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Cosby Blows Away Hammer Competition in Arizona
Courtesy: UCLA Athletics  
Release:  03/27/2005

March 27, 2005

Senior Jessica Cosby blew away the competition on Satuday at the Jim Click Shootout in Tucson, AZ as she won the hammer throw with a season-best 217-5, surpassing her nearest competitor by over 30 feet. Cosby's throw was just two feet shy of her own school record set last year at the NCAA Championships (219-5).

Senior Lara Saye, junior Briona Reynolds and sophomore Kamaiya Warren also competed in Tucson on Saturday. Saye placed second in both the shot put (50-6.25) and discus (168-6), Warren finished fourth in the discus (160-5) and Reynolds placed sixth in the discus (151-3).

At the Stanford Invitational, several distance runners were in action on Friday and Saturday in Palo Alto, CA. Freshman Olga Aulet-Leon placed 16th in the top section of the 1500m in a time of 4:29.79, junior Leslie Barrie placed 17th in the steeple in a lifetime-best of 11:16.06 and freshman Claire Rethmeier finished third in her heat of the 5000m in a lifetime-best time of 17:09.35.

Other results from the Stanford Invitational - freshman Alison Costello in the 5000m (17th in her heat, 16:32.69), senior Valerie Flores in the 10,000m (11th in her heat, 35:49.29), junior Sarah West in the 5000m (19th in her heat, 18:13.38), freshman Monika Rothenburger in the 1500m (28th in her heat, 4:46.46) and the 4x400m relay team of sophomore Jenna Timinsky, sophomore Talita Wells, Aulet-Leon and freshman Alice Bohannon (13th, 4:07.55).

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