All eyes were on the ladies in Nampa, Idaho at the NCAA Indoor Track Championships on March 9 as they brought to the finish line first NCAA Indoor Championship in the history of the UW women's program. It is also the first NCAA title in a relay event of any sort for Washington since men's mile relay in 1975.
UW reports that Chelsea Orr, the sophomore from Sammamish and an grad, led off for UW in the Distance Medley Relay on the 1,200-meter leg. She clocked 3:27.48 to put the Huskies in eighth-place about four seconds back. Carlson, a Spokane native and Shadle Park product, then made up some ground on the 400-meter leg, especially over the last 100-meters. She split 54.16 and put the Huskies in sixth on the next hand-off.
"Chelsea Orr ran very solid and did a great job at her first NCAA meet," said Husky head coach Greg Metcalf. "Jordan maneuvered through traffic and ran a really great 400-meter leg for us. Then for Baylee to run 2:09, all we talked about was getting the stick to Katie to give us a shot."