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Track and field continues season in Ames, Seattle and Albuquerque
Sophomore Olivia Baker (right) is expected to qualify for the NCAA Indoor Championships after posting a match-winning time of 2:04.1 in the 800 meters on January 30. (DAVID BERNAL/isiphotos.com)

Track and field continues season in Ames, Seattle and Albuquerque

This weekend, members of Stanford track and field will be participating in the Don Kirby Collegiate Invitational in Albuquerque, the Iowa State Classic in Ames and the Husky Classic in Seattle on Friday and Saturday.

Coming off of a personal best in the Penn State National, senior Claudia Saunders will compete again in the women’s 800 at the Iowa State Classic on Saturday. She hopes to improve on her previous time of 2:04:43. Given her strong performance two weeks ago, Saunders is expected to qualify for the NCAA Championships in March.

Junior Malika Waschmann will also be competing in the 800. She bested her outdoor personal record by two seconds while coming in fifth at Penn State, and she is sure to perform strongly on Saturday.

Meanwhile, sophomore Harrison Williams, Stanford’s decathlon record holder and last meet’s men’s heptathlon winner, will not be competing in any multi-sport events before the NCAAs.

After record-breaking performances in their last meet, both the Stanford men’s and women’s track and field teams are set for a strong showing this weekend.

 

Contact Olivia Hummer at ohummer ‘at’ stanford.edu.

About Olivia Hummer

Olivia Hummer '17 is a managing editor of The Daily's sports section and writes about volleyball, football and baseball. When she's not filling in as an emergency copy editor, she can be found curled up in a ball bemoaning the misfortunes of her beloved Seattle Mariners or cursing the misuse of the Stanford Athletics logo. Olivia is a senior majoring in history from Covina, California, and can be reached at ohummer 'at' stanford.edu.