Artis, Ault Win Pac-12 Titles On Day One

Artis, Ault Win Pac-12 Titles On Day One


2024 Pac-12 Championships

May 10-12 | Boulder, Colo. | Potts Field

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BOULDER, Colo. – Washington started its Pac-12 Track & Field men’s title defense in stellar fashion today, winning the first two events that were contested at Potts Field at the University of Colorado. Chandler Ault won the javelin title with a UW and Meet Record rocket, then Prestin Artis became the first Husky won the Pac-12 long jump since the Pac-10 days in 2006.


The Husky men’s team then closed the night with 14 combined points in the 10,000-meters final, led by a runner-up finish from Evan Jenkins. That all staked the Huskies to the lead after the first of the three-day championship, which is in Boulder for the first time and last time.


The UW women’s team got a podium run from senior Haley Herberg who took third in the women’s 10k to match her best conference finish, and it also got a storybook moment out of senior Natalie Holmer who finished seventh in the javelin, thanks to a huge personal-best on what could have been the last throw of her Husky career, but instead earned her a spot at Regionals.


The Husky men earned 38 day one points to take the lead over USC, which scored 21 today. The women are in seventh-place with eight points.




The first title on the men’s side at this year’s meet was claimed by a Dawg, and in historic fashion. Washington over the years has excelled in the men’s javelin, winning it 13 times coming in, the most UW wins in any event. Senior Chandler Ault, runner-up last year, was a big favorite today coming off consecutive meets where he lengthened his PR and climbed into the NCAA top-10.


Ault wasted zero time as the second thrower in the order, as he launched the best throw of the day in the very first round. He essentially won the event just a minute into the action with a bomb of 254-3, a three-foot PR.

That would not only secure the title for Ault, but it broke the Pac-12 Championships Meet Record, as well as the UW School Record. It was 10-inches farther than Kyle Nielsen’s previous UW…

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