June 3, 2012
Ida Storm and Alec Faldermeyer highlighted the track and field teams on Saturday at the Jim Bush Invite at Drake Stadium. Both Bruin sophomores were the top collegiate finishers in their respective hammer event.
Storm notched a lifetime-best in the event, improving by nearly a foot on her previous best of 217-6 with a throw of 218-1 to finish fourth overall. Faldermeyer was third overall with a best mark of 215-5. Both will next head to Des Moines, IA for the NCAA Championships June 6-9.
In the women's pole vault, Allison Koressel finished second with a clearance of 12-9.50, while in the men's vault, Scott Cook tied for third (15-3), David Thomas was sixth (14-9) and Marcus Nilson was eighth (13-9.25). Nilsson will compete in the decathlon at NCAAs this coming week,
In the 1500m, Katja Goldring was fourth with a lifetime-best of 4:35.57. Annie Mooney finished eighth (4:39.27), Merissa Kado was 10th (4:41.47) and Bronte Golick was 11th (4:45.03). Kado and Golick's times were lifetime-bests. In the men's 1500m, Alec Govi ran a lifetime-best of 3:47.70 to finish seventh overall.