This Is Husky Cross Country Table of Contents General Information Quick Facts ....................................................................... 1 Husky Cross Country: From A to Z ................................... 2 Huskies at the World Championships ............................... 3 2004 Men’s Roster ............................................................ 4 2004 Men’s Preview .......................................................... 5 2004 Women’s Roster ....................................................... 6 2004 Women’s Preview .................................................... 7
2004 Husky Profiles Men’s Bios .................................................................... 8-20 Women’s Bios ............................................................ 21-33 Head Coach Greg Metcalf .............................................. 34 Assistant Coach David Bazzi .......................................... 35 Assistant Coach Kelly MacDonald .................................. 35 Coaching History ............................................................. 35
From left: Amy Lia, Lindsey Egerdahl and Ingvill Makestad earned All-Region honors at the 2003 West Regional, leading UW to third place and a seventh-consecutive trip to the NCAA Championships.
Husky Quick Facts School: ......................................................... University of Washington Location: ....................................................................... Seattle, Wash. Mailing Address: .... 229 Graves Bldg., Box 354070, Seattle, WA 98195 Founded: ........................................................................ Nov. 4, 1861 Enrollment: ........................................ 34,000 (25,000 undergraduate) Nickname: ............................................................................... Huskies Colors: ....................................................................... Purple and Gold Conference: ......................................................................... Pacific-10 Home Course: ........................................... Lincoln Park, West Seattle Interim President: .......................................................... Mark Emmert Athletic Director: ............................................................... Todd Turner Senior Associate Athletic Director: .................................... Marie Tuite Head Coach Track & Field / Cross Country: ....... Greg Metcalf (third year) Office Phone: ......................................................... (206) 543-0811 Assistant Coaches: ..... David Bazzi (4th year), Kelly Strong (3rd year) Office Phone: ........................................................ (206) 221-2625 Certified Athletic Trainer: ........................... Nikki Smith, Susie Wegner Equipment Managers: ...... Gary McGuire, Jim Hagland, Grant Gasca Media Relations Director: ................................................... Jim Daves Asst. Media Relations Director/Cross Country Contact: ..... Brian Beaky Office Phone: (206) 543-2230 ...... Home Phone: (206) 227-5709 Fax: (206) 543-5000 .............. E-mail: [email protected]
Internet Site: ....................................................... www.gohuskies.com 2003 Men’s Pac-10 Finish: ............................................................. 3rd 2003 Men’s West Regional Finish: ................................................. 4th 2003 Men’s NCAA Finish: ............................................................. 21st 2003 Women’s Pac-10 Finish: ........................................................ 4th 2003 Women’s West Regional Finish: ............................................ 3rd 2003 Women’s NCAA Finish: ....................................................... 19th Top-7 Men’s Runners Returning / Lost: .......................................... 4/3 Top-7 Women’s Runners Returning / Lost: ..................................... 6/1 Men’s Best NCAA Finish: ................................................... 4th – 1989 Women’s Best NCAA Finish: .............................................. 9th – 1998 Men’s NCAA Championship Appearances: 7 – 1987 (22nd), ’88 (18th), ’89 (4th), ’90 (12th), ’91 (20th), ’93 (8th), ‘03 (21st) Women’s NCAA Championship Appearances: 12 – 1982 (13th), ’89 (12th), ’92 (12th), ’94 (15th), ’95 (14th), ’97 (14th), ’98 (9th), ’99 (13th), ‘00 (23rd), ‘01 (14th), ‘02 (31st) , ‘03 (19th)
2003 Season in R e v i e w 2003: A Look Back .......................................................... 36 Pac-10 All-Academic Teams ........................................... 37 Meet-by-Meet Results ................................................ 38-39
Husky Cross Country: Four Decades of Success All-Time Postseason Team Results ........................... 40-41 All-Time Postseason Individual Results ..................... 42-43 Sundodger Invitational History ................................... 44-45
Facilities Lincoln Park .................................................................... 46 Dempsey Indoor .............................................................. 47
Conference & NCAA Information Pacific-10 Conference ..................................................... 48 NCAA .............................................................................. 48
The Husky Experience — The Best of Everything Husky Athletic Administration .......................................... 49 University of Washington ........................................... 50-51 UW Alumni and Husky Highlights .............................. 52-53 UW Total Student-Athlete Program ............................ 54-55 UW Athletic Facilities ....................................................... 56 Campaign for the Student-Athlete ................................... 57 UW Strength & Conditioning, Athletic Medicine .............. 58 Excellence in Coaching ................................................... 59 Seattle ............................................................................. 60
Credits: The 2004 University of Washington cross country media guide was written and edited by Brian Beaky. Design, layout and paste-up done entirely in-house by Beaky. Cover design by Jay Torrell, Fieldhouse Publications. Photography by Joanie Komura, Bruce Terami, Kelly MacDonald, Bill Koss and UW Sports Information staff. Printing by University of Washington Department of Publications and Services (Judy Robertson). Special thanks to the UW coaching staff for editorial assistance and to Paul Merca for historical research. Also special thanks to all UW Sports Information staff who have contributed to this publication.
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Husky Cross Country: From A to Z ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE — While successful in competition, Greg Metcalf’s
DEMPSEY INDOOR — Washington’s cross
cross country and track and field teams have been equally outstanding in the classroom, annually ranking among the University’s top athletic squads in terms of academic achievement. In 2004, a UW-record 15 Husky cross country runners merited Academic All-Pac-10 honors, second-highest among Pac-10 schools only to Stanford’s 16. Distance runners Andy Fader and Travis Boyd swept first-team All-Academic honors in both cross country and track, while miler Angela Wishaar captured a second-straight first team Academic All-Pac-10 track accolade. In all, 22 Huskies earned Pac10 All-Academic track honors in the spring, while pole vaulter Brad Walker received his second-straight Academic All-America award.
country runners need not fear the rain. When the weather becomes too rough to run along the shores of Lake Washington, the Huskies head inside the 80,000-square foot Dempsey Indoor, a multi-million dollar practice facility that provides training space for Washington’s football, softball, baseball and soccer teams, and a practice and competition area for the UW track teams. Since opening in 2001, Dempsey Indoor has become the prime indoor competition venue for many of the nation’s top collegiate track squads, as well as dozens of current and former Olympic competitors. The facility is named for California businessman Neal Dempsey, a 1964 UW graduate, who gave a gift of $10 million in 2001 to be split between the Business School's Program in Entrepreneurship and Innovation and intercollegiate athletics.
ALL-AMERICANS — Thirteen Husky cross country athletes have combined to earn 15 All-America certificates at the NCAA Cross country Championships. The NCAA awards All-America honors to the top 25 finishers in both the men’s and women’s races, adding one American for every foreign-born athlete who receives the honor. Only one Husky, Regina Joyce, has ever earned more than one All-America certificate. Women 2001 2000 1998 1995 1992 1991 1982 1981 1980
Lisa Gibbs Cami Matson Anna Aoki Tara Carlson Stacie Hoitink Carrie Moller Regina Joyce Regina Joyce Regina Joyce
35th 21st 38th 8th 30th 14th 2nd 11th 6th
Men 1998 1993 1990 1989 1986 1979
Christian Belz Simon Baines Pat Johnson Alan Hjort Curt Corvin Bill Stolp
17th 10th 25th 23rd 27th 45th
BAINES, SIMON— It could be argued that fewer Huskies have ever made a larger impact in a shorter amount of time than Simon Baines, who competed just one season for the purple and gold. A native of England, Baines transferred to the UW in 1993 and lifted the Huskies to their first Pac-10 title and an eighth-place finish at the NCAA Championships. The junior made his UW debut with a win at the Pier Park Invitational, then showed it was no fluke by capturing the Sundodger Invitational the following week, in the process setting a course record that would not be broken for eight years. His fourth-place finish at the Pac-10 meet equaled the best-ever by a UW runner at the conference meet, while his second-place finish at the NCAA West Regional, and subsequent 10th-placing at the NCAA Championships established UW benchmarks that have yet to be broken. Though he had a year of eligibility remaining, Baines opted to return to England in 1994 to vie for a position on England’s national team for the World Cross country Championships.
BELZ, CHRISTIAN — One of just four UW men to lead the Huskies at the NCAA Cross Country Championships more than once, Swiss native Christian Belz dominated UW cross country from 1996-1998. An All-American with a 17th-place finish at the 1998 NCAA Championships, Belz led all UW runners at the Pac-10 and NCAA Regional meets for three straight years, including top-10 finishes at both. Also an outstanding steepler, Belz twice earned runner-up honors in the event at the Pac-10 Track Championships, and ranks eighth in Washington history with a best of 8:48.2 (hand-timed). Belz has maintained his success post-collegiately, representing his native Switzerland at both the Sydney and Athens Olympic Games.
CARLSON, TARA — Over the past decade, Washington’s women’s cross country squad has risen to national prominence. Christian Belz While dozens of UW runners have contributed to that rise, perhaps no Husky can take more credit than 1995 NCAA All-American Tara Carlson. In four years at Washington, Carlson helped lead the program from one that had sent runners to just five of the previous 12 NCAA meets to one which has now sent runners to 11 of the 12 NCAA Championships since Carlson’s debut 1992 season. One of only two UW women ever to earn a top-10 NCAA cross country finish, Carlson placed eighth in 1995, and was the team’s top finisher at the national meet in each of the previous two seasons. Carlson led the Husky women for four consecutive years at the NCAA West Regional Championships — the only UW woman ever to do so — and earned four top-10 and three top-five finishes in that remarkable span. Carlson ranks second only to UW legend Regina Joyce on the track at 3,000- and 5,000 meters, and earned All-America honors in the latter in 1995.
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FAB FRESHMEN — Every year, it seems, a different UW freshman is able to sucessfully make the transition from high school to college and excel in their first Anna Aoki season. In the past two years, however, freshmen haven’t only been content with success — they’re out for wins. Laura Hodgson in 2002 and Brianna McLeod in 2003 each won their debut races at Washington, a feat never-before accomplished in UW history. Prior to Hodgson, the only freshman ever to win a race at Washington was the legendary Regina Joyce, who earned the NCWSA Region IX title during her freshman season of 1980. McLeod’s win in 2003 sparked a banner year for Husky freshmen, who accounted for six of the Huskies’ 14 runners (men and women) at the NCAA Championships.
GENDER EQUITY — The Husky athletic department is one of the national leaders in achieving gender-equity for its student athletes. In December of 1997, The Chronicle of Higher Education cited Washington as "the only Division I-A institution with an undergraduate enrollment that was at least 50 percent female to have achieved substantial proportionality in both scholarships and participation."
INNOVATIONS — Around the world, the University of Washington is known for much more than just fast runners. In fact, Washington graduates have been credited with some of the most signficant inventions of the 20th century. Included among those inventions are the first color TV tube, the original rabbit-ears antenna, vinyl, synthetic rubber, the first blowable bubble gum, and “talking books,” an early-20th century precursor of books on tape. Washington grads are also credited with inventing the first hard spacesuit, which for the first time allowed astronauts to venture outside their spacecraft. Lest you think that the UW is only about technology, Huskies have made significant advances in medical research, including development of the vaccines for smallpox and Hepatitis B, as well as the first long-term dialysis machine. With so many intelligent minds on campus, it should come as no surprise that the University of Washington led all U.S. public universities in funding from federal research grants in 2002, and ranks No. 1 in funding from federal grants since 1975. Eight members of the Husky family have been honored with the Nobel Prize, and nine more have earned Pulitzer Prize recognition.
JOYCE, REGINA — Sit in on any conversation about the history of distance running at Washington, and inevitably the talk will turn to Regina Joyce. The only female Husky distance runner ever to claim a national collegiate title, Joyce’s legacy at Washington echoes to this day, and not only in the four UW track and field records that have been hers alone for more than 20 years. A native of Ireland, Joyce joined the Husky squad in 1980, the last year before women’s track and field was certified by the NCAA. Joyce was outstanding all season, winning the NCWSA Region IX Championship and taking sixth at the AIAW National Championships, leading the Husky women to a 12th-place finish in their first-ever appearance on the national stage. Over the next three seasons, Joyce added national finishes of 11th (in 1981) and 2nd (in 1982), and captured a NorPac Athletic Conference title in 1982. Joyce excelled on the track at nearly every distance with school records ranging from 1,500-10,000 meters, three of which still stand, and an indoor record at 3,000 meters. As a freshman in 1981, Joyce completed 3,000 meters in 9:00.20 to capture the AIAW National Championship in the event, one of just three national titles ever won by a UW female in any event. Joyce opted to forgo her senior year in 1983-84 to train for the 1984 Olympics, at which she represented Ireland in the marathon. Today, Joyce lives with her husband in the Seattle area, coaches distance runners at Edmonds-Woodway High School and can still occasionally be seen in competition against the nation’s top collegians at Dempsey Indoor.
Husky Cross Country: From A to Z RAIN — Sorry to destroy the myth, but Seattle is far from
LINCOLN PARK — Since 1992, Washington has held all of its
being the rain capital of the nation. While Seattle does expe rience frequent showers, its total annual precipitation ranks only 113th in the United States, at about 38 inches, roughly half as much as Tallahasssee, Fla. Compare that with Hilo, Hawaii, which receives 130 inches a year, or Yakutat, Alaska, which soaks up 161 inches in an average year! Among ma jor U.S. cities, Miami, Houston, Atlanta, Boston, Baltimore, New York, Philadelphia, Cincinnati, Indianapolis, Memphis and Washington, D.C. each get more annual precipitation than Seattle.
home cross country competitions at Lincoln Park in West Seattle. The scenic park on a ridge overlooking Puget Sound annually plays host to the Sundodger Invitational, and was the site of the 2000 Pac-10 Cross Country Championships. For more information about Lincoln Park, including driving directions, see page 46 of this guide.
NCAA STREAK — Washington’s women boast the nation’s seventh-longest active streak of NCAA Cross Country Championships appearances, having qualified for the meet in each of the past seven seasons. That streak coincides exactly with Greg Metcalf’s seven years as distance coach at Washington; prior to Metcalf’s arrival in 1997, the Huskies had sent a women’s team to just six of the previous 20 NCAA Championships. Keeping the streak alive has been a remarkable balance of veteran leadership — junior Anna Aoki and senior Deeja Youngquist led the Huskies to an all-time best eighthplace finish in 1998 — and youthful exuberance, as exemplified by a seniorless 2003 squad that leaned heavily on four freshmen for a 19th-place NCAA finish. Following is a list of the 10 longest active NCAA Championships streaks: Team 1. Georgetown 2. Brigham Young Providence 4. Colorado 5. Stanford 6. N.C. State 7. Washington 8. North Carolina Villanova Arizona State
Streak 16 years 15 years 15 years 12 years 11 years 9 years 7 years 6 years 6 years 6 years
Year Began 1988 1989 1989 1992 1993 1995 1997 1998 1998 1998
SUNDODGER INVITATIONAL — While Seattle University’s
PIONEERS — Prior to 1977, no Washington cross country team had made an appearance at the NCAA Championships, which began in 1938. Huskies Bill McClement, Bill Stolp, Chris Villani, Steve Surface, Gary Gustafson, Mark Hallenbeck and Bob Pierce brought that streak to an end, however, placing second at the 1977 Pac-8 Championships and earning the Huskies’ their first-ever NCAA Championships berth. The team did not have to travel far for the meet, which was held at Hangman Valley Golf Course in Spokane, Wash. Spurred on by family and friends lining the course, the Huskies placed 13th overall, with McClement leading all UW finishers in 68th, two minutes behind champion Henry Rono of WSU. It would be 10 years before the Husky men would return to the national meet as a team, though individual runners have competed almost every year in the quartercentury since.
Emerald City Invitational is often confused for a UW home meet, the Sundodger Invitational at Lincoln Park is in fact the only cross country meet hosted annually by the Univer sity of Washington. Featuring hundreds of the Northwest’s top collegiate and post-collegiate cross country athletes, as well as invited collegiate squads from across the country, the meet has become an annual fixture on the Northwest distance running schedule since its inception in 1992. While the course has changed subtly over the years, distances have remained 5,000 meters for women and 8,000 meters for men, both winding through some of the most beautiful running terrain in the Seattle area, with scenic vistas of Puget Sound. Simon Fraser’s Emilie Mondor set the women’s meet record in 2002 with a time of 16:05, breaking by one second the record of 16:06 set just a year earlier by the UW’s Sabrina Monro. Western Washington’s Paul Kezes clocked the meet’s men’s record in 2002 with a time of 23:42, just two seconds off the course record of 23:40 set by Stanford’s Jonathan Riley during the 2000 Pac-10 Championships. For year-by-year results of the Sundodger Invitational, see pages 44-45 of this guide.
WE ARE THE CHAMPIONS — Both
of Washington’s cross country teams have been outstanding in Pac-10 Conference competition, with the Husky women currently boasting a string of 15-consecutive top-five Pac-10 finishes. That streak has its roots in Washington’s first-ever Pac-10 title, earned in 1989. Having never placed higher than sixth since the conference expanded from eight to 10 teams in 1986, Washington sent notice that 1989 could be special with wins at each of the first two meets of the season. The Huskies entered the Pac-10 meet at Stanford a decided underdog to rival Oregon, which had won every conference title since 1976, but had lost to Washington two weeks prior at the McIver Park Invitational. Led by eighthplace finisher Michele Buresh, the Huskies loaded six runners into the top20, scoring 65 points to handily defeat runner-up Washington State and the third-place Ducks. Buoyed by their finish, the team two weeks later captured the UW’s first-ever NCAA Regional title, and placed 12th at the NCAA Championships, then an all-time best. The UW men added their first Pac-10 title in 1993, and the women brought home a regional crown in 1992.
Huskies at the IAAF World Cross Country Championships In addition to their Olympic Games competition, Washington’s cross country athletes have also been a significant presence at the IAAF World Cross Country Championships, which have been held annually since 1973. Husky junior Laura Hodgson qualified for the junior women’s race in 2003, placing 58th overall while leading the U.S. women to second. The 2005 meet will be held in Le Mans, France, in March. Following is a list of University of Washington runners who have competed at the World Cross Country Championships all-time: Year 1979 1980
Venue Limerick, Ireland Paris, France
1982 1984 1988 1993
Rome, Italy E. Rutherford, NJ Auckland, NZ Amorebieta, Spain
1994 1998 2000 2002 2003
Budapest, Hungary Marrakech, Morocco Vilamoura, Portugal Dublin, Ireland Avenches, Switzerland
Name (Country) Place Regina Joyce (ENG) 27th Regina Joyce (ENG) 30th Sara Neil (CAN) 37th Sara Neil (CAN) 76th Regina Joyce (IRE) 21st Neil Panchen (GBR) 26th Tara Carlson (USA) 61st Christian Belz (SUI) 96th Angie Froese (CAN) 62nd Michele (Buresh) Chalmers (USA) 66th Kate Bradshaw (USA) 68th Margaret Butler (CAN) 70th Christian Belz (SUI) 18th Laura Hodgson (USA) 58th Margaret Butler (CAN) 81st Courtney Inman (CAN) 37th
Time 18:15 16:36 16:44 16:10 16:35 25:32 15:48 22:38 15:58 28:53 23:16 14:57 11:39 24:08 14:30 14:14
Event (Distance) Senior Women (5040m) Senior Women (4820m) Senior Women (4820m) Senior Women (4663m) Senior Women (5000m) Junior Men (8031m) Junior Women (4450m) Junior Men (7150m) Junior Women (4300m) Senior Women Long (8000m) Junior Women (6290m) Senior Women Short (4208m) Senior Men Short (4030m) Junior Women (6215m) Senior Women Short (4030m) Senior Women Short (4030m)
NOTE: The IAAF added the senior men’s and women’s short course races in 1998. Also, Regina Joyce changed nationalities in 1983. SOURCE: IAAF, “The Toughest Race in the World: A Look at 30 Years of the IAAF World Cross Country Championships”, edited by Mark Butler.
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Meet the Husky Men Name Abbott, Austin Boyd, Travis Brashers, Preston Easton, Curtis Fader, Andy Fayant, Chris Fayant, Jesse Franck, Matt Gobena, Araya Goiney, Chris Hansen, Kevin Harding, Jon Hickey, John Kiter, Michael Knox, Caleb Liber, Brad Mandi, Mark Mineau, Jeremy Moe, Carl Owen, Matt Peters, Kevin Peterson, Tom Robinson, Andrew Sayenko, Mike Shimer, Adam Thomas, Ryan Wilson, James Wyatt, Tom
Yr Fr. So. Sr. RFr. Jr. Jr. So. Sr. Fr. RFr. So. Fr. So. Jr. Fr. RFr. Jr. Fr. So. So. So. Fr. Jr. So. So. RFr. Fr. Fr.
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Birthdate 12/8/85 5/15/84 6/26/82 11/5/84 2/3/83 1/26/83 4/15/84 5/23/82 8/20/85 6/26/85 11/3/83 4/23/86 3/23/84 7/9/83 10/27/85 4/16/85 5/7/83 1/17/86 3/13/84 4/5/84 10/25/83 7/3/85 3/17/83 7/12/84 3/24/85 3/20/85 3/7/86 10/26/85
Hometown (High School/Previous College) Chehalis, Wash. (W.F. West) Mukilteo, Wash. (Kamiak) N. Bonneville, Wash. (Stevenson) Kenmore, Wash. (Inglemoor) Everett, Wash. (Cascade) Spokane, Wash. (Mead) Spokane, Wash. (Mead) Bellevue, Wash. (Bellevue) Seattle, Wash. (Nathan Hale) Shoreline, Wash. (Shorewood) Shoreline, Wash. (Shorecrest) Issaquah, Wash. (Issaquah) Richland, Wash. (Hanford) Spokane, Wash. (Shadle Park) Mill Creek, Wash. (Jackson) San Diego, Calif. (University City) Everett, Wash. (Mariner) Menlo Park, Calif. (Menlo-Atherton) Auburn, Wash. (Auburn-Riverside) Yakima, Wash. (East Valley) Longview, Wash. (Mark Morris) Modesto, Calif. (Fred Beyer) Edmonds, Wash. (Edmonds-Woodway) Bellevue, Wash. (Sammamish) Edmonds, Wash. (Meadowdale) Marysville, Wash.(Lakewood) Yakima, Wash. (East Valley) Lakewood, Wash. (Charles Wright)
* Utilized red-shirt season Head Coach Track & Field/Cross Country: Greg Metcalf (Washington ‘93), 3rd year, 8th overall at Washington Assistant Coaches (Cross country): David Bazzi (UW ‘00), 4th year; Kelly Strong (Arizona State ‘01), 3rd year.
Pronounciation Athletes Preston Brashers ......... BRASH-urs Andy Fader ......................... FAY-dur Fayant .............................. FAY-aunt Matt Franck ........................ FRONK Chris Goiney .................. GOY-knee Brad Liber ......................... LYE-burr Mark Mandi ..................... MAN-dee Mike Sayenko ............. Sy-YENK-oh Adam Shimer ................... SHY-mur Coaches David Bazzi ...................... BAH-zee
Led by senior Eric Garner (third from left), the Husky men in 2003 reached the NCAA Championships for the first time since 1993, earning a 21st-place finish. Building upon the foundation laid by Garner and his three fellow seniors in 2003 will be the responsibility of this year’s upperclassmen, particularly captains Mark Mandi and Andy Fader (center, #645).
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Men’s Preview: Captains’ Perspective One who previewed the upcoming Husky men’s cross country season in June might have picked Washington to make a strong run at the NCAA meet — three of the Huskies’ top-five from a 21st-place effort at the 2003 NCAA Championships were returning, including No. 1 runner Mar k Mandi (Everett, Wash.), super frosh Carl Moe (Auburn, Wash.) and 10,000-meter force Mike Sayenko (Bellevue, Wash.). Junior Andy Fader (Everett, Wash.), crucial to the team’s near-upset of Oregon for second at the 2003 Pac-10 Championships, and 2003 Emerald City Invitational champion Travis Boyd (Mukilteo, Wash.) were also back to round out the top-five, while a talented group of freshmen headed by prep AllAmerican Tom Wyatt (Lakewood, Wash.) were to battle a hard-working group of underclassmen for the final two traveling spots. Just two months later, however, those plans are in shambles, with Sayenko sidelined by a broken leg, Moe experiencing lingering pain from a spring foot injury, and Wyatt out with a bad back. With Moe and Sayenko sidelined for the early part of the season, Mandi and fellow co-captain Fader face the challenging task of preparing a young squad for the rigors of the postseason. Mandi may be the only healthy returning member of the Husky seven which last fall sent UW to its first NCAA Championships since 1993, but both captains agree that is no reason to think the Huskies won’t be back on the line at the NCAA meet in November. What was it like to finally make it to the NCAA Championships last year? Mandi: “Being at nationals and representing your entire school, with that ‘W’ on the front of your jersey, is hard to describe. It’s not very often that you can represent 40,000 people — an entire city — in a race against hundreds of other people who are there representing their entire Universities, feeling the same sense of responsibility to their schools that you do to yours. Just having the opportunity to do that is indescribable.” What made the biggest difference in qualifying for nationals? Mandi: “The biggest difference was depth. We’ve had a lot of great runners over the years, but to win meets you have to run as a team. Last year, in addition to the four seniors, we had four or five other guys who could run in our top seven.” Fader: “If you look at the results, we didn’t have any one guy way out in front — Mark was our top finisher at the NCAAs, and he was 67th. What we did well was stay together as a group, and let our lead runners pull the rest of us along to the finish.”
