Jan. 31, 2004
Seattle, WA - At the Husky Indoor Invitational, held at Washington's Dempsey Indoor Track Stadium, senior Cari Soong and sophomore Chelsea Johnson led the Bruin women. Both athletes won their respective events with NCAA automatic qualifying marks. Soong won the weight throw setting a facility record of 67-8.25 (20.63m). Soong broke her previous record of 66-8 set in 2002. Johnson won the women's elite pole vault at 14-00 (4.27m).
Three Bruins provisionally qualified for the NCAA Indoor Championships. Senior Melissa McBain placed seventh in the 3000m in a provisional time of 9:27.76. Sophomore Dawn Harper ran a provisional 8.37 in the 60m hurdles. And, Jessica Cosby provisionally qualified in two events. In the shot put, she placed third with a throw of 51-5.50 (15.68m). And, in the weight throw, she placed second with a throw of 63-1.25 (19.23m). The distance medley relay of Melissa McBain, Sani Roseby, Jenna Timinsky and Alejandra Barrientos placed third in a provisional time of 11:21.15.
In the high jump, Caroline Sommers was victorious, jumping 5-5 (1.65m). In the high jump elite, Sommers placed ninth (5-5/1.65m). Other top Bruin performers were Harper (60m, 3rd, 7.71), T'Carra Penick (200m, 4th, 25.28), Sani Roseby (60mH, 5th, 8.53), Jamie Kolar (PV Elite, 3rd, 12-9.50/3.90m) and Dana Bethel (LJ, 3rd, 19-2.75/5.86m).
Former Bruin greats Joanna Hayes and Michelle Perry were victorious in today's action. Hayes won the 400m in 54.78. And, Perry won the 60m hurdles in 8.21.
The Bruins will compete next Saturday, February 7, at the Boise Indoor Invitational.