Feb. 9, 2012
Flotrack Husky Classic Heat Sheets
Don Kirby Invite Heat Sheets
Millrose Games Entries
STANFORD, Calif. - The biggest weekend of the year so far is on tap for Stanford track and field as the team will split and head to two meets, while Chris Derrick will go off on his own to run at the prestigious Millrose Games. The Cardinal will send its distance runners and pole vaulters to Washington for the Flotrack Husky Classic, while the sprinters and field event athletes will head to New Mexico for the Don Kirby Invitational.
This weekend will also be a great chance to see the Cardinal in action as the Flotrack Husky Classic will be broadcast live on flotrack.com, while Derrick's 5,000-meter race can also be seen on Flotrack. The Flotrack Husky Classic is both Friday and Saturday, while Derrick's run is scheduled for 5:20 p.m., PT, on Saturday.
Derrick highlights the weekend, running the 5,000 meters at the Millrose Games. The field is loaded, including the former World Champion in the event, Bernard Lagat. Lagat is expected to chase the U.S. Indoor record at the distance, meaning Derrick should be able to settle into the pack of a blistering pace. Derrick will battle four collegians in a field made up mostly of pros. The NCAA indoor record at 5K is 13:18.12 by Galen Rupp and Derrick and his counterparts are expected to challenge that mark.
The rest of the distance runners will head to Dempsey Indoor Stadium on the campus of the University of Washington for the Flotrack Husky Classic. This is another highly competitive meet that features several Stanford athletes in the Invitational section of the meet. Even without Derrick, the men's 5K will showcase Jake Riley, Brendan Gregg and Miles Unterreiner for the Cardinal. In addition, Michael Atchoo and Tyler Stutzman will run the invitational mile.
On the women's side, Justine Fedronic
will make her season debut in the invitational 800 meters, along with teammate Joy O'Hare
. The Invitational mile features Aisling Cuffe
, while she is also entered in the invitational 3,000 meters along with teammate Jessica Tonn
. At 5,000 meters, Kathy Kroeger
will run the invitational section.
In the field, Katerina Stefanidi will look to win the women's pole vault, while Corey Dysick will lead the men's vaulters.
Finally, the majority of the team will be at the Don Kirby Invitational in New Mexico. Amaechi Morton will make his season debut in the hurdles, running the 60-meter highs. He already owns the top 400-meter time in the NCAA. Other top hopes for the men include Spencer Chase in the 400 meters, Dartis Willis II in the high jump and Darian Brooks in the triple jump.
On the women's side, Kori Carter will again take aim at her own school record in the 60-meter hurdles, while Shataya Henricks will look to lower her personal best in the open 60 meters. Arantxa King will compete in the long jump where she is already second in the NCAA so far this year.
Big things are expected this weekend as the Cardinal will not compete again until the MSPF Championships on February 24-25.