Will depth be an issue this year? Fader: “I don’t think so. Guys like Adam Shimer and Kevin Peters are stepping it up and working hard this summer.” Mandi: “It’s an awkward situation for us. Of the seven who raced at nationals, only one returns. But a lot of the younger guys really stepped up this spring. Adam Shimer is stepping it up, and so is Kevin Peters. Travis Boyd has been smart about his training this year and looks great. He’ll be a big factor this year. Matt Owen and Jon Hickey also look solid. There are definitely going to be some new faces in our top seven, but with familiar results.” How has last year’s success changed expectations for 2004? Fader: “People are realizing that we need to train together as a team; that was what made last year’s team great. Everyone puts the team first now.” Mandi: “Just because I’m returning as the No. 1 doesn’t mean I’m going to slack off. For us to be a top-10 team, which is what we want to be, I am going to have to train as hard and as smart as I can to be peaking at the end of the year. If I’m the No. 5 guy, but am an All-American, that’s great for our team. So, we’re focused on the team, but at the same time, you know as an individual you have to be as good as you can be to truly help the team.” What will it take for this team to be successful in 2004? Fader: “The biggest thing will be getting Carl Moe and Mike Sayenko healthy. If they’re healthy and able to run for us in the postseason, then we’ll be in good shape.” Mandi: “I honestly believe that we won’t run our best team until nationals. I’m not trying to take anything away from the guys who will be running in Carl and Mike’s place, but if we’re already running well when they’re gone, we know it’s only going to make us better when they’re back. If we’re running second at Pac-10s without those guys, we’re in great shape for regionals and nationals.” Is second at Pac-10s a realistic goal? Mandi: “Oh, yeah. Winning it is something we can talk about, too. We were right with Oregon for second place last year, and Stanford graduated a lot of guys.” Fader: “They’re not as invincible as they used to be. Mark beat half of their guys at Pac-10s last year, so if we run well, I think we can beat anybody in the Pac-10. We SHOULD be second, in my opinion.” Mandi: “But we’re not going to let our guard down. Every team is going to be tough, and every team has guys that can surprise you. There’s so much that can affect the meet — injuries, weather, etc.—— that anything can happen. But, we’re in good enough shape that we feel confident that if we run our best, we can beat any team in our conference.”
A healthy return for Carl Moe (above) and teammate Mike Sayenko will be key for the Huskies. Will any freshmen make an impact? Mandi: “Jeremy Mineau has put up some great times in high school, so he could make an impact. Caleb Knox, too, looks really good, and runs really fast. Araya Gobena is also really talented.” Fader: “I think the standards on our team are a lot higher now than they were in the past. We’re deeper and better than we were two years ago, and we were deeper and better then than we were two years before that. Honestly, I don’t even think Mark Mandi would make our team these days.” Mandi: “That’s probably true. I ran 9:34 in high school, and the guys we’re bringing in now are 9:10 guys. Our team is getting so good; I probably wouldn’t even get a chance.” What’s the most important quality a distance runner can have? Fader: “Focus and discipline; the ability to go out and train every single day, even when you don’t want to.” Mandi: “The best quality a distance runner can have is belief. If you don’t believe you can do it, you’re not going to go anywhere.” What does running at Washington mean to you? Fader: “It’s the best experience of my life.” Mandi: “Running as a Husky is the biggest privelege you can have. I appreciate what a privelege it is to wear this jersey. I wasn’t an all-state runner in high school, so for me to be here, representing this University, is like a second lease on life.” Fader: “Running is the most important thing that I do. I put everything I can into running. You only get to run for so long; if you don’t make the most of it, you’re cheating yourself.”
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Meet the Husky Women Name Yr Adsit-Morris, Chessa Sr. Auther, Brette Fr. Connelly, Camille Sr. Daiger, Jessica RFr. Egerdahl, Lindsey Sr. Foushee, Marie So. Gall, Tina RFr. Garrow, Olivia Fr. Gibbs, Jamie Sr. Halverson, Laura Sr. Harrison, Kira So. Hodgson, Laura Jr. Lia, Amy So. McCallum, Kelsey RFr. McLeod, Brianna So. Miller, Amanda Fr. Ranstrom, Cassie RFr. Rasmussen, Trisha Fr. Schuster, Dani Fr. Schwager, Karen Jr. Shiraiwa, Leila So. Touran, Kathryn Sr. Tubbs, Alison So. Williams, Dallon So. Wishaar, Angela Sr. Yoshinaga, Sayaka So. * Utilized red-shirt season
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Birthdate 4/23/83 11/20/85 5/8/83 6/12/85 5/1/83 2/9/85 6/25/85 8/1/86 11/8/82 11/19/82 6/12/85 7/25/84 5/24/84 1/28/85 11/19/84 3/2/86 3/23/84 9/16/85 2/11/86 2/28/84 1/26/84 5/1/82 10/27/83 1/9/85 11/11/82 3/14/84
Hometown (High School/Previous College) San Diego, Calif. (University) Phoenix, Ariz. (Xavier) Marysville, Wash. (Marysville-Pilchuck) Seattle, Wash. (Bishop Blanchet) Auburn, Wash. (Auburn) Bellevue, Wash. (Bellevue) Edmonds, Wash. (Edmonds-Woodway) Seattle, Wash. (Nathan Hale) Arvada, Colo. (Arvada West) Mica, Wash. (Freeman) Bellingham, Wash. (Meridian) Spokane, Wash. (North Central) Bothell, Wash. (Bothell) Edmonds, Wash. (Edmonds-Woodway) Jenks, Okla. (Jenks) Wenatchee, Wash. (Eastmont) Seattle, Wash. (Seattle Christian) Phoenix, Ariz. (Mountain Ridge) Kennewick, Wash. (Kamiakin) Langley, Wash. (South Whidbey) Gig Harbor, Wash. (Gig Harbor) Petoskey, Mich. (Petoskey) Enumclaw, Wash. (Enumclaw) Turlock, Calif. (Turlock) Shoreline, Wash. (Shoreline) Seattle, Wash. (Ballard)
Head Coach Track & Field/Cross Country: Greg Metcalf (Washington ‘93), 3rd year, 8th overall at Washington Assistant Coaches (Cross country): David Bazzi (UW ‘00), 4th year; Kelly Strong (Arizona State ‘01), 3rd year.
Pronounciation Athletes Brette Auther ................. “AUTHOR” Jessica Daiger .............. “DAGGER” Lindsey Egerdahl ........ EGG-ur-doll Marie Foushee ................ foo-SHAY Olivia Garrow ................... GAIR-oh Laura Halverson .......... HAL-vur-sin Kira Harrison ................... KEER-uh Amy Lia .............................. LEE-uh Kelsey McCallum ...... Muh-CAL-um Brianna McLeod ......... Muh-CLOUD Danielle Schuster ........... SHOO-stir Karen Schwager ........... SHWOG-ur Leila Shiraiwa ..................... LAY-luh shuh-RYE-wuh Kathryn Touran .................. tur-RAN Dallon Williams ........... Rhymes with “GALLON” Angela Wishaar ............... WISH-are Sayaka Yoshinaga ... sigh-YOCK-uh yo-shee-NOG-uh Washington returns six of its top seven, and 11 of its top 12 runners from a 2003 squad that earned a 19th-place finish a the NCAA Championships. Senior captains Laura Halverson (center, #326) and Lindsey Egerdahl (not pictured) will be counted on to lead UW to its eighth-straight NCAA meet.
2004 Washington Cross Country
Coaches David Bazzi ...................... BAH-zee
Women’s Preview: Captains’ Perspective For seven years, Greg Metcalf has directed Washington’s cross country programs. For seven years, the Huskies have never failed to reach an NCAA Championships.
Halverson: “To do that, we need to be more consistent all season. We may only have seven people racing at nationals, but the people racing early on and throughout the season are the ones who are going to get us there. We need to race strong all year long. We can’t just rely on Regionals to get us in.” Egerdahl: “That’s a great point; intensity will be so important. This team knows how to have fun. Our job, though, is to add commitment, desire and accountability to the equation. That’s where Laura excels. On hard courses, in hard races, Laura’s our girl, and she brings all of us with her. I don’t think there are many girls that can do that for their team.”
To appreciate the difficulty of that accomplishment, consider that only six other schools — Georgetown, BYU, Providence, Colorado, Stanford and North Carolina State — boast longer active NCAA streaks than the Huskies, who prior to 1997 had been to just seven of the previous 20 NCAA Championships. The streak encompasses nearly three generations of Husky runners, from the Class of ‘97, which began the streak with a 14th-place NCAA finish; to the Class of 2000, freshmen in ‘97 who twice put the Huskies in the top15; to the Class of 2004, tasked with extending the streak to eight this fall. In 2003, a fourth generation emerged, as five freshmen, led by Amy Lia (Bothell, Wash.) and Dallon Williams (Turlock, Calif.) formed the nucleus of a Husky squad that overcame low expectations to earn a 19thplace finish at the national meet. With six of the team’s top seven back, and talented newcomers on the way, senior captains Lindsey Egerdahl (Auburn, Wash.) — the team’s top finisher at the NCAA meet in 2003 — and Laura Halverson (Mica, Wash.) have set their sights on a high finish at the NCAA meet in November, and refuse to let their team settle for anything less. How did the team come together so quickly in 2003? Eger dahl: “We shocked everyone, including ourselves. No one was foolish enough to think that it wasn’t going to be a huge transition, and that it wouldn’t take a huge leap for us to get back to the NCAAs. We all knew going into it that it was going to take a lot from all parties. We decided to work together and get to the NCAA meet.” Halverson: “We never settled. We went for it. We never felt that we had given our best; we always thought we could do better.” How hard it is it for freshmen to run successfully at the collegiate level? Egerdahl: “We can count on the fact that every year a freshman makes a move into our top seven. But, in that case, we had five freshmen traveling — that was huge.” Halverson: “Our team in some ways has always been built around freshmen. They come in without a preconceived notion of who they ‘can’ and ‘can’t’ beat; they just run.” Egerdahl: “They stepped up at Regionals. A lot of races early on didn’t go so well, but they at least gave our freshmen experience. By the end of the year, they knew girls from other teams, could compare themselves in the race and judge who they wanted to race with. That was a huge thing for us.”
Lindsey Egerdahl (left) and Amy Lia will likely be among the Huskies’ leaders in 2004. W ill having been thr ough that transition last year help in 2004? Egerdahl: “I had always been surrounded by great leaders, then last year we got to nationals and there were five new faces, and I was the only one who had ever competed there before. It was a major transition for all of us. When the freshmen came in, they brought a different vibe to the team, and it took a while for us to adapt to them.” Halverson: “It definitely helps, because there’s not going be any awkwardness this year. We’ve been working together all summer, and have common goals. We’re really close. We love each other and we are a bonded team.” Egerdahl: “I’m more comfortable with this group of girls. I’m more willing to sacrifice with this group, this year, and I think we can all say that. I know these girls; I know their work ethic. We’ve been through so much. I would sacrifice all in a race for them, because I know that they would do the same for me. There’s a lot more energy and commitment.” What are your expectations in 2004? Egerdahl: “We underperformed last year, because we didn’t know what to expect going into the season. We know now how good this team can be. Knowing everyone’s potential makes it imperative that we, as leaders, hold everyone to that potential, and don’t let anyone slide. The younger girls have years to build upon, but for us, this it is it. We want to be a top-10 team, and we want it now.” What is your role as captain in 2004? Egerdahl: “There is no doubt that we have a lot of talent, and that this team will soon become one that will consistently contend for top-10 spots. Our challenge is to make that happen this year.”
Who outside the top-six returnees will challenge for a top-seven spot? Egerdahl: “Alison Tubbs is ready to go. She has as strong a mental game as anybody. Angela Wishaar is also one we are counting on. She’s leading our team in intensity this summer, and is setting a consistent foot forward.” Halverson: “Kira Harrison, too, had a great track season, and is ready to step up at 6,000 meters. She’s been training hard.” Will any freshmen break through? Egerdahl: “We’re counting on Amanda Miller, but anyone could jump up.” What will be this team’s strengths? Egerdahl: “Our biggest strength is our ability to have fun. You really have to enjoy the process. You only race five or six times all year, so it’s important to enjoy training.” Halverson: “We have fun every day, but at the same time, we’re able to flip that switch and be intense when it’s time.” Egerdahl: “We need to keep that intensity all season, from the first race to the last. Sometimes, we’re so focused on our end goals, that we forget there are other steps to take in order to get there.” Halverson: “Coach Metcalf does a great job of keeping us focused. He finds a way to motivate everybody, in ways unique to each of us. He puts belief into an athlete even before they know what they are capable of. I put all of my faith in him, and know that if I do what he is telling me to do, even though I’m tired and it hurts, when we start peaking in November, I’m going to be at my best.” How has this team maintained its success for so long? Halverson: “When you do any sport for Washington, you’re expected to be good. You’re told from the moment you arrive as a freshman that anything less than success is unacceptable, therefore, you start believing from the start that you’re going to do it.” Egerdahl: “The athletics program at Washington holds itself to a high standard among the other programs in the nation, and as an athlete, there’s an expectation that you’ll hold yourself to that same standard.”
2004 Washington Cross Country
Men’s Returnees Travis
BOYD Sophomore • Mukilteo, Wash. • Mukilteo High School 2003-04: Earned first-team Academic All-Pac-10 honors for cross country and track ... won the season-opening Emerald City Invitational at Woodland Park, crossing the 8000m course in 25:52 ... one of just three freshmen, and the first UW men’s runner, ever to win their debut race at Washington ... was the ninth Husky finisher at the Pac-10 Championships, helping UW to a third-place team finish ... took fifth at the Sundodger Invitational in 24:23, and was the No. 5 Husky runner at the Pre-National Meet in Waterloo, Iowa ... focused on the 5000m and 10000m during the 2004 outdoor season ... took 13th in Pac-10 Championships debut in the 10000m, finishing in 31:46.48 ... season-best of 14:44.56 for 5000m earned fourth at the Oregon Invite ... indoors, clocked seventh-fastest 5000m time in UW history with a 14:29.90 clocking at the Pac-10 Invite ... ran the 3000m and 5000m at the MPSF Championships, earning top-15 finishes in both. 2002-03: Redshirted the 2002 cross country season ... ran unattached at three meets, clocking a best time of 25:00 for 8000m at the Willamette Invitational ... on the track, competed at every distance from 1500m to 10000m ... indoors, notched the then-10th-fastest 5000m time in UW history at the Last Chance Qualifier, finishing in 14:50.18 ... top finish of the 2003 track season was seventh, in the 3000m at the Pac-10 Indoor Invitational. High School and Personal: Born May 15, 1984 in Lynnwood ... parents are Julie and Robert ... has an older sister, Angie ... was the 2002 district cross country champion, finishing the 5000m course in 15:53 ... individual title helped cross country squad to second-place finish district finish ... ran 20th at the 2001 state 4A cross country championships, finishing in 16:21 ... placed fourth, in 15:59, at the 2002 Richland Cross Country Invitational ... twice competed in the 3200m at the state track meet ... was 13th at state in 2002 and 10th in 2001, the latter in a career-best 9:26 ... at the 2002 Pasco Invite, placed 10th in the 3200m and led the distance medley relay squad to a fifth-place mark ... was an eight-time letterwinner in track and cross country.
UW Career Bests 10000m....... 30:11.99 3000m (indoor)....... 8:21.42 XC: 8000m....... 24:23
5000m (indoor)....... 14:29.90
Brashers Senior • N. Bonneville, Wash. • Stevenson High School 2003-04: Earned first-career victory in the open race at the Pac-10 Championships ... was the sixth overall finisher at the Emerald City Invitational ... clocked careerbest 8000m cross country time of 25:19 at the Sundodger Invite ... did not compete on the track outdoors ... indoors, clocked the ninth-fastest 5000m mark in UW history at the Last Chance Qualifier, finishing in 14:35.05. 2002-03: Did not compete during the cross country season ... ran just four times on the track, including one indoor and three outdoor races ... won the 5000m at the Oregon Mini-Meet, in 15:27.6. 2001-02: Competed in Washington’s first two meets of the cross country season ... ran a personal-best 25:43 for 8000m at the Sundodger Invitational, placing 39th overall ... was the seventh UW runner to cross the finish line at the Emerald City Invitational, placing 16th in 27:16 ... on the track, won the 5000m at the Husky Classic in 15:03.53 ... top 3000m mark was 8:47.46 ... indoors, ran 4:15.84 for the mile and 8:40.00 for 3000m. 2000-01: Redshirted both the cross country and track seasons. High School and Personal: Born June 26, 1982 in Ft. Huachuca, Ariz. ... parents are Katherine and James ... has an older brother, Travis, and two younger sisters, Kelly and Brooke ... placed fifth at the Class AA State meet as a junior ... took third place in the 3200m at the state meet both his junior and senior seasons ... was District IV Champion in the 3200m both his junior and senior years ... lettered all four years in cross country and track, was captain of the team as a junior and senior ... also played basketball during his senior year. UW Career Bests 3000m....... 8:47.46 5000m....... 15:02.3 Mile (indoor)....... 4:15.84 3000m (indoor)....... 8:38.13 5000m....... 14:35.05 XC: 8000m....... 25:19
2004 Washington Cross Country
Men’s Returnees Curtis
EASTON RS Freshman • Kenmore, Wash. • Inglemoor High School 2003-04: Ran unattached in four meets during the 2003 cross country season ... was 49th in his unofficial collegiate debut at the Emerald City Invite ... earned top finish of 16th in the open race at the Pac-10 Championships ... clocked season-best 8000m mark of 27:11 at the Sundodger Invitational ... ran unattached three times outdoors in 2004, including twice at 1500m and once at 800m ... indoors, competed in the 800m and mile, clocking season-bests of 1:55.49 and 4:18.37, respectively. High School and Personal: Born Nov.5, 1984 ... parents are Karla and Thomas ... has a sister, Whitney ... a third-generation Husky ... led Inglemoor to league, district and state titles in 2003 ... ran a leg of state champion 4x400m relay squad as a senior, and took third at state in the 800m ... took third at the 2003 KingCo cross country meet ... was the KingCo champ at 1600m in 2001, and won conference titles at 800m and 4x400m in 2003 ... graduated with a 3.8 GPA ... considering a career in biology.
UW Career Bests 1500m....... 3:57.58 800m (indoor)....... 1:55.49 XC: 8000m....... 27:11
Mile (indoor)....... 4:18.37
FADER Junior • Everett, Wash. • Cascade High School Will serve as co-captain in 2004 with junior Mark Mandi. 2003-04: Earned first-team Academic All-Pac-10 honors for cross country and track ... helped the Husky men reach the NCAA Championships for the first time since 1993 ... ran seventh on the squad at the NCAA West Regional, placing 48th in a 10K cross country best of 30:55 ... team’s fourth-place Regional finish was its highest at the meet since 1994 ... sparked UW men to a third at the Pac-10 Championships, clocking 25:47 for 8000m in a 24th-place finish, fourth on the team ... was outstanding during the 2004 track season ... earned a top-10 finish in the 1500m at the Pac-10 meet for the thirdstraight year, finishing fifth in a career-best 3:46.34 ... was a Pac-10 and NCAA Regional qualifier at 1500m and 5000m for the second-straight year ... placed 13th in the Regional 5000m final ... won the 1500m at the Ken Shannon Invitational in 3:46.69 ... led all Husky runners in 2004 with a indoor 5000m best of 14:10.81, secondfastest ever at Washington ... also cracked the indoor top-10 in the mile, posting a time of 4:05.45 to take fifth at the MPSF Championships at Dempsey Indoor ... ran the anchor leg of the Huskies’ fourth-place distance medley relay at the MPSF meet, clocking a 9:49.73 to move to fifth on the all-time list. 2002-03: An honorable mention Academic All-Pac-10 pick in cross country, and a second-team academic all-conference selection on the track ... ran in UW’s top-seven at every regular-season cross country race ... clocked then-best time of 24:46 for 8000m in 19th-place finish at Sundodger Invitational ... one of five Huskies among the top-six finishers at the Emerald City Invitational, placing sixth in 26:29 ... ran 42nd overall at the Pac-10 Championships, helping UW to fourth ... posted Pac-10 and NCAA Regional qualifiers at 1500m and 5000m ... ran both events at the Regional, placing 23rd in the 1500m and 21st in the 5000m ... earned second-straight top-10 Pac-10 1500m finish, placing seventh at the conference meet in a career-best 3:48.49 ... moved to ninth on the UW’s indoor mile list with a 4:08.40 at the UW Indoor Preview ... top 3000m time of 8:13.51 was then the 10th-best indoor mark ever at Washington ... ran the lead leg of the then-sixth-fastest distance medley relay squad in UW history, clocking a 10:01.35 at the Pac-10 Invite. 2001-02: Redshirted the fall season ... was UW’s No. 5 runner at 1500m, with a best of 3:49.30 ... the 10th finisher overall in the event at the Pac-10 Championships ... took fourth in the 1500m, in 3:52.94, at the U.S. Junior Nationals in June ... recorded first-career win in the 1500m at the Salzman Invite. High School and Personal: Born Feb. 3, 1983 in Everett ... parents are Lori and Jerry ... has one brother, Joel ... posted four-career top-10 finishes at the Washington state track meet ... best finishes were matching fifths in the 1600m and 3200m at the 2001 state meet ... also placed eighth in the 3200m, and ninth in the 1600m at the 2000 meet ... served as team captain as a senior, leading his team to a regional title and 15th-place state finish ... as a senior, captured district 3200m title and WesCo league titles in the 3200m and 1600m races ... also won district and league in 2000.
UW Career Bests Mile (indoor)....... 4:05.45 3000m (indoor)....... 8:13.51 XC: 8000m….... 24:23 10000m....... 30:55
5000m (indoor)....... 14:10.81
2004 Washington Cross Country
Men’s Returnees Chris
FAYANT Junior • Spokane, Wash. • Mead High School 2003-04: Ran four times during the 2003 fall campaign ... earned three top-11 finishes, including a seventh-place effort in the open race at the Pac-10 Championships ... was eighth in the Geoduck Invitational, and 11th in the Emerald City Invite ... shaved nearly 90 seconds off 8000m career best with a 24:55 at the Sundodger Invitational ... focused on the steeplechase outdoors, clocking a season-best of 9:26.12 in a seventh-place finish at the Ken Shannon Invite ... ran just once indoors, at 3000m. 2002-03: Ran at the first two meets of the cross country season ... was the 44th overall finisher in UW cross country debut, at the Emerald City Invitational, and took 66th at the Sundodger Invitational ... ran just twice on the track, including a secondplace performance in the steeple at the Oregon Mini Meet. 2001-02: Redshirted the 2001 cross country season to preserve a year of eligibility ... focused primarily on the steeplechase during the track season, with a best mark of 9:45.75 at the Husky Classic ... finished sixth or better in four of five steeplechase competitions ... also competed once each at 800m, 1500m and 5000m ... indoors, ran the mile and 3000m. High School and Personal: Born Jan. 26, 1983 in Spokane ... parents are Cathy and Tony ... the middle of three Fayants to compete at Washington, including older brother Jason and younger brother Jesse ... also has two other siblings, Todd and Tami ... ran a personal-best 15:47 for 5000m at the 2000 Great American Cross Country Festival in Charlotte, N.C. ... placed second at the state cross country meet in 2000 ... was fourth at the state meet as a sophomore ... led team to league and regional championships both years, and a state championship in 2000 ... boasted a 3.25 GPA.
