Bouyer Erases 200-Meter School Record

Bouyer Erases 200-Meter School Record

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UW Invitational
January 27-28 - Dempsey Indoor



SEATTLE – Senior All-American Kennadi Bouyer (University Place, Wash./Curtis HS) claimed another Washington school record tonight, smashing the Husky indoor 200-meters record by more than three-tenths of a second on the first day of the two-day UW Invitational in the Dempsey Indoor. The UW Invitational resumes at 9 a.m. Saturday and runs all day.

Bouyer, an NCAA finalist last year in the 60-meter dash, a record she already holds, sprinted through the line in 23.88 seconds, finishing second to San Diego State's Ashley Henderson the 2016 NCAA runner-up in the 100-meter dash. Henderson went 23.57 to break a meet record that had stood since 2002. Bouyer's mark broke the 2007 Husky record of 24.22 seconds previously held by hurdles specialist Ashley Lodree.

Shortly after Bouyer's run, senior transfer Laura Anuakpado also jumped right up near the top of the 200-meter records, as she cruised to win her heat in 24.41 seconds, putting her No. 3 on the top-10 list behind Bouyer and Lodree. Cydnicia Wade finished 13th overall in 24.89, just off her indoor PR, and sophomore transfer Sarah Stavig ran 24.91.

In the men's 200-meters, Jacopo Spanò led the Dawgs with the third-fastest time of the night, a season-best 21.64 seconds. Senior Lucas Strong had an indoor PR of 21.91 for sixth and Ryan Croson also had an indoor best of 22.12.

The first multi-event competitions of the Dempsey season got underway this afternoon, highlighted by U.S. Olympian Barbara Nwaba who ran away with the women's pentathlon with a U.S.-leading score of 4,376 points. Sophomore Carly Lester completed her first pentathlon, scoring 3,254 points for 13th-place, while freshman Elinor Jones Toutant scored 3,040 and Ericka Budinich posted 2,915, a new PR.

Junior Josh Gordon, third in school history in the heptathlon, put together a strong first day as he sits third overall with 2,991 points after the first four events. Gordon opened with a 7.16 second run in the 60-meters, then long jumped 23-4 ¾. He set an indoor shot put PR at 36-5 ¾ and then matched his career-best with a 6-5 high jump clearance, tying for first in the event.

Some long distance work was put in by a few Dawgs tonight. Senior Kaylee Flanagan finished 13th in the top heat of the 5,000-meters, finishing in 16:45.32. Josephine Bosserman ran a 3,000-meters PR of 10:06.16 to finish fifth in her heat. A women's DMR comprised of Emily Hamlin, Imani Apostol, Hannah Derby, and Micaela Kostecka finished sixth in its heat in 11:49.73, while a men's group of Blake Nelson, Ryan Croson, Mason Fletcher, and Keith Williams was fourth in 9:54.28.

The lower flights of the men's and women's pole vaults were held tonight, but some strong marks still came out of the competition, led by true freshman Joey Weiler, who won his flight with a PR clearance of 16-3 ¼ on a third attempt clearance. Candace Ho had a clearance of 11-7 to lead the way for the Huskies in the women's vault.

The final event of the night was the women's weight throw, where junior Onyie Chibuogwu placed 15th overall with a best toss of 51-11 ¾.
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