Friday, June 08, 2007

Puppy Chow

Well it's Friday, and the Spring sports schedule is coming to a close with the track team competing with a strong team down in Sacramento at the NCAA championships. I actually remember when track meets drew a crowd in the Northwest. I went to more than a few at Husky Stadium, and caught Jim Ryan at the Olympic Trials in Eugene one year when I was a kid at old Heyward Field. for some reason track faded as a spectator sport in this country despite the excitement a meet generates.

I have been watching our poll question closely this week and Marques Tuiasosopo has pulled into the lead in the voting. So many great QB's to choose from, and the Woodinville native remains a favorite in the hearts of Husky fans. Hopefully Marques will get a chance to show what he can do in the pro's this year. Make sure you vote for your all time Husky QB, polls close next Thursday.

Washington junior Norris Frederick captured his fifth-career All-America honor with a third-place finish in the long jump Thursday, highlighting another busy day of action for Washington's track and field teams at the 2007 NCAA Championships in Sacramento. The four-day meet, featuring 12 Husky athletes, continues through Saturday at Sacramento State's Alex G. Spanos Sports Complex. The Husky track team is projected to be in the top ten once the meet is concluded which would give them their highest finish in quite some time. The Dempsey indoor facility has given that program quite a boost.

Washington pitcher Nick Hagadone was selected by the Boston Red Sox with the 55th overall pick in today's Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft. Hagadone, a junior lefty from Sumner, Wash., was Boston's first pick as the the Red Sox did not have a first-round selection. Hagadone was chosen in the first compensation round, which falls between the official first and second rounds.

The Husky Crew has decided not to compete at Henley this year due to scheduling conflicts regarding members participating on various national teams. The three event titles were the most for the Huskies' fleet of crews since 1997 when they claimed top IRA honors in the three eight-oared events. The trio of championship boats continued a streak that has seen at least one Washington crew win a national title during each of the last seven years. The Huskies' top crew completed a perfect season. That marked their first undefeated campaign since 1997, which was also the last year they won the varsity eight event.

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