Jenkins Bursts Onto Scene With 10k Record

Jenkins Bursts Onto Scene With 10k Record

Stanford Invitational

Stanford, Calif. | Cobb Track & Angell Field

Friday-Saturday, Mar. 29-30

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Texas Relays (Women’s Pole Vault only)

Austin, Texas | Mike A. Myers Stadium

Saturday, Mar. 30

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STANFORD, Calif. – Day one, and night one, of the outdoor track season saw nearly fifteen hours of action from beginning to end for the Husky track team at the Stanford Invitational. And it was the longest event on the track, the 10,000-meters, that provided one huge highlight to cap things off. Redshirt freshman Evan Jenkins took the victory in the top heat of the men’s 10k, smashing the UW School Record in his official Husky outdoor debut.


Jenkins, a product of Camas, Wash., enjoyed an excellent indoor season where he ran on the 9th-place DMR at NCAA Indoors, but tonight was a breakout performance on another level. Running at the back of a lead pack of over a dozen men, Jenkins suddenly moved up and took the lead with over two laps to go, and he held off a final one-on-one sprint challenge from Gonzaga’s Wil Smith to get the win in 28:04.58.


That time breaks Kieran Lumb’s 2022 school record by seven seconds, and is the fastest qualifying time in the NCAA so far this season.


Not far behind was true freshman Tyrone Gorze, running his first track race of any kind in the Husky singlet. Gorze, the Central Point, Ore. native, ran 28:22.63, shooting him up to No. 4 in school history, less than a second behind 2023 Pac-12 Champion Brian Fay’s best collegiate time.

Here are more of the many highlights from Friday’s action.
Danielle Hunter ran into a severe -3.4 headwind in her 100-meters heat, crossing in 12.17 seconds. Later she was back on the very damp track and clocked 24.15 to take fifth in the 200-meters, just off the Husky top-10 list in that event.
Kapiolani Coleman notched a 14.38-second season opener in the 100-meter hurdles and she also doubled back in the 400m hurdles, going 1:01.72. Anna Terrell was seventh in the 400m hurdles in 1:01.01.
The men’s hurdle crew shined despite the gray. Jonathan…

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