THIS WEEK IN HUSKY TRACK & FIELD
Ken Shannon Last Chance Invitational
Dempsey Indoor | Friday-Saturday, Feb. 24-25
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BU Last Chance Invite
BU Track & Tennis Center, Boston | Sunday, Feb. 26
SEATTLE – Washington’s final push for NCAA Championship qualifiers comes this Friday and Saturday as the Dempsey hosts its last meet of the season, the newly christened Ken Shannon Last Chance Invitational. The second-ranked UW men’s team and seventh-ranked UW women’s team will also send a handful of distance runners to a final qualifier in Boston on Sunday.
Named after Washington’s 30-year Hall of Fame Head Coach (1968-97) Ken Shannon, this final Dempsey meet will bring in the largest concentration of Pac-12 teams with an eye on qualifying for the NCAA Indoor meet which is just over two weeks away on March 10-11 in Albuquerque.
Friday, the meet starts at 12 non with one flight of women’s pole vault and men’s weight throw and the men’s heptathlon and women’s pentathlon get underway at 12 and 12:30. The first running event aside from the multis on Friday will be the 60m hurdle prelims at 4:15 p.m. Friday night will also feature 200-meter dashes, 5,000-meter runs, and the distance medley relays.
Saturday starts at 10 a.m. in the field with women’s high jump and shot put, and the first track event is the heptathlon hurdles at 10:30 a.m. Events should finish around 3:30 p.m. on Saturday.
Pac-12 schools bringing full travel squads include Arizona, California, Colorado, Oregon, Oregon State, Stanford, UCLA, USC, Utah, and Washington State. Arizona State has a smaller group making the trip. In addition, BYU is bringing 42 athletes to the Dempsey. Many other teams from up and down the West Coast will have a handful of athletes.
Making the trip to Boston this week are men’s athletes Aaron Ahl, Cass Elliott, Brian Fay, Nathan Green, Luke Houser, Kieran Lumb, Aidan Ryan, and Joe Waskom. The women are sending 800-meter standouts Marlena Preigh and Carley Thomas.
Here’s a look at where the Huskies rank among the top-40 of the NCAA descending order lists, with the top-16 individuals in each event qualifying for nationals, and the top-12 relays.
11. Nathan Green, 1:46.99
14. Cass Elliott, 1:47.22
7. Carley Thomas, 2:02.15
18. Marlena Preigh, 2:03.75
26. Anna Gibson, 2:04.47
2. Joe Waskom,…
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