payton Jordan Invite, late Friday night, Allie Schadler and Haley Herberg will race the 5,000-meters, and Tibebu Proctor will run a 10k. All three are looking to secure NCAA Regional qualifying times. Herberg and Schadler will race at 9:26 p.m. Friday night, and Proctor won't be starting until 10:40 p.m.
At Fresno State, Jayden White, Connor Jost, Sam Van Peursem, and Beatrice Asomaning will throw the hammer on Friday, while the rest of the competition will go on Saturday. Action on Saturday starts with field events at 10 a.m., and running events at 1 p.m.
Washington maintained its spots in the USTFCCCA Top-25 national rankings this week, with the men coming in at No. 16 and the women at No. 23.
Along with the hammer throwers, traveling to Fresno for the men will be throwers Roan Allen, Zach Annani, Brady Gockel, Elijah Mason, and Nolan Such; jumpers/multis Tim Luebbert, Jami Schlueter, and Ollie Thorner; sprinters Jonathan Birchman, Cass Elliott, Anthony Smith, and Matt Wilkinson; and distance runner Ryan Renken.
The women will send a slightly larger squad including throwers Asomaning, Natalie Holmer, Kathleen Horn, and MaKayla Kelby; jumpers/multis Makenna Barton, Ida Eikeng, Delaney Ezeji-Okoye, Jelani Heath, Ashleigh Helms, and Holland Pilukas; sprinters Olivia Ribera and Aaliyah Wilson; and distance runners Sophie Cantine, Camila David-Smith, Julia David-Smith, Anna Gibson, Madison Heisterman, Andrea Markezich, Sophie O'Sullivan, Naomi Smith, and Carley Thomas.