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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Friday, Feb 05
vs. Frank Sevigne Husker ...
Lincoln, NE
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Saturday, Feb 06
vs. Frank Sevigne Husker ...
Lincoln, NE
Recap
Friday, Feb 12
vs. Husky Classic
Seattle, WA
Recap
Saturday, Feb 13
vs. Husky Classic
Seattle, WA
Recap
Saturday, Feb 20
vs. Alex Wilson ...
Notre Dame, IN
Recap
Friday, Feb 26
vs. MPSF Championships
Seattle, WA
Recap
Saturday, Feb 27
vs. MPSF Championships
Seattle, WA
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Friday, Mar 11
vs. NCAA Indoor ...
Birmingham, AL
Recap
Saturday, Mar 12
vs. NCAA Indoor ...
Birmingham, AL
Recap
Tuesday, Mar 22
vs. Jim Bush Collegiate ...
Los Angeles, CA
Recap
Friday, Apr 01
vs. Bruin Legends of ...
Los Angeles, CA
Recap
Friday, Apr 01
vs. The Legends Distance ...
Los Angeles, CA
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Saturday, Apr 02
vs. Bruin Legends of ...
Los Angeles, CA
Recap
Saturday, Apr 09
vs. Rafer Johnson/Jackie ...
Los Angeles, CA
Recap
LIVE NOW
vs. Mt. SAC Relays
Norwalk, CA
-
Friday, Apr 15
vs. Mt. SAC Relays
Norwalk, CA
Recap
LIVE NOW
vs. Mt. SAC Relays
Norwalk, CA
-
Saturday, Apr 16
vs. Texas A&M
Los Angeles, CA
Recap
LIVE NOW
vs. Olympic Training ...
Chula Vista, CA
-
LIVE NOW
vs. Triton Invitational
San Diego, CA
-
Saturday, Apr 23
vs. Triton Invitational
San Diego, CA
Recap
Sunday, May 01 - 2:00 PM PST
vs. USC
Los Angeles, CA
Saturday, May 07 - All Day PST
vs. Occidental ...
Eagle Rock, CA
Saturday, May 07 - All Day PST
vs. Pac-12 Championships ...
Seattle, WA
Sunday, May 08 - All Day PST
vs. Pac-12 Championships ...
Seattle, WA
Saturday, May 14 - All Day PST
vs. Pac-12 Championships
Seattle, WA
Sunday, May 15 - All Day PST
vs. Pac-12 Championships
Seattle, WA
Thursday, May 26 - All Day PST
vs. NCAA Regionals ...
Lawrence, KS
Friday, May 27 - All Day PST
vs. NCAA Regionals ...
Lawrence, KS
Saturday, May 28 - All Day PST
vs. NCAA Regionals ...
Lawrence, KS
Wednesday, Jun 08 - All Day PST
vs. NCAA Outdoor ...
Eugene, OR
Thursday, Jun 09 - All Day PST
vs. NCAA Outdoor ...
Eugene, OR
Friday, Jun 10 - All Day PST
vs. NCAA Outdoor ...
Eugene, OR
Saturday, Jun 11 - All Day PST
vs. NCAA Outdoor ...
Eugene, OR
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