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Cosby Wins Shot Put and Hammer at UCSD Triton Invite
Courtesy: UCLA Athletics  
Release:  04/23/2005

April 23, 2005

Senior Jessica Cosby won two events at the UC San Diego Triton Invitational as she posted the third-farthest shot put mark in the country on Saturday. Cosby threw a season-best and regional qualifying mark of 55-11.50 in the shot put, moving her to No. 3 on the national list. On Friday, Cosby also won the hammer, posting a throw of 206-11.

Junior Chelsea Johnson also had an individual win on Saturday as she won the pole vault with a mark of 13-7. Her mark was a regional qualifier but she has a season-best jump of 13-11.25 (Mt. SAC). Also in the pole vault, freshman Ingrid Kantola jumped a lifetime-best 12-5.50 to place third overall, qualifying her for the regional meet.

Senior Lara Saye continued to improve on her lifetime-best in the discus, finishing third to former UCLA Bruins Suzy Powell-Roos (204-7) and Seilala Sua (196-10). Saye's throw of 188-0 improved on her previous personal-best (187-5), moved her to eighth on UCLA's all-time top-10 list, and kept her at the top of the collegiate scene in the discus.

Sophomore Kamaiya Warren moved into the top-10 in the country as she threw a season-best and regional qualifying 54-5.50 in the shot put, placing second to teammate Cosby.

In the 800m, sophomore Jenna Timinsky placed third, dropping her season-best to 2:10.23 (old best 2:11.37). Freshman Claire Rethmeier placed third in the 1500m, running a UCLA best 4:33.46.

In all, the Bruins recorded nine regional qualifying marks in the meet - Cosby in the shot put (55-11.50) and hammer (206-11); Johnson in the pole vault (13-7); Kantola in the pole vault (12-5.50); Warren in the shot put (54-5.50) and discus (166-9, season-best); Reynolds in the discus (165-10); Danielle Smith in the discus (157-5, season-best); Saye in the discus (188-0).

Bruin Results

100m - Jolanda Diego, 6th, 12.10; Kiyoko Guillory, 14th, 12.41
200m - Jolanda Diego, 5th, 24.77
400m - Talita Wells, 20th, 60.67
800m - Jenna Timinsky, 3rd, 2:10.23; Olga Aulet-Leon, 10th, 2:14.19
<1500m - Claire Rethmeier, 2nd, 4:33.46; Sarah West, 5th, 4:37.68; Carmen Winant, 28th, 5:01.95
400mH - Nastassja Hall, 4th, 62.33
Steeplechase - Leslie Barrie, 2nd, 11:23.61; Monika Rothenburger, 7th, 11:39.40
High Jump - Nastassja Hall, 11th, 5-3.25
Pole Vault - Chelsea Johnson, 1st, 13-7; Ingrid Kantola, 3rd, 12-5.50; Elizabeth Woepse, 7th, 11-4.50; Nicci Faires, 7th, 11-4.50
Shot Put - Jessica Cosby, 1st, 55-11.50; Kamaiya Warren, 2nd, 54-5.50
Discus - Lara Saye, 3rd, 188-0; Kamaiya Warren, 9th, 166-9; Briona Reynolds; 10th, 165-10; Danielle Smith, 13th, 157-8
Hammer - Jessica Cosby, 1st, 206-11
Javelin - Brittany Ferguson, 6th, 110-7; Nastassja Hall, 8th, 98-5

UCSD Triton Invitational Results

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