Huskies Post Trio Of Top-10 Marks In Spokane

Huskies Post Trio Of Top-10 Marks In Spokane

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SPOKANE, Wash. – Three new top-10 marks and a Freshman Record were turned in by a small group of Huskies that made a big early season impression at the Spokane Invitational today at The Podium indoor track.
Two of the top-10 marks were from Dawgs in their Husky debuts. Prestin Artis had the best indoor long jump by a Husky since 2013, and Sarah Ferguson broke the Freshman Record in the pole vault, both also taking the victories.
In the women’s vault, Ferguson, a freshman from Lexington, Ky. cleared 13-9 ¼ in her collegiate debut. That broke a freshman record that stood since 2012 of 13-8 ¼ held by Georgia Reynolds. It also tied for the No. 6 mark in UW indoor history.
UW freshmen went 1-2 in the vault, as Ferguson may have to battle her teammate over the freshman record this season. Avril Wilson, from Duvall, Wash., cleared a PR of 13-5 ¼ to take second today.
Artis had three attempts over 24-feet in the long jump with a best of 24-3 ½ on his sixth and final attempt. That jumps him to No. 8 on the top-10 list, and is the best indoor mark by a Dawg since 2013.
Sophomore Anthony Smith smashed his indoor PR with a victory in the 200-meters, running a time of 21.28 to move up No. 5 in school history. It’s the best time by a Husky since 2009.
Three more Dawgs had strong starts in the 400-meters. Matthew Wilkinson was second overall in a time of 48.67, new Dawg Daniel Gaik was fifth in 48.83, and Sam Baricevic was eighth in 49.39.
Another win came from senior Cass Elliott, as the Pac-12 hurdles champ moved back up to the 800-meters and won by nearly two seconds in a time of 1:50.82.
The sprinters closed out the day with another win, and broke the facility record in the process, taking the 4×4 relay in 3:11.67. The group was comprised of Elliott, Wilkinson, Gaik, and Smith.
All-American decathlete Ollie Thorner opened his indoor season, as did freshman Bruno Comin Pescador. In the 60m hurdles, Pescador clocked a time of 8.66 and Thorner ran 8.73. Thorner went 21-10 in the long jump while Pescador jumped a 22-0 ¼. Thorner also cleared 6-2 ¾.
Camille Duckett had a long jump best of 17-4 ¼ to open her season, and freshman Anna Terrell made her debut in the sprints, going 25.68 in the 200-meters.

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