Henderson Pac-10 Women's Track Athlete of the Week

May 3, 2005

Coming off last weekend's important dual meet victory over archrival USC, UCLA senior Monique Henderson is this week's Pac-10 Women's Track Athlete of the Week. Also, in this week's national Trackwire Top 25, the Bruins have moved up to No. 2 in the U. S. (last week, UCLA was No. 5).

In UCLA's 85-78 win at USC on April 30, Henderson competed in four events- winning two. She won the 200m in a season-best and NCAA Regional qualifying 22.86 (stadium record, Pac-10 leader, No. 4 on the current collegiate chart) and the 400m in a season-opening and NCAA Regional qualifying 50.91 (meet record, stadium record, No. 1 time on the current world list). She also anchored both of UCLA's second-place relays (4X100m, 45.06; 4X400m, season-best 3:43.03).

Henderson is the third Bruin women and men's athlete this outdoor season to earn the weekly Pac-10 honor - April 11 (senior Jon Rankin, for winning the mile (3:57.89) at the RJ/JJK Invite) and April 25 (senior Jessica Cosby, for winning the shot put (55-11.5) and hammer throw (206-11) at the UC San Diego Invite).

Trackwire
In this week's (May 3) Trackwire 25, UCLA is rated No. 2 (tied with Florida) in the U.S. Jeanette Bolden's Bruins, the defending NCAA Outdoor T & F Champions, last week were ranked No. 5 in the U. S. Rounding out the nation's Top Five teams are -1. Texas (60), 2. UCLA/Florida (49), 4. South Carolina (48), 5. Tennessee (40).

This week's Trackwire Top 25 - 1. Texas (60), 2. UCLA/Florida (49), 4. South Carolina (48), 5. Tennessee (40), 6. Miami,(FL)/Stanford (37), 8. USC (31), 9. Nebraska (30), 10. Texas Southern (20), 11. North Carolina/Auburn (17), 13. Washington State/Alabama/Arizona State (16), 16. Duke (15), 17. BYU/Georgia Tech (14), 19. Georgia (13), 20. Oklahoma State/Columbia (12), 22. Clemson/Kansas/Arkansas/Wake Forest (11).

On May 14-15, UCLA will host the 2005 Pac-10 Championships at Drake Stadium. Currently there are five women's Pac-10 teams in the nation's Top 25 - No. 2 UCLA, No. 6 Stanford, No. 8 USC, No. 13 Washington State and No. 13 Arizona State.

In this week's Dandy Dozen, there are nine Bruins listed, including two event leaders - senior Monique Henderson (400m) and junior Chelsea Johnson (PV).

400m - 1. Monique Henderson (50.91)
100mH- 6. Dawn Harper (13.11)
PV - 1. Chelsea Johnson (14-1.25)
LJ- 6. Candice Baucham (21-5.25w)
TJ - 3. Candice Baucham (44-6)
SP- 57-10.25. Jessica Cosby (55-11.75), 10. Kamaiya Warren (54-5.50)
DT-2. Lara Saye (188-0)
HT- 4. Jessica Cosby (217-5)


EVENT INFORMATION
UCLA Health Sponsor - Event Information
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 - All Day PST
vs. Husky Classic
Seattle, WA
Saturday, Feb 13 - All Day PST
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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