Souza Finishes Second In RJ/JJK Invitational Heptathlon

April 8, 2011

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Tatum Souza finished second in the heptathlon at the Rafer Johnson/Jackie Joyner Kersee Invitational as the freshman scored a lifetime-best of 4927 points. Souza came into the final day of the heptathlon in third-place and moved up to second on Friday.

She had a rough start to her day in the long jump as she posted a mark of 15-11.25 to finish seventh in the event (522 pts.). Souza then went on to the javelin where she posted a big lifetime-best of 121-4 to win and pick up 610 pts. In the final event of the competition, the 800m, Souza finished second overall in a time of 2:25.78 (747 pts.) to give her a total score of 4927 points.

Teammate Kimmie Conner finished fourth overall with a score of 4545 points. She was eighth in the long jump with a mark of 15-7.75 (498 pts.). In the javelin, Conner was second overall with a lifetime-best throw of 109-4 (540 pts.) and then she wrapped up the day with the third-fastest time in the 800m (2:26.18/742 pts.).

In other events on Friday, freshman Haley Stauber finished fourth in the open section of the pole vault with a clearance of 10-11.75. Sophomore Victoria Breidenthal was fourth in the javelin with a mark of 103-2. In the steeplechase, three freshmen competed as Rachel Butler was second (11:14.33, lifetime-best), Elle Sanders was third (11:29.34, lifetime-best) and Kristina Rivera was fifth (12:34.15, lifetime-best).

In the open 400m, sophomore Briana Barlow was eighth with a time of 58.78. Senior Joy Eaton won the open 200m in a time of 24.61, while junior Nijah Nelms was second, running 24.95. Freshman Allie Lopez was eighth in the open 1500m (4:39.37), while senior Kelcie Wiemann was 20th (4:49.24). Lauren Hall, an All-American swimmer for UCLA who joined the Bruin track and field team last week, finished 21st in a time of 4:50.18. In the open 800m, freshman Tiffany LaMar was fourth in a time of 2:15.61.

Senior Shannon Murakami was the top Bruin finisher in the open 5000m as she was sixth with a time of 16:51.90. Senior Whitney Blue was ninth (17:37.16), sophomore Katja Goldring was 11th (17:51.32) and freshman Meghan Marvin was 12th (18:25.76).

Competition concludes on Saturday with the invite section of the meet. Women's hammer throw kicks the day off at 10:00 am, while the running events begin at 12:15 pm with the 4x100m relay.


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
Sunday, May 08 - All Day PST
vs. Pac-12 Championships ...
Seattle, WA
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