Pena Jumps NCAA Auto Mark In Pole Vault At MPSF Indoor Championships

Feb. 27, 2010

Complete Results

Tori Pena stamped her ticket to Nationals on Saturday at the MPSF Indoor Championshpis in Seattle as the senior cleared a lifetime-best and NCAA automatic mark of 13-11.25 in the pole vault.

She placed second overall in the competition and moved to No. 5 all-time in UCLA pole vault history. She came into the meet with a top mark of 13-9.25 and now holds one of the top five marks in the NCAA this year. Also in the pole vault, senior Katy Viuf qualified for NCAAs with a provisional and lifetime-best clearance of 13-7.25. This was Viuf's first indoor competition of the season. Junior Tori Anthony tied for seventh with a mark of 12-7.50.

Also on Saturday, junior Shannon Murakami finished sixth in the 3000m with a provisional time of 9:31.10.

In the 400m, juniors Ashlea McLaughlin (54.04) and Joy Eaton (54.35) finished third and fourth, respectively. Both marks were provisional qualifiers but McLaughlin and Eaton have better marks from earlier in the season.

Oregon won the team title with 133 points, while Stanford (113) and Arizona (109) were second and third. The Bruins finished sixth with 53.50 points.

Most of the team will begin the outdoor season next weekend in Fullerton at the Ben Brown Invite. Some athletes may compete at Last Chance Qualifiers in an attempt to make the NCAA Indoor Championships. Those meets will be in Seattle, WA or Ames, IA.


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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