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Waskom’s Win Part Of Five Pac-12 Podiums For Dawgs

Waskom’s Win Part Of Five Pac-12 Podiums For Dawgs


2024 Pac-12 Championships

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

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BOULDER, Colo. – Joe Waskom got revenge on his shoe. A year after a fallen shoe derailed his race in the Pac-12 steeplechase, Waskom double-knotted his laces and rolled to the conference title on the second of the three-day Pac-12 Track & Field Championships. Waskom and Sam Affolder went 1-2 for the Dawgs in the steeple as the UW men’s team continued its push to defend its team title at Colorado’s Potts Field.

 

Along with Waskom and Affolder, the Huskies got podium finishes from Man Manson (runner-up in the pole vault), Simon Park (third-place in the pole vault), and Jami Schlueter (runner-up in the decathlon). With 8 of the 21 events concluded, the men are up to 82 points and remain in the lead of the team race, with California close behind with 67 points and USC third with 29.

 

The Husky women’s team put three more women into the 800-meters final on Sunday, giving them seven scoring chances in the mid-distance finals tomorrow, and Kaia Tupu-South provided points in the shot put with a fourth-place finish. The women are currently ninth with 13 points, but also have major scoring opportunities tomorrow in the pole vault, discus, and triple jump.

 

Sunday’s finale of the Pac-12 Track & Field Championships will be televised live on the Pac-12 Networks starting at 12 noon, with every race on the track being a championship final.

 
Distances
 
Waskom’s victory in the steeplechase was the third in a row for UW in the event, following Brian Fay in 2022 and Ed Trippas in 2023. It also broke a mini curse for Waskom in the event, as in addition to the lost shoe from a year ago, in 2021 he was fighting for the win but misread where the finish line was, and had to settle for silver in the race that saw his steeplechase PR of 8:35.71.
 
It was the second individual Pac-12 title for Waskom, who last won the 1,500-meters in 2022, and he’ll be back in the 1,500-meter final on Sunday as well.
 
Waskom and Affolder had to gauge an early move…

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