Johnson Vaults No. 1 Mark in the Country at United Heritage Invite

Feb. 4, 2006

Complete Results

Senior Chelsea Johnson and junior Kamaiya Warren continued to shine in the indoor season as both improved on their season-best marks to lead the No. 8 UCLA women's track and field team at the United Heritage Invitational in Nampa, ID.

Johnson continued an already successful indoor season, improving her season-best to 13-11.25, giving her an automatic qualifier for the NCAA Indoor Championships next month. She placed second to former NCAA record holder Becky Holliday (14-3.25) and is now tied for the top mark in the nation this year. Sophomore Ingrid Kantola jumped an indoor lifetime-best 12-5.50 to place fifth, while sophomores Elizabeth Woepse (11-11.75) and Nicci Faires (11-5.75) finished sixth and eighth, respectively.

Warren improved her season-best shot put mark by nearly a foot and a half, throwing 54-4.50 (No. 5 mark in the Nation) to place fourth overall. She was the top collegiate finisher in that event. Jessica Cosby, who finished her eligibility in May of 2005, placed third with a season-best mark of 56-3.75.

Senior Leslie Barrie won the Mile, running an indoor lifetime-best 5:06.37. In the 800m, sophomore Shantae McKinney placed third (2:17.63), while junior Allison Hall was fifth (2:17.86) and freshman Gabrielle Bournes was sixth (2:17.95, season-best).

In the long jump, 2004 NCAA Indoor All-American Renee Williams achieved a provisional qualifier for the NCAA meet, jumping 20-1.50 to win the event. Sophomore Leslie Rychel placed third with a leap of 18-10.50, while freshman De'Lana Minnis was seventh with a mark of 17-0.50.

Another former Bruin, Cari Soong continued her unbeaten streak in the 2006 indoor season, winning the weight throw with a season-best toss of 65-5.50. Cosby, who was competing in her first weight throw competition this year, finished second to Soong with a throw of 63-10.50.

The Bruin women will next head to Fayetteville, AR, the host of the 2006 NCAA Indoor Championships, for the Tyson Indoor Invitational next weekend. The meet has always been a hot spot for national and international talent, and will be an important meet to pick up NCAA qualifiers and improve on season marks posted by the team this year.


EVENT INFORMATION
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Friday, Feb 05
vs. Frank Sevigne Husker ...
Lincoln, NE
Recap
Saturday, Feb 06
vs. Frank Sevigne Husker ...
Lincoln, NE
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Friday, Feb 12
vs. Husky Classic
Seattle, WA
Recap
Saturday, Feb 13
vs. Husky Classic
Seattle, WA
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Saturday, Feb 20
vs. Alex Wilson ...
Notre Dame, IN
Recap
Friday, Feb 26
vs. MPSF Championships
Seattle, WA
Recap
Saturday, Feb 27
vs. MPSF Championships
Seattle, WA
Recap
Friday, Mar 11
vs. NCAA Indoor ...
Birmingham, AL
Recap
Saturday, Mar 12
vs. NCAA Indoor ...
Birmingham, AL
Recap
Tuesday, Mar 22
vs. Jim Bush Collegiate ...
Los Angeles, CA
Recap
Friday, Apr 01
vs. Bruin Legends of ...
Los Angeles, CA
Recap
Friday, Apr 01
vs. The Legends Distance ...
Los Angeles, CA
Recap
Saturday, Apr 02
vs. Bruin Legends of ...
Los Angeles, CA
Recap
Saturday, Apr 09
vs. Rafer Johnson/Jackie ...
Los Angeles, CA
Recap
LIVE NOW
vs. Mt. SAC Relays
Norwalk, CA
-
Friday, Apr 15
vs. Mt. SAC Relays
Norwalk, CA
Recap
LIVE NOW
vs. Mt. SAC Relays
Norwalk, CA
-
Saturday, Apr 16
vs. Texas A&M
Los Angeles, CA
Recap
LIVE NOW
vs. Olympic Training ...
Chula Vista, CA
-
LIVE NOW
vs. Triton Invitational
San Diego, CA
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Saturday, Apr 23
vs. Triton Invitational
San Diego, CA
Recap
Sunday, May 01
vs. USC
Los Angeles, CA
Recap
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
Sunday, May 15 - All Day PST
vs. Pac-12 Championships
Seattle, WA
Thursday, May 26 - All Day PST
vs. NCAA Regionals ...
Lawrence, KS
Friday, May 27 - All Day PST
vs. NCAA Regionals ...
Lawrence, KS
Saturday, May 28 - All Day PST
vs. NCAA Regionals ...
Lawrence, KS
Wednesday, Jun 08 - All Day PST
vs. NCAA Outdoor ...
Eugene, OR
Thursday, Jun 09 - All Day PST
vs. NCAA Outdoor ...
Eugene, OR
Friday, Jun 10 - All Day PST
vs. NCAA Outdoor ...
Eugene, OR
Saturday, Jun 11 - All Day PST
vs. NCAA Outdoor ...
Eugene, OR
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