Viuf & Pena Punch Their Tickets To NCAA Outdoor Championships

May 27, 2010

Results

Katy Viuf and Tori Pena became the first Bruin women to qualify for the NCAA Outdoor Championships as both finished amongst the top 12 in the pole vault at the Pre-Qualifying Meet in Austin, TX on Thursday.

Viuf finished first with a clearance of 13-9.25 as she cleared every bar on her first attempts. Pena was third, also with a clearance of 13-9.25, as she had just one miss during the competition. This will be Pena's second NCAA Outdoor Championship, while VIuf is returning for the third consecutive year. Both are seniors this season. Freshman Karlye Marshall finished tied for 33rd with a clearance of 12-3.50.

Freshman Turquoise Thompson advanced out of the first round of the 400m hurdles as she easily won heat four with a time of 58.97 (6th overall). She will compete on Friday in the quarterfinal round. Junior Ashlea McLaughlin was third in heat two of the 400m, running 53.58, to advance to Friday's quarterfinal round (14th overall). Junior Joy Eaton was fourth in heat five (54.61) and 30th overall.

Senior Krishna Curry finished fourth in heat one of the 800m, running 2:07.95. She was 20th overall and advances to Friday's quarterfinal round.

Junior Shannon Murakami finished ninth in heat one of the 1500m and 30th overall, running 4:27.21. Junior Yasmin Woodruff placed 34th in the 100m with a time of 11.95 (6th in heat two). In the 10,000m, junior Kelcie Wiemann finished 41st in a time of 37:30.07.

Competition continues on Friday in Austin as six Bruins will be in action - Danielle Watson (long jump), Lindsay Rowe (100m hurdles), McLaughlin (400m), Curry (800m) and Thompson (400m hurdles).

Live Stats


EVENT INFORMATION
UCLA Health Sponsor - Event Information
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
BRUINS ON PAC-12 NETWORKS