Harper, Johnson and Warren Set for NCAA Indoor Championships

March 7, 2006

The trio of seniors Dawn Harper and Chelsea Johnson and junior Kamaiya Warren will head to Fayetteville, AR for the NCAA Indoor Championships March 10-11 as all three have their eyes on NCAA titles and All-American honors.

Johnson leads the way after an impressive indoor season in which she vaulted the No. 1 mark in the nation (14-5.25) at the MPSF Championships two weeks ago. Kansas State's Breanna Eveland also jumped 14-5.25 at a last chance qualifier as the pole vault looks to be a heated competition between Johnson, Eveland and Florida State's Lacy Jansen, who holds the third-best vault in the country (14-4). Johnson hopes to break the NCAA Indoor record (14-10.25) en route to her second pole vault title (she won the NCAA Outdoor crown in 2005 with an NCAA Record jump of 15-0). Last weekend at the UCLA Invite, Johnson jumped 14-3.25 and has been consistent in the 14-foot range, showing she is ready for a big vault this weekend.

Harper, a two-time All-American in the 60m hurdles, ranks sixth in the country with a time of 8.12, and will look to win the ever elusive NCAA title after having placed fourth in 2004 and 2005 at Indoor Nationals.

Warren, an All-American in the discus, currently ranks ninth in the country in the shot put with a mark of 54-8. This season, she has been consistently hitting 54-feet and higher and is on the verge of a breakout performance this weekend.

Harper will open up the competition for the Bruins on Friday as she competes in the prelims of the 60m hurdles at 3:20 pm (PST) and the finals at 6:20 pm (PST). On Saturday, Warren will compete at 2:30 pm (PST)in the shot, while Johnson will vault at 3:30 pm (PST).


EVENT INFORMATION
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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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