Friday, February 27, 2009

Going to the Races! Video's and Pictures!

First off, bear with me as I try to type this post with only one and a half hands! I am sure to be making lots of mistakes, but, you will get the idea that I am pretty much just bragging again!

Mason will be in Seattle again this weekend competing in the MPSF (Mountain Pacific Sports Federation)

I found an article on in the Elite College and Professional track and Field News, results and Coverage. I am going to cut and paste if you don’t mind…easier! I will leave out all the other stuff, but, you can read the whole article here:

Championship season is upon the Arizona State University track and field program this weekend as the Sun Devils will travel to the University of Washington's Dempsey Indoor in Seattle for the 2009 Mountain Pacific Sports Federation (MPSF) Championships on Friday and Saturday. The Sun Devil women will be looking to capture their third MPSF title in a row while the men are in search of their first. Action opens at 12:30 p.m. PT on Friday with the women's weight throw and concludes with the women's pentathlon 800m run at 6:55 p.m. Saturday starts at 11 a.m. with four events and ends at 3 p.m. with the women's 4x400m. Washington's site,, will have live result updates throughout the Championships.

SOLID OPENERS Five Sun Devils opened their indoor seasons on the weekend of February 13-14 with times/marks that were good enough to qualify them for the NCAA meet. In Seattle at the Husky Classic, four runners earned provisional qualifying status, including two men in the 800m run and two women in the 5,000m run. The men included true freshman Mason McHenry (1:49.71) and sophomore Nectaly Barbosa (1:49.74) while the women included cross country All-Americans Jenna Kingma (16:19.69) and Ali Kielty (16:33.72). In College Station, Ryan Whiting opened his NCAA title defense in the shot put with an NCAA automatic mark of 19.71m (64-08.00).

GREAT START True freshman Mason McHenry made an impressive debut in a Sun Devil uniform in Seattle (Feb. 14) as he clocked a time of 1:49.71 in the 800m run to provisionally qualify for the NCAA Championships in his first collegiate race. His time ranks him 20th in the nation currently and also stands as the second-fastest time run in Sun Devil history.

MORE IN THE BOOKS Right behind McHenry in the 800m run in Seattle was Nectaly Barbosa, who ran 1:49.74, the 21st-best mark in the nation this year. The outdoor All-American in the event entered the season ranked No. 2 in ASU indoor history and even lowered that time, but will have to settle for No. 3 on the list for now with McHenry just 0.03 ahead of him.

We are praying he does well, but, know this is a LOT to expect for his second race ever competing in a Indoor Track. While he has always surprised us with his athletic prowess, we do not expect him to qualify this time. Though I do think he will at least come in the top 5. That is just me thinking he is all that! All your prayers are needed!

Here is a video of his last race for those of you that missed it. Don’t know how you could have since I have sent it to everyone I know and I think even to people I don’t know! Just click here:
Video Of Mason's 800m Race

Here are some pictures also that Nic sent to us. Mine…well did not come out very well. My arm is not working too well and I think My settings were a bit off. So, a huge “THANK YOU” to Nic for providing these great photos!

1 comment:

danandmarsh said...

Mason will do just fine, I'm sure. He is a great athlete!!!
Go Mason!!!