Peña Vaults Lifetime Best on First Day of New Balance Invitational

Feb. 5, 2010

Results

Pole vaulter Tori Pena had a big day in New York at the New Balance Collegiate Invite as the senior jumped a lifetime-best and NCAA provisional qualifier in the pole vault to highlight the Bruin women on day one of the meet.

Pena finished second in the championship section of the vault, as she cleared a personal-best 13-9.25. That mark bettered her previous indoor best of 13-5.25, moved her sixth all-time at UCLA and qualified her provisionally for the NCAA Indoor Championships. Her mark also is just five centimeters shy of the automatic standard (13-11.25).

Pena wasn't the only NCAA qualifier in the vault as teammate Tori Anthony cleared 13-1.50 to finish ninth overall, also in the championship section.

Two other Bruins picked up provisional marks on day one of the meet - junior Lindsay Rowe and senior Danielle Watson. Rowe was 11th in the prelim round of the champion section of the 60m hurdles (8.51) and then finished second in the console final with an NCAA mark of 8.40. She also ran an indoor-best in the 60m, finishing 18th with a time of 7.88. Watson was sixth in the championship long jump with an NCAA mark of 20-2.25. She also competed in the college section of the 200m, finishing eighth with a lifetime-best run of 25.06.

Sophomore Ke'Nyia Richardson competed in her first 60m hurdles race as a Bruin, finishing second in the college section with a time of 8.71. Sophomore Ryann Krais, competing in the same section as Richardson, finished 12th with a time of 9.09. Krais also finished in a tie for 17th in the long jump with an indoor lifetime-best of 18-3.

In the prelims of the championship 400m section, junior Ashlea McLaughlin ran a lifetime-best 54.89 to advance to Saturday's final. Fellow classmate Joy Eaton finished 12th with a time of 54.97.

Competition continues on Saturday in New York.


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