Dempsey Closes Doors With More Big Marks

Dempsey Closes Doors With More Big Marks

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BU Track & Tennis Center, Boston | Sunday, Feb. 26

SEATTLE – The final race of the 2023 Dempsey Indoor season saw a Husky cross the line first, throwing his body over the line and collapsing in exhaustion. That athlete, Bruno Comin Pescador, punched his ticket to the NCAA Indoor Championships with the effort, a fitting end to the indoor home season for Washington, which will look to make a big impression at NCAAs in two weeks in New Mexico.
Comin Pescador, the first year Husky from Santander, Spain, capped off an outstanding two day heptathlon competition with a win in the final 1,000-meters, as he finished first in all seven of the events en route to a huge score of 6,061 points. He joins Jeremy Taiwo as the only Huskies to break the 6k mark in the heptathlon, and that put him from just outside the top-16 nationally this season up to No. 4 to lock up a nationals bid.
His efforts were both aided and challenged by teammates Jami Schlueter and Ollie Thorner. Schlueter also had far and away his best indoor multi, posting multiple personal-bests and finishing with a score of 5,618 that was nearly four-hundred points better than his old PR. It put Schlueter up to No. 3 in school history. Thorner’s individual score was stymied by the high jump on Friday, but he still battled through the three events today, and acted as a pace-setter for Comin Pescador in the final 1,000-meters.

A School Record changed hands between teammates today, as redshirt freshman Kaia Tupu-South had a massive personal-best in the shot put to break the record that MaKayla Kelby has been holding and extending the past few seasons. Kelby had just set the record again at the Husky Classic at 55-10 ½. But today on her fourth attempt, Tupu-South connected for a toss of 56-1 ¼ which at the time was nearly three full feet better than any other mark of her season. Tupu-South would have another strong throw on her sixth round, splitting the difference between her old PR and her new School Record, going 54-7 ½.

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