March 31, 2007
The UCLA women's track and field team finished in second-place at the Cal/Nevada Championships as the Bruins tallied six individual event wins, and one relay title during the two-day meet. Junior Ingrid Kantola led UCLA on the final day of competition as she won the pole vault with one of the top-five marks in the nation this year, 13-1.50.
The Bruins finished second (147 points) to San Diego State who won the meet with 166 points.
Junior Georgea Richards won the long jump title with a huge lifetime-best, leaping out to 19-8, just ¼ of an inch shy of the regional qualifying standard. Maryann Wee tied for first in the high jump with a mark of 5-7.
Senior Kamaiya Warren won the shot put with a throw of 51-0, while she threw a season-best by nearly nine feet in the discus (165-1) to finish third overall in that event.
In the 1500m, senior Allison Hall ran a season-best 4:32.52 to win, while the 4x400m relay team also won in a time of 3:40.34.
Junior Nicole Duhart picked up a regional qualifying mark in the triple jump with her second-place leap of 41-4.50.
On Friday, Claire Rethmeier captured the 5000m title in a time of 17:12.02.
Other finals results - Renee Williams, 9th in the 100m (12.31); Shantae McKinney, 5th in the 400m (56.28); Allison Hall, 7th in the 800m (2:15.45); Lauren Jirges, 7th in the 1500m (4:44.58); Hannah Roeder, 5th in the steeple (11:28.13); 4x100m relay, 3rd (46.46); Kathleen Mahony, 3rd (tie) in the high jump (5-5); Allison Miller, 6th (tie) in the high jump (5-3); Jacqueline Nguyen, 2nd in the pole vault (12-9.50); Leslie Rychel, 3rd in the long jump (19-0.75); Tara Ross, 3rd in the javelin (147-1).
Final Team Results (top five of 21 teams)
1. San Diego State, 166 points; 2. UCLA, 147 points; 3. UC Santa Barbara, 79.33 points; 4. Fresno State, 79 points; 5. Cal State Fullerton, 67.33 points.
Up in Palo Alto at the Stanford Invitational, senior Ashley Caldwell finished 17th in the top section of the 1500m in a regional qualifying time of 4:23.38.
The Bruins will next head to the Texas Relays in Austin next weekend. It is the first time in three years that the Bruins have competed at the Relays.