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Photo of Olivia Baker from the 2016 NCAA Indoor Championships by Spencer Allen/SportsImageWire.com

SEATTLE – The Stanford track and field team claimed five victories at the season-opening UW Indoor Preview on Saturday, but runner-up finishes by Olivia Baker and Harrison Williams may have been the most impressive.

Baker set a school record in the seldom-run 600 meters, clocking 1:28.22 to finish behind Oregon’s Raevyn Rogers in a repeat of last year’s NCAA outdoor 800 final. Rogers ran 1:26.97 while Baker bettered her 2016 Stanford mark of 1:29.08.

Williams, a two-time NCAA top-five placer in the decathlon, pole vaulted 17-8 ½ — a personal best by five inches – to finish second on misses. Williams moved up to No. 3 on Stanford’s all-time indoor performers’ list. Williams, a junior, tied Cole Walsh of Oregon in height, but made 17-8 ½ on his third try and took 14 jumps overall. Walsh, in contrast, took only seven jumps and made 17-8 ½ on his first try.

Williams also was fifth in the long jump (22-3) and sixth in the 60 high hurdles (8.36).

Stanford women’s winners were Gaby Gayles in the 400 (55.96), Rachel Reichenbach in the high jump (5-7), and Valarie Allman in the 20-pound weight throw (59-8 ½).

Stanford men’s winners were Jackson Shumway won the 400 (47.93) and Jaak Uudmae in the triple jump (50-3 ¼).

In the men’s 35-pound weight throw, Tristen Newman‘s 60-0 ½ was a three-foot personal best and moved him into the Stanford all-time top-10  list at No. 9.

In the men’s 1,000, freshman Isaac Cortes made his collegiate debut and placed second only to two-time NCAA indoor champion Eric Jenkins (2:23.95) of the Nike Oregon Project. Cortes ran 2:24.05.

Other bigtime performances came from Rebecca Mehra, who was second in the women’s 1,000 in 2:43.69 and Vanessa Fraser, who was fourth in the women’s mile in a personal best 4:42.47.
 

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UW Indoor Preview
At Dempsey Indoor, Seattle

Winners and Stanford competitors

Men


400 – 1, Jackson Shumway (Stanford) 47.93; 5, Frank Kurtz (Stanford) 48.92; 12, Colin Dolese (Stanford) 49.60; 13, Isaac Westlund (Stanford) 49.69; 16, Lucas Ege (Stanford) 49.97 (PB); 17, Julian Body (Stanford) 49.99; 22, Daniel Brady (Stanford) 50.29.
600 – 1, Nathan George (Trinity Western) 1:19.11; 4, Brian Smith (Stanford) 1:19.74 (No. 2 AT); 9, Daniel Book (Stanford) 1:21.91 (No. 4 AT).
800 – 1, Edward Kemboi (unattached) 1:50.94; 7, Christian White (Stanford) 1:55.38.
1,000 – 1, Eric Jenkins (Nike Oregon Project) 2:23.95; 2, Isaac Cortes (Stanford) 2:24.05 (No. 5 AT); 5, Tai Dinger (Stanford) 2:25.97 (PB, No. 8 AT); 6, Scott Buttinger (Stanford) 2:26.04.
60 hurdles – Final: 1, Siddhanth Thingalaya (Evo Track Club) 7.70 (meet record); 6, Harrison Williams (Stanford) 8.36. Prelims:  Harrison Williams (Stanford) 8.30.
High jump – 1, Django Lovett (Valley Royals) 7-0 ½ (2.15m); 10, Trevor Rex (Stanford) 6-4 ¾ (1.95m).
Pole vault – 1, Cole Walsh (Oregon) 17-8 ½ (5.40); 2, Harrison Williams (Stanford) 17-8 ½ (5.40) (PB, No. 3 AT).
Long jump – 1, Robbie Gallaugher (unattached) 23-4 (7.11m); 5, Harrison Williams (Stanford) 22-3 (6.78m).
Triple jump – 1, Jaak Uudmae (Stanford) 50-3 ¼ (15.32m).
Shot put — 1, David Pless (Iron Wood TC) 64-1 3/4 (19.55m); 3, Tristen Newman (Stanford) 56-11 1/2 (17.36m).
Weight throw – 1, Zeb Hoffman (unattached) 65-5 ½ (19.95m); 2, Tristen Newman (Stanford) 60-0 ½ (18.30) (PB, No. 9 AT).

Women
60 – 9, Michaela Crunkleton Wilson (Stanford) 7.74.
200 – 1, Alaysha Johnson (Oregon) 24.09; 16, Hannah Labrie-Smith (Stanford) 25.47; 39, Amber Lewis (Stanford) 26.51.
400 – 1, Gaby Gayles (Stanford) 55.96.
600 – 1, Raevyn Rogers (Oregon) 1:26.97; 2, Olivia Baker (Stanford) 1:28.22 (PB, school record).
1,000 – 1, Lauren Wallace (NorCal Distance) 2:43.31; 2, Rebecca Mehra (Stanford) 2:43.69 (PB, No. 3 AT); 5, Malika Waschmann (Stanford) 2:45.79 (No. 5 AT); 11, Maddy Berkson (Stanford) 2:49.41; 19, Catherine Pagano (Stanford) 2:57.36 (No. 10 AT).
Mile – 1, Sasha Gollish (Oiselle) 4:36.43; 4, Vanessa Fraser (Stanford) 4:42.27 (PB).
High jump – 1, Rachel Reichenbach (Stanford) 5-7 (1.70m).
Pole vault – 1, Kristina Owsinski (unattached) 13-6 ½ (4.13m); 9, Taylore Jaques (Stanford) 11-7 (3.53m).
Triple jump – 1, Chaquinn Cook (Oregon) 41-8 ½ (12.71m); 4, Marisa Kwiatkowski (Stanford) 40-0 ¾ (12.21m).
Weight throw – 1, Valarie Allman (Stanford) 59-8 ½ (18.20m).
Shot put – 1, McKenzie Warren (Concordia) 54-8 (16.66); 2, Lena Giger (Stanford) 50-8 ¼ (15.45m).

AT = All-time Stanford performers’ list.
PB = personal best

Note: Stanford’s late results in the men’s and women’s 4×400, and men’s 3,000 will be added later.

 

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