UW Career Bests Steeple....... 9:26:12 Mile (indoor)....... 4:29.89 XC: 8000m....... 24:55
3000m (indoor)....... 8:45.62
FAYANT Sophomore • Spokane, Wash. • Mead High School 2003-04 (Washington State): Transferred to Washington State after the 2003 track season ... sat out both the fall and spring seasons before deciding to return to Washington ... will not be eligible to compete until January due to Pac-10 transfer rules. 2002-03: Redshirted the 2002 cross country season to preserve a year of eligibility ... was the Huskies’ top steepler during the 2003 outdoor season, taking fourth at the Pac-10 Championships in 8:58.81 ... was an NCAA Regional qualifier in the steeple, taking 28th ... finished lower than fourth just once in five regular-season steeple finals ... also excelled in the 5000m, clocking a 14:19.02 to take seventh at the Stanford Invite ... indoors, competed at distances from the mile to the 5000m. High School and Personal: Born April 15, 1984 in Spokane ... parents are Cathy and Tony ... youngest of three Fayants to compete for Washington, including older brothers Jason and Chris ... has two other siblings, Todd and Tami ... the 10th overall finisher at the 2001 Foot Locker Cross Country National Championships ... was the fastest prep 3000m runner in state history, boasting a best mark of 8:19 in the event ... the 2001 state 4A cross country champion ... was also a state champion on the track, winning the 2002 two-mile title in a personal-best 9:01 ... was the runner-up at the 2001 Foot Locker West Regional cross country meet ... took the 3200m title at the 2002 Texas Relays, in 9:04 ... was named team MVP as a senior. UW Career Bests Steeple....... 8:58.81 5000m....... 14:19.02 Mile (indoor)....... 4:23.07 3000m (indoor)....... 8:28.68 5000m (indoor)....... 14:45.21
2004 Washington Cross Country
Men’s Returnees Matt
FRANCK Senior • Bellevue, Wash. • Bellevue High School 2003-04: Competed four times during the 2003 fall season, including a best finish of third in the open race at the Pac-10 Championships ... was the 10th overall finisher in his official UW debut at the season-opening Emerald City Invite ... also ran at the Sundodger and Geoduck Invites ... on the track, competed once each at 3000m, 5000m and 10000m ... top finish was third, in the 5000m at the Ken Shannon Invite ... also ran three times indoors, at distances from the mile to the 5000m. 2002-03: Redshirted the 2002 cross country season ... ran unnatached at three meets ... placed eighth at the Emerald City Invitational ... ran a season-best 25:17 to take 37th at the Sundodger Invite ... ran unattached four times on the track, including once indoors ... twice took second in the 5000m, with a best mark of 14:56.97 ... also ran once each at 10000m outdoors and at 3000m indoors. High School and Personal: Born May 23, 1982 ... parents are Kim and Jim ... has three brothers, John, Richard and James ... attended Pitzer College in California in 2000-01, and Bellevue Community College in 2001-02 ... served as an assistant cross country coach at Bellevue High School in 2001 ... a first-team All-KingCo cross country selection in 1999 ... earned eight prep letters, including two in swimming ... captained both the track and cross country squads as a senior ... led Bellevue cross country to top-10 finishes at state all four years ... top individual state cross country finish was 30th, in 1998 ... took fifth in the 3200m at the 2000 state track meet, in personal-best 9:28.13 ... competed at every distance from 200m to 3200m ... majoring in business. UW Career Bests 5000m....... 14:56.97 10000m....... 30:33.26 Mile (indoor)....... 4:20.98 3000m (indoor)....... 8:33.50 5000m (indoor)...... 14:39.62 XC: 8000m....... 25:17
GOINEY Freshman • Shoreline, Wash. • Shorewood High School 2003-04: Redshirted the cross country and track seasons to preserve a year of eligibility ... ran four times unattached during the fall season ... posted top 8000m effort of 26:02 in a 43rd-place effort at the Sundodger Invitational ... also ran in the Emerald City, Geoduck, and Pac-10 Open races ... on the track, competed unattached at 1500m on two occasions, with a season-best of 4:11.40 at the Ken Shannon Invitational ... indoors, ran unattached in the mile and 3000m, recording bests of 4:28.40 and 9:10.58, respectively. High School and Personal: Born June 26, 1985 ... parents are Terrie and Robert ... has a younger brother, Matthew ... both parents competed in track and cross country at Washington ... missed senior season with a stress fracture ... earned first-team All-WesCo Conference honors for cross country in 2001 ... placed eighth at the 2001 WesCo District meet, and seventh at the WesCo South league meet ... ran 18th at the KingCo-WesCo Bi-District Championships in 2000 ... was among the top-five finishers at the 10000m Gorge Games Trail Run in 2002 ... lettered four years each in track and cross country, and was team captain in each of his last three seasons ... editorial cartoons for the school paper earned honorable mention at the National Journalism Convention in Dallas ... graduated with a 3.93 GPA.
UW Career Bests Mile (indoor)....... 4:28.40 3000m (indoor)....... 9:10.58 XC: 8000m....... 26:02
2004 Washington Cross Country
Men’s Returnees Kevin
HANSEN Sophomore • Shoreline, Wash. • Shorecrest High School 2003-04: Missed the 2003 cross country and 2004 track seasons with an injury ... ran once unattached indoors, clocking 8:50.12 for 3000m at the UW Indoor Preview. 2002-03: Redshirted the cross country and track seasons... ran unattached at three meets ... best finish was 35th, at the Emerald City Invite ... took 63rd at the Sundodger Invitational and 75th at the Willamette Invite ... boasted 8000m cross country PR of 25:49 ... earned top-10 finishes in three of four races on the track, including one indoors ... competed unattached at distances from 1500m to 5000m. High School and Personal: Born Nov. 3, 1983 ... parents are Karen and James ... has one brother, Chris ... both parents and a grandfather attended UW ... led Shorecrest to a pair of top-10 state cross-country finishes ... served as team captain his senior year ... was the state’s fastest prep runner in 2002 at 3200m, clocking a 9:38 on Feb. 3 at Dempsey Indoor ... was ninth at the 2002 state 4A cross-country meet, finishing in 16:00 ... in 2001, placed eighth at state in the 3200m, and 14th at state in the mile ... scored Shorecrest’s first team point at the state meet in eight years ... missed the 2002 track season as the result of a stress fracture ... was a first-team All-WesCo cross-country selection in 2001 ... ran three times at the Pasco Invitational, notching a best finish of 10th in the 3200m in 2001 ... a four-year letterwinner for Shorecrest’s swim team, taking sixth in the 100-yard backstroke at the 2002 WesCo Championships ... earned 12 varsity letters.
UW Career Bests 5000m....... 14:56.89 3000m (indoor)....... 8:28.00 XC: 8000m....... 25:49
HICKEY Sophomore • Richland, Wash. • Hanford High School 2003-04: An Academic All-Pac-10 honorable mention honoree in cross country, and a second-team academic all-conference pick on the track ... competed just once during the 2003 cross country campaign, clocking a 20:50 for 6400m in a seventh-place finish at the Geoduck Invitational in Olympia ... on the track, was a Pac-10 and NCAA Regional qualifier at 5000m ... saw his outdoor season cut short for health reasons ... season-best 5000m time of 14:14.24 at the Stanford Invitational led all Huskies outdoors in 2004 ... indoors, logged the third-fastest 5000m time in UW history, clocking a 14:11.39 at the Last Chance Qualifier ... placed ninth in the mile at the MPSF Championships, in 4:08.28. 2002-03: Redshirted the 2002 cross country season ... competed three times unattached, including a 16th-place finish at the Emerald City Invitational ... clocked 8000m PR of 24:53 in 23rd-place finish at the Sundodger Invitational ... took 16th in the 1500m at the Pac-10 Track Championships ... qualified for the meet with a season-best time of 3:49.18 at the Pepsi Invite in Oregon ... was also a Pac-10 qualifier at 5000m ... earned top-10 finishes in 10 of 12 races on the track ... indoors, ran a leg of distance medley relay squad that clocked the sixth-fastest time in UW history, a 10:01.35 at the Pac-10 Invite ... competed at every distance from 800m to 5000m. High School and Personal: Born Mar. 23, 1984 in Richland ... parents are Eva and John ... has a younger brother, James ... placed fifth at the 2001 state 3A cross country meet, finishing in 16:13 ... earned all-state and allleague cross country honors in 2001 ... won a pair of state titles on the track in 2002 ... captured the 1600m crown in 4:14.23, and won the 3200m in 9:09.58, both personal bests ... led Hanford to district and regional titles in 2001, and second at the state championships ... also competed at state in 2001, taking fifth at 3200m ... second in the mile at the 2002 Pasco Invite ... earned Academic All-State honors ... majoring in physics.
UW Career Bests Mile (indoor)....... 4:08.28 3000m (indoor)...... 8:14.89 XC: 8000m....... 24:53
2004 Washington Cross Country
5000m (indoor)....... 14:11.39
Men’s Returnees Michael
Kiter Junior • Spokane, Wash. • Shadle Park High School 2003-04: Sat out both the cross country and track seasons. 2002-03: One of UW’s most consistent runners, ranking second or third on the team in five of six meets ... the team’s No. 3 runner at the NCAA Regional, clocking a 10K PR of 31:56 ... set 8K PR in 12th-place finish at the Sundodger Invitational, finishing in 24:41 ... took 33rd overall to help UW to a fourth-place finish at the Pac-10 Championships ... also helped the team to wins at the Emerald City and Sundodger Invitationals ... redshirted the 2003 track season ... competing unattached, won the 1500m at the Ken Shannon Invite in 3:55.22 ... ran unattached three times indoors ... indoor 5K best of 14:35.57 would have ranked ninth all-time at UW. 2001-02: Competed in four of six events during the 2002 fall season ... missed the season’s first two meets with an injury ... made UW debut at the elite Roy Griak Invitational, running fifth on the squad in season-best 8000m time of 25:27 ... was third on the squad, 51st overall, at the PreNational meet in Greenville, S.C., finishing in 25:37 ... placed 70th at the NCAA West Regional meet in 33:50 ... on the track, competed at distances from 800m to 5000m ... was a Pac-10 qualifier in the 5000m, placing 24th in 15:51.96 ... also bettered the Pac-10 qualifying standard in the 1500m, clocking 3:49.26 at the Ken Foreman Invitational ... was eighth in the 5000m in 14:38.75 at the Drake Relays ... top 5000m time of 14:32.76 earned a 10th-place finish at the Stanford Invite ... also competed once each in the 800m, 3000m and 4x800m relay ... indoors, ran Washington’s sixth-fastest 5000m mark in school history, finishing in 14:42.02 at the UW Indoor Qualifier ... also competed in the mile, 3000m and distance medley relay. High School and Personal: Born July 9, 1983 in England ... parents are Deborah and Danny ... has a younger brother, Ryne ... earned prep All-American honors in 2000-01 ... the two-time state cross country champion ... also captured a pair of state track titles in 2001 ... won the state 1600m title in a time of 4:08, two seconds slower than his personal best ... captured the 3200m title in a personal-best 8:55, the fastest time in the state in 2001 ... the 2000 NIKE Border Clash champion ... placed sixth at the Foot Locker West Regional and 23rd at the Foot Locker National Championships in 2000 ... on the track, was the 2000 state runnerup in the 3200m with a personal best 9:06.46 ... also placed fourth in the 1600m in 2000 with another personal-best mark of 4:13.85 ... carried a 3.5 GPA.
UW Career Bests Mile (indoor)....... 4:20.33 3000m (indoor)....... 8:21.03 XC: 8000m……. 24:41 10000m....... 31:56
5000m (indoor)....... 14:35.57
LIBER RS Freshman • San Diego, Calif. • University City High School 2003-04: Was statistically the Huskies’ top redshirt in 2003 ... ran unattached on four occasions ... placed fifth in first collegiate race, at the Emerald City Invitational ... three weeks later, logged a season-best 8000m time of 25:28 at the Sundoger Invite, good for 32nd ... crossed the line eighth at the Geoduck Invitational, and was the fourth-fastest finisher in the open race at the Pac-10 Championships ... after the season, took 29th at the U.S. Junior Cross Country Nationals in Houston, finishing in 26:16 ... on the track, ran unattached at 1500m, 5000m and 10000m ... showed the most promise in the long race, clocking 30:29.96 in his firstever 10000m, at the Oregon Invite ... time was good for second overalll ... was the 16th place finisher in the 5000m at the MPSF Championships indoors ... also ran indoors in the mile and 3000m. High School and Personal: Born Apr. 16, 1985 ... parents are Leslie and Brad ... placed eighth at the California state cross country championships in 2002 ... led HS to a second-place team finish at state and a San Diego CIF title as a senior ... won the 1600m and 3200m at the 2003 San Diego Section Championships, and qualified for the state finals at 3200m ... duplicated his league-title double in 2002 ... was CIF Champ at 3200m in 2002 ... earned AllCIF honors in the 1600m as a sophomore, and was all-league at 800m his freshman year ... took second in the 2.5-mile Van Cortland Park Manhattan Invitational in 2003 ... was named the San Diego Union-Tribune’s Athlete of the Month ... earned a 3.67 GPA. UW Career Bests 1500m....... 4:01.23 5000m....... 14:50.81 10000m....... 30:29.96 Mile (indoor)....... 4:27.68 3000m (indoor)....... 8:42.53 5000m (indoor)....... 15:11.12 XC: 8000m....... 25:28
2004 Washington Cross Country
Men’s Returnees Mark
MANDI Junior • Everett, Wash. • Mariner High School Will serve as co-captain, along with teammate in Andy Fader, in 2004. 2003-04: A second-team Academic All-Pac-10 selection in track and cross country for the second-straight year ... competed in every varsity meet for the second-straight season ... led the UW men back to the NCAA Championships for the first time since 1993 ... was the Huskies’ top finisher at the national meet, crossing the line 67th to lead a 21st-place team effort ... ran second on the squad at the NCAA Regional, placing 32nd in a 10K cross country best of 30:29 ... led UW to third at the Pac-10 meet with a 15th-place finish, second on the team ... one of just two Huskies to place among the UW’s top-five finishers at every varsity race ... led all Huskies on the track with a lifetime-best 10000m time of 29:48.92, seventh-fastest ever at Washington ... earned 10th in the 10000m, and 11th in the 5K, at the Pac-10 Championships ... season-best 5000m mark of 14:41.49 earned a victory at the WSU Dual ... indoors, climbed to fourth on UW’s all-time lists in the 3000m and 5000m ... 5K best of 14:12.51 and 3K PR of 8:04.93 were both NCAA provisional qualifying marks ... was the only Husky to post provisional marks in both events in 2004. 2002-03: Earned Academic All-Pac-10 honorable mention in both track and cross country ... trained hard over the previous summer to become one of just four Huskies to run in every varsity cross country race in 2002 ... was fifth on the squad, 43rd overall, at the NCAA West Regional ... took 36th at the Pac-10 meet, in 25:12 ... ran 8000m PR of 24:52 in 22nd-place finish at the Sundodger Invitational ... took fifth overall at the Emerald City Invite ... was UW’s top runner at 10000m, taking 11th in the event at the Pac-10 Championships ... clocked career-best 10K time of 30:22.92 at the Stanford Invite ... earned a pair of victories in 2003, including one each at 3000m and 5000m ... lowered 5K PR by nearly a minute, to 14:42.83, at the Oregon Invite ... indoors, moved to ninth all-time at UW in the 5000m with a mark of 14:48.40 at the Husky Invitational ... also competed in the mile and 3000m. 2001-02: Redshirted the cross country and track seasons ... ran unattached at 1500m and 5000m, with best marks of 4:08.06 and 15:31.82, respectively ... placed third in the 5000m at the Spring Break Open ... ran the mile and 3000m indoors ... was sixth in the mile at the Small College Invitational in 4:35.16. High School and Personal: Born May 7, 1983 in Houston ... parents are Daisy and Reynaldo ... both brothers, Renaldo and Santiago, attend UW ... competed at the 2000 Cross Country Junior Olympics Nationals in Reno, Nev. ... earned a top-50 finish at the cross country state championships in 2000 ... captained the Mariner cross country squad in 2000 ... earned Outstanding Distance Runner honors at Mariner as a senior ... named a Washington Scholar, having graduated with a 3.92 GPA.
UW Career Bests Mile (indoor)....... 4:10.98 3000m (indoor)....... 8:04.93 XC: 8000m....... 24:32 10000m....... 30:29
2004 Washington Cross Country
5000m (indoor)....... 14:12.51
Men’s Returnees Carl
MOE Sophomore • Auburn, Wash. • Auburn-Riverside High School 2003-04: One of just four Huskies, and the only freshman, to compete in every varsity race during the fall season ... helped Washington reach the NCAA Championships for the first time since 1993 ... was the team’s No. 4 runner at the national meet, crossing the line 145th in 31:13 to spark a 21st-place team finish ... placed 35th, third among Huskies, in first-ever 10000m competition, at the NCAA Regional ... helped UW to third at the Pac-10 meet with a 30th-place finish ... debuted at the Sundodger Invitational with a 13th-place finish, in an 8K cross country PR of 24:44 ... on the track, set UW freshman records outdoors in the 1500m and indoors at 3000m ... frosh-record best of 3:44.91 for 1500m took second at the Oregon Invite ... was one of four Huskies to qualify for the Pac-10 1500m final, placing eighth ... ran 15th in the 1500m prelims at the NCAA Regional ... won the steeple at the WSU Dual ... indoors, made UW’s all-time top-10 lists in the mile, 3000m and distance medley relay ... of seven indoor races in 2004, six ranked among the top-10 all-time at UW ... went 8:02.82 in first collegiate 3000m, fastest ever by a Husky frosh and UW’s third-fastest all-time ... made UW track debut in the mile at the UW Indoor Preview, clocking the ninth-fastest mark ever by a Husky in 4:07.15 ... ran on four different distance medley relay combinations, each of which ranked among the five fastest ever at Washington ... ran the third (800m) leg of UW’s school-record DMR at the Last Chance Qualifier, crossing the line in 9:35.35 ... that relay broke the record set earlier in 2004 by Moe and his teammates, who clocked 9:38.09 at the Husky Invite. High School and Personal: Born Mar. 13, 1984 ... parents are Kathy and Dave ... has an older sister, Kelsie ... aunt, Marjan Howard, competed for UW’s track and cross country teams in the 1970s ... named Gatorade’s 2003 Track and Field Athlete of the Year for the state of Washington ... also earned athlete of the year honors from the Tacoma News-Tribune and Seattle Post-Intelligencer ... the 2002 class 4A state cross country champion ... logged one of the top prep track seasons in state history in 2003 ... set a state record, and ranked third nationally, with a time of 8:48.04 for 3200m at the Arcadia Invite ... won the state title at 1600m in a meet-record 4:05.09, just one second off the state record ... was defeated just once during the 2003 prep season, taking third in the 800m at state ... was second in the mile at the 2003 Golden West Games ... as a junior, took third at state in both the 1600m and 3200m runs, and was fifth aat Golden West ... fourth in the 1600m at state in 2001 ... earned eight letters, and was twice team captain ... earned a 3.7 GPA.
UW Career Bests Steeplechase....... 9:14.65 Mile (indoor)....... 4:07.15 XC: 8000m....... 24:44 10000m....... 30:33
3000m (indoor)....... 8:02.82
OWEN Sophomore • Yakima, Wash. • East Valley High School 2003-04: Competed three times during the cross country season, with a top finish of second in the open race at the Pac-10 Championships ... ran 21st overall in the Sundodger Invitational, in an 8000m career-best time of 25:09 ... led all Husky finishers at the Geoduck Invitational, placing sixth overall ... ran sparingly during the track season while nursing an injury ... focused on the 5000m outdoors, with a seasonbest of 14:52.87 ... indoors, ran unattached in the 3000m at the Last Chance Qualifier, finishing in 8:29.92. 2002-03: Redshirted the track and cross country seasons ... competed unattached three times in the fall, with a best finish of 30th, at the Emerald City Invite ... also competed at the Sundodger and Willamette Invitationals, with a best time of 25:27 at the latter ... ran 8:53.08 for 3000m indoors in lone track appearance. High School and Personal: Won second-straight 2A cross country title in 2001 ... winning time of 15:43 was nearly a minute faster than time of 16:25 in 2000 ... also won the state 3200m title on the track ... was the state runner-up in the event as a junior, adding a ninth-place finish in the 1600m that same year ... earned AllRegion honors with a top-25 finish at the 2001 Foot Locker West Regional meet ... was sixth overall the 2001 Nike Border Clash ... also won the 2001 Shoreline Invitational.
UW Career Bests 3000m (indoor)....... 8:29.92
XC: 8000m....... 25:09
2004 Washington Cross Country
Men’s Returnees Kevin
PETERS Sophomore • Longview, Wash. • Mark Morris High School 2003-04: Redshirted the 2003 fall season ... ran four times unattached ... was 12th overall at the season-opening Emerald City Invitational ... led all Husky redshirts at the Sundodger Invite with a 27th-place finish, in an 8000m career-best 25:20 ... earned 15th place at the Geoduck Invitational, and was the fifth-place finisher in the open race at the Pac-10 Championships ... ran three times outdoors, at distances from 1500m to 10000m ... indoors, ran twice each at 3000m and 5000m ... took 13th in the 5K at the MPSF Championships in 14:44.84. High School and Personal: Born Oct. 25, 1983 ... parents are Cheryl and Mark ... has an older sister, Amy ... qualified for state championships competition in cross country in each of his first three prep seasons ... missed his senior season with an injury ... was also a state participant on the track, running the 3200m at the state meet in 2000 ... won District IV cross country championship in 2001 ... was a four-time letterman, and served as captain his junior and senior seasons ... graduated with a 3.69 GPA. UW Career Bests 1500m....... 3:59.10 5000m....... 15:07.66 10000m....... 30:43.58 3000m (indoor)....... 8:35.64 5000m (indoor)....... 14:44.84 XC: 8000m....... 25:20
Robinson Junior • Edmonds, Wash. • Edmonds-Woodway High School 2003-04: Earned top-11 placings in three of four cross country competions in the fall ... took a career-best third overall in the season-opening Emerald City Invitational ... logged 8000m career-best three weeks later with a 25:15 at the Sundodger Invite, good for 25th overall ... was 11th at the Geoduck Invite, and sixth in the open race at the Pac-10 Championships ... broke the Pac-10 qualifying standard in the steeple with a 9:16.07 at the Ken Shannon Invitational ... was 10th in the steeple at the Pac-10 meet ... ran second in the steeple at the WSU Dual ... focused on the mile indoors, with a season-best of 4:17.65 at the Pac-10 Invite. 2002-03: An honorable mention Academic All-Pac-10 selection on the track ... ran in three meets during the fall season ... took 25th at the Emerald City Invitational, and 68th at both the Sundodger and Willamette Invites ... posted top 8K time of 25:37 at Willamette ... on the track, lowered steeple PR by 16 seconds at the WSU Dual, placing third in 9:15.85 ... also took 13 seconds off of 1500m PR with best mark of 3:58.14 ... earned top-10 finishes in seven of nine races outdoors ... indoors, competed primarily in the mile, with a 17second PR of 4:13.53 at the Husky Invite. 2001-02: Redshirted the 2001 cross country season to preserve a year of eligibility ... competed unattached at three outdoor meets ... ran a best mark of 4:11.0 in the 1500m at the Spring Break Open ... ran the mile indoors, improving his mark at each of four meets ... posted top indoor mile of 4:30.04 at the UW Invitational. High School and Personal: Born May 7, 1983 ... parents are Susan and Fred ... has two siblings, Ryan and Karissa ... placed 21st in 16:19 at the 1999 state cross country meet ... also ran at state in 1998 and 2000 ... earned all-state honors in cross country as a junior ... ran a personal-best 1:56 in the 800m prelims at state in 2001 ... led cross country team to top-three finishes at the Junior Olympics Nationals in 1999 and 2000 ... placed third in 1999 and second the following year ... played soccer for 11 years before giving up the sport to focus on track in high school ... named Student Athlete of the Month as a senior at Edmonds-Woodway ... majoring in civil engineering.
2004 Washington Cross Country
UW Career Bests Steeple....... 9:15.85 Mile (indoor)....... 4:13.53 XC: 8000m....... 25:15
Men’s Returnees Mike
SAYENKO Sophomore • Bellevue, Wash. • Sammamish High School 2003-04: Earned Academic All-Pac-10 honorable mention in the fall ... ran at all but one varsity cross country meet, including all three postseason races ... was the team’s No. 5 runner at the NCAA meet, crossing the line in 31:28 ... helped UW to a 21st-place finish in team’s first national-meet appearance since 1993 ... ran 36th overall, fourth among Huskies, at the NCAA Regional ... sparked a third-place UW finish at Pac-10s with a 35thplace finish, in 26:06 ... also competed at the Sundodger Invite, and in the Pre-National open race ... was among the Husky leaders in the 5000m and 10000m outdoors ... competed at the Pac-10 Championships in both, taking 11th in the 10000m before withdrawing from the 5000m ... clocked 5K and 10K season-bests of 14:34.55 and 30:12.42, respectively ... indoors, ran unattached in the mile, 3000m and 5000m ... indoor 5K best of 14:23.32 would have ranked sixth all-time at Washington. 2002-03: Redshirted both the track and cross country seasons ... ran unattached three times in the fall ... led all UW finishers at the Willamette Invite, placing 25th in a career-best 24:38 ... placed ninth at the Emerald City Invite, and 26th at the Sundodger ... took fifth in the 10000m, in 30:49.70, at the U.S. Junior Nationals ... ran unattached in the 3000m once indoors. High School and Personal: Born Mikhail Sayenko on July 12, 1984 in Odessa, Ukraine ... parents are Lyudmila and Andrey ... set Sammamish High School 3200m record with a personal-best time of 9:12 in a 16th-place finish at the 2002 Arcadia Invite ... earned All-West Region honors with a top-25 finish at the 2001 Foot Locker West Regional ... was fourth at the both the 2000 and 2001 state 3A cross country meets, in 16:31 and 16:11, respectively ... was third in the 3200m at the 2002 state track meet ... also took seventh in the mile at state in 2002, finishing in 4:19.89 ... as a junior, was fourth at state in the 3200m, and ninth in the mile ... set course record at Sammamish State Park ... an architecture major.
UW Career Bests 10000m....... 30:12.42 3000m (indoor)....... 8:23.69 XC: 8000m....... 24:37 10000m....... 30:34
5000m (indoor)....... 14:23.32
SHIMER RS Freshman • Edmonds, Wash. • Meadowdale High School 2003-04: Redshirted the cross country and track seasons ... was among the Huskies’ highest-finishing redshirts at all four fall meets in which he competed ... ran in the Emerald City, Sundodger and Geoduck Invitationals, and in the open race at the Pac-10 Championships ... placed eighth at the Geoduck ... in March, ran a career-best 8000m cross country time of 25:40 to place 18th at the U.S. Junior National Championships in Indianapolis ... competed four times unattached during the track season, including twice each indoors and out ... won first-career outdoor 5K race with a time of 14:52.86 at the Ken Shannon Invitational ... also attempted the 10000m, finishing 16th at the Oregon Invite in 31:28.61. High School and Personal: Born Mar. 24, 1985 ... both parents, Kaya and Mike, attended UW ... has a younger sister, Shirley ... took second at the 2002 state cross country meet, and was the eighth-place finisher at state in 2001 ... earned All-State cross country honors both years ... a first-team All-WesCo cross country selection each of his last two seasons ... won league cross country title in 2002, and was third at the regional meet ... earned fourth at the 2001 WesCo cross country meet ... led Meadowdale to a seventh-place state cross country finish in 2002 ... won district cross country titles in 2001 and 2003, and district two-mile crowns in 2002 and 2003 ... a 10-time prep letterwinner, served three years as captain ... named prep athlete of the month three times ... also lettered in swimming.
