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Three School Records On Penultimate Dempsey Day

Three School Records On Penultimate Dempsey Day


Ken Shannon Last Chance Meet

Friday-Saturday, Feb. 23-24 | Dempsey Indoor

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SEATTLE – Jayden White and Beatrice Asomaning each closed out their Dempsey seasons on record-setting notes in the men’s and women’s weight throws, while Nathan Green zoomed up another national list, up to No. 2 in the 800-meters, as those three School Records thrilled the crowds at the Ken Shannon Last Chance Meet.

 

The fifth-ranked Husky men and sixth-ranked Husky women have one more day of action in their home building tomorrow before the top-16 individual fields solidify for the NCAA Championships.

 

White, a two-time First Team All-American in the weight throw, did not make his season debut until the Husky Classic two weeks ago, but he came right out and broke his own School Record at that meet. Today, White found a new record to break, as he launched the farthest weight throw in the 20+ year history of the Dempsey, going 77-10 ¼.

 

It was a major PR of more than three feet, and puts White at No. 2 in the NCAA this season, and 19th in NCAA history in the event. The mark broke the longstanding Dempsey Record of 77-5 ¼ set by Conor McCullough in 2015, a U.S. Olympian in 2016.

 
Asomaning broke her own women’s weight throw record on her sixth and final attempt of the competition, and therefore likely the senior’s last throw in the building in a Husky jersey. She added nearly a foot to her career-best, going 71-0 ½. Asomaning came into the day ranked 17th, looking to make the top-16 for NCAA qualification, and the PR may still leave her just short, but walking off with a final PR and School Record leaves much to celebrate. Asomaning will have to wait and see if any spots open up ahead of her when declarations are made next week.

 
Green, the 2023 Pac-12 and NCAA Champion at 1,500-meters, dropped down to 800-meters tonight and powered to a School…

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