May 28, 2004
Northridge, CA - At the conclusion of the first day of competition at the NCAA West Region Championships, the Bruins are on their way to defending their NCAA West Region team titles. After five scored events, the Bruin women have scored 36 points.
In today's final events, junior Jessica Cosby won the hammer and sophomore Chelsea Johnson won the pole vault. After prelims on the track, the UCLA women have qualified 10 individuals for tomorrow's running finals.
The NCAA West Region Championships will conclude tomorrow, May 29. The first field event, the men's javelin, will begin at 8:30 AM. The first running event, the women's 4x100m relay final, will begin at 3:30 PM.
Women (Top five of 18; Five events scored.) - 1. UCLA 36, 2. Arizona 25, 3. BYU 19, 4 (tie). Stanford, Washington, 15
Bruin Women's Results
Finals (Top Five advance to 2004 NCAA Outdoor Championships, June 9-12, Austin, TX.)
Hammer - junior Jessica Cosby, who won the 2004 Pac-10 event, also took first-place today, with a personal-best 214-9 (No. 2 in school history). Senior Cari Soong, the defending champion, placed second, with a season-best 213-5. The Bruins picked up 18 points.
"My goal today was to PR," Cosby said. "I've been throwing at this facility since I was eight years old, so this is like my second home. I was just out there having fun today."
Pole Vault - Sophomore Chelsea Johnson, the NCAA Outdoor record-holder (15-0), won the title, with a vault of 13-9.75. Sophomore Jackie Nguyen tied for seventh (12-10).
Discus - Freshman Kamaiya Warren placed seventh (167-11).
1500m - The Bruins qualified all three runners. In heat one, sophomore Alejandra Barrientos was second (4:29.05, No. 2 time) and sophomore Allison Hall place fifth (4:29.27, No. 12 time). In heat two, senior Melissa McBain was fourth (4:26.72, No. 7 time).
110m Hurdles - UCLA qualified all three runners. In heat one, senior Sani Roseby placed second (13.34, 1.5, No. 5 time). In heat two, senior Sheena Johnson ran the day's best time (13.11, 0.5) and sophomore Dawn Harper was third (13.28, No. 4 time).
100m - Only nine entries. Prelim cancelled, all entries advance to Saturday's final.
800m - UCLA qualified two runners. In heat one, redshirt freshman Jenna Timinsky placed fifth (2:08.07, No. 8 time) and in heat two, sophomore Ashley Caldwell, the 2004 Pac-10 champion, finished first (2:07.19, No. 2 time).
200m - no entries