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UW Invitational Recap

UW Invitational - January 26 & 27

Dempsey Indoor - Seattle, WA


University Washington hosted their second of their four indoor meets this season at their indoor facility - Dempsey. The highlight of the weekend were the 37 heats of the mile called Mile City.


Friday


Sophia Rodriguez of Mercer Island

Danielle Barrett of UC Davis won a competitive women's 5000 meters in a time of 16:23.58. Sophia Rodriguez, a freshman from nearby Mercer Island, set the high school freshman indoor 5000-meter record in a time of 16:52.05. Canadian pro Briana Scott broke the nine minute barrier in the 3000-meters with her 8:58.86 win.


Women's photo gallery from Friday, click HERE


JaQuavious Harris of Salt Lake CC

In the men's 5000-meter race, JaQuavious Harris took the lead and raced for the junior college 5000-meter record in a time of 13:40.92. Harris then jumped in the 3000-meter race to help pace the athletes. Henry Mcluckie, a British Adidas pro, won the 3000 in a time of 7:47.18. Crater High School runner Josiah Tostenson ran an impressive 8:06.88.


Men's photo gallery from Friday, click HERE


Saturday


Jessica Hull leads the 1000-meter field

Professional runners Nikki Hiltz and Jessica Hull battled in the 1000-meter race and Hiltz won in an American indoor record of 2:34.09. Hull's second place time of 2:34.71 was an Australian indoor record. Washington's Carley Thomas dominated the 800 in a time of 2:00.95. Jenn Randall, who juggles her running career with her physical therapy career, ran the fastest mile in the Mile City event with a time of 4:32.17. The fastest high school runner was La Costa Canyon High School athlete Gioana Lopizza with a time of 4:59.09.


Women's photo gallery from Saturday, click HERE


Men's Mile won by Luke Houser (4099)

Angus Harrington of UCLA edged our Brennan Benson of Utah State to win the 800-meters in a time of 1:50.62. There were 22 heats of the men's mile in the Mile City event and the 22nd heat featured several Washington athletes. Luke Houser of Washington won the fast heat in a school and meet record time of 3:51.73. Fifteen different athletes broke the four-minute mile mark in the last two heats. Josiah Tostenson of Crater High School ran the fastest prep time of the weekend with a 4:07.96 time in the mile.


Men's photo gallery from Saturday, click HERE

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