UW Career Bests 10000m....... 31:28.61 5000m (indoor)....... 14:57.22 XC: 8000m....... 25:40
2004 Washington Cross Country
Men’s Newcomers Austin
ABBOTT Freshman •Chehalis, Wash. • W.F. West High School Born Dec. 8, 1985 ... parents are Kerry and Mike ... both parents played basketball at the collegiate level ... has two younger siblings, Brandon and Kiersten ... combined with prep teammate T.J. Emmerich to lead W.F. West to a third-place finish at the 2004 state track championships, and a seventh-place finish at state in 2003 ... in both years, the two were the only athletes representing W.F. West at the meet ... won a state title at 1600m in 2004, crossing the line in 4:14 ... also took second at state in the 800m in 2004, an improvement on his fifthplace 800m finish of a year before ... was second at state in the 1600m in 2003, and led W.F. West’s 4x400m relay to eighth ... ran sixth in the mile at the 2004 Arcadia Invite ... took third in the 800m at the 2004 WashingtonOregon Meet of Champions ... also lettered three years in golf, and twice in basketball ... captained track, golf and basketball teams in 2003 and 2004 ... named school’s Athlete of the Year in 2004. Personal Best Marks 800m....... 1:52.27 1600m....... 4:13.77
GOBENA Freshman • Seattle, Wash. • Nathan Hale High School Born Aug. 20, 1985 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia ... has three siblings, brother Biniam, and sisters Medina and Tiqist ... earned prep All-American honors with a ninthplace finish at the 2001 USA Junior National Cross Country Championships in Omaha, Neb. ... placed 18th at the Washington state cross country meet in 2001, and was the 11th overall finisher in 2003 ... took fourth in the 3200m, in 9:27, at the state track championships in 2004 ... led Nathan Hale to a sixth-place finish at state in 2004 ... was named All-State in cross country in 2003, and was Nathan Hale’s boys’ track Most Inspirational Athlete in 2004 ... garnered postseason scholar-athlete awards from the U.S. Marine Corps and the 101 Club ... a talented cook, has considered a career as a chef.
Personal Best Marks 800m....... 1:58 1600m....... 4:18 XC: 5000m....... 15:32
HARDING Freshman • Issaquah, Wash. • Issaquah High School Born Apr. 23, 1986 ... parents are Jill and Jim ... is the oldest of six siblings, including brothers Brandon and Jason, and sisters Kim, Lisa and Emily ... father is a 1978 UW grad ... won the 3200m at the 2004 state track championships ... took third at the state cross country championships in 2002, and was the 28th-place finisher in 2001 ... led Issaquah to a second-place state cross country finish as a junior, and a fourth-place team finish his sophomore year ... competed in the two-mile at the 2004 Arcadia Invitational, finishing in 9:22 ... ran 17th overall in the 2002 Washington-Oregon Border Clash cross country meet ... also competed at the Junior Olympics Nationals in 1998, running the 1500m ... named most inspirational by his track teammates in 2004 ... interests include skateboarding and video production, and is considering a career as a graphic artist.
Personal Best Marks 1600m....... 4:17 3200m....... 9:12 XC: 5000m....... 15:28
2004 Washington Cross Country
Men’s Newcomers Caleb
KNOX Freshman • Mill Creek, Wash. • Jackson High School Born Oct. 27, 1985 in Aurora, Colo. ... parents are Linda and Steve ... has a younger sister, Aubrea ... ran 14th overall at the 2003 state cross country championships ... placed 26th at the 2004 Nike Border Clash Cross Country Championships ... finished the 2004 indoor track season ranked ninth in the nation at two miles, with a best of 9:13.79 ... missed the 2004 track season with an injury ... named to DyeStat’s “Hot 100” list of West Region preps in the fall of 2003 ... earned a pair of top-15 finishes at state in 2003, including 10th in the 1600m and 14th in the 3200m ... a first-team All-WesCo 4A selection at both 1600m and 3200m in 2003 ... also earned first-team All-WesCo honors in 2002 ... placed second at the 2002 4A district cross country championships, in 15:50 ... placed sixth in the 3200m at the 2003 Pasco Invite, in 9:30.41 ... clocked personal-best 3000m time of 8:32 at the 2004 Last Chance Qualifier at Dempsey Indoor.
Personal Best Marks 3000m....... 8:32 3200m....... 9:28
XC: 5000m....... 15:42
MINEAU Freshman • Menlo Park, Calif. • Menlo-Atherton High School Born Jan. 17, 1986 ... parents are Diana Gibson and David Mineau ... ranked second in the state, and 12th in the nation in 2004, with a 3200m PR of 9:01.54 ... swept Central Coast Section Cross Country Runner of the Year and Middle-Distance Runner of the Year honors during the 2003-04 season ... won Central Coast Section cross country titles in 2002 and 2003, including a course-record in 2002 ... also won back-to-back section titles in the 3200m .... placed second, in 15:19, at the 2003 California Division-I state cross country championships ... captained the Menlo-Atherton cross country and track squads as a senior ... also excelled in the classroom, graduating with a 3.9 (unweighted) GPA.
Personal Best Marks 800m....... 2:00.2 Mile....... 4:18.03 XC: 5000m....... 15:19
PETERSON Freshman • Modesto, Calif. • Beyer High School Born July 3, 1985 in Fremont, Ohio ... parents are Teresa and Reuben ... has two older sisters, Corinne and Jackie ... ran 22nd overall at the California state cross country championships in 2002 ... was the 15th overall finisher at the 2002 Stanford Cross Country Invitational ... qualified for state championships competition in the 1600m in 2003 ... won the sectional championship in the 1600m as a sophomore, in 4:18 ... also snagged a sectional title during the 2003 cross country season ... named all-district all four years, and was an all-section pick as a junior and senior ... was an eight-time academic all-conference selection, graduating with a 4.0 (weighted) GPA ... interested in pursuing a career in chiropractic care.
Personal Best Marks 1600m....... 4:18.69 XC: 5000m....... 15:35
2004 Washington Cross Country
Men’s Newcomers James
WILSON Freshman • Yakima, Wash. • West Valley High School Born Mar. 7, 1986 ... parents are Gwen and John ... has an older brother, Brian ... ran fourth overall at the 2003 Washington state cross country championships, in 15:59 ... captained West Valley to a sweep of league, district and state cross country titles as a senior ... won the 2003 Enumclaw Cross Country Invite, and was the ninth-place finisher at the 2003 Nike Border Clash in Oregon ... a two-time first-team All-Mid-Valley League honoree, and a nominee for Yakima Valley Athlete of the Year honors in 2004 ... followed up an outstanding cross season with a win in the 3200m at the 2004 district track championships ... placed 73rd at the state cross country meet as a junior.
Personal Best Marks 1500m....... 4:05 1600m....... 4:22 3000m....... 8:55 XC: 5000m....... 15:52
WYATT Freshman • Lakewood, Wash. • Charles Wright Academy Born Oct. 26, 1985 in Dallas, Texas ... parents are Nancy and Todd ... has a younger brother, Russell, and an older sister, Kelly ... is a third-generation collegiate track competitor; father ran for Pomona-Pitzer College, and grandfather competed at Cal ... one of the nation’s most outstanding preps in 2003-04, earning prep AllAmerican honors from Adidas and the National Scholastic Sports Foundation ... finished senior season ranked sixth nationally in the mile, and fifth indoors at 3000m, by Track and Field News ... captured six individual state titles during his prep career ... led Charles Wright to a sweep of team and individual titles at the 2003 state cross country championships with a meet-record time of 15:38 ... a first-team All-West Region selection by Foot Locker in 2003 ... the Class A state record-holder in the 1600m (4:12) and 3200m (9:17) ... clocked the nation’s fifthfastest indoor 3000m time in 2004 ... as a freshman, ran second at state in the 800m, third in the mile, and led the 4x400m relay squad to first ... missed his sophomore year with tendonitis, but returned in 2002-03 to claim third at state in cross country, second at state in the 800m and 4x400m relay, and a pair of state titles in the 1600m and 3200m ... successfully defended both state titles in 2004, and added the 2003 cross country crown ... ran third overall at the 2003 Nike Border Clash in Oregon ... placed eighth at the 2003 Foot Locker West Regional Cross Country Championships, and was the 26th overall finisher at the Foot Locker Nationals ... also lettered in soccer as a prep.
2004 Washington Cross Country
Personal Best Marks 1600m....... 4:06.72 3200m....... 9:05.6 XC: 5000m....... 15:18
Women’s Returnees Chessa
ADSIT-MORRIS Junior • San Diego, Calif. • University High School 2003-04: Missed the entire 2003-04 campaign with an injury ... was granted a medical redshirt for cross country. 2002-03: Ran in the team’s top seven at all four regular-season cross country races ... placed 34th, in 22:07, at the Pac-10 Championships ... was a career-best seventh at the season-opening Emerald City Invite ... ran fifth on the squad at both the Sundodger and Notre Dame Invitationals, clocking a 17:54 for 5000m at the former ... missed second-straight track season due to injury. 2001-02: Ran in three meets during the fall season ... placed 16th overall in collegiate debut at the Emerald City Invite... ran 25th overall in UW’s win at the Sundodger Invite ... was among the Huskies’ top seven at the Pre-National Meet ... was limited by injury to just one race on the track, an eighth-place finish in the 3000m at the Ken Foreman Invite. High School and Personal: Born Apr. 23, 1983 in San Diego ... parents are Lauriel Adsit and Robert Morris ... has a brother, Devin ... captured the California state championship in the two-mile event in 1999 ... led team to league and regional titles that season, and a fourth-place finish at the state meet ... was named Cross Country Runner of the Year after capturing the league championship as a senior in 2000 ... captained squad to league and regional titles for the second time that season ... was also a novice figure skater, placing 12th at a regional competition, before giving up the sport to focus on running.
UW Career Bests XC: 5000m……. 17:54
CONNELLY Senior • Marysville, Wash. • Marysville-Pilchuk High School 2003-04: A second-team Academic All-Pac-10 honoree for cross country and track ... as co-captain, helped the UW women reach the NCAA Championships for the seventh-straight year, the seventh-longest active streak in the nation ... led all UW finishers at the Geoduck Invitational, placing sixth ... was the second overall finisher in the Pac-10 women’s open race ... on the track, posted Pac-10 qualifying marks in the 1500m and 5000m ... lowered 1500m PR to 4:34.80 at the Cal Poly Invite ... also ran the steeple, with a season-best of 11:18.44 at the Stanford Invite ... indoors, ran the UW’s eighth-fastest 5000m mark all-time, clocking 17:15.53 at the Last Chance Qualifier ... placed eighth in the mile at the MPSF Championships, in 4:55.06 ... helped the UW women to a third-place MPSF finish. 2002-03: A second-team Academic All-Pac-10 selection in both cross country and track ... the team’s sixth finisher at all four cross country meets in which she competed ... placed 30th overall at the Pac-10 Championships in a 6K cross country best of 21:55, helping UW to a third-place team finish ... placed 13th overall at the season-opening Emerald City Invite ... was seventh in the steeple at the Pac10 track meet in 10:52.47, then second-fastest ever at UW ... placed 22nd in the event at the NCAA Regional ... also a Pac-10 qualifier at 1500m ... competed indoors in the mile and 3000m ... anchored distance medley relay squad that set UW’s eighth-fastest mark all-time, in 11:54.68. 2001-02: Was among Huskies’ top-seven at all but one cross country meet ... ran a career-best 5000m time of 17:54 in a 16th-place finish at the Sundodger Invite ... was seventh on the team at the NCAA Championships in UW’s 14th-place finish ... the sixth UW finisher at the Pac-10 meet ... placed 12th in the steeple at the Pac-10 meet, in 11:30.60 ... clocked top steeple mark of 11:26.40 at the WSU Dual ... indoors, focused on the mile, posting a top time of 5:08.69. High School and Personal: Born March 8, 1983 ... parents are Katrina and Robert ... oldest of three siblings, Amelia and Kristin ... a five-time Junior Olympics All-American ... earned top-15 finishes at the Junior Olympics Cross country Nationals three straight seasons ... placed among the top 15 at state each of her last three years ... finished as high as sixth in 1999 ... as a sophomore, led school to a state title, capturing league and district honors, and placing 14th at state ... placed second in the 3000m at the 2000 Junior Olympics Nationals, in a personal-best 10:25 ... earned valedictorian honors with a 4.0 GPA ... also named Soroptomist International of Marysville’s Student of the Year, Marysville-Pilchuk’s Female Athlete of the Year and Scholar Athlete of the Year. UW Career Bests 1500m….... 4:34.80 Steeple....... 10:52.47 5000m....... 17:37.00 Mile (indoor)....... 4:55.06 3000m (indoor)....... 9:48.03 5000m (indoor)....... 17:55.53 XC: 5000m……. 17:54 6000m....... 21:55
2004 Washington Cross Country
Women’s Returnees Jessica
DAIGER RS Freshman • Seattle, Wash. • Bishop Blanchet High School 2003-04: Redshirted the cross country and track seasons to preserve a year of eligibility ... ran just once, unattached, during the fall, clocking a 20:42 for 5000m at the Evergreen Invite ... twice competed unattached outdoors, clocking a 5:02.60 for 1500m at the Ken Shannon Invite, and a 11:56.00 in the steeple at the Ken Foreman Invite. High School and Personal: Focused primarily on the hurdles in high school, earning state berths at both the 100- and 300meter distances ... placed seventh at state in the 300m hurdles in 2002 ... also ran a leg of Bishop Blanchet’s fifth-place 4x400m relay at state ... matched her finish in the hurdles at the 2003 state meet, again earning seventh ... ran second overall in the event at the 2003 SeaKing 4A district meet ... just missed qualifying for state in the 100m hurdles her senior year, placing sixth at districts ... also excelled in soccer, leading the Braves to a 9-3 record and a Metro League title in 2002.
UW Career Bests Steeple....... 11:56.00
XC: 5000m....... 20:42
EGERDAHL Senior • Auburn, Wash. • Auburn High School Will serve as co-captain in 2004 with senior Laura Halverson. 2003-04: Earned Academic All-Pac-10 honorable mention for cross country and track ... as cocaptain, led a UW women’s squad featuring four freshmen to the NCAA Championships for the seventh-straight year, the nation’s seventh-longest active streak ... was the Huskies’ top runner at the NCAAs, placing 85th in 21:11 to spark a 19th-place team finish ... earned All-Region honors with a 13th-place finish at the NCAA West Regional, helping the team to third ... ran 35th at the Pac-10 Championships ... led UW at the Notre Dame and Pre-National meets ... was terrific on the track, posting NCAA qualifying marks and cracking UW’s all-time top-10 in four events ... outdoors, ran Pac-10 and NCAA Regional qualifiers in the 800m and 1500m... narrowly missed an NCAA track berth with a sixth-place finish in the 1500m at the NCAA West Regional ... Regional 1500m time of 4:22.38 was seventh-fastest mark in UW history ... finished among the top-10 in the 1500m at the Pac-10 meet for the third-straight year, placing seventh ... earned two victories (both at 800m), and 12 top-five finishes in 2004 ... indoors, posted NCAA qualifying marks in the mile and distance medley relay ... anchored UW’s DMR to a school-record of 11:23.12 at the Husky Invite ... team-best 3000m PR of 9:35.08 ranked fourth all-time at UW... also moved up to third on UW’s all-time list in the mile, clocking a 4:47.82 at the Pac-10 Invite ... placed fourth in the mile, and third in the DMR, at the MPSF Championships. 2002-03: A second-team Academic All-Pac-10 selection for cross country, and honorable mention pick for track ... during the fall, was UW’s No. 2 runner at both the NCAA Regional and NCAA Championships ... ran 21:21 for 6000m at the Pac-10 meet to place 14th overall, leading UW to third ... was the 20th overall finisher at the NCAA Regional, in 22:11 ... on the track, earned second-straight top-10 Pac-10 finish, taking seventh in the 1500m ... ran sixth in the event at the NCAA Regional ... was also a Pac-10 qualifier at 800m, boasting a best of 2:10.36 ... ran lead leg of UW’s distance medley relay squad that was then eighth-fastest ever at UW, in 11:54.68. 2001-02: Ran in the Huskies’ first two cross country meets of the season ... on the track, was the Huskies’ No. 2 runner at 800m and 1500m, posting Pac-10 qualifying marks at each distance ... best 1500m mark of 4:31.33 earned ninth at the 2002 Pac-10 meet ... was the Pac-10’s highest-ranked freshman at 800m during the regular season, owning a best mark of 2:10.07 ... took fourth in the 1500m at the USA Junior Nationals in 4:30.93 ... earned three regular-season wins, and was top-five in 12 of 16 races during the 2002 outdoor season ... a member of the Huskies’ runner-up distance medley relay squad at the Drake Relays ... indoors, had two victories and seven top-10 finishes. High School and Personal: Born May 1, 1983 ... parents are Peggy and Ryan ... youngest of four siblings, Michelle, Kristen and Jeanna ... never placed below seventh at the Class 4A state cross country meet, with a personal-best fourth-place finish as a freshman ... never placed below ninth in four years of regional competition ... finished fifth at the 1998 Class 4A state cross country meet in 18:52 ... was named team MVP in each of her last three cross country seasons ... on the track, placed fourth at state in the 1600m in 2000 and 2001 with identical 5:04 times ... interested in a career in public relations.
UW Career Bests 800m (indoor)....... 2:15.65 Mile (indoor)....... 4:47.82 XC: 5000m....... 17:27 6000m....... 20:52
2004 Washington Cross Country
3000m (indoor)....... 9:35.08
Women’s Returnees Marie
FOUSHEE Sophomore • Bellevue, Wash. • Bellevue High School 2003-04: One of four freshmen in the Huskies’ top-seven ... helped lead UW back to NCAA Championships for the seventh-straight year, the seventh-longest active streak in the nation ... ran seventh on the squad at the national meet, in a 6K cross country best of 22:38, to spark a 19th-place team effort ... was the 59th overall finisher at the Pac-10 Championships ... ran fourth on the squad, 13th overall, in a 5000m cross country best of 17:39 at the Sundodger Invite ... took third among UW runners at Notre Dame, and was the team’s No. 6 runner at the PreNational meet ... ran sparingly on the track indoors, but posted Pac-10 qualifying marks outdoors at 1500m and 5000m ... took 13th at the conference meet in the 5K, and was 17th in qualifying rounds of the 1500m ... clocked 1500m PR of 4:32.61 in a second-place finish at the Ken Foreman Invite ... season-best 5000m time of 17:11.66 earned ninth at the Oregon Invite. High School and Personal: Born Feb. 9, 1985 ... parents are Jana and Jeff ... has an older brother, Charlie ... won the 3A state cross country title in 2002 ... also captured state titles in the 1600m and 3200m runs as a senior ... performance at the state track meet led Bellevue to the team title in 2003 ... never placed lower than sixth in any event at state, including four races each at 1600m and 3200m ... earned three top-10 state cross country finishes, and was 18th as a freshman ... won two league cross country titles, and earned four more league titles on the track ... helped Bellevue sweep league and regional titles in both track and cross country as a senior ... placed ninth at the 2003 Washington/Oregon Border Clash ... named the Eastside Journal’s Female Athlete of the Year in 2003 ... graduated with a 3.95 GPA ... contemplating a career in nursing. UW Career Bests 1500m....... 4:32.61 5000m....... 17:11.66 Mile (indoor)....... 5:00.43 XC: 5000m....... 17:39 6000m....... 22:38
GALL RS Freshman • Edmonds, Wash. • Edmonds-Woodway High School 2003-04: Redshirted the cross country and track seasons to preserve a year of eligibility ... competed three times unattached during the fall campaign ... placed second among Husky redshirts at the season-opening Emerald City Invite, in 20:42 ... clocked 5000m cross country PR of 20:01 three weeks later at the Sundodger Invitational ... ran just three times unattached during the track season, all at Dempsey Indoor ... focused on the 3000m event, twice clocking a best time of 11:06.15, first at the UW Indoor Preview and again at UW Open #3. High School and Personal: Born June 25, 1985 in Novosibirsk, Russia ... parents are Svetlana Steknova and Alexander Gall ... has two siblings, older brother Dmitry and younger sister Julia ... a three-time letterwinner in cross country at Edmonds-Woodway High School ... also lettered one year in track, and served as team captain her senior year ... prep teammate of fellow Husky Kelsey McCallum ... graduated with a 3.8 GPA ... a pre-med major. UW Career Bests 3000m (indoor)....... 11:06.15 XC: 5000m....... 20:01
2004 Washington Cross Country
Women’s Returnees Jamie
GIBBS Senior • Arvada, Colo. • Arvada West High School 2003-04: Earned Academic All-Pac-10 honorable mention for cross country and track ... ran sixth on the squad at the NCAA Regional, helping UW clinch its seventh-straight NCAA Championships bid ... was 43rd overall, at the Pac-10 meet ... ran in UW’s top-four at the Notre Dame and Pre-National meets ... sat out the entire 2004 indoor season, and most of 2004 outdoor season with an injury ... made lone 2004 appearance in the 10K at the Pac-10 Championships ... despite not having run competitively since the previous November, placed 10th in 39:34.20. 2002-03: Earned Academic All-Pac-10 honorable mention for cross country and track ... was the team’s No. 4 finisher at the Pac-10, Regional and NCAA meets ... placed second at the Emerald City Invite ... a Pac-10 track qualifier at 5000m, in 17:21.06 ... competed at the Pac-10 meet in the 10K, placing 13th. 2001-02: Ran no lower than fourth on the squad in every cross country competition ... one of five freshmen in UW’s top-seven ... placed 17th at Pac-10s, in 21:48 ...ran fourth in debut at the Emerald City Invite ... was UW’s No. 4 finisher in a 14th-place team finish at the NCAAs ... earned All-West Region honors with a 25th-place finish at the NCAA Regional ... limited by injury during the 2002 outdoor season ... placed eighth in the 10000m at the Pac-10 meet in 38:46.70, in just her second-career 10000m race ... indoors, recorded the fifth-fastest 5000m mark in UW history with a 16:59.87 at the McDonald’s II meet. High School and Personal: Born Nov. 8, 1982 ... parents are Donna and Ron ... has three siblings; Lisa, Gibby and Danny ... only ran cross country for two years, earning all-conference honors in both ... ran 17th at the 2000 Colorado state cross country meet ... placed fifth in the 1600m at the 2001 Simplot Indoor Games, in 5:13 ... led Arvada West to consecutive league and regional titles ... netted top-10 finishes at state track in both the 1600m and 3200m events ... set school records in three relays ... shared valedictorian honors with her sister, Lisa, finishing with a 4.0 GPA ... interested in law enforcement.
UW Career Bests Mile (indoor)....... 5:09.11 3000m (indoor)....... 10:02.51 XC: 5000m……. 17:50 6000m....... 21:48
5000m (indoor)....... 16:59.87
HALVERSON Senior • Mica, Wash. • Freeman High School Will serve as co-captain in 2004 with senior Lindsey Egerdahl. 2003-04: Earned Academic All-Pac-10 honorable mention for cross country and track ... ran sixth on the squad, 39th overall, at the Pac-10 meet ... placed fifth at the Emerald City Invite ... set 5K cross country PR of 17:51 in a 17th-place finish at the Sundodger Invite ... also ran at the Notre Dame and Geoduck Invitationals ... led all Husky steeplers on the track, placing fourth at the Pac-10 Championships and 14th at the NCAA West Regional ... Regional time of 10:33.28 was best-ever by a UW woman... won the steeple at the State Challenge Cup, and took second at the WSU Dual ... set a steeple PR all four times she ran the event in 2004. 2002-03: An honorable mention Academic All-Pac-10 cross country honoree ... ran five times during the fall season ... was fifth on the squad at the Pac-10 meet, sixth at the NCAA Regional, and fifth at the NCAA Championships ... limited by injury on the track, redshirting the outdoor season and running just a handful of indoor races. 2001-02: Ran in six of seven cross country meets in 2001, missing only the NCAAs ... was ninth overall in UW debut at the Emerald City Invite ... one of five Husky freshmen in the team’s top-seven ... was fifth on the squad at Pac-10s, and sixth at the NCAA Regional ... was UW’s top steepler, with a best of 11:05.04 ... placed 11th in the event at Pac-10s, in 11:26.26 ... set a Husky Stadium steeple record, since broken, with a mark of 11:19.99 in steady snow at the Husky Classic ... was 10th in the steeple at the Drake Relays ... limited indoors by an injury. High School and Personal: Born Nov. 19, 1982 ... parents are Linda and Neil ... has four siblings; Patti, Denise, Alan and Joe ... three-time state cross country champ ... placed ninth at the 2000 Nike Border Clash ... on the track, earned three state titles and 10 top-five state finishes ... in 2001, swept state titles at 1600m, in 5:03, and at 3200m, in 11:15 ... 3200m title was her second-straight, having won in 11:44 in 2000 ... also netted a second (1600m) and a third (800m) at state in 2000 ... never finished below second at state in the 3200m ... carried a 4.0 GPA ... entered UW as a junior academically.
