May 5, 2012
Alexis Walker highlighted the women's track and field team on Saturday at the Oxy Invitational in Eagle Rock as the sophomore won the high jump with a season-best clearance of 5-10.50. Walker's clearance moves her into a tie for 26th in the NCAA this season.
Also in the high jump, freshman Zibby Boyer cleared a season-high of 5-6 to tie for fourth overall.
In the pole vault, junior Allison Koressel tied for second with a clearance of 12-8.25. Redshirt freshman Michelle Urabe tied for third with junior Liz Goodrich as Urabe cleared a lifetime-best of 12-4.50. Freshman Elena Clarke and junior Karlye Marshall tied for 10th with clearances of 11-4.50.
On the track, several Bruins posted season or lifetime-best performances. In the high hurdles, frosh Katherine Salcido equaled her lifetime-best of 14.08 to finish ninth overall. Junior Sarah Toberty ran a lifetime-best of 4:28.04 in the 1500m to finish fifth overall. Freshman Bronte Golick was the top Bruin finisher in the 5000m, placing 13th with a lifetime-best of 17:14.74. In the 800m, sophomore Paisley Pettway was ninth in a time of 2:09.00, while junior Danielle Low ran a lifetime-best of 2:09.37 for 10th overall.
The Bruins now shift their focus to the post-season as the team will head to Oregon next weekend (May 12-13) to compete in the inaugural Pac-12 Championship.