Pena Vaults No. 3 Mark In NCAA: 14-3.25

June 7, 2010

Meet Results

Tori Pena led a small contingent of Bruin athletes competing unattached on Sunday at the Jim Bush SoCal USATF Championships at Mt. SAC as the senior cleared a lifetime-best of 14-3.25 in the pole vault to win.

The mark improves upon her previous best of 14-1.25 by two inches and moves her from a tie of fifth all-time in UCLA history to No. 3 all-time behind NCAA champions Chelsea Johnson (15-1) and Tracy O'Hara (14-7.25) That mark also moves her into a tie for No. 3 in the NCAA this season and a tie for 11th on the 2010 USATF Outdoor list.

Her performance on Sunday sets her up well for the NCAA Championships, which begin on Wednesday in Eugene, OR. Pena and Katy Viuf (who has cleared 14-2 this season) will compete on Friday in the pole vault final.

Also on Sunday at the Jim Bush meet, Viuf finished second with a clearance of 12-11.50. Tori Anthony, who is redshirting this year, tied for second with Viuf, clearing 12-11.50. Freshman Liz Goodrich cleared a lifetime-best 12-11.50 to finish fourth.

In men's events, junior Casey DiCesare took a break from the pole vault to throw the javelin and posted a respectable mark of 184-4 to finish fifth overall. His twin Scott tied for fifth in the pole vault with a clearance of 16-00.75.

Redshirt freshman Matt Kosecki was second in the discus as he threw a lifetime-best 189-2. He came into the meet with a 2kg discus best of 172-10.

Senior Steven Taylor finished fourth in the triple jump with a mark of 46-10.25, while junior Spencer Knight was eighth in the steeple with a time of 9:26.13.


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