May 9, 2010
After her 400m hurdles debut was dashed by a technical error last week in the dual with USC, freshman Turquiose Thompson came out hard at the Oxy Invitational, posting the No. 7 time in the NCAA this season.
Thompson ran away with the race as she won by over two seconds, crossing the finish line with a new lifetime best of 57.11 (old best from high school, 57.67). That mark moves her into UCLA's all-time top 10 at the No. 10 spot and is the top mark for a freshman in the NCAA this season.
Also on Saturday, freshman Karlye Marshall upped her lifetime-best to 12-10.25 as she won the pole vault competition. Liz Goodrich tied for sixth (11-4.50) and Allison Koressel tied for 10th (10-10.75).
The Bruins now turn their focus to the post-season as the Pac-10 Championships in Berkeley are on tap for next weekend.