April 9, 2004
On Friday night (April 9) in collegiate women's open distance events, UCLA's distance runners performed well as redshirt freshman Jenna Timinsky placed first and sophomore Ashley Caldwell finished second in the 1500m; senior Melissa McBain was first and sophomore Alejandra Barrientos placed second in the 3000m and junior Carmen Winant won the 5000m.
In the 1500m, Timinsky's winning time of 4:23.88 was a personal-best and NCAA Regional Qualifier and Caldwell's mark of 4:25.35 was also an NCAA Regional qualifier. In the 3000m, McBain's winning time was 9:23.88 and Barrientos came in at 9:28.35. In the 5000m, Winant's winning mark was 17:37.74 The 2nd annual Rafer Johnson/Jackie Joyner Kersee Invitational at UCLA's Drake Stadium continues on Saturday (April 10), with elite collegiate and professional athletes highlighting the all invitational field (9:15 a.m.) and track (12:15 p.m.) events.
Other winners from Friday night's distance carnival included -
1500m - Jenna Timinsky, UCLA, 4:23.88
3000m - Melissa McBain, UCLA, 9:23.88
3000m Steeplechase -Tiffany Strickland, Utah State, 10:56.37
5000m - Carmen Winant, UCLA, 17:37.74
On Friday (April 9) in collegiate open events, UCLA freshman MacKenzie Hill won the 100m hurdles and Bruin senior Sani Roseby won the 100m. Hill's winning mark was 14.00 (2.0), a season-best and NCAA Regional qualifier. Roseby's winning time was 11.81.
The 2nd annual Rafer Johnson/Jackie Joyner Kersee Invitational at UCLA's Drake Stadium continues Friday night with a distance carnival. On Saturday (April 10), elite collegiate and professional athletes will highlight the all invitational field (9:15 a.m.) and track (12:15 p.m.) events.
Other winners from Friday's day events included -
100m -Sani Roseby, UCLA, 11.81 (-0.9)
200m - Katy Jay, Unattached, 24.11 (0.8)
400m - Katy Jay, Unattached, 54.08
800m - Amy Egan, Utah State, 2:11.37
100m H - MacKenzie Hill, UCLA, 14.00 (2.0)
400m H - Amber Judd, Utah State, 1:01.80
Pole Vault - Tie - Alexa Harz, No Limit Sports, 12-5.50 (3.80)/Brittani Bernhard, Unattached, 12-5.50 (3.80)
High Jump - Lacey Schroeder, Utah State, 5-3 (1.60)
Long Jump - Sharifa Jones, Arizona, 19-0.50 (5.80)(nwi)
Triple Jump - Deanna Simmons, Unattached, 40-6 (12.34)(nwi)
Shot Put - Laura Sauao, CS Northridge, 50-4 (15.34)
Discus - Carol Stevenson, CS Northridge, 165-6 (50.45)
Javelin - Erin Merriman, Stanford, 150-2 (45.77)