UCLA Women Easily Win Cal/Nevada Championships

April 1, 2006

Complete Results

The UCLA women's track and field team easily won the Cal/Nevada Championships on Saturday in Fresno, CA behind nine event victories, as senior Chelsea Johnson continued her stellar season, jumping a season-best 14-6.25 in the pole vault.

The Bruins won the meet with 182 points, while the closest team was Cal State Northridge with 122.50 points. UCLA had one victory on Friday (5000m) and eight wins on Saturday.

Johnson, fresh off an NCAA Indoor title in the pole vault, seems unstoppable after another impressive competition this weekend. Already holding the number one mark in the nation (14-3.25), Johnson improved on that mark, jumping a season-best 14-6.25 to extend her lead on the National list. It was also a Bruin sweep in the pole vault as junior Jacqueline Nguyen finished second, equaling her season-best of 12-9.50, and sophomore Elizabeth Woepse was third (11-9.75). Sophomore Ingrid Kantola finished fourth, also jumping 11-9.75.

Junior Jenna Timinsky also had an impressive day, winning both the 800m (2:11.48) and 1500m (4:30.83, season-best). Freshman Gabrielle Bournes placed second in the 800m with a lifetime-best of 2:13.32, while sophomore Shantae McKinny was fifth (2:16.25). In the 1500m, junior Allison Hall finished third (4:38.55), freshman Lauren Jirges was eighth (4:41.07) and senior Sarah West finished 10th (4:42.12).

Sophomore Georgea Richards won the 100m hurdles with a season-best time of 14.05.

In the steeplechase, senior Leslie Barrie ran a lifetime-best and the No. 5 time in UCLA history, 10:50.78, to finish second overall. Freshman Ciara Viehweg finished third, running 11:11.84.

The Bruins also won both relays, running 45.92 in the 4x100m and 3:42.99 in the 4x400m.

UCLA also had strong performances in the field events to help the Bruins claim the Cal/Nevada title.

Freshman Rhonda Watkins led a Bruin sweep in the high jump, winning with a leap of 5-8.75. Freshman Lauren Correa finished second with a mark of 5-5, while sophomore Kathleen Mahony was third, jumping 5-3.

In the long jump, sophomore Renee Williams jumped 19-6 to win, while sophomore Leslie Rychel jumped a lifetime-best 18-10.75 to finish third.

Sophomore Nicole Duhart finished second in the triple jump (40-5.50), while freshman Hillary Werth was fifth in the javelin with a throw of 123-5.

Stanford Invitational
Up in Palo Alto, junior Kamaiya Warren had a productive day, throwing regional qualifiers in both the discus and shot put. In the discus, Warren threw a season-best 164-0 to finish sixth overall. Warren, throwing the shot put for the first time this outdoor season, placed third overall with a toss of 50-11.50.

UCLA returns home next week as they host the Rafer Johnson/Jackie Joyner-Kersee Invitational Thursday through Saturday.


EVENT INFORMATION
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Friday, Apr 01
vs. Bruin Legends of ...
Los Angeles, CA
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Friday, Apr 01
vs. The Legends Distance ...
Los Angeles, CA
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Saturday, Apr 02
vs. Bruin Legends of ...
Los Angeles, CA
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Saturday, Apr 09
vs. Rafer Johnson/Jackie ...
Los Angeles, CA
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vs. Mt. SAC Relays
Norwalk, CA
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Friday, Apr 15
vs. Mt. SAC Relays
Norwalk, CA
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vs. Mt. SAC Relays
Norwalk, CA
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Saturday, Apr 16
vs. Texas A&M
Los Angeles, CA
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vs. Olympic Training ...
Chula Vista, CA
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vs. Triton Invitational
San Diego, CA
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Saturday, Apr 23
vs. Triton Invitational
San Diego, CA
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Sunday, May 01
vs. USC
Los Angeles, CA
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Saturday, May 07
vs. Occidental ...
Eagle Rock, CA
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LIVE NOW
vs. Pac-12 Championships ...
Seattle, WA
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Sunday, May 08
vs. Pac-12 Championships ...
Seattle, WA
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Saturday, May 14
vs. Pac-12 Championships
Seattle, WA
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Sunday, May 15
vs. Pac-12 Championships
Seattle, WA
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Thursday, May 26
vs. NCAA Regionals ...
Lawrence, KS
Suspended
Friday, May 27
vs. NCAA Regionals ...
Lawrence, KS
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Saturday, May 28
vs. NCAA Regionals ...
Lawrence, KS
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Wednesday, Jun 08
vs. NCAA Outdoor ...
Eugene, OR
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Thursday, Jun 09
vs. NCAA Outdoor ...
Eugene, OR
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Friday, Jun 10
vs. NCAA Outdoor ...
Eugene, OR
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vs. NCAA Outdoor ...
Eugene, OR
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BRUINS ON PAC-12 NETWORKS