Harper and Saye Lead Bruins at MPSF Indoor Championships

Feb. 25, 2005

The UCLA women track and field team had a strong first day at the MPSF Indoor Championships on Friday in Seattle, WA as several Bruins picked up NCAA Championship qualifying marks and advanced to the finals in their respective events on Saturday.

In the women's competition, junior Dawn Harper was the top qualifier for tomorrow's final in the 60m hurdles with a provisional time of 8.16 (just .10 off her season-best 8.15), while senior Lara Saye threw a lifetime-best and provisional qualifying mark of 62-4.50 to finish second in the weight throw. In the 5000m, freshmen Monika Rothenburger (17:02.92) and Olga Aulet-Leon (17:03.94), competing in their first indoor competition as Bruins, placed second and third respectively.

Junior Chelsea Johnson, the 2005 NCAA Outdoor pole vault champion and record holder (15-0), returned to competition after suffering a strained hamstring earlier in the season to finish sixth with a jump of 12-10.25. Junior Jacqueline Nguyen placed ninth with a jump of 12-4.50.

The women's DMR team of Allison Hall, Nastassja Hall, Ashley Caldwell and Valerie Flores placed fifth in a season-best time of 11:53.89.

Competition continues on Saturday with the finals of all running events, 4x400m relay and the following field events: men and women's high jump, men and women's triple jump, men and wonen's shot put and the men's pole vault.


EVENT INFORMATION
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Friday, Feb 05
vs. Frank Sevigne Husker ...
Lincoln, NE
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Saturday, Feb 06
vs. Frank Sevigne Husker ...
Lincoln, NE
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Friday, Feb 12
vs. Husky Classic
Seattle, WA
Recap
Saturday, Feb 13
vs. Husky Classic
Seattle, WA
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Saturday, Feb 20
vs. Alex Wilson ...
Notre Dame, IN
Recap
Friday, Feb 26
vs. MPSF Championships
Seattle, WA
Recap
Saturday, Feb 27
vs. MPSF Championships
Seattle, WA
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Friday, Mar 11
vs. NCAA Indoor ...
Birmingham, AL
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Saturday, Mar 12
vs. NCAA Indoor ...
Birmingham, AL
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Tuesday, Mar 22
vs. Jim Bush Collegiate ...
Los Angeles, CA
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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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LIVE NOW
vs. Mt. SAC Relays
Norwalk, CA
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Friday, Apr 15
vs. Mt. SAC Relays
Norwalk, CA
Recap
LIVE NOW
vs. Mt. SAC Relays
Norwalk, CA
-
Saturday, Apr 16
vs. Texas A&M
Los Angeles, CA
Recap
LIVE NOW
vs. Olympic Training ...
Chula Vista, CA
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LIVE NOW
vs. Triton Invitational
San Diego, CA
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Saturday, Apr 23
vs. Triton Invitational
San Diego, CA
Recap
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
Sunday, May 15 - All Day PST
vs. Pac-12 Championships
Seattle, WA
Thursday, May 26 - All Day PST
vs. NCAA Regionals ...
Lawrence, KS
Friday, May 27 - All Day PST
vs. NCAA Regionals ...
Lawrence, KS
Saturday, May 28 - All Day PST
vs. NCAA Regionals ...
Lawrence, KS
Wednesday, Jun 08 - All Day PST
vs. NCAA Outdoor ...
Eugene, OR
Thursday, Jun 09 - All Day PST
vs. NCAA Outdoor ...
Eugene, OR
Friday, Jun 10 - All Day PST
vs. NCAA Outdoor ...
Eugene, OR
Saturday, Jun 11 - All Day PST
vs. NCAA Outdoor ...
Eugene, OR
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