Track & Field Has Strong Showing at UW Invitational

Jan. 26, 2013

The men's and women's track and field teams had a successful showing in Washington on Saturday as the Bruins posted four event wins at the UW Invitational. Sophomore Kylie Price was victorious in the 60m and the long jump and senior Sarah Toberty won the 1 mile, while junior Mike Woepse won the pole vault.

Leading the way for the women, Price finished the 60m dash in a time of 7.40 for first place, beating out a strong field. Adding to her impressive day, she also won the Long Jump with a jump of 6.28m.

In the 800m, Turquoise Thompson placed eleventh with a time of 2:12.97. Sarah Toberty won the 1 mile (4:49.81) with Annie Mooney behind her in eighth place (4:58.85), while teammate Jennifer Owen finished in 17th place (4:54.28) in the invitational 1 mile.

Meghan Marvin came in tenth in the 3000m in a time of 10:06.65. In the invitational 3000m, Kelsey Smith finished in 19th place (9:38.46). The Bruins "A" Team finished in second place in the 4x400m relay in a time of 3:43.81 thanks to strong performances from Bryonna Hunter, Price, Thompson and Ally Courtnall. Luna Udelhoven, Allie Lopez, Ava Kent and Tiffany LaMar came in 18th place in a time of 4:01.59.

In the pole vault, Natasha Kolbo and Allison Koressel vaulted bests of 3.93m to finished tied for second, while Courtney Reginato posted a 3.78m good for ninth place.

On the Men's side, Dominic Giovannoni and Marcus Nilsson completed Day 2 of the Heptathlon finishing in second and fourth place, respectively. Giovannoni just 49 points behind Oregon's Dakotah Keys with 5540 points, while Nilsson compiled 5220 points.

The Bruins' Laijon White (49.12), Wally Rodriguez (49.50) and Jarrett Gonzales finished in fifth, 13th and 15th place, respectively, in the 400m dash. In the invitational, Peter Lauderdale came in second (48.23) and Tyler Brown finished in seventh place (49.43).

Austin O'Neil came in 14th place in a time of 4:15.11. Meanwhile in the invitational 1 mile, three Bruins ran including Daniel Herrera (5th, 4:05.03), Ferdinand Edman (6th, 4:05.77) and Lane Werley (18th, 4:10. 71).

Dustin Fay lead the way for the Bruins finishing in second place with a time of 13:57.79 in the 5000m, while David McDonald came in eighth place in a time of 14:26.47.

In the 4x400m relay, the Bruins top team of Monsiviaiz, White, Hartle and Lauderdale placed third in a time of 3:15.83. Gonzales, O'Neil, Tyler Brown and Edman finished in ninth place with a time of 3:28.23.

The Bruins captured another event victory as Michael Woepse finished first in the pole vault with a best vault of 5.45m. In the triple jump, Dillion Stucky earned a distance of 14.71m for fifth place.

Nigel Davies earned a 12th place finish in the shot put with a distance of 14.98m.

The indoor season continues in two weeks as the Bruins compete in Albuquerque, N.M. at the Don Kirby Elite Invitational.

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