Feb. 13, 2005
Senior Candice Baucham and junior Dawn Harper led the UCLA women's track and field team in Arkansas as both achieved NCAA automatic qualifying standards at the Tyson Invitational. Baucham won the triple jump in a season-best 43-10.50, while Harper finished second in the 60m hurdles with a season-best 8.15.
Senior Lara Saye and junior Jacqueline Nguyen also picked up qualifiers for the NCAA Indoor meet, with provisional marks in the weight throw (61-7.50, lifetime-best) and pole vault (13-4.50, indoor lifetime-best) respectively. Saye placed ninth in the weight and sixth in the shot, throwing a lifetime-best of 50-0.50 in the shot put, while Nguyen placed second in the pole vault.
Freshman Alison Costello placed fifth in the 3000m in a time of 9:27.61, while junior Allison Hall placed 10th in the mile (5:01.80). Senior Valerie Flores placed 12th in a separate section of the mile in a season-best 5:04.39. Senior Caroline Sommers and freshman Allison Miller both jumped 5-7 in the high jump.
The women's track team will take next week off to prepare for the MPSF Indoor Championships, held in Seattle, WA Feb. 25-26.