April 9, 2005
Bruin senior Monique Henderson, who last summer at the Olympic Games in Athens won a gold medal on the U.S. 4x400m relay, captured first place in both sprint races - winning the 100m (11.54, -0.4w, personal-best, Regional qualifier) and 200m (23.05, 1.3w, Regional qualifier). UCLA freshman DeShanta Harris placed second (13.81, 0.7w) in the 100m hurdles, a personal-best and Regional qualifier.
UCLA senior Lara Saye increased her collegiate lead in the discus, by winning the event (187-1), a personal-best, Regional qualifier and No. 9 in school history. Bruin great Seilala Sua (Nike) placed second (183-9). Saye was also fifth (48-9.50) in the shot put.
In the pole vault, Bruin junior Chelsea Johnson, the 2004 NCAA Outdoor champion and collegiate outdoor record-holder (15-0), is back at full strength after recovering from a hamstring injury, and placed second (13-9.25, outdoor season-best, Regional qualifier). Bruin great Tracy O'Hara (No Limit), who won three NCAA titles during her Bruin career, placed first (14-1.25).
In the long jump, senior Dana Bethel finished third (19-4.75, 3.3w, season wind-aided best). The event was won by BYU's Amy Menlove 21-0 (2.6w). Menlove also won the 100m hurdles (13.61, 0.7).
Other highlights on the track included -
-800m - Krista Ferrara's (Nike Farm Team) winning time of 2:05.22 leads the current U. S. list.
-1500m - Nicole Teter (Nike), a former standout at Arkansas, won with a meet record time of 4:17.42 (old mark-4:18.24, Londa Bevins, Arkansas, 2003).
-4 X 100m Relay - Elite International (Alyson Felix, Brianna Glenn, Natasha Mayers, Sani Roseby) set a meet record (44.44, old mark - 44.93, Sheffield Elite TC, 2003) and the mark is No. 6 on the current world chart. Felix last summer at the Olympics earned a silver medal in the 200m.
-4X400m Relay - Elite International (Roseby, Felix, Glenn, Mayers) again set a meet record (3:34.19, old mark - 3:38.16, UCLA, 2004).
Other highlights in the field included -
-High Jump - Cal Poly's Sharon Day with a winning leap of 6-1.50, a meet record (old mark, 6-1.25, Sheena Gordon, UCLA, 2004) and equaling the fourth-best mark in the world this season.
-Triple Jump - Cal Poly's Courtney Stafford's winning mark of 43-8.50 was a meet record (old mark-42-6, Tatyana Obuchova, Ukraine, 2003).
-Shot Put - Jillian Camarena (Reebok), a senior at Stanford in 2004, won with a mark of 57-2, No. 2 on the current U. S. list.