UW Career Bests Steeple....... 10:33.28 Mile (indoor)....... 4:58.75 XC: 5000m……. 17:37 6000m....... 21:46
2004 Washington Cross Country
3000m (indoor)....... 9:58.15
Women’s Returnees Kira
HARRISON Sophomore • Bellingham, Wash. • Meridian High School 2003-04: Competed four times in 2003, including once unattached ... made UW debut in a 23rd-place finish at the Sundodger Invite ... unattached run at the Emerald City Invite marked her first-ever cross country competition, at any level ... ran in the open races at the Pre-National and Pac-10 meets, placing 42nd and fifth, respectively ... on the track, was top Husky freshman in both the 800m and 1500m ... led all Huskies in the half-mile, with a PR of 2:09.26 at the NCAA Regional ... placed 11th in the 800m at the Regional, and was 10th in the event at the Pac-10 meet ... clocked a personal-best 4:29.83 for 1500m at the Oregon Invite ... won the 1500m at the Ken Shannon Invite ... indoors, ran the fifth-fastest 800m in UW history with a 2:11.77 at the MPSF Championships ... placed sixth in the MPSF 800m and ran a leg of UW’s third-place DMR ... led DMR to the second-fastest time in UW history at the Last Chance Qualifier, in 11:23.57. High School and Personal: Born June 12, 1985 ... parents are Diana and Brent ... has an older brother, Nathaniel ... granddaughter of Husky Hall of Famer Walter Harrison, an outstanding center on the UW football team from 1940-42 ... did not compete in cross country as a prep ... won back-to-back state 2A 1600m titles in 2002 and 2003 ... set the state 2A record at 1600m ... led Meridian to a fourth-place finish at the 2003 state track meet ... never finished lower than sixth in any of four 800m races at the state track championships ... was the runner-up at 800m as a senior ... set a meet record in the 1600m at the 2003 Davis Invite ... was named Outstanding Athlete at the 2003 Nooksack Valley Invite after setting meet records at 800m and 1600m ... also earned firstteam all-state honors in soccer ... led Meridian soccer to second at state in 2001 ... earned a 3.91 GPA.
UW Career Bests 1500m....... 4:29.83 800m (indoor)....... 2:11.77 XC: 5000m....... 18:07 6000m....... 22:57
Mile (indoor)....... 4:56.74
HODGSON Junior • Spokane, Wash. • North Central High School 2003-04: Earned first-team Academic All-Pac-10 honors in the fall ... helped UW to a fourth-place Pac-10 finish with a 55th-place individual effort ... ran 12th overall at the Sundodger Invite ... was UW’s No. 7 finisher at Notre Dame, and was No. 5 on the squad at Pre-Nationals ... sidelined by injury during the spring ... ran just once outdoors, at 5000m, and made an unattached appearance indoors in the 3K. 2002-03: During the fall, became the first UW cross country runner ever to earn a victory in their collegiate debut, capturing medalist honors at the season-opening Emerald City Invite ... crossed the 5000m course in 17:41 to win by 18 seconds ... was the first win of any sort by a UW freshman since Regina Joyce in 1980 ... set 5K PR of 17:17 at Sundodger... ran third on the squad, 31st overall, at the NCAA Regional, helping UW qualify for its sixth-straight NCAA meet ... ran sixth on the squad at the NCAAs ... placed 32nd in first Pac-10 appearance, in 22:03 ... a Pac-10 qualifier on the track at 5000m ... ran first collegiate 10K at Pac-10s, placing 15th in 37:16.57 ... indoors, notched the ninth-fastest 5000m mark in UW history with a time of 17:33.35 at the Pac-10 Invite. High School and Personal: Born July 25, 1984 ... parents are Roberta and J.C. ... has a sister, Alyssa ... ran third at the 2001 state cross country meet, in 18:32 ... led North Central to a sweep of the state, regional and district cross country crowns in 2001 ... was runner-up in the 3200m at the 2002 state meet, in 11:04.46 ... took fourth in the event at state in 2000 ... earned four first-team All-GSL honors ... took second at the 2001 Nike Border Clash meet ... won the 3200m at the 2002 Pasco Invitational, in 10:49.2 ... also earned top-10 finishes at Pasco in the 3200m in 2000, and the mile in 2001 ... ran second in the two-mile at the 2002 Nike Indoor Classic, in 10:52.74 ... qualified as a soloist on the french horn for the 2002 State Solo/Ensemble competition ... earned valedictorian honors with a 4.0 GPA ... majoring in math.
UW Career Bests 5000m....... 17:28.43 10000m....... 37:16.57 Mile (indoor)....... 5:06.11 3000m (indoor)....... 10:03.42 5000m (indoor)...... 17:33.35 XC: 5000m....... 17:17 6000m....... 21:57
2004 Washington Cross Country
Women’s Returnees Amy
LIA Sophomore • Bothell, Wash. • Bothell High School 2003-04: Ran among the top-three Huskies at every varsity race ... one of four freshmen who helped lead UW back to the NCAA Championships for the seventh-straight year, the nation’s seventh-longest active streak ... ran first on the squad in her debut at the Sundodger Invite, placing seventh overall in 17:26 ... was the team’s third finisher, in 21:19, in a 19th-place team effort at the NCAA meet ... earned All-West Region honors with a 20th-place finish at the NCAA Regional, helping UW to third ... was second on the squad, 20th overall, at the Pac-10 Championships ... also ran No. 2 for Washington at Notre Dame and Pre-Nationals ... continued her success on the track indoors, setting UW freshman records in the 800m and mile ... also ran a leg of UW’s school-record distance medley relay ... placed third in the half-mile at the MPSF Championships in 2:09.73, second-fastest ever at Washington and tops all-time by a UW frosh ... just two weeks prior, clocked a mile PR of 4:50.51 that is a UW freshman record, and sixth on the school’s all-time list ... was a member of the two fastest DMRs in UW history, leading off an 11:23.12 effort at the Husky Invite, and running the third leg of an 11:23.57 posting at the Last Chance Qualifier ... saw limited action outdoors after suffering an injury in April ... ran just twice, once each at 800m and 1500m. High School and Personal: Born May 24, 1984 ... parents are Cathy Key and Tony Lia ... has an older brother, Joe ... won consecutive KingCo Conference cross country titles in 2001 and 2002 ... also captured back-to-back conference crowns in both the 800m and 1600m events ... earned three top-20 finishes at the state 3A cross country championships ... the runner-up at the 1999 Junior Olympics cross country championships ... named Eastside Journal Athlete of the Week as a senior ... earned three letters, and served as captain one season ... also lettered in gymnastics, and played premier-league soccer for three years.
UW Career Bests 1500m....... 4:39.53 800m (indoor)....... 2:09.73 XC: 5000m....... 17:26 6000m....... 21:01
Mile (indoor)....... 4:50.51
MCCALLUM RS Freshman • Edmonds, Wash. • Edmonds-Woodway High School 2003-04: Redshirted the cross country season to preserve a year of eligibility ... was the team’s top-finishing redshirt at the Emerald City, Sundodger and Geoduck Invites ... placed 24th at the Emerald City, in 19:54 ... was 50th overall at the Sundodger meet, in a 5K season-best 19:04 ... clocked 19:21 to take 21st at the Geoduck ... on the track, clocked an 11:55.54 in the steeple at the Ken Foreman Invite, the sixth-fastest steeple mark in UW history ... Foreman steeple was her only official appearance in 2004, following an unattached run in the steeple at the Ken Shannon Invite ... twice ran unattached indoors at 3000m, with a best of 10:37.22 at UW Open #2. High School and Personal: Born Jan. 28, 1985 ... parents are Deborah and Robert ... has one brother, Matt ... prep teammate of current Huskies Andrew Robinson and Tina Gall ... earned three top-15 finishes at the state 4A cross country meet, including a pair of 11th-place finishes in 2000 and 2002 ... earned All-State cross country honors all four years ... the four-time district cross country champion ... competed at the Foot Locker Regional Championships in 2002, and was a three-year participant in the Nike Washington/Oregon Border Clash ... earned eight letters in track and cross country, and was a team captain three times ... has been competing in track and field since the second grade ... graduated with a 3.61 GPA.
2004 Washington Cross Country
UW Career Bests Mile (indoor)....... 5:25.25 3000m (indoor)....... 10:37.22 XC: 5000m....... 19:04
Women’s Returnees Brianna
MCLEOD Sophomore • Jenks, Okla. • Jenks High School 2003-04: One of just three Huskies to run in the team’s top-seven at every varsity meet ... one of four freshmen in the team’s top-seven at the NCAA Championships ... helped the UW women reach the NCAAs for the seventh-straight year ... became just the second freshman ever to win their UW debut with a victory at the season-opening Emerald City Invite ... ran fifth on the squad at the NCAA meet, helping the UW women to 19th ... was the team’s No. 5 runner at the NCAA Regional, and ran fourth on the squad at the Pac-10 meet ... also ran in the top-seven at all three regular-season meets ... on the track, posted Pac-10 Championships qualifying marks at 1500m and 5000m, despite competing just four times outdoors ... was just three seconds shy of the NCAA Regional qualifying standards in both events ... placed 12th in lone 1500m run of the season at the Texas Relays, in 4:32.82 ... set 5K PR of 16:59.50 at the Stanford Invite ... indoors, ran a leg of the seventh-fastest distance medley relay in UW history, clocking an 11:46.30 to take third at the MPSF Championships. High School and Personal: Born Nov. 19, 1984 in Humble, Tex. ... parents are Daria and Tim ... has five siblings ... named a Verizon Prep All-American at 3000m in 2002 and 2003 ... earned cross country All-America honors from both Nike and Harrier Magazine in 2001 and 2002 ... led Jenks to sweeps of league, district and state cross country titles all four years ... the three-time state 5A cross country champ ... took second at state in 2001, while injured ... was ranked sixth nationally at 3200m ... a five-time state track champion ... placed third in the 3000m at the 2003 U.S. Junior Nationals, and was fifth in 2002 ... ran second in the mile, in 4:50.90, at the 2003 Golden West Games ... earned two top-five finishes at the 2002 Nike Indoor meet ... set a meet record in the H.S. girls 1600m at the 2003 Texas Relays ... was honored as the state’s top cross country runner with the Jim Thorpe Award, and was a finalist for the Wendy’s High School Heisman ... competed for the U.S. at the 2003 Pan Am Junior Championships ... also led Jenks to state swimming titles in 2002 and 2003 ... swam on the three-time state champion 400 free relay, and earned three individual top-five state finishes ... earned a 4.28 GPA.
800m (indoor)....... 2:14.34
UW Career Bests 800m....... 2:13.33 1500m...... 4:32.82 5000m....... 16:59.50 Mile (indoor)....... 4:53.23 3000m (indoor)....... 10:03.59 XC: 5000m....... 17:41
RANSTROM Sophomore • Seattle, Wash. • Seattle Christian School 2003-04: Redshirted both the track and cross country seasons to preserve a year of eligibility ... did not compete unattached. High School and Personal: Born Mar. 23, 1984 ... parents are Lori and Dale ... has two younger brothers, Brittan and Kellan ... placed fourth at the state cross country championships her senior year, and was the 19th-place finisher in 2000 ... named a cross country All-American in 2001, after a 20th-place finish at the USA Junior Olympics Nationals in Nebraska ... on the track, placed third in the state 800m final in 2002, and was the sixth-place finisher in the 1600m ... also earned top-five state finishes as a sophomore, in the 1600m and 3200m events ... led Seattle Christian’s 4x400m relay to a state title in 1999 ... guided 4x800m relay squad to eighth at the 2001 USA Junior Olympics Track Nationals in Sacramento ... named a National Scholar Athlete by the U.S. Army Reserves in 2000 ... earned three letters, and captained the Seattle Christian squad her senior season ... graduated with a 4.0 GPA ... plans to major in communications, with a minor in spanish.
Personal Best Marks 1600m....... 5:17 3200m....... 12:04 XC: 5000m....... 19:40
2004 Washington Cross Country
Women’s Returnees Karen
SCHWAGER Junior • Langley, Wash. • South Whidbey High School 2003-04: Earned Academic All-Pac-10 honorable mention on the track ... ran in the team’s top-seven at the season-opening Emerald City Invite, placing 19th overall ... also ran at the 5000m Sundodger and Geoduck Invitationals, clocking a season-best 19:00 at the former ... on the track, made her debut in the steeple with a 13th-place finish at the Oregon Invite ... shaved 21 seconds off her steeple PR with an 11:01.27 at the Ken Foreman Invitational, the fifth-fastest steeple mark in UW history ... qualified in the steeple for the Pac-10 Championships, placing ninth in 11:16.26 ... indoors, ran both the mile and 3000m. 2002-03: Ran twice during the 2002 cross country season ... was the team’s third runner, in a personal-best 18:41, at the Willamette Invite ... ran 10th on the squad at Sundodger ... outdoors, competed primarily at 1500m, with a best of 4:52.56 at the WSU Dual ... ran the mile and 800m events indoors ... took fourth in the 800m at the Pac-10 Invite in a personal best 2:25.08. High School and Personal: Born Feb. 28, 1984 ... parents are Christine and Bruce, the latter a former Husky rower ... has a brother, Dan ... helped team to three top-10 state cross country finishes ... took 20th at state in 2001 ... notched three top-10 finishes at the 2002 state track meet ... was third in the 3200m, third in the 1600m and eighth in the 800m ... took 10th in the mile at the state meet in 2001 ... competed three years at the Pasco Invitational, with a best finish of eighth in the mile in 2002 ... served as captain of both track and cross country squads as a junior and senior ... was named team MVP as a senior for both sports ... excelled academically, helping both the 1999 cross country and 2002 basketball squads earn academic state titles ... earned academic all-state honors from the WSTFCA ... a national Scholar Athlete ... earned a 3.98 GPA.
UW Career Bests 800m (indoor)....... 2:25.08 Mile (indoor)....... 5:14.36 XC: 5000m....... 18:41
3000m (indoor)....... 10:26.21
SHIRAIWA Sophomore • Gig Harbor, Wash. • Gig Harbor High School 2003-04: Competed three times during the fall season, all at the 5000m distance ... placed 31st overall at the season-opening Emerald City Invitational ... clocked a 5K cross country PR of 19:52 at the Sundodger Invite ... ran eighth on the squad, 39th overall, at the Geoduck Invitational in Olympia ... on the track, ran twice at 5000m, with a season-best of 19:20.78 at the Ken Foreman Invite ... focused on the 3000m indoors, clocking a best of 11:18.91 in a 10th-place effort at the Last Chance Qualifier. 2002-03: Redshirted the 2002-03 cross country and track seasons ... ran unattached outdoors at 3000m and 5000m ... posted top 3K mark of 11:25.21 at the Ken Foreman Invite ... indoors, ran the 3K and mile, boasting bests of 11:17.56 and 5:46.64, respectively. High School and Personal: Born Jan. 26, 1984 ... parents are Linda and Keizo ... has a younger sister, Lena ... led Gig Harbor to top-10 state cross country finishes in three of her four seasons ... was a three-time competitor at the state cross country meet ... clocked an 11:26 for 3200m at the 2002 state 3A track meet, good for 10th ... was also 10th in the 3200m at the 2002 Pasco Invitational ... boasted prep 5K cross country best of 19:27 ... earned four letters each in track and field and cross country ... prep teammate of fellow Husky Molly Wise.
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UW Career Bests Mile (indoor)....... 5:46.64 3000m (indoor)....... 11:17.56 XC: 5000m....... 19:52
Women’s Returnees Kathyrn
TOURAN Senior • Petoskey, Mich. • Petoskey High School 2003-04: Earned Academic All-Pac-10 honorable mention for cross country ... ran sixth on the squad at the NCAA Championships, helping UW to a 19th-place finish ... ran seventh on the squad in a third-place team finish at the NCAA West Regional ... strong finish helped UW clinch seventh-straight NCAA Championships bid ... was 45th overall at the Pac-10 meet, in 23:59 ... placed third at the season-opening Emerald City Invite, and was UW’s No. 5 runner at Notre Dame ... limited by injury to just two competitions on the track, both at 1500m ... posted season-best mark of 4:41.50 at the WSU Dual. 2002-03: Earned Academic All-Pac-10 honorable mention on the track ... ran in three races during the 2002 cross country season ... led all Husky finishers, in 18:34, at the Willamette Invite ... also ran at the Emerald City and Sundodger meets, finishing among the top-10 UW runners at both ... earned first-ever bid to the Pac-10 meet with a time of 4:36.04 for 1500m at the Pepsi Invite ... took 16th in the event at the Pac-10 meet ... earned top-six finishes in three of four regular-season 1500m races ... indoors, ran once each in the 800m, mile and 3000m events. 2001-02: Missed all of the 2001 cross country season and most of the track seasons with an injury ... ran just twice outdoors as an unattached runner, posting a best mark of 4:48.26 in the 1500m at the Ken Foreman Invitational. 2000-01: Redshirted both the track and cross country seasons. High School and Personal: Born May 1, 1982 ... parents are Suzanne Wehrenberg and Neal Touran ... oldest of four siblings, including Nick, Molly and Jack ... father, an anesthesiologist, did his medical residency at UW ... was a state medalist in cross country as a senior ... placed eighth in the state at 1600m in 1999 ... lettered all four years ... was captain of the team from 1998-2000 ... ran in the 1999 Foot Locker Cross Country Invitational ... was a National Merit Scholarship Finalist ... majoring in zoology. UW Career Bests 800m....... 2:18.36 1500m....... 4:36.04 800m (indoor)....... 2:24.41 Mile (indoor)....... 5:08.25 3000m (indoor)....... 10:09.95 XC: 5000m....... 17:54 6000m....... 22:13
TUBBS Sophomore • Enumclaw, Wash. • Enumclaw High School 2003-04: Named to the Academic All-Pac-10 track second team ... made UW at the Geoduck Invitational, placing eighth in 18:37 ... was UW’s top long-distance competitor on the track, leading the squad at 10000m and ranking second in the 5K ... ran first-ever 10K in the finals of the Pac-10 Championships, placing fourth in 37:14.59 ... also ran the 5K at the Pac-10 meet, placing 12th ... also ran 12th in the 5K at the NCAA Regional ... came within 10 seconds of UW’s all-time top-10 in outdoor 5K debut, clocking a 16:49.51 at the Stanford Invite ... in first-ever collegiate 5000m, placed second at the MPSF Indoor Championships, in a time of 17:14.83 that was seventh-fastest ever by a Husky. 2002-03: Redshirted the cross country and track seasons with an injury. High School and Personal: Born Oct. 27, 1983 ... parents are Tim and Nancy ... has two younger sisters, Vanessa and Melanie ... father ran track and cross country at Western Washington ... won the 2001 Great American Shootout with a time of 16:48, the fastest 5000m cross country mark in the nation in 2001 ... placed third in the 5000m at the 2001 Seattle International, posting a time of 16:44.81 that was a prep meet record ... was second in the 3200m at the 2001 Nike Indoor Championships ... missed the 2002 track season while rehabilitating an injury ... in 2001, set a state 4A track championships record with a time of 10:11.94 in the 3200m, nearly 48 seconds ahead of her nearest competitor ... was runner-up in the 1600m at the 2001 state meet, in 4:54.41 ... placed sixth at state in 2001, and 14th at state in 2000 ... earned a fifth-place finish in the 1600m and a sixth in the 3200m at the 2000 state track meet ... was honored as both league and district MVP in 2000 and 2001.
UW Career Bests 10000m....... 37:14.59 3000m (indoor)....... 9:52.34 XC: 5000m....... 18:37
5000m (indoor)....... 17:14.83
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Women’s Returnees Dallon
WILLIAMS Sophomore • Turlock, Calif. • Turlock High School 2003-04: One of four freshmen to run in UW’s top-seven at the NCAA Championships ... ran fourth on the squad at the national meet, sparking a 19th-place team finish ... placed 26th at the NCAA Regional, in a 6K cross country best of 21:12 ... strong finish helped Huskies place third and clinch seventh-straight NCAA Championships berth ... 26th-place Regional finish mirrored her Pac-10 placing, the third-best conference finish by a Husky in 2003 ... ran fourth on the squad, and 11th overall, in collegiate debut at the Emerald City Invite ... also ran at the Sundodger and Notre Dame Invites, and was the 13th overall finisher in the open race at the PreNational Meet ... was equally successful on the track, setting UW freshman records indoors at 3000m, and outdoors in the steeplechase ... was one of three freshmen atop the Pac-10’s steeple rankings during the regular season ... earned Pac-10 and NCAA Regional qualifying marks in the steeple and 5000m ...earned two top-10 finishes in her Pac-10 Championships debut, placing fifth in the steeple and 10th in the 5K ... ran the third-fastest steeple in UW history at the NCAA Regional, crossing the line in 10:37.27, well below the UW freshman record ... just missed another frosh record with a 5000m best of 16:41.19 at Stanford ... 5000m PR led all Huskies in 2004. High School and Personal: Born Jan. 9, 1985 ... parents are Carolyn and Ralph ... has an older brother, Drew ... was undefeated at 800m, 1600m and 3200m during the 2003 regular season ... earned cross country All-America honors in 2002 with a seventh-place finish at the USATF Junior Nationals ... was also seventh at the 2003 CIF state cross country meet, in 18:25 ... earned district cross country MVP honors in 2002, and league MVP honors for track and cross country as a senior ... led track and cross country squads to league titles both years ... undefeated in cross country league competition her senior year ... qualified for the state track meet at 3200m in 2002, and made her first trip to the state cross country meet in 2000 ... swept league 800m and 1600m titles as a freshman ... never placed lower than second at the Central California Conference cross country meet ... owns two national agegroup titles in the triathlon ... never placed below third in eight years at the Ironkids national triathlon finals ... also participated three years in basketball.
UW Career Bests 5000m....... 16:41.19 Mile (indoor)....... 5:00.67 XC: 5000m....... 17:49 6000m....... 21:12
3000m (indoor)....... 9:52.62
WISHAAR Senior • Shoreline, Wash. • Shoreline High School 2003-04: Grabbed second-straight first-team Academic All-Pac-10 track honor, and was an honorable mention pick in the fall ... ran in four meets during the 2003 fall season ... ran third in the open race at the Pac-10 meet, clocking a 6K cross country best of 24:18 ... finished 14th overall at the Geoduck Invite ... shaved more two minutes off her 5K cross country PR with an 18:59 at the Sundodger Invite ... placed 20th at the seasonopening Emerald City Invite ... enjoyed a breakout year on the track, lowering her 1500m PR by eight seconds and qualifying for her second-straight Pac-10 Championships ... clocked lifetime-best 1500m mark of 4:31.56 at the Oregon Invite ... qualified for the Pac-10 final in the 1500m, placing 11th ... won the 1500m at the WSU Dual ... indoors, clocked a mile PR of 4:54.02 to take seventh at the MPSF Championships ... also ran a leg of UW’s third-place distance medley relay at the MPSF meet, the seventh-fastest DMR in UW history. 2002-03: Earned first-team Academic All-Pac-10 honors on the track ... competed once in the fall, clocking a 21:56 for 5000m at the season-opening Emerald City Invite ... earned first-career Pac-10 Championships berth on the track with a 4:39.04 for 1500m at Oregon ... took 17th in the event at the Pac-10 meet, in 4:44.51 ... was among the Huskies’ top-five at 800m with a best of 2:19.76. 2001-02: Did not compete during the 2001 fall season ... focused on the 800m during the track season, with a best time of 2:23.74 at the Salzman Invite ... earned top-10 finishes in both of her outdoor races ... also ran the 800m indoors, with a best of 2:21.22 at the UW Indoor Qualifier. High School and Personal: Born Nov. 11, 1982 ... parents are Joni and James ... has two siblings, Nicholas and Valerie ... was Shoreline’s team captain in 2001 ... lettered all four years ... was named Shoreline’s Female Scholar Athlete of the Year in 2001 ... also lettered four years in soccer, leading squad to a Class 4A state title and a No. 8 national ranking in 2000 ... participated on Diamonte select soccer squad, leading team to club-level state title in 1997.
