Bruins Lead After Day One

Feb. 23, 2013

Through Day 1 of competition at the MPSF Championships, the women's track and field team leads the field in team scoring (45.5 pts.). The Bruins were able to build a lead at the Dempsey Indoor Facility courtesy of two event victories, as well as scoring results in four of the seven events scored on Friday. The men currently sit in sixth (16 pts.).

The first victory for the women came from Allison Koressel in the pole vault (13-5/4.09m). Koressel's ten-point performance was one of four Bruin scoring results in the women's pole vault Friday. Natasha Kolbo and Courtney Reginato tied for sixth (12-11/3.94) in the event, and were able to claim 2.5 points each. Finally, Liz Goodrich finished eighth to give the Bruin women another half-point.

Tatum Souza was the second Bruin to win her event, taking ten points in the pentathlon (4,023 pts.). Souza finished in the top five for all five events, including a first place finish in the 60m hurdles (8.48). Again, multiple Bruins had top finishes in the pentathlon. Alexis Walker (3,710 pts.) and Kimmie Conner (3,658 pts.) finished seventh and eighth, respectively, to give the Bruins another three points combined.

The women's long jump was another event wherein the Bruins had two scoring athletes. Kylie Price, the nation's sixth seeded long jumper, took second place in the event (20-9.75/6.34m) to give the Bruins eight points in the team category. Maya Brown contributed four points, as she finished fifth (18-10.75/5.76m).

Finally, the Bruin women also captured much needed team points in senior Katja Goldring's fourth place finish (16:33.28) in the 5,000m event.

The men also had bright spots Friday in Seattle. Through six events, the Bruins have one event victory and several scoring performances.

The men' distance medley team, consisting of Daniel Herrera, Pete Lauderdale, Nick Hartle and Ferdinand Edman, claimed first place (9:40.18). For all except Lauderdale, this was the athletes' first conference competition as a Bruin in the track and field season.

Two Bruins scored in the men's 5,000m race, as Lane Werley (13:57.08) finished fourth, followed by David McDonald (14:08.48) in eighth. Watch Werley's interview with Flotrack here.

The action continues Saturday at the Dempsey Indoor Facility in day two of the MPSF Championships.


EVENT INFORMATION
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Saturday, Jan 16
vs. Lumberjack Team ...
Flagstaff, AZ
Recap
Friday, Jan 22
vs. DeLoss Dodds ...
Manhattan, KS
Recap
Saturday, Jan 23
vs. DeLoss Dodds ...
Manhattan, KS
Recap
Friday, Jan 29
vs. Razorback ...
Fayetteville, AR
Recap
Saturday, Jan 30
vs. Razorback ...
Fayetteville, AR
Recap
Friday, Feb 05
vs. Frank Sevigne Husker ...
Lincoln, NE
Recap
Saturday, Feb 06
vs. Frank Sevigne Husker ...
Lincoln, NE
Recap
Friday, Feb 12 - All Day PST
vs. Husky Classic
Seattle, WA
Saturday, Feb 13 - All Day PST
vs. Husky Classic
Seattle, WA
Saturday, Feb 20 - 7:00 AM PST
vs. Alex Wilson ...
Notre Dame, IN
Friday, Feb 26 - TBA PST
vs. MPSF Championships
Seattle, WA
Saturday, Feb 27 - TBA PST
vs. MPSF Championships
Seattle, WA
Saturday, Mar 05 - All Day PST
vs. Ben Brown ...
Fullerton, CA
Friday, Mar 11 - TBA PST
vs. NCAA Indoor ...
Birmingham, AL
Saturday, Mar 12 - TBA PST
vs. NCAA Indoor ...
Birmingham, AL
Tuesday, Mar 22 - 4:00 PM PST
vs. Jim Bush Collegiate ...
Los Angeles, CA
Friday, Apr 01 - 12:00 PM PST
vs. Bruin Legends of ...
Los Angeles, CA
Saturday, Apr 02 - 10:00 AM PST
vs. Bruin Legends of ...
Los Angeles, CA
Saturday, Apr 09 - 10:00 AM PST
vs. Rafer Johnson/Jackie ...
Los Angeles, CA
Thursday, Apr 14 - All Day PST
vs. Mt. SAC Relays
Norwalk, CA
Friday, Apr 15 - All Day PST
vs. Mt. SAC Relays
Norwalk, CA
Saturday, Apr 16 - All Day PST
vs. Mt. SAC Relays
Norwalk, CA
Saturday, Apr 16 - 12:00 PM PST
vs. Texas A&M
Los Angeles, CA
Friday, Apr 22 - All Day PST
vs. Triton Invitational
San Diego, CA
Saturday, Apr 23 - All Day PST
vs. Triton Invitational
San Diego, CA
Sunday, May 01 - 2:00 PM PST
vs. USC
Los Angeles, CA
Saturday, May 07 - All Day PST
vs. Pac-12 Championships ...
Seattle, WA
Saturday, May 07 - All Day PST
vs. Occidental ...
Eagle Rock, CA
Sunday, May 08 - All Day PST
vs. Pac-12 Championships ...
Seattle, WA
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