April 19, 2004
Junior Monique Henderson (400m) and sophomore Chelsea Johnson (pole vault) won their invitational events on Sunday at the Mt. SAC Relays and are UCLA's nominees for Pac-10 Women's Track & Field Athletes of the Week (April 19).
Henderson (San Diego/Morse HS) won the 400m in a time of 51.49 (regional qualifier/RQ). It's her first 400m outdoor mark this season. The time would be No. 4 on the all-time UCLA chart (Henderson already holds the No. 2 spot, 51.10, 2002) and is the former national high school record holder (50.74, personal-best).
Johnson (Atascadero HS) won the pole vault with a mark of 14-8 (4.47), setting a new meet record. She missed three attempts at 15-1.25, which would have broken her NCAA Outdoor mark of 15-0 (March 27).
Also performing well at last weekend's Mt SAC Relays were:
The Bruins also ran well in the university open 1500m. Redshirt sophomore Alejandra Barrientos won her section in a time of 4:17.60, the second-best overall mark in the event and it was her personal-best, RQ and No. 8 in school history. Also winning their heats in the 1500m were sophomore Ashley Caldwell (4:27.40) and sophomore Allison Hall (4:33.65).
Over the weekend, the Bruins also competed at the Long Beach Invitational. For complete Mt SAC and Long Beach results, please log onto www.flashresults.com/flashwest/ for Mt. SAC Relay results and www.longbeachstate.com for Long Beach Invite results.
This week, the Bruins will send athletes to the Penn Relays in Philadelphia (April 22-24) and to the UC San Diego Invitational (April 23-24).
Looking ahead, UCLA's Drake Stadium will host the annual UCLA/USC dual meet on Saturday, May 1.