Pena Posts No. 3 Pole Vault Mark In NCAA With Lifetime-Best Jump At Cal/Nevadas

March 27, 2010

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Tori Pena had a huge day on Saturday at the Cal/Nevada Championships as the senior cleared the No. 3 mark in the NCAA this season in the pole vault, placing second overall.

Pena has had quite a senior season as she earned All-America honors two weeks ago at the NCAA Indoor Championships. During the indoor season, Pena posted a lifetime-best of 13-11.25 and has now upped that mark to 14-1.25 outdoors. Today's clearance of 14-1.25 moves her to No. 3 in the NCAA and tied for fourth (with teammate Katy Viuf) in UCLA school history. Her previous outdoor best was 13-7.75.

Pena was leading throughout the entire competition, but lost to San Diego State's Stephanie James as James cleared 14-3.25. Pena had good attempts at the bar and is on pace for a banner senior season.

In the long jump final, senior Danielle Watson placed first with her mark of 20-1.75 as she won by nearly a full foot. Sophomore Ryann Krais threw just off of her lifetime-best in the javelin as she placed 10th with a mark of 125-4. Sophomore Taryn Pastoor finished fourth in her first 10,000m race, running 37:44.23.

In preliminary events, juniors Lindsay Rowe and Ashlea McLaughlin were double event qualifiers into Sunday's event finals. Rowe qualified in the 100m hurdles with the fifth-fastest time of the day (13.65) and in the 100m with the ninth-fastest time (12.14, season-best). McLaughlin, who is attempting the 400m/800m double, ran a lifetime-best in the 400m for the fastest qualifier of the day (54.05). She then ran the third-fastest time in the 800m, 2:13.65, to advance to Sunday's final.

Competition concludes on Sunday with field event finals in the triple jump, women's high jump, shot put and discus. All running events will be finals.


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Saturday, Jan 16
vs. Lumberjack Team ...
Flagstaff, AZ
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Friday, Jan 22
vs. DeLoss Dodds ...
Manhattan, KS
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Saturday, Jan 23
vs. DeLoss Dodds ...
Manhattan, KS
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Friday, Jan 29
vs. Razorback ...
Fayetteville, AR
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Saturday, Jan 30
vs. Razorback ...
Fayetteville, AR
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Friday, Feb 05
vs. Frank Sevigne Husker ...
Lincoln, NE
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Saturday, Feb 06
vs. Frank Sevigne Husker ...
Lincoln, NE
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Friday, Feb 12
vs. Husky Classic
Seattle, WA
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Saturday, Feb 13
vs. Husky Classic
Seattle, WA
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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
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Los Angeles, CA
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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
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San Diego, CA
Sunday, May 01 - 2:00 PM PST
vs. USC
Los Angeles, CA
Saturday, May 07 - All Day PST
vs. Occidental ...
Eagle Rock, CA
Saturday, May 07 - All Day PST
vs. Pac-12 Championships ...
Seattle, WA
Sunday, May 08 - All Day PST
vs. Pac-12 Championships ...
Seattle, WA
Saturday, May 14 - All Day PST
vs. Pac-12 Championships
Seattle, WA
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