800m Heats

15 May

Freshman Lauren Schaffer (Boise, Idaho) looked really comfortable out there today. She took second in her heat at 2:17.76 and qualified for tomorrow’s final with the fourth-fastest time. She’s already run a 2:11.90 this year, so I expect her to be right in the hunt for the WAC title.

Very good race here. Idaho’s men went 1-2-3 in the second heat and all three qualified for the final. SophomoreJosh Dalton (Deary, Idaho) won the heat in 1:53.04, which is a personal best and was the top qualifying time. Freshman James Clark (Maple Ridge, B.C., Canada) ran the second-fastest qualifying time of 1:53.63, which is also a career best. Finally, senior Cesar Barquero ran a 1:54.83 and earned the final at-large qualifying spot for tomorrow’s final.

All three of these guys are going to threaten to take this title tomorrow, which should be pretty exciting.

Next up on the track is the 400m hurdles, which we won’t compete, followed by the 200m. Women’s shot put, men’s discus, men’s high jump and women’s long jump all start in about 30 minutes.

2 Responses to “800m Heats”

  1. GC May 15, 2009 at 4:06 pm #

    Clark actually has a career best of 1:52.10 this season

  2. spencerfarrin May 15, 2009 at 7:37 pm #

    Whoops. That is true. Let’s hope he actually PRs tomorrow!

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