Henderson and Saye Post Individual Wins on Saturday at RJ/JJK Invitational
April 9, 2005
Bruin senior Monique Henderson, who last summer at the Olympic Games in Athens won a gold medal on the U.S. 4x400m relay, captured first place in both sprint races - winning the 100m (11.54, -0.4w, personal-best, Regional qualifier) and 200m (23.05, 1.3w, Regional qualifier). UCLA freshman DeShanta Harris placed second (13.81, 0.7w) in the 100m hurdles, a personal-best and Regional qualifier.
UCLA senior Lara Saye increased her collegiate lead in the discus, by winning the event (187-1), a personal-best, Regional qualifier and No. 9 in school history. Bruin great Seilala Sua (Nike) placed second (183-9). Saye was also fifth (48-9.50) in the shot put.
In the pole vault, Bruin junior Chelsea Johnson, the 2004 NCAA Outdoor champion and collegiate outdoor record-holder (15-0), is back at full strength after recovering from a hamstring injury, and placed second (13-9.25, outdoor season-best, Regional qualifier). Bruin great Tracy O'Hara (No Limit), who won three NCAA titles during her Bruin career, placed first (14-1.25).
In the long jump, senior Dana Bethel finished third (19-4.75, 3.3w, season wind-aided best). The event was won by BYU's Amy Menlove 21-0 (2.6w). Menlove also won the 100m hurdles (13.61, 0.7).
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