UW Career Bests 1500m....... 4:31.56 800m (indoor)...... 2:17.23 XC:5000m....... 18:59 6000m....... 24:18
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Mile (indoor)....... 4:54.02
Women’s Returnees Sayaka
YOSHINAGA Sophomore • Seattle, Wash. • Ballard High School 2003-04: Ran three times during the fall season, including a fourth-place finish in the open race at the Pac-10 Championships ... made UW debut at the Sundodger Invitational, placing 34th in a 5K cross country best of 18:33 ... also competed at the Geoduck Invitational ... showed versatility on the track, running at distances from one mile to 5000m ... scored top-five finishes in both of her outdoor 5K races in 2004, with a best time of 18:41.71 at the WSU Dual ... indoors, helped the Huskies to a third-place finish at the MPSF Championships with a seventh-place effort in the 5000m, in an indoor-best 18:12.38 ... also ran indoors in the mile and 3000m. 2002-03: Redshirted both the cross country and track seasons. High School and Personal: Born Mar. 14, 1984 ... parents are Tomoko and Takumi ... brother, Sho, is a receiver on the Husky football team ... has another brother, Riki ... took 37th at the state AAA cross country championships, and 17th at the AAA district meet, in 2001 ... was the 11th-place finisher in the 3200m at the state track meet in 2002, and placed fifth in the event at the district championships ... earned eight varsity letters, and served as captain of the track squad in 2002 ... was named Ballard’s MVP for cross country as a junior and senior, and was the team’s track MVP in 2001 ... contemplating an art major. 1500m....... 4:51.45
5000m....... 18:41.71 Mile (indoor)....... 5:11.63 3000m (indoor)....... 10:28.80 5000m (indoor)....... 18:12.38 XC: 5000m....... 18:33 6000m....... 24:28
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Women’s Newcomers Brette
AUTHER Freshman • Phoenix, Ariz. • Xavier College Prep Born Bernadette Auther on Nov. 20, 1985 in Phoenix, Ariz. ... parents are Ana and Tom ... uncle, Dave, is a UW alum ... did not begin running track and field until her junior year of high school ... in just two years, became one of Arizona’s top prep runners, earning All-West Region honors in 2004 with a 32nd-place finish at the Foot Locker West Region Cross Country Championships ... helped Xavier cross country squads to matching fourth-place state finishes in 2002 and 2003 ... led Xavier to a state track runner-up finish as a junior ... placed 10th at the at the Mesa Classic, in 19:40 ... earned two letters, and served as captain her senior year ... named team’s MVP in 2004 ... also lettered in basketball. Personal Best Marks 1600m....... 5:40 3200m....... 12:11 XC: 5000m....... 19:40
GARROW Freshman • Seattle, Wash. • Nathan Hale High School Born Aug. 1, 1986 in Barcelona, Spain ... parents are Katya Heller and Stephen Garrow ... has a younger sister, Willa ... named to the All-Metro League first team all four years of her prep career ... as a senior, placed 31st at the state cross country championships ... ran 20th overall at the district cross country meet in 2003, and was the fourth-place Metro League finisher ... led team to third at the Metro League Championships in 2003 ... named Most Inspirational by her teammates for both cross country and track during the 2003-04 campaign ... prep teammate of UW men’s frosh Araya Gobena ... served as president of the National Honor Society ... graduated with a 4.0 GPA. Personal Best Marks 1600m....... 5:23 3200m....... 11:27 XC: 5000m....... 19:30
MILLER Freshman • Wenatchee, Wash. • Eastmont High School Born Mar. 2, 1986 ... parents are Barb and Doug ... won the prestigious Nike Border Clash cross country competition in 2002, and was the fifth-place finisher the year before ... never finished lower than fourth in four years of state cross country competition ... captured the state 3A cross country title as a sophomore in 2001, leading Eastmont to a sweep of league, district and state titles ... finished third at the 4A level the following year, and was the fourth-place state cross country finisher in 2003 ... also grabbed a third-place state finish as a freshman, at the 2A level ... was equally dominant on the track during her prep career, earning six state titles and 15 top-four state championships finishes ... as a sophomore in 2002, followed up her cross country state title with a sweep of state track titles in the 800m, mile, 4x200m relay and 4x400m relay ... also won state 800m crowns in 2001 and 2003 ... in addition to her state mile title in 2002, was a three-time state runner-up in the event ... lettered all four years in cross country and track, and served as captain in each of her last two seasons ... also lettered in basketball in 2001-02 ... named to the WIAA Coaches’ All-State Cross Country team in both 2001 and 2002, and was the NCW Sports Award Female Athlete of the Year as a sophomore ... also excelled academically, earning valedictorian honors with a 3.9 GPA.
Personal Best Marks 1600m....... 4:50 3200m....... 11:42
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XC: 5000m....... 18:29
Women’s Newcomers Trisha
RASMUSSEN Freshman • Phoenix, Ariz. • Mountain Ridge High School Born Sept. 16, 1985 in Crystal, Minn. ... parents are Linda and Bob ... has two older brothers, Erik and Jeremy, the latter a four-year letterwinner in track and cross country at Arizona State ... never placed outside the top-15 at the state 5A cross country championships, with a best finish of fourth in 2003 ... also placed seventh in 2002, 14th as a sophomore, and 13th as a freshman ... swept regional cross country titles in 2002 and 2003 ... led Mountain Ridge to a sweep of team regional titles all four years, and to fourstraight top-seven state cross country finishes ... captured state 3200m title in 2004, and was the state runner-up at 1600m ... a four-year all-state and all-region selection ... named regional runner of the year as a junior and senior, and was twice named to the All-Arizona team ... ran twice at the Foot Locker West Regional Championships, and was the 13th-place finisher in the 3200m at the 2004 Arcadia Invite ... interested in pursuing a career in architecture or urban design.
Personal Best Marks 1600m....... 5:09.38 3200m....... 11:11.33
XC: 5000m....... 18:50
SCHUSTER Freshman • Kennewick, Wash. • Kamiakin High School Born Feb. 11, 1986 ... parents are Nancy Miller and George Schuster ... fourth of five siblings ... competed for three years at Torrey Pines High School in San Diego, before transferring to Kamiakin for her senior season ... placed 11th overall at the Washington state cross country championships in 2003, leading Kamiakin to third ... as a senior, placed fifth at state in the 800m, and earned a pair of second-place finishes, in the 800m and 1600m, at the district meet ... placed second at the 2002 Stanford Cross Country Invite in 18:13 ... as a sophomore, ran fourth at the California state championships in 18:15 ... earned 13th overall at the 2002 Foot Locker West Regional Cross Country Meet ... swept league and CIF titles at 800m as a sophomore, and was eighth in the event at state ... won the 1600m at the 2002 Arcadia Invite, setting a league record of 4:54 ... earned fourth at Arcadia the following year ... was equally successful in cross country as a freshman, placing fourth at the Stanford Invite, third at the league championships and fourth at the CIF Regional meet ... lettered all four years in cross country and track ... also excelled in the classroom, earning a 3.77 (unweighted) GPA.
Personal Best Marks 1600m....... 4:54 XC: 5000m....... 18:13
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Coaching Staff Greg
Metcalf Head Coach, Track & Field and Cross Country 3rd year, 8th overall at UW
As a youth running the hills and dirt lanes around Ephrata, Wash., Greg Metcalf dreamed of being a Washington Husky.
Including a 19th-place NCAA finish in 2003, Metcalf’s women’s squads have placed among the top-20 at the national meet five times since 1997, including a UW-record ninth-place finish in 1998.
Upon joining the Huskies as a junior in 1990, he dreamed of breaking records and earning All-American accolades.
Signs already exist that Metcalf may be turning Washington’s track program towards a similar era of dominance.
After graduating from UW in 1993 with an All-American certificate on the wall and the school’s fourth-fastest steeplechase time to his credit, Metcalf dreamed of one day returning to his alma mater as head coach.
Washington’s women were 29th at the NCAA Outdoor Meet in 2003, Metcalf’s first season, and tied for 18th in 2004, the latter tops by a UW women’s team since 1988. The Husky men, meanwhile, have placed among the top-25 at the NCAA Indoor Championships in each of Metcalf’s two seasons.
On Aug. 13, 2002, Metcalf’s latest dream became a reality. Having served five years as assistant track and field coach in charge of UW’s distance runners, Metcalf was named Washington’s 12th head track and field coach, and just the fifth since Clarence “Hec” Edmundson took the helm in 1919. Additionally, Metcalf continues to direct Washington’s cross country squads, which he has built over the past seven years into two of the most talented in the U.S. Washington’s women’s squad boasts the nation’s seventh-longest active streak of NCAA Championships appearances, having qualified for the meet in each of Metcalf’s seven seasons. The UW men, meanwhile, returned to the NCAA meet in 2003 for the first time since 1993, and are a consistent factor at the conference and regional levels.
Husky individuals have shined as bright in the last two years as ever before, combining for 25 NCAA Championships appearances, eight All-America awards, and two NCAA championships, while breaking school records on 27 separate occasions. Metcalf has also prepared runners for outstanding careers after college. Former Husky David Bazzi, an All-American and Pac-10 champion in 2001 and holder of two school records, was a member of the United States’ team at the 2001 World University Games, and currently works as a UW assistant. Christian Belz, meanwhile, twice the Pac10 steeplechase runner-up, has won two na-
tional steeplechase titles in his native Switzerland, and has represented the Swiss at each of the past two Summer Olympics. In all, Metcalf’s runners have earned 11 AllAmerica awards, five Pac-10 titles, 65 NCAA Championships bids, and 14 school records. Metcalf’s teams have also been among the brightest at a school renowned for its high academic standards. His cross country runners are five-time receipients of the Cross country Coaches Association All-Academic honor, and three Husky individuals have earned Academic All-American acclaim. UW placed a record 15 runners on the Pac-10’s all-academic cross country team in 2003, second only to Stanford. Washington is the second head coaching position for Metcalf, who served in 1996-97 as the head cross country and assistant track coach at Auburn University. His Tiger athletes accumulated four All-America awards and seven NCAA Championship berths. He coached the Auburn men’s team to a second-place performance at the 1997 NCAA Indoor Track & Field Championships. Metcalf received a bachelor’s degree in geography from UW in 1993 and completed all necessary coursework for a master’s of science in exercise physiology at Auburn. A four-time Academic All-Pac-10 honoree at Washington, Metcalf earned All-American honors at the 1992 and 1993 NCAA Championships. His best collegiate mark of 8:41.17 ranks fourth among all-time Husky steeplers. He also was a steeple finalist in the 1996 U.S. Olympic Trials. At Ephrata (Wash.) High School, Metcalf won the 1987 state cross country title and the 1988 1600-meter crown. Metcalf and wife Kristin, a former Husky distance runner, reside in Seattle with their newborn daughter, Mackenzie.
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Assistant Coaches David Bazzi
Distances (4th Year)
Distances (3rd Year) Kelly Strong, formerly Kelly MacDonald, enters her third season as an assistant coach at UW. Strong is heavily involved in day-to-day operations and recruiting, and works directly with UW’s women’s distance runners.
Former Husky All-American David Bazzi enters his fourth year as an assistant coach at Washington. Bazzi assists head coach Greg Metcalf with scheduling and meet management, and works closely with the Husky men’s distance runners.
A 2002 graduate of Arizona State, Strong ranks ninth in U.S. history in the steeplechase with a Bazzi’s first three years have seen an explocareer-best of 9:55.49, and was the fifth-place sion of positive results from UW’s distance finisher in the event at the 2004 U.S. Olympic runners, who have combined to topple eight Trials. school records and record 53 times among the top-10 all-time at Washington. Strong earned five All-America honors and three Pac-10 titles during An outstanding distance runner in his own right, Bazzi competed at her collegiate career at ASU, where she set five school records. Washington from 1996-2001, earning a pair of All-America honors in A native of Tulatin, Ore., Strong took third in the steeplechase and the 5,000 and 10,000 meters at the 2001 NCAA Championships. 5,000 meters at the 2001 NCAA Championships, and was third again The school-record holder in both events, Bazzi was crowned Pac-10 in the steeplechase final at the U.S. Senior National Championships 10,000-meter champ in 2001, and competed post-collegiately at the on the same track two weeks later. 2001 World University Games in China. She was recognized in 2002 as ASU’s Pac-10 Medal Winner, and The 26-year old Bazzi, a graduate of Seattle’s O’Dea High School, is earned ASU Athlete of the Year honors in 2001-02. Strong and her married to former Washington distance runner Kara Syrdal. They husband, former ASU All-American Brandon Strong, were married reside in Seattle. in August. The couple reside in Bellevue.
All-Time Husky Cross Country Head Coaches Best Finishes of All-Time UW Men’s Cross Country Coaches Year 1968–74 1975–80 1981 1982–85 1986–96 1997–2001
Coach Dan Ghormley Dixon Farmer Greg Gibson Art Hutton Mike Johnson Orin Richburg/ Greg Metcalf 2002-pres. Greg Metcalf
Conference 4th (1973) 2nd (1977) 8th (1981) 6th (1985) 1st (1993) 5th (2000)
Regional n/a 6th (1980) 11th (1981) 7th (1983, ’85) 2nd (6 times) 5th (1997)
NCAA n/a n/a n/a n/a 4th (1989) n/a
Best Finishes of All-Time UW Women’s Cross Country Coaches Year 1976–82 1983–85 1986–96 1997–2001
Coach Alan Bonney Art Hutton Mike Johnson Orin Richburg/ Greg Metcalf 2002-pres. Greg Metcalf
Conference 2nd (1982) 4th (1984) 1st (1989) 2nd (1997, ’98)
Regional 2nd (1980) 8th (1984) 1st (1989, ‘92) 3rd (1997, ’98)
NCAA 13th (1982) n/a 12th (1989, ’92) 9th (1998)
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2003 Season Review Entering the 2003 season, the Huskies’ men’s and women’s cross country teams seemed to have little more in common than the logo on their uniforms. With four seniors in its top-seven, the Washington men entered the year determined to break a decade-long streak of NCAA Regional futility, and qualify for their first national championships since 1993. The women, meanwhile, — lacking even one senior on the 24-woman roster — turned to an incoming class of freshmen to extend the team’s streak of six-straight NCAA Championships appearances, the seventh-longest active streak in the nation. Different paths, same goal: Waterloo, Iowa, and the Nov. 24 NCAA Championships. Wins at the season-opening Emerald City Invitational by true freshman Brianna McLeod and redshirt freshman Travis Boyd touted the individual strength of Washington’s talented newcomers, while a sweep of team titles at UW’s Sundodger Invitational — just the third Husky sweep in the meet’s 11 years — showed that both teams understood how to balance individual success with overall team effort. Where the women relied heavily on freshmen, including Emerald City winner McLeod and Sundodger team leader Amy Lia, the men turned to their talented seniors. None were more consistent than indoor mile All-American Eric Garner, who led the Huskies in every varsity 8,000-meter race for the second-consecutive year. After a sixth-place women’s finish at the Notre Dame Invitational, and respective 13th- and 16th-place efforts in the men’s and women’s races at Pre-Nationals in Waterloo, both Husky squads entered the 2003 Pac-10 meet with something to prove. Not content merely to extend a string of four-straight top-five Pac-10 finishes, the UW men aimed higher in icy temperatures on the Washington State Golf Course.
Led by Garner, Washington upset two top-20 teams en route to a third-place finish, the UW’s best since a second-place effort in 1994. The Huskies totaled 93 points at the meet, just shy of Oregon’s 91. Both squads were well behind champion Stanford, which won with 23 points. Five Huskies crossed the line within 43 seconds, led by Garner’s 10th-place effort. “The leadership of our four seniors is what made this possible,” Metcalf said. “They have our team believing they can do whatever they set their minds to.” While Garner’s was a familiar face at the front of the pack for the Husky men, the UW women were led by sophomore transfer Ingvill Makestad, the fourth different Husky woman to lead Washington across the line in the season’s first five races. After having been forced to stop and walk briefly in her cross country debut just two weeks prior, Norweigian Makestad had no trouble with the Pac-10 course, placing ninth to extend to 10 the Husky women’s string of consecutive seasons with a top-10 finisher at the Pac-10 Championships. Makestad’s run sparked the Huskies to fourth overall, trailing top-ranked Stanford, No. 4 Arizona State and No. 15 UCLA. “The Pac-10s proved that our teams could take down some of the best in the region, and was an important confidencebuilder entering the Regional,” Metcalf said. “The Regional is what the whole season is pointed towards — every run, every workout, it all comes down to one race, one shot to go out and grab an NCAA berth.” Four of the nation’s top-23 women’s teams and six of the top-27 collegiate men’s squads fought for just two automatic, and 2-3 provisional berths to the NCAA Championships at the West Regional at Portland’s Blue Lake Park. The Husky men sought to end a 10-year NCAA Championships drought, while the women were bidding for a seventh-straight NCAA bid. With the NCAA’s provisional berths determined by regular-season wins and a “bump” rule helping teams who run well at their Regionals, Washington’s men knew that a top-four finish and a win over 12thranked Oregon would give them their best shot at a Championships berth. The wet, muddy conditions slowed many runners, including Garner, who held back early before surging to the finish in 21st overall. Just 21 seconds later, all of the Huskies’ top-five scorers were in, lifting Washington to 162 points and a fourth-place finish, one crucial spot ahead of fifth-place Oregon, just two points behind. “Those guys knew exactly what needed to be done, and they did it,” Metcalf said after the race. “They absolutely deserve to be at the national meet.” As with the men, the women knew a fourth-place finish would bring them close to a provisional berth, while a win over 11thranked Arizona State would all but assure a spot at the Championships. It was Makestad again who carried the
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Eric Garner Huskies’ torch, staying with the lead pack the whole way for a fifth-place finish, best by a UW woman at the Regional since 1995. Three more Huskies — junior Lindsey Egerdahl and freshmen Lia and Dallon Williams, were among the top-26 finishers, while McLeod rounded out the top-five in 37th. Washington’s 94 team points earned a third-place finish — it’s best since 1999 — and relegated Arizona State to fourth, thus priming the Huskies for an NCAA run. “This may be our program’s most significant day in the last decade,” said Metcalf, whose teams were, indeed, both given atlarge invitations to the NCAA meet two days later. “These folks can be proud of what they’ve accomplished today for a long time.” The at-large bids marked the first time since 1989 that both Husky squads earned NCAA invites, a feat matched among Pac10 schools in 2003 only by Stanford. Running first in the below-zero windchill conditions at the NCAA meet in Waterloo, Iowa, the Husky men set the tone for the day with a 21st-place finish. For once, it wasn’t Garner at the front of the pack but sophomore 10,000-meter specialist Mark Mandi, who placed 67th. Co-captain Egerdahl, meanwhile, ensured a banner day for the UW with an 81stplace finish, pacing the Husky women to a 19th-place effort, the team’s fifth top-20 NCAA finish in the last seven years. In all, 13 of the UW’s 14 NCAA competitors made their NCAA debuts, with Egerdahl the only runner boasting NCAA experience. With six of the team’s top-seven women, and four of its top-seven men slated to return, the forecast for 2004 is bright. “A year of NCAA experience for all those young folks on our men’s and women’s teams will be invaluable this year,” Metcalf said. “Last year really laid the foundation for an incredible season in 2004.”
2003 Season Review Washington's cross country teams placed 15 athletes on the Pac-10's All-Academic cross country squads in 2003, second only to Stanford's 16 and the most-ever by a UW cross country team. The Huskies' three first-team recipients included two sophomores and a redshirt freshman. Sophomore Andy Fader, an honorable mention allacademic pick in 2003, headlined the first team on the strength of a 3.41 pre-major GPA. Fader was joined by redshirt freshman Travis Boyd, 2003 Emerald City Invitational champion, who boasts a 3.82 GPA in pre-business studies.
Also on the first-team was sophomore Laura Hodgson, whose 3.90 GPA, in mathematics, is the team's highest. Three more Washington runners earned secondteam acclaim, including senior men's captain Todd Arnold, sophomore Mark Mandi and junior women's captain Camille Connelly. The Pac-10 selects an all-academic team in every sport based on an individual athlete’s academic and athletic excellence. A 3.0 overall grade point average is required for a studentathlete to be considered for the all-academic
squad. Washington has amassed the most Pac10 selections in seven of the last 13 years. In 1996, Tara Carlson completed a stellar career with the maximum number of first-team Pac-10 All-Academic team selections, earning three cross country and four track and field honors from the conference. Carlson had a 3.68 GPA in speech and hearing sciences, and was an academic AllAmerican following her senior season. In 1990, the Huskies featured GTE Academic AllAmerican Pat Johnson, who graduated from UW with a 3.84 GPA and finished first in his class.
2003 Academic All-Pac-10 Cross Country Teams Men’s First Team Name Shane Ahlers Ryan Andrus Jonathan Balzer Travis Boyd Jeremy Cramer Andy Fader Ryan Freimuth Ian Johnson John Lucas Adam Tenforde
School Oregon Oregon California Washington Arizona Washington Washington State Washington State Oregon Stanford
Year Sophomore Junior Senior RS Freshman RS Freshman Sophomore RS Freshman Senior Senior Senior
GPA 3.73 3.97 3.52 3.82 3.88 3.41 3.81 3.71 3.44 3.88
Major Biology Business Administration Civil Engineering Pre-Major Mathematics Pre-Major Business Administration General Linguistics Psychology Human Biology
Washington Stanford Stanford UCLA UCLA Washington State Oregon Oregon Washington Arizona State
Senior Junior Senior Junior RS Freshman Junior Senior Senior Sophomore Sophomore
3.36 3.25 3.23 3.46 3.38 3.50 3.20 3.25 3.36 3.52
English Public Policy Political Science Business/Economics Undeclared Biology Journalism Business Administration Engineering Undeclared
Men’s Second Team Todd Arnold Neil Davis Ian Dobson Erik Emilsson Chad Galbreath Michael Heidt Brett Holts Eric Logsdon Mark Mandi Ryan Warrenburg
Honorable Mention (Washington Only) Jon Hickey (RFr.), Ben Koss (Sr.), John Russell (Sr.), Mike Sayenko (RFr.)
Women’s First Team Name Ana Cabrera Amanda Goeller Nicole Gurnicz Allison Hall Laura Hodgson Beth Hoge Amanda Lyon Eri MacDonald Kate Neeper Carmen Winant
School Washington State Arizona Arizona UCLA Washington Arizona Arizona State Oregon USC UCLA
Year Junior Sophomore Senior Sophomore Sophomore Junior Sophomore Senior Sophomore Junior
GPA 3.95 3.78 4.00 3.80 3.90 3.88 3.83 3.81 3.96 3.81
Major Communications Pharmacy Accounting Undeclared Mathematics Nutritional Sciences Accounting Journalism Spanish Art
Washington Washington State Arizona Stanford Oregon Arizona UCLA Arizona State USC UCLA
Junior Junior Sophomore Junior Sophomore Junior Junior Sophomore Senior Sophomore
3.74 3.96 3.82 3.38 3.78 3.36 3.36 3.90 3.30 3.74
Pre-Major Fine Arts Elementary Education Communications Undeclared Pre-Psychology Pre-Psychology Japanese Business Undeclared
Women’s Second Team Camille Connelly Julia Corbett Jennifer Ford Jeanne Goff Eleanor Gordon Michi Hirakawa-Wong Melissa McBain Jessica Scalzo Brooke Thomas Jenna Timinsky
Honorable Mention (Washington Only) Lindsey Egerdahl (Jr.), Jamie Gibbs (Jr.), Laura Halverson (Jr.), Kathryn Touran (Jr.), Angela Wishaar (So.)
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2003 Husky Men’s Results Emerald City Invitational Sept. 6 • Lower Woodland Park • Seattle, Wash. Team totals (Division-I Only): 1. Washington, 15 2. Portland State, 40 Individual Winner: Travis Boyd, Washington, 25:52 Other Husky finishers*: 3. Andrew Robinson, 26:10 11. Chris Fayant, 27:00 6. Preston Brashers, 26:43 29. Doug Gibson, 28:11 10. Matt Franck, 27:00 49. Curtis Easton, 29:33
Sundodger Invitational Sept. 27 • Lincoln Park • Seattle, Wash. Team totals: 1. Washington, 27 4. Club Northwest, 102 2. Eastern Washington, 96 5. Idaho, 105 3. Portland State, 100 6. Gonzaga, 228 Individual Winner: Eric Kiuaka, Iron Lung Track Club, 23:58 Husky finishers*: 3. Eric Garner, 24:10 21. Matt Owen, 25:09 5. Travis Boyd, 24:23 22. Andy Fader, 25:10 9. John Russell, 24:35 25. Andrew Robinson, 25:15 10. Matt Topping, 24:38 26. Preston Brashers, 25:19 11. Mark Mandi, 24:41 37. Stephen Mull, 25:50 12. Ben Koss, 24:43 38. Matt Franck, 25:52 13. Carl Moe, 24:44 39. Doug Gibson, 25:56 14. Mike Sayenko, 24:46 48. Ryan Thomas, 26:16 15. Chris Fayant, 24:55 61. Dustin Duke, 26:48
Pre-National Meet (Purple Race) Oct. 18 • Irv Warren Golf Course • Waterloo, Iowa Team totals: 1. Stanford, 25 2. Iona, 95 3. Michigan, 148 4. Air Force, 196 5. Villanova, 204 6. BYU, 223 7. Cal Poly, 243 8. Indiana, 296 t9. Florida State, 318 t9. Cent. Michigan, 318 11. Texas A&M, 340 12. Miami (OH), 366
13. Washington, 394 14. Princeton, 399 15. Portland, 404 16. Minnesota, 419 17. UCLA, 443 18. Duke, 454 19. Missouri, 469 20. Columbia, 501 21. Virginia, 506 22. Montana, 539 23. Baylor, 572 24. Drake, 671
25. James Madison, 709 26. Pennsylvania, 714 27. Wichita State, 739 28. E. Illinois, 761 29. Loyola, 770 30. Maryland, 799 31. Marquette, 808 32. So. Illinois, 817 33. Nebraska, 913 34. Ball State, 1008 35. Vaparaiso, 1117
Individual Winner: Kipi Kangogo, BYU, 23:10 Husky finishers: 43. Eric Garner, 24:21 103. Travis Boyd, 24:57 58. Mark Mandi, 24:32 131. Todd Arnold, 25:15 94. Matt Topping, 24:50 158. John Russell, 25:32 99. Carl Moe, 24:55
Geoduck Invitational Oct. 18 • The Evergreen State College • Olympia, Wash. Team totals: 1. Washington, 42 6. Pacific Lutheran, 159 2. Simon Fraser, 60 7. Southern Oregon, 180 3. British Columbia, 80 8. Central Washington, 187 4. Portland, 83 9. Evergreen State Coll., 266 5. St. Martin’s, 141 Individual Winner: Richard Mosley, Simon Fraser, 20:10 Husky finishers*: 5. Matt Owen, 20:43 22. Doug Gibson, 21:27 7. Jon Hickey, 20:50 28. Preston Brashers, 21:40 8. Chris Fayant, 20:52 32. Matt Franck, 21:45 11. Andrew Robinson, 21:02 35. Dustin Duke, 21:58 t14. Stephen Mull, 21:13
The Husky men were outstanding at the Pac-10 Championships, coming within two points of second place. Two weeks later, the team posted a 21second 1-5 interval at the NCAA Regional to place fourth, earning Washington its first NCAA Championships invitation since 1993.
