Coverage of the UW Invitational
Fri.-Sat., Jan. 27-28 - Dempsey Indoor, Seattle, Wash.
Tucked into a two-day meet in Seattle featuring Olympic-level professionals, post-collegians and college athletes, a number of high school athletes competed on the campus of University of Washington.
O'Dea (Seattle) junior Tatum Taylor sped to a US#1 in the boys 60 by flashing 6.79 speed. He ran 6.84 in the prelims.
Another junior, Marcus Chambers from Foss (Tacoma), ran 48.54 on Dempsey's oversized 307-meter oval, good for US#8.
Sprinter Hannah Cunliffe re-emerged by running US#7 7.61 in the 60, clocking the same time in both the prelims and final. Cunliffe, a sophomore from Decatur (Federal Way, Wash.), ran under 12 seconds for 100 meters as a freshman last spring.
In the girls 400, junior Ellisa Bryant and freshman Timarya Bayard, both of Piedmont Hills (San Jose, Calif.), posted strong early season times. Bryant ran US#18 56.89 and Bayard ran US#27 57.53.
Hurdles star Trinity Wilson of St. Mary's (Berkeley, Calif.) beat a field of college athletes in the 60 hurdles, running 8.37, slightly slower than two weeks ago.