June 10, 2010
Ryann Krais finished 16th in the heptathlon at the NCAA Championships in Eugene, OR on Thurday with a seven-event score of 5236, the fifth-highest point total of her young Bruin career. She was just over 200 points shy of a scoring position.
The sophomore began the day in the long jump, posting the 16th-best mark of the day, 18-00.25 for 697 points. She then posted a respectable 125-7 in the javelin for the fifth-longest mark of the day, picking up 635 points. The final event of the competition saw Krais run the second-fastest mark of the day, a lifetime-best of 2:12.65 (926 points).
In the 100m hurdles semifinal, junior Lindsay Rowe finished 19th overall (7th in heat two) with a time of 13.42. She does not advance to the finals held on Saturday. Despite not advancing to the final, Rowe had an impressive junior season as she won the Pac-10 crown in the hurdles and ran a lifetime-best 13.24 (which ranks ninth all-time in school history.
The 4x400m relay team of Joy Eaton, Turquoise Thompson, Krishna Curry and Ashlea McLaughlin finished fourth in heat one and ninth overall with a time of 3:36.19. They just miss a spot in the NCAA final of the event.
Tomorrow, Tori Pena and Katy Viuf will battle it out in the pole vault. Pena comes into the meet ranked third in the NCAA (14-3.25) while Viuf is just behind her with a best of 14-2. Both women will be competing in their final NCAA Championship as both are seniors.