Pac-10 Conference Championships Nov. 1 • Washington State Golf Course • Pullman, Wash. Team totals: 1. Stanford, 23 5. Arizona State, 112 2. Oregon, 91 6. Washington State, 136 3. Washington, 93 7. UCLA, 150 4. Arizona, 109 8. California, 92 Individual Winner: Ian Dobson, Stanford, 24:34 Husky finishers*: 10. Eric Garner, 25:17 35. Mike Sayenko, 26:06 15. Mark Mandi, 25:30 40. Ben Koss, 26:20 23. John Russell, 25:46 41. Todd Arnold, 26:23 24. Andy Fader, 25:47 65. Travis Boyd, 27:42 30. Carl Moe, 26:00
NCAA West Regional Championships Nov. 15 • Blue Lake Park • Portland, Ore. Team totals: 1. Stanford, 18 2. Cal Poly, 110 3. Arizona, 132 4. Washington, 162 5. Oregon, 164 6. Portland, 169 7. UCLA, 178 8. Arizona State, 189 9. Wash. State, 252
10. California, 257 11. UCSB, 282 12. Boise State, 359 t13. Idaho, 435 t13. CS Fullerton, 435 15. Long Beach State, 437 16. UC Irvine, 451 17. E. Washington, 476 18. Portland State, 508
19. UC Riverside, 518 20. CS Northridge, 567 21. Gonzaga, 614 22. Santa Clara, 628 23. CS Sacramento, 692 24. Pepperdine, 724 25. San Diego, 772 26. San Jose State, 809
Individual Winner: Ian Dobson, Stanford, 29:32 Husky finishers: 21. Eric Garner, 30:17 38. John Russell, 30:38 32. Mark Mandi, 30:29 42. Ben Koss, 30:49 35. Carl Moe, 30:33 48. Andy Fader, 30:55 36. Mike Sayenko, 30:34
NCAA Championships Nov. 24 • Irv Warren Golf Course • Waterloo, Iowa Team totals: 1. Stanford, 24 2. Wisconsin, 174 3. No. Arizona, 189 4. Iona, 207 5. Arkansas, 213 6. Colorado, 259 7. Georgetown, 281 8. Air Force, 327 9. Michigan, 332 10. N.C. State, 343 11. Villanova, 350
12. Indiana, 384 13. Cal Poly, 401 14. Miami (OH), 409 15. Ohio State, 415 t16. Okla. State, 433 t16. Central Michigan, 433 18. Colorado State, 434 19. Brigham Young, 443 20. Texas A&M, 445 21. Washington, 448
22. Oregon, 4496 23. Arizona, 53 24. Providence, 550 t25. Minnesota, 552 t25. Georgia, 552 27. Portland, 613 28. Kentucky, 638 29. Florida State, 730 30. Virginia, 801 31. William & Mary, 849
Individual Winner: Dathan Ritzenhein, Colorado, 29:15 Husky finishers: 67. Mark Mandi, 30:36 145. Carl Moe, 31:13 78. John Russell, 30:44 168. Mike Sayenko, 31:28 108. Eric Garner, 30:56 188. Ben Koss, 31:38 * - Results do not include UW runners who competed unattached.
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2003 Husky Women’s Results Emerald City Invitational Sept. 6 • Lower Woodland Park • Seattle, Wash. Team totals (Division-I Only): 1. Washington, 15 2. Portland State, 48 Individual Winner: Brianna McLeod, Washington, 18:23 Other Husky finishers*: 3. Kathryn Touran, 18:33 15. Marie Foushee, 19:24 5. Laura Halverson, 18:52 19. Karen Schwager, 19:34 11. Dallon Williams, 19:00 20. Angela Wishaar, 19:35 12. Camille Connelly, 19:06 31. Leila Shiraiwa, 20:44
Sundodger Invitational Sept. 27 • Lincoln Park • Seattle, Wash. Team totals: 1. Washington, 41 5. Eastern Washington, 144 2. Idaho, 58 6. Portland State, 155 3. Portland, 62 7. Gonzaga, 177. 4. Oregon, 92 Individual Winner: Margaret Butler, Kajaks TC, 16:52 Husky finishers*: 7. Amy Lia, 17:26 20. Camille Connelly, 18:03 8. Lindsey Egerdahl, 17:27 23. Kira Harrison, 18:07 12. Laura Hodgson, 17:37 26. Jamie Gibbs, 18:13 13. Marie Foushee, 17:39 34. Sayaka Yoshinaga, 18:33 14. Brianna McLeod, 17:41 47. Angela Wishaar, 18:59 15. Dallon Williams, 17:49 48. Karen Schwager, 19:00 17. Laura Halverson, 17:51 56. Molly Wise, 19:11 18. Kathryn Touran, 17:54 65. Leila Shiraiwa, 19:52
Notre Dame Invitational (Blue Race) Oct. 3 • Burke Memorial Golf Course • South Bend, Ind. Team totals: 1. Notre Dame, 73 2. Wake Forest, 105 3. Penn State, 134 4. Duke, 140 5. Vanderbilt, 163 6. Washington, 180 7. UCSB, 193
8. Akron, 216 9. California, 239 10. Mississippi St., 258 11. Ball State, 269 12. South Florida, 286 13. W. Michigan, 350 14. Southern Utah, 363
15. St. Joseph’s (PA), 407 16. Oakland, 422 17. Central Michigan, 427 t18. Western Carolina, 527 t18. Eastern Michigan, 527 20. Memphis, 607
Individual Winner: Molly Huddle, Notre Dame, 17:12 Husky finishers: 20. Lindsey Egerdahl, 17:58 52. Brianna McLeod, 18:38 27. Amy Lia, 18:08 60. Laura Hodgson, 18:45 41. Marie Foushee, 18:21 65. Dallon Williams, 18:49 44. Jamie Gibbs, 18:28 71. Laura Halverson, 18:54 48. Kathryn Touran, 18:35
NCAA West Regional Championships Nov. 15 • Blue Lake Park • Portland, Ore. Team totals: 1. Stanford, 45 2. UCLA, 69 3. Washington, 94 4. Arizona State, 112 5. UCSB, 175 6. Idaho, 193 7. Cal Poly, 274 t8. Arizona, 290 t8. Oregon, 290 10. California, 308 11. UC Irvine, 309
12. Portland, 328 13. Santa Clara, 350 14. Wash. State, 362 15. San Diego St., 415 16. Long Beach St., 421 17. Portland State, 495 18. Fresno State, 498 19. Boise State, 509 20. E. Washington, 526 21. CS Northridge, 609 22. Hawaii-Manoa, 665
23. San Diego, 668 24. San Jose State, 672 25. Pepperdine, 677 26. CS Fullerton, 701 27. San Francisco, 740 28. UNLV, 793 29. CS Sacramento, 828 30. UC Riverside, 852 31. Pacific, 954
Individual Winner: Alicia Craig, Stanford, 20:06 Husky finishers: 5. Ingvill Makestad, 20:37 37. Brianna McLeod, 21:43 13. Lindsey Egerdahl, 20:52 68. Jamie Gibbs, 22:22 20. Amy Lia, 21:01 80. Kathryn Touran, 22:36 26. Dallon Williams, 21:12
NCAA Championships Nov. 24 • Irv Warren Golf Course • Waterloo, Iowa Team totals: 1. Stanford, 120 2. BYU, 128 3. Providence, 222 4. Michigan, 232 5. Colorado, 269 6. N.C. State, 290 7. UCLA, 293 8. North Carolina, 294 9. Princeton, 348 10. Notre Dame, 352 11. Villanova, 380
12. Missouri, 383 13. Columbia, 401 14. Arizona State, 406 15. No. Arizona, 407 16. Georgetown, 427 17. Michigan State, 435 18. Florida State, 455 19. Washington, 486 20. Duke, 492 21. Wake Forest, 496
22. Marquette, 509 23. Penn State, 510 24. Tennessee, 513 25. Baylor, 516 26. Wisconsin, 528 27. Indiana, 571 28. Colorado State, 574 29. UCSB, 586 30. Nebraska, 593 31. Texas, 644
Individual Winner: Shalane Flanagan, North Carolina, 19:31 Husky finishers: 85. Lindsey Egerdahl, 21:11 216. Brianna McLeod, 22:16 96. Ingvill Makestad, 21:14 231. Kathryn Touran, 22:33 108. Amy Lia, 21:19 236. Marie Foushee, 22:38 118. Dallon Williams, 21:21 * - Results do not include UW runners who competed unattached.
Pre-National Meet (Gold Race) Oct. 18 • Irv Warren Golf Course • Waterloo, Iowa Team totals: 1. Stanford, 66 2. N.C. State, 101 3. Colorado, 148 4. Wake Forest, 163 5. UCLA, 173 6. Missouri, 220 7. Wisconsin, 230 8. Marquette, 286 9. West Virginia, 306 10. Florida State, 310 11. Villanova, 314
12. Kentucky, 384 13. Dartmouth, 407 14. Weber State, 412 15. Idaho, 443 16. Washington, 469 17. Texas A&M, 474 18. SW Missouri St., 479 19. Utah State, 505 20. Coastal Carolina, 511 21. James Madison, 558 22. Portland, 577
23. Ball State, 584 24. Northwestern, 595 25. Montana State, 609 26. Harvard, 625 27. Kent State, 657 28. Kansas, 674 29. Maryland, 676 30. Wis.-Milwaukee, 785 31. Bucknell, 824 32. Western Illinois, 944 33. Iowa State, 952
Individual Winner: Alicia Craig, Stanford, 19:53 Husky finishers: 32. Lindsey Egerdahl, 21:12 134. Laura Hodgson, 22:42 90. Amy Lia, 22:09 139. Marie Foushee, 22:46 98. Jamie Gibbs, 22:17 158. Brianna McLeod, 23:05 115. Ingvill Makestad, 22:27
Pacific-10 Conference Championships Nov. 1 • Washington State Golf Course • Pullman, Wash.
Ingvill Makestad led all Husky finishers at the NCAA West Regional , placing fifth overall. That finish equaled the highest by a UW woman at the Regional meet since 1995.
Team totals: 1. Stanford, 22 2. Arizona State, 78 3. UCLA, 79
4. Washington, 123 5. Oregon, 161 6. Arizona, 179
7. USC, 185 8. Washington State, 187 9. California, 202
Individual Winner: Sara Bei, Stanford, 21:13 Husky finishers: 9. Ingvill Makestad, 22:00 39. Laura Halverson, 23:43 20. Amy Lia, 22:45 43. Jamie Gibbs, 23:49 26. Dallon Williams, 23:13 45. Kathryn Touran, 23:59 33. Brianna McLeod, 23:30 59. Marie Foushee, 24:43 35. Lindsey Egerdahl, 23:33
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Husky History All-Time Men’s Postseason Team Finishes Pacific-8 Conference Championships Year 1969 1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978
Site Stanford, Calif. Pullman, Wash. Los Angeles, Calif. Seattle, Wash. Stanford, Calif. Stanford, Calif. Stanford, Calif. Stanford, Calif. Stanford, Calif. Fresno, Calif.
UW Finish 8th 5th 8th 6th 4th 6th 4th 3rd 2nd 4th
NCAA West Region Championships Conf. Champ Oregon Oregon WSU WSU Oregon WSU WSU Oregon Oregon Oregon
Pacific-10 Conference Championships Year 1979 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003
UW Site Finish Stanford, Calif. 7th Stanford, Calif. 6th Stanford, Calif. 8th Fresno, Calif. 8th Stanford, Calif. 7th Stanford, Calif. 8th Stanford, Calif. 6th Stanford, Calif. 4th Stanford, Calif. 4th Stanford, Calif. 4th Stanford, Calif. 2nd Stanford, Calif. 3rd Stanford, Calif. 3rd Stanford, Calif. 5th Stanford, Calif. 1st Stanford, Calif. 2nd Stanford, Calif. 4th Stanford, Calif. 6th Stanford, Calif. 6th Eugene, Ore. 5th (tie) Long Beach, Calif. 6th Seattle, Wash. 5th Scottsdale, Ariz. 5th Los Angeles, Calif. 4th Pullman, Wash. 3rd
Conf. Champ Oregon UCLA UCLA Oregon Arizona Arizona Stanford Arizona Arizona Oregon Oregon Oregon Arizona Oregon Washington Arizona Oregon Stanford Stanford Stanford Arizona Stanford Stanford Stanford Stanford
Year 1979 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003
Site Stanford, Calif. Stanford, Calif. Stanford, Calif. Fresno, Calif. Eugene, Ore. Tucson, Ariz. Bellevue, Wash. Fresno, Calif. Fresno, Calif. Fresno, Calif. Fresno, Calif. Fresno, Calif. Fresno, Calif. Tucson, Ariz. Woodland, Wash. Tucson, Ariz. Woodland, Wash. Fresno, Calif. Tucson, Ariz. Fresno, Calif. Portland, Ore. Fresno, Calif. Tuscon, Ariz. Palo Alto, Calif. Portland, Ore.
UW Finish 9th 6th 11th 12th 7th 10th 7th 4th 2nd 2nd 2nd 2nd 2nd 3rd 2nd 3rd 5th 5th 5th 6th 8th 8th 7th 6th 4th
Reg’l Champ Oregon UCLA UCLA Oregon Oregon Arizona Arizona Arizona Arizona Oregon Oregon Arizona Arizona Arizona Portland Arizona Stanford Stanford Stanford Stanford Stanford Stanford Stanford Stanford Stanford
UW Finish 13th 22nd 18th 4th 12th 20th 8th 21st
Nat’l Champ Oregon Arkansas Wisconsin Iowa State Arkansas Arkansas Arkansas Stanford
NCAA Championships Year 1977 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1993 2003
Site Spokane, Wash. Charlottesville, Va. Des Moines, Iowa Annapolis, Md. Knoxville, Tenn. Tucson, Ariz. Bethlehem, Pa. Waterloo, Iowa
The Huskies’ 1989 men’s squad, featuring (from left) Gregg Bronn, Pat Johnson and Adam Leahy, earned an all-time UW-best fourth-place finish at the NCAA Cross Country Championships in Annapolis, Md. Al Hjort was the Huskies’ top finisher at the meet, placing 23rd in 30:28. Iowa State’s John Nuttall captured the NCAA individual title in 29:30, leading his Cyclones to the NCAA team crown.
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Husky History All-Time Women’s Postseason Team Finishes NorPac Conference Championships Year 1982 1983 1984 1985
Site Fresno, Calif. Eugene, Ore. Fresno, Calif. Pullman, Wash.
UW Finish 2nd 5th 4th 5th
NCAA West Region Championships Conf. Champ Oregon Oregon Oregon Oregon
Pacific-10 Conference Championships Year 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003
Site Stanford, Calif. Stanford, Calif. Stanford, Calif. Stanford, Calif. Stanford, Calif. Stanford, Calif. Stanford, Calif. Stanford, Calif. Stanford, Calif. Stanford, Calif. Stanford, Calif. Stanford, Calif. Eugene, Ore. Long Beach, Calif. Seattle, Wash. Scottsdale, Ariz. Los Angeles, Calif. Pullman, Wash.
UW Finish 9th 7th 6th 1st 2nd 3rd 2nd 5th 4th 4th 2nd 3rd 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 3rd 4th
Conf. Champ Oregon Oregon Oregon Washington Oregon Oregon Oregon Stanford Stanford Oregon Stanford Stanford Stanford Stanford Stanford Stanford Stanford Stanford
(NCWSA before 1981) Year 1976 1977 1978 1979 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003
Site Eugene, Ore. Spokane, Wash. Seattle, Wash. Spokane, Wash. Missoula, Mont. Stanford, Calif. Fresno, Calif. Eugene, Ore. Tucson, Ariz. Bellevue, Wash. Fresno, Calif. Fresno, Calif Fresno, Calif. Fresno, Calif. Fresno, Calif. Fresno, Calif. Tucson, Ariz. Woodland, Wash. Tucson, Ariz. Woodland, Wash. Fresno, Calif. Tucson, Ariz. Fresno, Calif. Portland, Ore. Fresno, Calif. Tuscon, Ariz. Palo Alto, Calif. Portland, Ore.
UW Finish 3rd 2nd 2nd 2nd 2nd 5th 3rd 11th 8th 11th 10th 7th 7th 1st 4th 3rd 1st 5th 4th 4th 3rd 3rd 3rd 2nd 5th 4th 4th 3rd
Reg’l Champ Oregon Oregon Oregon Oregon Oregon Oregon Stanford Oregon Stanford Oregon UCLA Oregon Oregon Washington Oregon Oregon Washington Arizona Stanford Oregon Stanford Stanford Arizona Stanford Stanford Stanford Stanford Stanford
NCAA Championships (AIAW before 1981) Year 1977 1980 1982 1989 1992 1994 1995 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003
Site Austin, Tex. Burien, Wash. Bloomington, Ind. Annapolis, Md. Bloomington, Ind. Fayetteville, Ark. Ames, Iowa Greenville, S.C. Lawrence, Kan. Bloomington, Ind. Ames, Iowa Greenville, S.C. Terre Haute, Ind. Waterloo, Iowa
UW Finish 12th 12th 13th 12th 12th 15th 14th 14th 9th 13th 23rd 14th 31st 19th
Nat’l Champ Iowa State N.C. State Virginia Villanova Villanova Villanova Providence BYU Villanova BYU Colorado BYU BYU Stanford
Regina Joyce was first across the line at the 1980 NCWSA Region IX Championships in Missoula, Mont., leading the Huskies to a second-place finish. Just a freshman, Joyce went on to finish sixth at the AIAW National Championships, still the highest finish ever by a UW woman in national championship competition.
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Husky History Top Men’s Individual Postseason Performers Pacific-10 Championships Year 1976 1977 1978 1979 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003
Place 8th 9th 15th 9th 13th 25th 36th 23rd 17th 9th 6th 17th 4th 4th 7th 8th 7th 4th 7th 10th 16th 10th 12th 16th 12th 4th 19th 10th
Individual Gordy Braun Bill Stolp Bill Stolp Bill Stolp Dave Barnett Chris Villani Pat Ewing Dave Barnett Curt Corvin Curt Corvin Curt Corvin Bruce McDowell Bruce McDowell Al Hjort Pat Johnson Greg Metcalf Neil Panchen Simon Baines Darren Hunter Colin Johnston Christian Belz Christian Belz Christian Belz Jason Fayant John Russell Jason Fayant Eric Garner Eric Garner
Time 29:38 30:43 30:54 30:58 31:27 32:12 31:06 31:41 31:27 31:12 30:49 31:42 31:08 23:42 24:24 24:11 24:33 24:07 24:54 24:59 25:02 24:47 24:18 24:48 24:12 24:17 24:38 25:17
Champion Henry Rono Joel Cheruiyot Henry Rono Henry Rono Ron Cornell Richard Tuwei Jim Hill Jim Hill Tom Ansberry Marc Olesen Aaron Ramirez Matt Guisto Brad Hudson Marc Davis Marc Davis Colin Dalton Josephat Kapkory Josephat Kapkory Martin Keino Karl Keska Mebrathom Keflezighi Bernard Lagat Abdirahman Abdi Steve Fein Jonathon Riley Grant Robison Grant Robison Ian Dobson
School WSU WSU WSU WSU UCLA WSU Oregon Oregon Arizona Stanford Arizona Arizona Oregon Arizona Arizona Oregon WSU WSU Arizona Oregon UCLA WSU Arizona Oregon Stanford Stanford Stanford Stanford
Time 28:08 29:35 29:30 29:07 30:27 30:56 28:50 30:10 30:25 30:33 30:24 30:33 30:47 23:31 23:44 23:36 23:46 23:38 24:04 24:14 23:45 23:39 23:23 23:38 23:40 24:04 23:27 24:34
NCAA West Regional Championships Year 1979 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003
Place 9th 13th 25th 42nd 8th 35th 4th 3rd 10th 3rd 8th 6th 6th 6th 2nd 12th 9th 8th 13th 12th 27th 25th 6th 23rd 21st
Individual Bill Stolp Dave Barnett Chris Villani Pat Ewing Dave Barnett Dan Bell Curt Corvin Curt Corvin Bruce McDowell Al Hjort Al Hjort Adam Leahy Neil Panchen Neil Panchen Simon Baines Nick Pavach Andy Wyman Christian Belz Christian Belz Christian Belz Jason Fayant John Russell Jason Fayant Ben Koss Eric Garner
Time 30:58 31:27 31:12 31:06 30:53 33:08 29:59 30:25 30:40 30:30 30:51 31:09 30:41 31:33 29:48 31:57 31:03 30:58 31:25 31:05 31:43 31:34 31:12 31:26 30:17
Champion Henry Rono Ron Cornell Richard Tuwei Jim Hill Jim Hill Tom Ansberry Marc Olesen Penny Graves Matt Guisto Marc Davis Brad Hudson Marc Davis Josephat Kapkory Josephat Kapkory Josephat Kapkory Martin Keino Karl Keska Karl Keska Mebrathom Keflezighi Abdi Abdirahman Steve Fein Jonathon Riley Donald Sage Donald Sage Ian Dobson
School WSU UCLA WSU Oregon Oregon Arizona Stanford Oregon Arizona Arizona Oregon Arizona WSU WSU WSU Arizona Oregon Oregon UCLA Arizona Oregon Stanford Stanford Stanford Stanford
Time 29:07 30:27 29:25 28:50 30:08 31:10 29:51 16:42 29:43 30:08 30:06 30:08 30:11 30:42 29:21 30:50 30:12 30:16 30:16 30:06 30:30 30:40 30:44 30:13 29:32
NCAA Cross Country Championships
Year 1976 1977 1978 1979 1983 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1996 1998 2001 2003
Place 59th 68th 39th 45th 121st 107th 27th 75th 47th 23rd 25th 38th 47th 10th 70th 17th 94th 67th
2004 Washington Cross Country
Individual Tim Murray Bill McClement Mark Hallenbeck Bill Stolp Dave Barnett Curt Corvin Curt Corvin Bruce McDowell Bruce McDowell Al Hjort Pat Johnson Neil Panchen Neil Panchen Simon Baines Christian Belz Christian Belz Jason Fayant Mark Mandi
Time 29:47 30:25 30:25 30:10 31:53 31:37 31:34 30:43 30:26 30:28 30:02 31:30 32:06 29:53 32:28 30:50 30:57 30:37
Champion Henry Rono Henry Rono Alberto Salazar Henry Rono Zakaria Barrie Timothy Hacker Aaron Ramirez Joe Falcon Bob Kennedy John Nuttall Jonah Koech Sean Dollman Bob Kennedy Josephat Kapkory Godfrey Siamusiye Adam Goucher Boaz Cheboiywo Dathan Ritzenhein
School WSU WSU Oregon WSU UTEP Wisconsin Arizona Arkansas Indiana Iowa State Iowa State W. Kentucky Indiana WSU Arkansas Colorado E. Michigan Colorado
Time 28:07 28:34 29:30 28:20 29:20 29:18 30:28 29:15 29:20 29:30 29:05 30:18 30:16 29:33 29:49 29:27 28:47 29:15
Husky History Top Women’s Individual Postseason Performers Pacific-10 Championships (1982-85 NorPac Conference) Year 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003
Place 1st 13th 10th 15th 31st 20th 23rd 8th 9th 4th 3rd 12th 7th 4th 9th 10th 4th 5th 4th 6th 7th 9th
Individual Regina Joyce Sara Lindgren Adrianne Lorvick Adrianne Lorvick Michelle Swanson Laura Farias Brandi Evans Michele Buresh Carrie Moller Carrie Moller Tara Carlson Tara Carlson Joelle Brayton Tara Carlson Deeja Youngquist Deeja Youngquist Jennifer Smith Anna Aoki Cami Matson Lisa Gibbs Courtney Inman Ingvill Makestad
Time 16:14 18:34 17:23 19:13 18:19 18:01 18:21 17:35 17:29 17:08 17:07 17:39 17:32 17:16 17:31 17:48 17:27 17:25 20:43 20:56 20:57 22:00
Champion Regina Joyce Kathy Hayes Kim Rothe Kirsten O’Hara Penny Graves Annette Hand Liz Wilson Jennifer Robertson Liz Wilson Lisa Karnopp Nicole Woodward Karen Hecox Karen Hecox Amy Skieresz Amy Skieresz Amy Skieresz Amy Skieresz Erin Sullivan Tara Chaplin Lauren Fleshman Sara Bei Sara Bei
School Washington Oregon Oregon California Oregon Oregon Oregon WSU Oregon Oregon Oregon UCLA UCLA Arizona Arizona Arizona Arizona Stanford Arizona Stanford Stanford Stanford
Time 16:14 16:55 16:48 17:37 16:52 16:44 17:06 16:33 16:52 16:48 16:51 16:43 17:00 16:45 16:36 16:40 16:59 17:02 20:11 20:09 19:48 21:13
NCAA West Regional Championships (NCWSA before 1981) Year 1976 1977 1978 1979 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003
Place 16th 4th 7th 8th 1st 5th 3rd 22nd 14th 54th 36th 36th 24th 10th 14th 3rd 2nd 5th 7th 3rd 12th 14th 11th 7th 5th 11th 7th 5th
Individual Rainey Roetman Kathy Adams Rainey Roetman Sara Neil Regina Joyce Regina Joyce Regina Joyce Sara Lindgren Adrianne Lorvick Adrianne Lorvick Michelle Swanson Laura Farias Janicka Petersen Jennifer Gillette Carrie Moller Carrie Moller Tara Carlson Tara Carlson Tara Carlson Tara Carlson Angela Froese Angela Froese Deeja Youngquist Jen Schindler Kate Bradshaw Lisa Gibbs Courtney Inman Ingvill Makestad
Time 19:03 18:18 18:09 18:20 17:39 16:43 16:14 18:34 18:15 19:10 17:45 17:41 17:47 17:36 17:33 17:02 17:32 16:58 17:57 16:59 17:33 17:53 17:17 17:20 20:37 21:51 21:41 20:37
Champion Debbie Quatier Debbie Quatier Robin Baker Molly Morton Regina Joyce Monica Joyce Ceci Hopp Kathy Hayes Regina Jacobs Regina Jacobs Penny Graves Annette Hand Penny Graves Buffy Rabbitt Buffy Rabbitt Lucy Nusrala Louise Watson Karen Hecox Milena Glusac Amy Skieresz Amy Skieresz Amy Skieresz Amy Skieresz Julia Stamps Lisa Aguilera Tara Chaplin Alicia Craig Alicia Craig
School SPU SPU Oregon Oregon Washington S.D. State Stanford Oregon Stanford Stanford Oregon Oregon Oregon UC-Irvine UC-Irvine Oregon Stanford UCLA Oregon Arizona Arizona Arizona Arizona Stanford Arizona State Arizona Stanford Stanford
Time 17:04 17:52 17:47 17:37 17:39 16:29 16:03 16:55 17:05 16:41 16:42 16:19 18:36 16:53 16:45 16:48 17:21 16:42 17:27 16:43 16:13 17:00 16:26 16:50 20:25 20:41 20:39 20:06
NCAA Cross Country Championships (AIAW before 1981) Year 1976 1977 1978 1979 1980 1981 1982 1989 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003
Place 84th 40th 25th 36th 6th 11th 2nd 60th 14th 30th 100th 75th 8th 67th 38th 78th 21st 35th 73rd 85th
Individual Rainey Roetman Rainey Roetman Kathy Adams Sara Neil Regina Joyce Regina Joyce Regina Joyce Sue Ocken Carrie Moller Stacie Hoitink Tara Carlson Tara Carlson Tara Carlson Angela Froese Anna Aoki Jen Schindler Cami Matson Lisa Gibbs Courtney Inman Lindsey Egerdahl
Time 18:27 18:42 18:01 17:36 17:14 16:47 17:07 17:52 17:04 17:58 18:03 18:15 17:26 17:41 17:42 17:52 21:16 21:24 21:03 21:11
Champion Julie Brown Kathy Mills Mary Decker Julie Shea Julie Shea Betty Springs Lesley Welch Vicki Huber Sonia O’Sullivan Carole Zajac Carole Zajac Jennifer Rhines Kathy Butler Carrie Tollefson Katie McGregor Erica Palmer Kara Grgas-Wheeler Tara Chaplin Shalane Flanagan Shalane Flanagan
School CS Northridge Penn State Colorado N.C. State N.C. State N.C. State Virginia Villanova Villanova Villanova Villanova Villanova Wisconsin Villanova Michigan Wisconsin Colorado Arizona North Carolina North Carolina
Time 16:29 16:51 17:00 16:35 16:49 16:40 16:19 15:59 16:30 17:02 16:41 16:32 16:51 16:29 16:48 16:40 20:31 20:24 19:37 19:31
