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Morgan Herrera to give UW track program her best shot

 

MORGAN HERRERA

The coronavirus nixed her senior year track meets, but Morgan Herrera had already shown University of Washington throwing coach Andrew Ninow enough for him to invite the La Conner High standout to the Montlake campus.

Herrera will join the UW track program, once the COVID-19 crisis has passed, as a preferred walk-on to compete in the shot put and hammer throw.

As a preferred walk-on, Herrera is guaranteed a spot on the Husky roster.

“I had my sights set on the UW for a few weeks,” Herrera told the Weekly News. “Coach Ninow contacted me in early March and I was very happy to know th...



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