Lady Vols Edge Out Bruin Women In Track & Field Action

April 2, 2011

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The Tennessee Lady Vols edged out the Bruin women 82-81 in dual meet track and field action on Saturday afternoon in Drake Stadium. It was a back-and-forth battle all day long between the two programs, but the Lady Vols eeked out the win in the second-to-last event of the day, the 3000m.

The Bruins got off to a strong start behind freshman Ida Storm's big performance in the hammer. The Swede won the event with a new lifetime-best throw of 204-2, bettering her previous best of 197-4, which she threw at Stanford March 23rd. She won the event by over 30 feet and her mark moved her to No. 4 all-time in UCLA history.

Storm was also the top finisher for the Bruins in the shot put (41-3.75) and discus (129-9), two events in which she had never competed in before today.

Junior Ke'Nyia Richardson posted a win in the triple jump as she had a mark of 38-1.25. She also placed second in the long with a jump of 18-9.75. Freshman Alexis Walker led a Bruin sweep in the high jump as she won with a clearance of 5-5.25. Sophomore Mariah Gibson was second (5-5.25) and senior Ashley Baucham was third (5-1.25).

Sophomore Allison Koressel had a big day in the pole vault as she cleared a lifetime-best of 13-5.25 to win. That moves her into the UCLA all-time top-10 at the No. 9 spot and into the top-10 in the NCAA this season. She also broke the meet record in the event. Junior Tori Anthony was second with a season-best mark of 13-1.50, while sophomore Liz Goodrich was third with a clearance of 12-1.50.

The 4x100m relay team of Lindsay Rowe, Nijah Nelms, Yasmin Woodruff and Joy Eaton ran a season-best of 45.36 to finish second overall. Rowe had a nice season-opening run in the 100m hurdles as she ran 13.34 to win. Woodruff won the 100m with a time of 11.81, while Nelms was second in a time of 11.96. Eaton won the 400m with a lifetime-best run of 53.58, a time which should rank in the top-15 in the NCAA this season.

It was a Bruin sweep in the steeplechase as freshmen Rachel Butler (11:37.01), Elle Sanders (12:02.35) and Kristina Rivera (12:49.57) finished first, second and third, respectively.

Senior Ashlea McLaughlin was second in the 800m, running 2:09.45. Freshman Paisley Pettway was second with a season-best time of 2:10.15.

Sophomore Turquoise Thompson opened up in the 400m hurdles with a lifetime-best run of 56.73 for second-place. That mark moves her to No. 9 in UCLA history and No. 2 in the NCAA this season.

In the 3000m, senior Shannon Murakami led the way as she won by over 20 seconds. Her time of 9:45.29 was a lifetime-best and a new meet record.

The 4x400m relay team of Rowe, Eaton, McLaughlin and Thompson capped off the meet with a win and new meet record as they ran 3:39.42.

The Bruins will continue their homestand next weekend when they host the Rafer Johnson/Jackie Joyner Kersee Invitational April 7-9.


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
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