May 13, 2011
Competing in her first Pac-10 Championships, freshman Ida Storm showed no nerves as she notched a lifetime-best throw in the hammer to finish second overall and pick up eight points towards the team race on Friday in Tucson, AZ. The Bruins stand in eighth with 16.50 points, while Arizona leads with 70.
Storm, who came into the meet with a lifetime-best of 206-0, upped her PR to 209-0 as she finished second overall. That mark keeps her at the No. 5 spot on the UCLA all-time top-10 list and keeps her in the top-10 in the NCAA.
Senior Shannon Murakami finished seventh in the 10,000m to score 2 points for the Bruins. She ran 36:40.70 in her first ever 10k race on the track.
Sophomore Turquoise Thompson posted the fastest 400m hurdle time of the day as she won heat one in a time of 56.58 to advance to Saturday's final where she will look to defend her 2010 Pac-10 crown. Also in the 400m hurdles, freshmen Kimmie Conner (1:03.06/season-best) and Tatum Souza (1:05.73) finished 17th and 20th, respectively, and do not advance to the final. Conner also placed 15th in the javelin with a throw of 115-6.
Senior Lindsay Rowe advances to Saturday's final of the 100m hurdles as she will also look to defend her 2010 Pac-10 crown. She posted the seventh-fastest time of the day, running 13.42. Souza finished 18th in a lifetime-best of 14.62.
In the 100m, junior Yasmin Woodruff was the top finisher as she placed 18th in a time of 11.87. In the 200m, junior Nijah Nelms placed 21st in a time of 25.19. Sophomore Allie Lopez was the top finisher in the 1500m as she was 17th in a time of 4:41.76. In the long jump, senior Dayna Hill placed 17th with a mark of 17-5.50.
200m - 21. Nijah Nelms (25.19)
800m - 13. Tiffany LaMar (2:14.00)
Steeple - 16. Rachel Butler (11:53.06)
Long Jump - 17. Dayna Hill (17-5.50/5.32m)
Shot Put - no entries
Hammer - 2. Ida Storm (209-0/63.72m)
Javelin - 15. Kimmie Conner (115-6/35.21m)
Team Scores (through 8 scored events)
1. Arizona, 70
2. Arizona State, 53
3. Oregon, 49.50
4. Stanford, 48
5. USC, 24
6. Washington State, 23
7. California, 17
8. UCLA, 16.50
9. Washington, 11