WWU Adds Program Top-10 Marks at Husky Classic

Feb. 9, 2018


SEATTLE, Wash. – Sophomores Hannah Bradley and Emily Sytsma recorded program top-10 marks in the 200m as the Western Washington University track & field program opened competition at the Husky Classic on Friday, hosted by the University of Washington in the Dempsey Indoor facility.

Friday’s competition was the first of three consecutive days for the Vikings at Dempsey Indoor. WWU is in action during the second day of the Husky Classic on Saturday before the UW Open begins on Sunday as the last competition date prior to the GNAC Indoor Championships next weekend.

Bradley (Bellingham, WA) was 22nd in a time of 25.96 and Sytsma (Lynden, WA/Lynden Christian/Concordia) followed in 26.02 during the 200m race as both posted personal-best times. Bradley’s time enters the WWU indoor top-10 list at No. 7 and ranks 6th in the GNAC this season. Sytsma’s time ranks at No. 9 on the WWU top 10 as well as 8th in the GNAC during the season.

In the men’s 200m, freshman Bryant Welch (Burien, WA/Mount Rainier) placed 15th (22.52) with a personal-best time and junior Daniel Jones (Ferndale, WA) followed in 26th (22.86). 

Junior Isaac Derline (Kent, WA/Kentridge), making his 2018 indoor season debut, placed 74th in the 5,000m with a time of 14:57.56. His time is 5th-best in the GNAC during 2018.

WWU pole vaulters were also in action during Friday’s competition. For the women, sophomore Jewels Oliquiano (Kaneohe, HI/Castle), along with freshmen Amanda Andersen (Richland, WA/Hanford), Mariah Brelsford (Bozeman, MT) and Hannah Dodson (Seattle, WA/Nathan Hale), each tied for 8th (as of Friday’s flight) at a height of 3.24m (10-7 ½). Andersen, Brelsford and Dodson each posted personal-bests with the height.

On the men’s side in the pole vault, juniors Adam Thomas (Washougal, WA) and J.T. Konrad (Mead, WA/Mount Spokane) each cleared 4.42m (14-6) to tie for 11th (as of Friday’s flight).

Competition resumes on Saturday with track events starting at 9 am and field events beginning at 9:30 am. The meet can be followed through the day with live results while FloTrack (subscription required) will provide video stream coverage.  

Meet Details:
Event: Husky Classic (Host: University of Washington)
Site: Seattle, WA (Dempsey Indoor)
Date: Friday and Saturday, February 9-10, 2018

Husky Classic WWU Friday Results and Saturday Entries
200m: Hannah Bradley, 25.96, 22nd – 7th in WWU top-10 history; Emily Sytsma, 26.02, 23rd – 9th in WWU top-10 history
60m Hurdles: Claire Hansen
4x400m: Isabella Foos, Savannah Smith, Deja Svastisalee, Emily Sytsma
Pole Vault: Mariah Brelsford, 3.24m (10-7 ½), T8th; Jewels Oliquiano, 3.24m (10-7 ½); Hannah Dodson, 3.24m (10-7 ½), T8th; Amanda Andersen, 3.24m (10-7 ½); Rachael Roberts, NH

200m: Bryant Welch, 22.52, 15th; Daniel Jones, 22.86, 26th  
400m: Ryan McArthur
5000m: Isaac Derline, 14:57.56, 74th
60m Hurdles: Cordell Cummings, Aaron Bosscher
4x400m: Cordell Cummings, Wyatt Longley, Reid Lovercamp, Bryant Welch
Pole Vault: Adam Thomas, 4.42m (14-6); T11th; J.T. Konrad, 4.42m (14-6); T11th; Matt Coelho, NH

2018 Indoor Schedule:




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University of Washington (Seattle, WA)

UW Invitational

Jan. 26-27

University of Washington (Seattle, WA)

Cougar Indoor

Feb. 2-3

Washington State University (Pullman, WA)

Husky Classic

Feb. 9-10

University of Washington (Seattle, WA)

UW Open

Feb. 11

University of Washington (Seattle, WA)

GNAC Championships

Feb. 16-17

Jacksons Indoor Complex (Nampa, ID)

SPU Final Qualifier

Feb. 24

Dempsey Indoor (Seattle, WA)

NCAA Championships

March 9-10

Robert W. Plaster Center (Pittsburg, KS)


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