2004 Washington Cross Country
Sundodger Invitational: Men’s History
2003 Team Scores: 1. Washington, 27; 2. Eastern Washington, 96; 3. Portland
1995 Team Scores: 1. Club Northwest, 44; 2. Washington, 58; 3. Portland, 62; 4.
State, 100; 4. Club Northwest, 102; 5. Idaho, 105; 6. Gonzaga, 128.
Nebraska, 121; 5. Kajaks Track Club, 180; 6. Puget Sound, 185; 7. Eastern Washington, 204; 8. George Fox, 230; 9. Footzone, 230; 10. Gonzaga, 234; 11. British Coumbia, 245. Individual Champion: Uli Steidl, Portland, 24:45 Top Husky Finisher: 4. Andy Wyman, 25:03
Individual Champion: Eric Kiuaka, Iron Lung Track Club, 23:58 Top Husky Finisher: 3. Eric Garner, 24:10 2002 Team Scores: 1. Washington, 46; 2. Texas A&M, 61; 3. South Dakota St., 84; 4. Pacific Sport, 115; 5. Idaho, 124; 6. Boise St., 141; 7. Club Northwest, 154; 8. E. Washington, 213; 9. CS Northridge, 253. Individual Champion: Paul Kezes, Western Wash., 23:42 Top Husky Finisher: 7. Eric Garner, 24:23
1994 Team Scores: 1. Washington, 37; 2. Kajaks Track Club, 39; 3. Portland, 97;
2001 Team Scores: 1. Wash. State, 32; 2. Washington, 33; 3. UCLA, 86; 4. Au-
4t. Washington State 128, Club Northwest 128; 6. Eastern Washington, 161; 7. Simon Fraser, 196; 8. Puget Sound, 200; 9. Idaho, 206; 10. Gonzaga, 244; 11. Saint Mary’s, 328. Individual Champion: Uli Steidl, Portland, 25:21 Top Husky Finisher: 2. Colin Johnston, 25:25
burn, 118; 5. Idaho, 149; 6. E. Wash., 162; 7. Port. St., 234; 8. Boise St., 256. Individual Champion: Bryan Green, UCLA, 24:11 Top Husky Finisher: 4. Jason Fayant, 24:25
1993 Team Scores: 1. Portland 33; 2. Washington 55; 3. Cornell 99; 4. Kajaks
2000 Team Scores: 1. Washington, 41; 2. Michigan, 58; 3. UCLA, 63; 4. Texas
115; 5. Missouri 136; 6. British Columbia 171; 7. Utah 194; 8. Idaho 258; 9. Puget Sound 277; 10. Eastern Washington 281; 11. Simon Fraser 292; 12. Gonzaga 313; 13. Victoria 330; 14. Island Pacific Racing Team 390. Individual Champion: Simon Baines, Washington, 24:40
Tech, 112; 5. Wash. State, 140; 6. Eastern Wash., 178; 7. Idaho, 244; 8. Portland St., 316; 9. Gonzaga, 329. Individual Champion: Mark Pilja, Michigan, 23:53 Top Husky Finisher: 5. John Russell, 24:24
1999 Team Scores: 1. Utah, 47; 2. Texas A&M, 95; 3. Washington, 108; 4. Wash. State, 118; 5. Club Northwest, 159; 6. Texas Tech, 163; 7. Puget Sound, 208; 8. Kajaks, 213; 9. Simon Fraser, 236; 10. Idaho, 260; 11. Eastern Washington, 277; 12. George Fox, 340; 13. Western Washington, 342. Individual Champion: Dave Davis, Puget Sound, 24:34 Top Husky Finisher: 6. David Bazzi, 25:14
1998 Team Scores: 1. Utah, 49; 2. Ariz. St., 53; 3. Washington, 60; 4. Club NW, 99; 5. Kajaks TC, 122; 6. UPS, 175; 7. Port. St., 178; 8. Simon Fraser, 210. Individual Champion: Jeff Simonich, Utah, 24:47 Top Husky Finisher: 2. David Bazzi, 25:05
1997 Team Scores: 1. Oregon, 43; 2. Okla. State, 77; 3. Washington, 79; 4. Club Northwest, 83; 5. Idaho State, 92; 6. Eastern Wash., 178; 7. Gonzaga, 201. Individual Champion: Elvis Terry, Idaho State, 24:46 Top Husky Finisher: 3. Christian Belz, 25:00
1996 Team Scores: 1. Oregon, 32; 2. Boise St., 56; 3. Club NW, 82; 4. Kajaks, 130; 5. Washington, 139; 6. Victoria, 168; 7. Cornell, 193; 8. UPS, 203; 9. Idaho, 246; 10. Ev. Harriers, 269; 11. E. Wash., 305; 12. Gonzaga, 360. Individual Champion: Karl Keska, Oregon, 24:05 Top Husky Finisher: 7. Christian Belz, 25:16
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1992 Team Scores: 1. Club Northwest, 35; 2. Air Force, 95; 3. Washington, 104; 4. British Columbia, 117; 5. Portland, 139; 6. Kajaks Track Club, 211; 7. Victoria, 234; 8. Simon Fraser, 301; 9. Idaho, 320; 10. Portland State, 337; 11. Club Northwest B, 371; 12. Hershey Harriers, 413. Individual Champion: Graeme Fell, British Columbia, 24:33 Top Husky Finisher: 4. Neil Panchen, 24:59
Top-10 Course Times (8,000 meters) No. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.
Year 2000 2002 2000 2000 2000 2000 2000 2000 2000 2000 2003
Runner Jonathon Riley Paul Kezes Jason Hartmann Louis Luchini Grant Robison Tom Prindiville Mark Pilja Thomas Murley Donald Sage Bryan Green Eric Kiuaka
Team Stanford W. Washington Oregon Stanford Stanford Arizona Michigan Stanford Stanford UCLA Iron Lung TC
Washington Course Record Eric Garner, 24:10 (2003)
Time 23:40 23:42 23:48 23:50 23:51 23:51 23:53 23:55 23:57 23:58 23:58
Sundodger Invitational: Women’s History Top-10 Times (6,000 meters) No. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.
Year 2000 2000 2000 2000 2000 2000 2000 2000 2000 2000
Runner Team Tara Chaplin Arizona Lisa Aguilera Arizona State Lauren Fleshman Stanford Cami Matson Washington Victoria Chang Stanford Elena Villarreal Stanford Mary Duarbeck Arizona State Gillian Palmer Washington Katrin Engelen Arizona Hanna Smedstad Oregon Washington Course Record Cami Matson, 20:43, 2000
Time 20:11 20:20 20:35 20:43 20:46 20:46 20:48 20:50 20:51 20:52
2003 Team Scores: 1. Washington, 41; 2. Idaho, 58; 3. Portland, 62; 4. Oregon, 92; 5. Eastern Washington, 144; 6. Portland State, 155; 7. Gonzaga, 177. Individual Champion: Margaret Butler, Kajaks TC, 16:52 Top Husky Finisher: 7. Amy Lia, 17:26
2002 Team Scores: 1. Michigan, 45; 2. Washington 72; 3. Idaho, 73; 4. Texas A&M, 86; 5. Portland, 136; 6. CS Northridge, 180; 7. South Dakota State, 181; 8. Boise State, 207; 9. Eastern Wash., 234. Individual Champion: Sabrina Monro, Unattached, 16:31 Top Husky Finisher: 4. Laura Hodgson, 17:16
2001 Team Scores: 1. Washington, 35; 2. UCLA, 53; 3. Auburn, 96; 4. Wash. State, 108; 5. Oregon, 123; 6. Boise State, 146; 7. Portland, 230; 8. Eastern Wash., 261; 9. Idaho, 280; 10. Portland State, 345. Individual Champion: Sabrina Monro, Washington, 16:06
2000 Team Scores: 1. Washington, 24; 2. Idaho, 81; 3. Texas Tech, 84; 4. Wash. St., 88; 5. Port. St., 142; 6. UNLV, 168; 7. Gonzaga, 181; 8. E. Wash., 187. Individual Champion: Gillian Palmer, Washington, 20:50
1999 Team Scores: 1. Washington, 28; t2. Idaho, 107, Texas Tech, 107; 4. Texas A&M, 109; 5. Wash. State, 138; 6. UNLV, 178; 7. Eastern Washington, 180; 8. Simon Fraser, 181; 9. Utah, 237; 10. Seattle Pacific, 267; 11. Pacific, 383. Individual Champion: Leigh Daniel, Texas Tech, 16:52 Top Husky Finisher: 2. Melinda Campbell, 16:59
1998 Team Scores: 1. Michigan, 31; 2. Washington, 53; 3. Arizona State, 115; 4. Club Northwest, 143; 5. Puget Sound, 147; 6. Simon Fraser, 171; 7. Utah, 179; 8. Seattle Pacific, 193; 9. UNLV, 200; 10. Portland State, 216. Individual Champion: Katie McGregor, Michigan, 16:44 Top Husky Finisher: 8. Kara Syrdal, 17:30
1997 Team Scores: 1. Washington, 33; 2. Club Northwest, 87; 3. Puget Sound, 90; 4. Idaho State, 94; 5. Simon Fraser, 119; 6. Southern Idaho, 170; 7. Seattle Pacific, 179; 8. Oklahoma State, 213; 9. Idaho, 238; 10. Eastern Washington, 252; 11. Creighton 305. Individual Champion: Cari Rampersad, Simon Fraser, 17:15 Top Husky Finisher: 5. Margaret Butler, 17:27
1996 Team Scores: 1. Club Northwest, 45; 2. Oregon, 97; t3. Washington 101, Arkansas 101; 5. Boise State, 119; 6. Cornell, 148; 7. Simon Fraser, 175; 8. Puget Sound, 207; 9. Gonzaga, 253; 10. Seattle Pacific, 268; 11. Idaho, 269; 12. Eastern Wash., 328. Individual Champion: Sarah Howell, Valley Royals, 17:14 Top Husky Finisher: 10. Anna Aoki, 17:46
1995 Team Scores: 1. Washington, 29; 2. Michigan, 53; 3. Nebraska, 90; 4. Puget Sound, 110; 5. Simon Fraser, 173; 6. Whitman, 183; 7. George Fox, 203; 8. Seattle Pacific, 210; 9. Gonzaga, 219; 10. Portland, 249; 11. Eastern Washington, 295. Individual Champion: Tara Carlson, Washington, 17:08
1994 Team Scores: 1. Washington, 46; 2. Club Northwest, 86; 3. Portland, 94; 4. Puget Sound, 96; 5. Weber State, 139; 6. Simon Fraser, 145; 7. Tacoma Dodge, 153; 8. George Fox, 225; 9. Seattle Pacific, 226; 10. British Columbia, 240; 11. Eastern Washington, 282; 12. Gonzaga, 322 Individual Champion: Tara Carlson, Washington, 17:24
1993 Team Scores: 1. Arkansas, 30; 2. Oregon, 66; 3. Cornell, 105; 4. Washington, 137; 5. Club Northwest, 146; 6. Tacoma Dodge, 185; t7. Puget Sound 211, Utah 211; 9. Missouri, 240; 10. UC Irvine, 257; 11. Portland, 278; 12. Idaho, 279; 13. British Columbia, 396; 14. Eastern Washington, 416. Individual Champion: Milena Glusac, Oregon, 17:01 Top Husky Finisher: 4. Tara Carlson, 17:31
1992 Team Scores: 1. Oregon, 42; 2. Washington, 51; 3. Abbotsford Royals, 104; 4. Portland, 152; 5. British Columbia, 167; 6. Tacoma Dodge Racing Team, 171; 7. Air Force, 183; 8. Victoria, 222. Individual Champion: Nicole Woodward, Oregon, 17:04 Top Husky Finisher: 3. Brandi Evans, 17:22
2004 Washington Cross Country
Lincoln Park Sundodger Invitational The University of Washington hosts the 13th-annual Sundodger Invitational cross country meet on Sept. 18 at Lincoln Park in West Seattle. Check GoHuskies.com for official start times for the open and invitational races.
The Course The men will run over an 8,000-meter (4.97 mile) course while for just the second time in meet history, the women will compete on a 6,000-meter circuit. Both courses are relatively flat, featuring a variety of terrain including dirt, grass, light gravel and woodchips. The course record for men was established by Stanford’s Jonathon Riley, who ran a 23:40 at the 2000 Pac-10 Conference Championships. The 6,000-meter women’s record was also set at the Pac-10 meet in 2000, with Arizona’s Tara Chaplin completing the circuit in 20:11. Simon Fraser’s Emilie Mondor holds the record at the meet’s most commonly-run distance, 5,000 meters, with a time of 16:05 in 2002.
In addition to the annual Sundodger meet, Lincoln Park also played host to the 2001 Pac-10 Championships, won by Stanford’s Jonathon Riley. Washington’s men placed fifth.
Cross Country Scoring Teams win by having the lowest point total, based on the places of its top five runners added together. The squad size is seven, with each team’s sixth and seventh finishers displacing potential scorers from other teams.
Directions To Lincoln Park, West Seattle (8603 Fauntleroy S.W.) From Interstate 5 Going North or South 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9.
Follow the signs to Seattle. Take the West Seattle exit (#163-A). If you are heading North on I-5, stay left. If you are heading South on I-5, stay right. Continue west on the West Seattle Bridge and veer left up the hill. Follow the signs to Fauntleroy Way SW. Turn left onto Fauntleroy Way. Proceed on Fauntleroy Way, weaving south and west for approximatley 3 miles. Stay on Fauntleroy Way SW until you arrive at Lincoln Park on the right hand side of the street. You can also follow the signs for the Vashon Ferry Terminal, which is located directly south of Lincoln Park (you will come to the Park before you reach the ferry terminal). Park in the Lincoln Park lots or on the street, but please pay attention to parking signs and restrictions. Violators could be towed.
To University of Washington From I-5 Going North or South 1. Follow the signs to Seattle. 2. Just north of the city, take Hwy. 520 exit toward Bellevue-Kirkland (east). 3. Travel 1/4 mile and take the Montlake Boulevard exit. 4. At the end of the off ramp there is a stop light at Montlake Boulevard. Turn left. 5. Travel across the Montlake Bridge. Husky Stadium, Bank of America Arena and the Graves Building (athletic offices) will be visible on the right.
Lincoln Park trail map provided by the Seattle Department of Parks and Recreation.
2004 Washington Cross Country
The 80,000-square foot indoor home of Husky track and field and cross country has, since its opening in September of 2001, earned a reputation as one of the nation’s top indoor competitive facilities. Dempsey Indoor includes a permanent 307-meter MONDO track (six lanes on the straightaway, five on the oval) and a full 100-yard FieldTurf infield equipped to host the shot put, weight throw, long jump, triple jump, high jump and pole vault events. In just the past two years, Dempsey Indoor has hosted nine Olympians, witnessed 13 top-10 world marks, 12 UW indoor school records and hundreds of NCAA qualifying marks, and served as the host site of the 2004 MPSF Championships. The Feb. 7 Husky Invitational featured former Olympians Hugo Munoz of Peru and the United States’ Bolota Asmeron, the latter of which clocked a facility-record time of 7:48.59 that is was among the best by an American indoors last year. 2004 U.S. indoor champion Toby Stevenson took the world lead in the pole vault with a clearance of 19-0 1/4 in January, and Stanford’s Alicia Craig moved to the top of the IAAF World 5,000-Meter Rankings list with a time of 15:56.58 in February. In addition to its competitive use, the building is utilized as an indoor practice facility for Washington’s football, softball, baseball and men’s and women’s soccer teams, and is considered one of the premier indoor facilities on the West Coast. The facility is named for California businessman Neal Dempsey, a 1964 UW graduate. Dempsey and his wife, Janet, announced a gift of $10 million in January 2001, to be split between the School of Business and inercollegiate athletics.
Dempsey Indoor Records MEN 60m Dash 6.63, Ja’Warren Hooker, Asics, 2/1/03 60m Hurdles 7.80, Matt Mason, Wash. State, 2/28/04 200m 21.10, Rubin Williams, Unattached, 2/15/03 400m 46.17, Andre Ammons, Unattached, 2/15/03 800m 1:47.38, Zach Whitmarsh, Pacific Sport, 2/15/03 Mile 3:58.40, Michael Stember, NIKE, 2/15/03 3000m 7:48.59, Bolota Asmeron, NIKE, 1/31/04 5000m 13:47.40, Mike Donnelly, NIKE, 3/6/04 4x400m Relay 3:09.07, UCLA, 2/28/04 DMR 9:34.21, UCLA, 2/14/04 High Jump 7-1 1/2, Kyley Johnson, Team XO, 1/31/04 Pole Vault 19-0 3/4, Toby Stevenson, Unattached, 1/31/04 Long Jump 26-6 1/4, Matt Mason, Wash. State, 2/27/04 Triple Jump 54-6 1/2, Julien Kapek, USC, 2/1/03 Shot Put 65-6 3/4, John Godina, adidas, 2/1/03 Weight Throw 73-9 1/2, Derek Woodske, IWTC, 2/1/03 Heptathlon 5,443, Gabe LeMay, Oregon, 2/27/04
WOMEN 60m Dash 7.35, Jakki Bailey, Stanford, 2/1/03 60m Hurdles 8.06, Sheena Johnson, UCLA, 2/27/04 200m 23.72, Michelle Davis, UNLV, 2/9/02 400m 53.62, Megan Addy, Sheffield Elite, 2/15/03 800m 2:02.91, Heather Henningar, Pacific Sport, 2/15/03 Mile 4:33.41, Lena Nilsson, UCLA, 3/3/03 3000m 9:00.27, Malindi Elmore, Asics, 1/31/04 5000m 15:56.58, Alicia Craig, Stanford, 2/14/04 4x400m Relay 3:35.06, UCLA, 3/3/03 DMR 11:05.16, Stanford, 1/31/03 High Jump 6-0 3/4, Kaylene Wagner, Cal Poly, 1/31/04 6-0 3/4, Sharon Day, Cal Poly, 1/31/04 Pole Vault 14-8, Chelsea Johnson, UCLA, 2/14/04 Long Jump 21-6, Grace Upshaw, NIKE, 2/14/04 Triple Jump 43-5 3/4, Kamila Rywelska, BYU, 3/6/04 Shot Put 57-1, Stephanie Brown, Unattached, 1/31/04 Weight Throw 67-8 1/4, Cari Soong, UCLA, 1/31/04 Pentathlon 4,088, Brook Meredith, California, 2/26/04
2004 Washington Cross Country
Affiliations Pacific-10 Conference The Pac-10’s reputation is further proven in the United States Sports Academy Directors’ Cup competition, which honors the nation’s top overall collegiate athletics programs.
Entering the 2004-05 season, the Pacific10 Conference upholds its tradition as the “Conference of Champions.”® Pac-10 members have claimed an incredible 84 NCAA team titles over the past nine seasons, more than eight per academic year. Even more impressive is the breadth of the Pac-10’s success, as those 84 team titles over the past nine seasons have come in 21 different men’s and women’s sports. The Pac-10 has now led the nation in NCAA Championships 39 of the last 44 years and finished second five times. Spanning nearly a century of outstanding athletics achievement, the Pac-10 has captured 336 NCAA titles (246 men’s, 90 women’s), far outdistancing the runner-up Big Ten Conference’s 197 titles.
STANFORD continued its remarkable run in 2003-04, winning its 10th-straight Directors’ Cup. Four of the top-10 and seven of the top-20 Division-I programs were Pac-10 members: No. 1 STANFORD, No. 3 UCLA, No. 8 WASHINGTON, No. 9 CALIFORNIA, No. 15 ARIZONA, No. 16 ARIZONA STATE and No. 20 USC. The Pac-10 captured 11 NCAA titles in 200304, more than double any other conference, including Stanford’s sweep of men’s and women’s cross country titles. Four different Pac-10 schools won at least one NCAA title, with UCLA leading the nation with four. Overall, the Conference had 21 teams finish in the top three at NCAA Championship events. Participation in the postseason was a common occurrence for the Pac-10 in 2002-03. Of the 22 sports sponsored by the Pac-10, 18 witnessed at least half its teams participating in the postseason, including individuals from 22 of Washington’s 23 sports.
Pac-10 Directory 800 South Broadway, Suite 400 Walnut Creek, CA 94596 Phone: (925) 932–4411 FAX: (925) 932–4601 Internet: www.pac-10.org Commissioner: Thomas C. Hansen Asst. Commissioner, Championships and Administration: Christine Hoyles Asst. Commissioner, Public Relations: Jim Muldoon Asst. Commissioner, Electronic Communications: Duane Lindberg Asst. Commissioner, Compliance and Enforcement: Mike Matthews Asst. Commissioner, Business and Finance: Ben Jay Asst. Commissioner, Enforcement: Ron Barker Asst. Commissioner, Olympic Sports: Chris Dawson Asst. Directors of Public Relations: Dave Hirsch & Julie Reuvers Assistant Championships Director: Doreen Magee Assitant Compliance Director: Eric Price Financial Assistant: Lina Diaz P.R. Interns: Noah Cohan, Kristin Mansfield Administrative Fellow: Nicole Strange Administrative Assistants: Sandra Safford, Wendy Heredia, Yvonne Halvorson, Michell Lockhart, Bri Niemi
National Collegiate Athletic Association
The University of Washington is a Division I member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association. The NCAA’s basic purpose is to maintain intercollegiate athletics as an integral part of the educational program and the athlete as an integral part of the student body. The 2004 NCAA Division I men’s and women’s Cross Country Championships are scheduled for Monday, November 22, in Terre Haute, Ind. Indiana State University serves as host of the championship meet.
In 1998, the championship field was expanded to 31 teams for both men and women, up from 22 in previous years. The top two teams from each regional meet earn automatic berths while an additional 13 teams will receive at-large invitations. Additionally, the top runners from each region whose teams do not qualify, will earn invitations to the championships meet. The 2004 NCAA West Regional Championship cross country meet is scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 13, in Fresno, Calif.
2004 Washington Cross Country
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