April 16, 2005
While the majority of the track team was in Tempe, AZ, nine Bruin women competed at the Long Beach Invitational on Saturday, producing two lifetime and four season-bests at the meet.
Sophomore Shannon Lewis posted a lifetime-best in the 100m (12.75, 28th) and a season-best in the 200m (26.63, 45th). In the 400m, junior Julia Pitts placed 30th (58.62), sophomore Talita Wells finished 35th (59.41, lifetime-best), and freshman Jacquelyn Mandy placed 38th (59.80, season-best).
In the field, freshman Kathleen Mahony leaped to an outdoor-best 5-5 in the high jump (2nd), freshman Nicci Faires posted a season-best 11-5.75 in the pole vault (3rd), and freshman Leslie Rychel finished 7th in the long jump (17-10.25).