Richards Finishes 9th at Pac-10 Heptathlon Championship

May 7, 2006

Sophomore Georgea Richards finished just one spot out of a scoring positition at the Pac-10 Heptathlon Championship in Eugene, OR, placing ninth overall with a new season-best score of 4,838 points. In the second day of competition, Richards recored season-best marks in the javelin and 800m for a heptathlon competition.

ASU's Jackie Johnson easily won the meet, picking up an NCAA automatic total of 5,987 points. Washington State's returning league champion Julie Pickler finished second (5,560) and Oregon senior Lauryn Jordan was third (5,378).

Richards had a tough start to the second day of the heptathlon, jumping just 5.23m in the long jump to score 623 points. She rebounded to throw a heptathlon season-best of 101-10 in the javelin (496 pts.), then finished the meet with a heptathlon season-best of 2:30.06 in the 800m, scoring 692 points.

Richards' two-day score of 4,838 points improved on her old season-best (4,826 pts.) set in April at the Mt. SAC Heptathlon.

Modesto Relays
Several pole vaulters and one high jumper competed at the Modesto Relays on Saturday highlighted by sophomore Allison Miller and junior Jacqueline Nguyen.

Miller achieved a regional qualifying mark in the high jump, clearing a season-best 5-8.75 to finish fourth overall in the invitational section. Nguyen won the open section of the pole vault, jumping 13-3.50. She also competed in the invitational section, and finish sixth overall with a jump of 12-11.50.

Senior Chelsea Johnson finished fifth in the invitational pole vault, clearing 13-5.25. Sophomore Elizabeth Woepse, competing in the open vault, equaled her lifetime and season-best, jumping 12-11.50 to finish third overall. Also in the open section, sophomores Ingrid Kantola and Megan Jamerson each cleared 11-11.75 to finish in a tie for sixth-place.

Looking Ahead
The women's team will next head to the Pac-10 Track & Field Championships, hosted by Oregon, May 13-14.


EVENT INFORMATION
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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 - All Day PST
vs. Husky Classic
Seattle, WA
Saturday, Feb 13 - All Day PST
vs. Husky Classic
Seattle, WA
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. Pac-12 Championships ...
Seattle, WA
Saturday, May 07 - All Day PST
vs. Occidental ...
Eagle Rock, CA
Sunday, May 08 - All Day PST
vs. Pac-12 Championships ...
Seattle, WA
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