UCLA's Nastassja Hall Rallies to Win Cal Heptathlon

April 14, 2005

AZUSA, Calif. - UCLA sophomore Nastassja Hall clocked a personal-best 2:17.92 in the 800 meters to rally from behind and win the California Invitational Heptathlon with a personal-best and NCAA provisional qualifying tally of 5,191 points during the second day of competition at Azusa Pacific University.

Hall, who never led the competition until the seventh and final event, put herself in position to win the heptathlon with a monster 27-foot PR in the javelin (103' 8") to move to within 91 points of 6-event leader, Katie Lloyd, a Colorado State sophomore. In the 800, Hall grabbed the early lead and never relinquished it, beating the rest of the field by at least 5 seconds. Lloyd, the first day leader with 3,102, clocked a PR of 2:29.46 in the 800, but couldn't stay within reach of Hall to hang on for the victory. Nonetheless, she finished with another PR of 5,130 points to also provisionally qualify for the upcoming 2005 NCAA Outdoor Championships.

Hall entered today's three-event competition (long jump/javelin/800m) in second-place, behind Lloyd, with 3,049 points.

Oklahoma State freshman Tihana Sarac, who opened the day in fourth place, finished third with 4,960 points, breaking her own Croatian record of 4,652.

Results from the California Invitational Decathlon and Mt. SAC Relays Heptathlon/Decathlon will be available later today at www.apu.edu/athletics.


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Flagstaff, AZ
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Friday, Jan 22
vs. DeLoss Dodds ...
Manhattan, KS
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Manhattan, KS
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Fayetteville, AR
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Fayetteville, AR
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Lincoln, NE
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Saturday, Feb 06
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Lincoln, NE
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Seattle, WA
Saturday, Feb 13 - All Day PST
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Seattle, WA
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Notre Dame, IN
Friday, Feb 26 - TBA PST
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Seattle, WA
Saturday, Feb 27 - TBA PST
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Seattle, WA
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Fullerton, CA
Friday, Mar 11 - TBA PST
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Birmingham, AL
Saturday, Mar 12 - TBA PST
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Birmingham, AL
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Los Angeles, CA
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Los Angeles, CA
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Norwalk, CA
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Norwalk, CA
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Norwalk, CA
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Los Angeles, CA
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San Diego, CA
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San Diego, CA
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Los Angeles, CA
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Seattle, WA
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Eagle Rock, CA
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Seattle, WA
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