March 19, 2011
Thompson won the 400m with a time of 53.13, a mark that will rank amongst the top 10 in the NCAA this season. Koressel tied for first in the pole vault with a big lifetime-best vault of 13-4.25. That mark should also be one of the top 10 in the NCAA.
Also in the 400m, Joy Eaton finished second overall with a time of 54.09. In the 800m, Ashlea McLaughlin ran a lifetime-best of 2:08.84 to finish second overall. Tamara Purpura was eighth with a season-best time of 2:12.13, while Paisley Pettway was 12th as she ran a season-best of 2:13.17.
Whitney Blue ran a lifetime-best in the 3000m as she was the top Bruin finisher in the event (10:16.47, 5th). The 4x400m team of Eaton, McLaughlin, Lindsay Rowe and Thompson ran a season-best of 3:36.72 for first-place overall.
In field event action, Ke'Nyia Richardson was the top Bruin finisher in the long jump with a third-place jump of 19-1.25. In the high jump, Mariah Gibson equaled her season-best with a jump of 5-5 (4th). Tori Anthony was sixth in the pole vault with a season-best clearance of 12-8.25. Tasha Kolbo also cleared a season-best as she was ninth with a vault of 12-00.50.
The women will continue the outdoor season at the Stanford Invitational next weekend.