Boldizsar Kocsor Wins Third Pac-10 Hammer Crown
May 16, 2009
Senior Boldizsar Kocsor capped off his conference career with a win on Saturday at the Pac-10 Championships in Eugene, OR as he won his third and final hammer crown. Kocsor took the lead on his first throw of the competition and never looked back as he posted a season-best 219-7 to win his third conference title.
Kocsor won the 2008 and 2006 Pac-10 hammer crowns and was fourth in 2007.
Freshman Nelson Rosario had a big day in the long jump as he posted a big lifetime-best of 25-0 to finish third overall. Rosario came into the meet with a season-best mark of 24-2.50 and a lifetime-best of 24-8.50. Sophomore Taylor Hobson recovered from what looked like a knee injury on his first jump to finish seventh overall with a mark of 24-3.50.
Sophomore Dylan Knight picked up three points for the Bruins as he finished sixth in the steeple with a time of 9:05.53. Junior Marco Anzures finished in the eighth and final scoring position, running 9:09.05.
Sophomore Johnny Quinn cleared a lifetime-best 17-7 in the pole vault to finish third overall, picking up six points from the Bruins. That mark ranks eighth in the NCAA this season. Senior Dustin DeLeo added four more points to the team score with his fifth-place clearance of 17-5 (equals season-best), while sophomore Greg Woepse picked up two points with his seventh-place clearance of 17-00.75. Sophomore Casey DiCesare and senior Bobby Talley tied for 13th with equal marks of 16-00.75.
Senior Drew Shackleton picked up some points in the 10,000m as he finished sixth in a time of 29:42.49. His twin brother Drew placed ninth in a time of 30:13.85.
The 4x100m relay team of freshman Jamal Alston and Karlton Rolle and juniors Stan Griffin and Brandon Smith posted the fastest time of the day as they won heat one in a time of 39.99 and advance to Sunday's final as the top seed.
Alston then ran a lifetime-best wind-aided (+3.2) 10.47 in the 100m to advance to the final on Sunday. He was sixth overall and fourth in his heat.
In heat one of the 200m, Smith was third with a lifetime-best 21.14 and Rolle was fourth (21.39).Griffin finished fourth in heat two (21.35, season-best). Smith finished fifth overall to advance to Sunday's final. Griffin missed the final by one spot as he was ninth overall. Rolle was 11th overall.
Junior Marlon Patterson finished eighth in heat two and 16th overall in the 1500m (3:50.18), and does not advance to Sunday's final. In the 400m, senior Elijah Wells finished third in heat two and 10th overall in a time of 47.89.
100m - 6. Jamal Alston, 10.47 (w+3.2)
400m - 10. Elijah Wells, 47.89
1500m - 16. Marlon Patterson (3:50.18)
110mH - no entries
400mH - no entries
4x100m - 1. Alston, Rolle, Griffin, Smith (39.99)
Pole Vault - 3. Johnny Quinn, 17-7/5.36m (lifetime-best); Dustin DeLeo, 5th, 17-5/5.31m; 7. Greg Woepse, 17-00.75/5.20m; 13. Casey DiCesare, 16-00.75/4.90m; 13. Bobby Talley, 16-00.75/4.90m; Trent Perez, NH
Hammer - 1. Boldizsar Kocsor, 219-7/66.92m
Javelin - no entries
Team Scores (after 7 scored events)
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