Faldermeyer & Woepse Post Huge Marks in Albuquerque

Feb. 10, 2012

Complete Results

Alec Faldermeyer and Mike Woepse secured their places in the NCAA Indoor Championships after impressive performances on Friday in Albuquerque at the Don Kirby Elite Invitational. Both sophomores punched their ticket to nationals after hitting the automatic qualifying mark in their respective events.

Faldermeyer came into the meet ranked 13th nationally in the weight throw, but now finds himself ranked fourth in the NCAA after unleashing a monster throw of 70-11.25 to win the event. That mark is just 2.25 inches shy of the school record, set in 2003 by Danny Ames (71-2.50). The two-time All-American won the event by over two feet.

Woepse, who equaled his lifetime-best of 17-8.50 last weekend, cleared 18-00.50 in the pole vault to win the event and automatically qualify for NCAAs. That mark ties him for No. 2 in the NCAA this season and moves him into a tie for sixth all-time in UCLA history. After clearing 18-00.50, Woepse moved the bar up to 18-4 and had several solid attempts at the height.

The sophomore duo weren't the only ones posting big marks on Friday as Dillon Stucky had a big night in the triple jump. The junior finished third in the triple jump with a huge lifetime-best of 50-9.25, bettering his previous best of 49-11. That mark puts Stucky just outside the top 25 in the NCAA this season.

On the track, three Bruins posted lifetime-best performances, led by junior Maxwell Dyce in the 200m. Dyce was the top collegiate finisher and third overall with a very fast time of 21.10. That moves him into the top 10 in the NCAA this season. Junior Karlton Rolle was 13th with a season-best time of 21.65, while sophomore R.J. Frasier was 14th with a lifetime-best run of 21.66.

In the shot put, senior Mark Weber was ninth with a mark of 54-2.75, while junior Nigel Davies was 10th with a lifetime-best throw of 53-1.


Over in Seattle at the Husky Classic, freshman Dustin Fay had a huge night as he ran one of the top 20 5000m times in the NCAA this season. Fay finished 11th overall in the invite section with a time of 13:49.96.

Husky Classic Results

A few distance runners will be in action on Saturday in Seattle as day two of the Husky Classic gets underway.


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
vs. Husky Classic
Seattle, WA
Recap
Saturday, Feb 13
vs. Husky Classic
Seattle, WA
Recap
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. Occidental ...
Eagle Rock, CA
Saturday, May 07 - All Day PST
vs. Pac-12 Championships ...
Seattle, WA
Sunday, May 08 - All Day PST
vs. Pac-12 Championships ...
Seattle, WA
Saturday, May 14 - All Day PST
vs. Pac-12 Championships
Seattle, WA
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