Bruins Compete At Stanford Invitational

March 27, 2004

UCLA's women and men's track & field teams competed this weekend (March 26-27) at the Stanford Invitational at Palo Alto.

The Bruin women were led by sophomore Chelsea Johnson who became the first woman in collegiate history to vault 15-0 feet, winning the event. The 15-0 (4.57m) vault broke her own NCAA Outdoor/UCLA record of 14-9 that she set on March 6 and it's the No. 5 mark all-time. Johnson's vault also broke the meet record of 14-1.25 (4.30m) set by Tracy O'Hara of UCLA in 2002.

Other top Bruin performers included:
800m - redshirt freshman Jenna Timinsky, 6th, 2:06.85 (personal-best, RQ); sophomore Ashley Caldwell, 14th, 2:09.86 (season-best, RQ)

1500m - senior Melissa McBain, 9th, 4:20.19 (personal-best, RQ); sophomore Alejandra Barrientos, 20th, 4:28.29, (season-best, RQ)

High Jump - senior Julie Stevenson, 4th, 5-8

Hammer Throw- senior Cari Soong, 4th, 193-4

Here are the complete UCLA women's T & F Stanford Invitational results.

Results from Saturday (March 27)
Women
800m - Jenna Timinsky, 6th, 2:06.85 (personal-best, RQ); Ashley Caldwell, 14th,
2:09.86 (season-best, RQ); Allison Hall, 22nd (2:12.67)
1500m - Melissa McBain, 9th, 4:20.19 (personal-best, RQ); Alejandra Barrientos,
20th, 4:28.29 (season-best, RQ)
3000m SC - Ashley Allen, 34th, 11:21.09 (personal-best); Carolyn Shea, 35th, 11:21.37
(season-best); Leslie Barrie, 38th, 11:35.59
4 X 400m Relay - UCLA A, 13th, 3:52.72 (season-best)
High Jump - Julie Stevenson, 4th, 5-8 (1.73); Caroline Sommers, 16th, 5-6 (1.68)
Pole Vault - Chelsea Johnson, 1st, 15-0 (NCAA Outdoor Record/school record/first
women's collegiate vaulter to reach the 15-foot mark, personal-best, RQ, No.
5 all-time/ on March 6, Johnson set a new NCAA Outdoor mark of 14-9, breaking the old record of 14-8, Becky Holliday, Oregon, 2003)
Hammer Throw - Cari Soong, 4th, 193-4 (58.94); Jessica Cosby, 9th, 184-1 (56.10)

Results from Friday (March 26)
Women
800m (B), Heat 3 - Jennifer Esser, 4th, 2:15.31 (13th best time)
1500m (B), Heat 1 - Emily Haigh, 4th, 4:37.14 (ninth- best time); Sarah West, 11th,
4:45.94 (29th best time)
5000m, Heat 3 - Valerie Flores, 1st, 17:14.78 (season-best)(38th best time); Carmen
Winant, 6th, 17:39.81 (62nd best time)
Pole Vault (B) - Flight 1 - Jackie Nguyen, 2ndT, 12-3.50 (3.75)(second-best mark)
Discus (B) - Kamaiya Warren, foul
Javelin - Karina Powell, 16th, 128-5 (39.14)(16th best mark)

RQ = Regional Qualifier


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