Reynolds Wins University/Open Women's Shot Put
In the 100m dash, the Bruins went one-two - with redshirt freshman Renee Williams winning the event with a time of 12.41 (0.2w) and senior Candice Baucham placing second (12.58, 0.2w). Sophomore Shannon Lewis was fourth (13.12, 0.2w), while UCLA junior Julia Pitts placed second in the 400m (UCLA best 58.45).
One of the top female high school hurdlers in the country and Bruin recruit Nicole Leach (a senior at West Philadelphia, PA Catholic HS) turned in an impressive performance in the 400m hurdles, winning the event in a time of 59.31.
On Friday evening, the Bruin distance runners participated in a distance carnival. In the 800m (heat one), sophomore Jenna Timinisky placed fifth (2:11.37, season opener); in the 1500m (heat two), freshman Monika Rothenburger finished third (4:40.42, personal-best); in the 3000m invitational, freshman Claire Rethmeier placed fourth (10:00.91, personal-best) and in the 5000m invitational, junior Sarah West finished first (17:29.37, personal-best).
Other women's winners on the track included - 200m (Hawaii's Tasha Monroe, 24.72, -0.3w), 400m (UC Davis' Seante Baker, 57.64) and 100m hurdles (Illinois' Kristina Jones, 14.60, 2.0w),
In the field, Bruin junior Briona Reynolds won the University/Open shot put with a Regional qualifying and season-best mark of 170-6 (her previous season-best was 151-3). The second (Hawaii's Novelle Murray, 168-2) and third-place (UC Davis' Kim Gleeson, 155-7) finishers also recorded Regional qualifying marks. In the women's invitational javelin, France's Eunice Barber, a former world champion in the heptathlon, won with a throw of 144-3. In the long jump, UCLA freshman Leslie Rychel finished second (UCLA best 18-7, 1.8w).
In the women's pole vault, UCLA placed third and fourth, with freshman Ingrid Kantola placing third (12-1.50, equals lifetime-best) and freshman Elizabeth Woepse was fourth (12-1.50, season-best). The winner of the vault was BYU's Mandy Kelly (12-9.50, Regional qualifier). In the high jump, Pt. Loma Nazarene's Heike Siener won with a leap of 5-7.75.
Other women's winners in the field included - long jump (UC San Diego's Elisa Holiday, 18-9.25, 2.7w) and shot put (Hawaii's Meghan Weaver, 45-8).
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