SEATTLE – For the first time since the 2009 season, both the men’s and women’s cross country squads begin the year in the national top-30. The U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association announced its preseason voting results today, with the UW women’s team beginning the season ranked 15th overall, and the Husky men coming in at No. 27.
As a transplanted Texan used to dealing with running in hot weather for a good 6 months of the year, I’ve always respected the quote, “only mad dogs and Englishmen run in the noon-day sun”. I’m not sure why the English were included. In order to survive the summer months, one learned how to cope with high temperatures and humidity. In a nutshell: slow down, hydrate, acclimatize and stay out of the noon-day sun.
Club Northwest athletes turned in a stellar performance at the 2014 USATF National Club Track and Field Championships on July 11th and 12th in Tacoma, Washington. Both the women and men took second team behind Central Park Track Club, the women with 161 points and the men with 158.