Bruin Women Defeat USC 90-73 for 14th Consecutive Dual Meet Victory

April 29, 2006

Complete Results

The UCLA women defeated USC 90-73 on Saturday afternoon for their 14th consecutive dual meet crown behind several impressive Bruin performances. The win gives Head Coach Jeanette Bolden a 72-0 dual meet record during her career, and increased the Bruins' all-time lead to 20-3 in dual meet match-ups between the crosstown rivals.

Sophomore Renee Williams had a career day, winning both the long and triple jump competitions. Williams started off the day with a win in the long, jumping a season-best 20-6.50. Later, Williams had a monster jump in the triple, improving on her lifetime-best by nearly a foot to win that event. Her mark of 42-8.75 improved her regional qualifying mark and moved her to No. 7 all-time at UCLA. Sophomore Nicole Duhart also had a career day in the triple, placing third to Williams with a lifetime-best jump of 42-6.25. Her mark also moves her into the UCLA top-10 at the No. 8 spot.

The Bruins swept the high jump competition as senior Caroline Sommers and freshman Rhonda Watkins tied for first with a mark of 5-8.75. Freshman Lauren Correa rounded out the sweep with a third-place jump of 5-7. Watkins also finished second in the long jump with a season-best jump of 20-6.25.

UCLA went 1-2 in the pole vault keyed by junior Jacqueline Nguyen's win with a lifetime-best jump of 13-7.25. The mark moves her to No. 7 on the NCAA collegiate list. Senior Chelsea Johnson had an off meet, but still finished second with a clearance of 13-7.25 adding important points to the Bruins' team total.

Junior Kamaiya Warren had a sensational day in the shot put, throwing a new lifetime-best of 55-11 to finish second overall. The mark moves her to No. 8 on the NCAA list and No. 7 all-time at UCLA. Warren also won the discus with a throw of 167-10. Senior Briona Reynolds, who hasn't throw shot in over a year, stepped up and finished third with a mark of 47-7.25. Reynolds also finished third in the discus with a season-best toss of 158-3.

In the javelin, freshman Hillary Werth threw a lifetime-best 141-1 to finish second overall, while junior Sarah Ingram placed third with a season-best throw of 132-2.

UCLA swept the 5000m race as freshman Claire Rethmeier won in a time of 17:35.33. Juniors Allison Hall (17:45.78) and Ashley Caldwell (17:46.57) finished second and third, respectively.

Freshman Ciara Viehweg ran a 13-second lifetime-best to win the steeplechase, running 10:43.29. That time was a regional qualifying mark and moved her to No. 5 all-time at UCLA. Junior Jenna Timinsky ran a lifetime-best and regional qualifying time of 10:49.59 to finish second, while senior Leslie Barrie was third in 11:14.53.

Caldwell also won the 1500m (4:31.30) to lead a Bruin sweep in that event. Timinsky was second in 4:35.97, while Hall was third in 4:39.16. Caldwell also placed second in the 800m, running 2:14.66. Sophomore Shantae McKinney was third in the 800m in a time of 2:17.50.

Senior Dawn Harper opened up her season in the 100m hurdles with a second-place finish, running a regional qualifying time of 13.20, the No. 9 time in the nation.

Freshman Nicole Leach won the 400m hurdles in a time of 57.89 and improved on her season-best in the 400m with a second-place finish, running 52.27. Her time moves her to No. 8 all-time at UCLA and No. 10 in the nation.

Sophomore Jolanda Diego ran a season-best and regional qualifying time of 11.70 in the 100m to finish third in that event. Diego also finished third in the 200m, running a lifetime-best and regional qualifying mark of 23.50.

The 4x100m relay team of Diego, Leach, Curry, and Harper finished second, running a season-best and regional qualifying time of 44.49. The 4x400m relay team of Hill, Curry, Diego and Leach also ran a season-best and regional qualifying time to place second overall (3:39.29).

The Bruins will now prepare for the Pac-10 Championships which will be held in Eugene, OR. The heptathlon competition will take place next weekend, while the main meet will take place May 13-14.


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
vs. Husky Classic
Seattle, WA
Recap
Saturday, Feb 13
vs. Husky Classic
Seattle, WA
Recap
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. 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
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