Storm & Price Earn All-American Honors at NCAA Championships
June 7, 2012
Ida Storm and Kylie Price each earned first-team All-American honors on day two of the NCAA Championships in Des Moines, IA with Storm finishing fifth in the hammer and Price placing seventh in the long jump.
Storm started off the competition with a foul after the hammer hit the ring during her turns. She shook off the first throw foul with a solid mark of 210-4 in the second round to move into third-place in flight one. Storm then improved to 215-6 on her final throw to move into second-place.
She opened up the finals with a foul and then posted a mark of 207-3 in the fifth round as she stood in fifth overall heading into the final throw. Her final attempt went for a distance of 207-11 and she would end the competition fifth overall to earn first-team All-America honors. Storm is the first Bruin woman since Jessica Cosby in 2005 to finish in a scoring position at NCAAs in the hammer.
Storm is now a four-time All-American, earning two first-team honors this season (hammer, indoor weight) and double second-team honors in 2011 (hammer, indoor weight).
Price opened up her long jump competition with a mark of 20-1.75 and stood in third after the first round. She then had a foul in the second round and dropped to fourth overall. Price then moved into third with a lifetime-best jump of 21-1.25, improving upon her previous career-best of 21-00.50.
In the finals, Price opened up with two consecutive fouls after she had difficulties getting her foot on the board. Her final jump went for a distance of 20-7 and she would finish the competition in seventh-place to earn first-team All-American honors. She becomes the first Bruin woman since Rhonda Watkins in 2009 to score in the long jump. She was also the highest-placing freshman in the competition.
The 4x400m relay team of Ally Courtnall, Breyonna Hunter, Katie Reid and Tatum Souza were running out of lane eight in heat two. Courtnall held a slight lead in the first leg, but fell back when she handed off to Hunter as the Bruins were running in eighth. Reid took the baton next and the Bruins continued to run in eighth. Souza ran the final leg for the Bruins as the foursome finished seventh in heat two with a time of 3:39.74 and were 21st overall. The four women earn honorable mention All-America honors.
Turquoise Thompson, the regular anchor leg for the 4x400m relay, was held out to preserve her legs for Friday's intermediate hurdles final.
Thompson will be the sole competitor for the Bruins on Friday when she runs for the NCAA title in the 400m hurdles.
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