Big Day Rounds Out Great Weekend

Feb. 18, 2013

The men's and women's track and field teams ended the weekend's second of a pair of meets with a great performance Sunday at the Run for the Dream Invite in Fresno, Calif. The Bruins followed discus thrower Julian Wruck's record-setting day by claiming nine individual crowns, several of which were meet record results.

Sophomore Brea Buchanan started the day on a great note for the Bruins, running her way to a victory in the 55-meter hurdles event. After qualifying in first place with a time of 7.95, Buchanan stepped it up a notch in the final race by finishing with a meet record 7.74. Buchanan was also the Bruins' top finisher in the 55m dash (5th, 7.08). Sydney Lewis, Kelly Rhines, and Yasmin Woodruff also competed in the 55m and finished 6th, 10th and 19th, respectively.

That was only the beginning of a solid day for the Bruins at the Save Mart Center. Middle distance runner Danielle Low took first in the women's 600m (1:24.63) amongst a field that also featured Bruins Tiffany LaMar and Laurie Femmel. Low, a senior, also set a meet record.

Senior captain Allison Koressel was a third Bruin who won her event in record-setting fashion. The pole vaulter posted a winning height of 4.24m, a .27m improvement on the record set at the 2012 event. Fellow Bruins Karlye Marshall (3.84m) and Renee Greene (3.66m) came in second and third, respectively, behind Koressel. Elena Clarke also competed in the pole vault Sunday, taking fifth (3.51m).

Other event winners included Marcus Nilsson in the men's long jump (6.83m), Ryan Andrews in the men's shot put (16.2m/53-1.75), Yusef Merriweather in the men's 55m dash (6.44), Ava Kent in the women's one mile run (5:10.13), Alec Govi in the men's one mile run (4:15.31), and the women's 4x145m team (73.63).

For complete results, click here.

The Bruins continue their indoor season next weekend at the MPSF Championships in Seattle.


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Saturday, Jan 16
vs. Lumberjack Team ...
Flagstaff, AZ
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Friday, Jan 22
vs. DeLoss Dodds ...
Manhattan, KS
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Saturday, Jan 23
vs. DeLoss Dodds ...
Manhattan, KS
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Friday, Jan 29
vs. Razorback ...
Fayetteville, AR
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Saturday, Jan 30
vs. Razorback ...
Fayetteville, AR
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Friday, Feb 05
vs. Frank Sevigne Husker ...
Lincoln, NE
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Saturday, Feb 06
vs. Frank Sevigne Husker ...
Lincoln, NE
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Friday, Feb 12
vs. Husky Classic
Seattle, WA
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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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