SEATTLE – A program record-setting performance and several personal records highlighted the two-day Husky Classic for the University of Hawai’i Rainbow Wahine, wrapping up competition on Saturday at the Dempsey Indoor Complex on the campus of the University of Washington.
Pacing the Rainbow Wahine, Veracruz Mexico senior Tiziana Ruiz Dominguez scaled a height of 13-1.5 (4.00m) in the pole vault to set a new Hawai’I school record, topping the previous mark held by Jessica Custance (2008) by nearly six inches (14cm). Ruiz Dominguez finished 11th overall in the event standings.
The distance medley relay squad of Perth, Australia senior Louise Mulvey, Langley, British Columbia senior Jade Vaughan, Sherwood Park, Alberta freshman Tristan Setzer and Tualatin, Ore. junior Alli Cross improved for a seasonal best time of 12:01.83, winning its section and finishing fifth overall, earning a new position as No. 3 on the all-time UH performances list.
Mulvey continued her impressive senior indoor campaign, recording a personal-best time of 2:11.14 in the 800m, chopping six seconds off her previous mark to move up to No. 3 on the UH all-time list.
A first-year transfer, Cross also improved her time in the 3,000m, rising to No. 6 on the all-time list with a time of 9:55.90.
Saint-Césaire, Quebec Senior Alex Porlier Langlois again led the throwers, finishing seventh in the shot put with a heave of 49-3.0 (15.01m) as she prepares to challenge for the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation (MPSF) title next week at Dempsey Indoor. First-year Kapolei, O’ahu junior Mary Kamau reached personal best marks of 38-0.25 (11.59m) and weight throw at 42-0.0 (12.80m), while Burlingame, Calif. junior Sabrina Mendoza also reached a PR in the weight throw at 43-11.75 (13.40m).
Oakland, Calif. freshman Briahn Brown also set a new personal mark in the high jump, tying for 17th with 5-1.75 (1.57m).
Castle Rock, Colo. Junior Kendall Horan put in a seasonal best in the 200m of 26.42 seconds, just ahead of Chino Hills, Calif. senior Robyn Brown, a 400m hurdler running a time of 26.79 seconds in her 200m debut.
The Rainbow Wahine remain on the road for one additional day, taking on another event at the Dempsey Indoor with the UW Indoor Open beginning competition on Sunday morning. Up next week for UH is the MPSF Indoor Championships, Feb. 26-27.