May 3, 2003
Jeanette Bolden's UCLA women's track & field team on Saturday hosted the UCLA Invitational at Drake Stadium. It was UCLA's final home meet of the 2003 outdoor collegiate season.
The UCLA women were led by sophomore Monique Henderson (San Diego/Morse HS) and junior Lena Nilsson (Vallentuna, Sweden). Henderson won the 200m (23.94) and anchored UCLA's winning 4 X 400m relay (3:35.16, season-best, National Regional Qualifier). Nilsson, a three-time NCAA champion for the Bruins, won the 800m (2:05.35, season-best, NRQ) and also ran the 1200m (3:19.8 split) on UCLA's distance medley relay (11:29.64).
Bruin winners on the track:
100m - junior Hasani Roseby (Las Vegas, NV/Monterey, CA HS), 11.95.
200m - Henderson, 23.94.
400m - sophomore T'Carra Penick (Oakland/Berkeley), 54.94 (personal-best,
800m - Nilsson, 2:05.35 (season-best, NRQ). Nilsson, the school record-holder (2:03.73) in this event, led a Bruin one-through-four sweep.
1500m - freshman Emily Haigh (Santa Ana/Foothill), 4:44.20.
4 X 400m relay - junior Adia McKinnon (Flossmoor, IL/Homewood-Flossmoor), senior Ysanne Williams (Albany, NY HS), junior Sheena Johnson (Stafford, VA/Garfield HS) and Henderson, ran a 3:35.16 (season-best, NTQ).
Bruin winners in the field:
PV- freshman Chelsea Johnson (Atascadero HS), 13-3.75.
DT - senior Chaniqua Ross (Elk Grove/Laguna Creek), 182-10. Ross, the 2002 NCAA Outdoor discus champion, led a Bruin one-through-three sweep.
JT - junior Karina Powell (Visalia/Mt. Whitney), 141-5.
HT - junior Cari Soong (Riverside North), 204-7.50.
Other top Bruin performances were turned in by:
Johnson placed second in the 100m hurdles (13.28, personal-best, No. 7 in school history, NRQ). The race was won by Bruin great Joanna Hayes (13.01), who also won the 400m hurdles (56.97).
sophomore Jessica Cosby, the defending NCAA Outdoor shot put champion, placed second in the event, 54-1.75. Bruin great Seilala Sua won the shot put (56-3.25). Cosby was also second in the hammer throw (188-1).
-senior Karen Bewley (Atascadero HS) placed second in the pole vault (12-6, ties personal-outdoor best, NRQ).
Bruin great Darnesha Montgomery (as UCLA senior Darnesha Griffith, she won the 2002 NCAA Indoor and Outdoor high jump crowns) won the high jump (5-8.75).