Herberg, White Re-Break Own School Records

Herberg, White Re-Break Own School Records

Husky Classic

Friday-Saturday, Feb. 9-10

Dempsey Indoor

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UW High School Invitational

Saturday-Sunday, Feb. 10-11

Dempsey Indoor

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SEATTLE – Two of the most decorated Dawgs of recent years showed they both still have plenty left in the tank tonight, as All-Americans Haley Herberg and Jayden White each broke their own school records on day one of the Husky Classic inside the Dempsey. Both Herberg and White had gone two years since setting their respective records in the women’s 5k and men’s weight throw, and fought back from injuries, to return in faster and stronger shape.


Herberg, a former Pac-12 Cross Country Champion and two-time scorer at the NCAA Outdoor Championships, redshirted the 2023 track season but returned to racing unattached late last spring and tonight, two years after she set the indoor 5,000-meters record at the 2022 Husky Classic, she lowered it by a second with a gritty time of 15:38.37.


This was the season debut for White, who has finished fourth and fifth in the weight throw at the past two NCAA Indoor Championships. The senior last set the School Record on Feb. 25, 2022, but today on his fourth-round attempt, White launched 74-feet, 5.5-inches, breaking his old record by just over four inches. That places White at No. 7 in the NCAA this season, a safe bet to make a fourth trip to indoor nationals.

Those two records were bolstered by outstanding results from the Dawgs in the 3k and 5k heats and the men’s pole vault, plus wins from Beatrice Asomaning in the women’s weight throw, and a 1-2 finish in the men’s triple jump from freshmen Trevontay Smith and Roman Hutchinson.
All told the Huskies had five new marks for the Top-10 lists. A busy Saturday morning starting at 9 a.m. will bring the Husky Classic to a close by around 1:00 p.m.
Distance Events
In addition to Herberg’s record-breaking time in the 5k, India Weir also climbed up the Top-10 list with a four-second PR, as she ran 15:51.02,…

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