Koressel & Thompson Post Wins For Women's T&F At Aztec Invite

March 19, 2011

Turquoise Thompson and Allison Koressel were the top finishers for the women's track and field team on Saturday at the Aztec Invitational in San Diego as both women posted event wins.

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.

Aztec Invite Results


EVENT INFORMATION
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Saturday, Jan 16
vs. Lumberjack Team ...
Flagstaff, AZ
Recap
Friday, Jan 22
vs. DeLoss Dodds ...
Manhattan, KS
Recap
Saturday, Jan 23
vs. DeLoss Dodds ...
Manhattan, KS
Recap
Friday, Jan 29
vs. Razorback ...
Fayetteville, AR
Recap
Saturday, Jan 30
vs. Razorback ...
Fayetteville, AR
Recap
Friday, Feb 05
vs. Frank Sevigne Husker ...
Lincoln, NE
Recap
Saturday, Feb 06
vs. Frank Sevigne Husker ...
Lincoln, NE
Recap
Friday, Feb 12 - All Day PST
vs. Husky Classic
Seattle, WA
Saturday, Feb 13 - All Day PST
vs. Husky Classic
Seattle, WA
Saturday, Feb 20 - 7:00 AM PST
vs. Alex Wilson ...
Notre Dame, IN
Friday, Feb 26 - TBA PST
vs. MPSF Championships
Seattle, WA
Saturday, Feb 27 - TBA PST
vs. MPSF Championships
Seattle, WA
Saturday, Mar 05 - All Day PST
vs. Ben Brown ...
Fullerton, CA
Friday, Mar 11 - TBA PST
vs. NCAA Indoor ...
Birmingham, AL
Saturday, Mar 12 - TBA PST
vs. NCAA Indoor ...
Birmingham, AL
Tuesday, Mar 22 - 4:00 PM PST
vs. Jim Bush Collegiate ...
Los Angeles, CA
Friday, Apr 01 - 12:00 PM PST
vs. Bruin Legends of ...
Los Angeles, CA
Saturday, Apr 02 - 10:00 AM PST
vs. Bruin Legends of ...
Los Angeles, CA
Saturday, Apr 09 - 10:00 AM PST
vs. Rafer Johnson/Jackie ...
Los Angeles, CA
Thursday, Apr 14 - All Day PST
vs. Mt. SAC Relays
Norwalk, CA
Friday, Apr 15 - All Day PST
vs. Mt. SAC Relays
Norwalk, CA
Saturday, Apr 16 - All Day PST
vs. Mt. SAC Relays
Norwalk, CA
Saturday, Apr 16 - 12:00 PM PST
vs. Texas A&M
Los Angeles, CA
Friday, Apr 22 - All Day PST
vs. Triton Invitational
San Diego, CA
Saturday, Apr 23 - All Day PST
vs. Triton Invitational
San Diego, CA
Sunday, May 01 - 2:00 PM PST
vs. USC
Los Angeles, CA
Saturday, May 07 - All Day PST
vs. Pac-12 Championships ...
Seattle, WA
Saturday, May 07 - All Day PST
vs. Occidental ...
Eagle Rock, CA
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