June 12, 2003
Complete Updated Results
Sacramento, CA - Second day UCLA track & field results from the 2003 NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships, held at Sacramento State's Hornet Stadium in the A.G. Spanos Sports Complex. Jeanette Bolden's Bruin women are ranked No. 3 in the nation.
Pole Vault (qualifying) - freshman Chelsea Johnson, who entered this meet with the No. 10 mark (13-6.25), qualified for Saturday's final. In flight one, her mark of 13-1.50 advanced to Saturday. An at-large selection to the NCAA Outdoor, Johnson was sixth at the Regional meet and second at the Pac-10.
High Jump (qualifying) - freshman Sheena Gordon, who is also competing today in triple jump qualifying, did not advance to Saturday's high jump final. In flight two, she tied for sixth (5-8.75) and 13 athletes who jumped 5-10.50 advanced to Saturday. At the West Regional, Gordon tied for second and was third at the Pac-10 meet in the high jump.
Hammer (qualifying) - Junior Cari Soong, who won this event at the Regional and Pac-10 meets and is the school record holder (216-3), competed in flight three, placing third (203-10). It was the seventh-best mark and she advances to Saturday's final.
Triple Jump (qualifying) - Sophomore Candice Baucham, who won this event at both the Regional and Pac-10 meets, competed in flight three and placed seventh (39-10.50 on her third jump, her first two jumps were fouls) and she did not advance to Saturday's final. Freshman Sheena Gordon, competing in flight one, was fifth (41-7.00w, +5.1) and also did not advance.
Shot Put (qualifying) - Jessica Cosby, the defending champion in this event, competed in flight three and her mark of 51-9.75 did not advance to Saturday's final. Sophomore Briona Reynolds, fifth in this event at the Regionals and fourth at the Pac-10, was in flight two and her mark of 52-0 did advance to Saturday's final.
100m Hurdles (semis) - Junior Sheena Johnson, who won the event at the Pac-10 and is also in today's 400m hurdles qualifying, placed fifth (13.24) in heat two and advances to Saturday's final. Freshman Dawn Harper, who placed fourth at the Regional and second at the Pac-10, placed eighth (13.66) in heat one and did not advance to Saturday.
400m (prelims) - Sophomore Monique Henderson, a four-time All-American who won this event at the Regional meet, placed second in heat one (51.96, season-best) and advanced to Friday' semis. Junior Adia McKinnon, third in the event at the Regional and fifth at the Pac-10, placed sixth in heat three (54.07) and did not advance.
400m Hurdles (semis) - Johnson, who earlier in the day qualified for Saturday's 100m hurdle final, won heat two (55.79, season-best) and advanced to Friday's final. Johnson won this event at the Regionals and is the three-time defending Pac-10 champion. Senior Ysanne Williams placed fifth (57.27, personal-best, No. 8 in school history) in heat one and also advanced to Friday.
1,500m (prelims) - Junior Lena Nilsson, the defending champion in this event, ran in heat one and placed second (4:11.27, third-best mark) and advanced to Saturday's final. Nilsson won both the 800m/1500m this spring at the Regional and Pac-10 meets. On Saturday, Nilsson, the school record-holder in the 800m/1500m, will be going after her fourth NCAA Championship (2003 Indoor 800m/2002 Outdoor 1500m/2002 Indoor DMR).
4x400m (prelims) - UCLA's relay of sophomore Sani Roseby, junior Adia McKinnon, freshman Dawn Harper and sophomore T'Carra Penick, ran in heat four and placed fourth (3:37.97). The Bruins did not qualify for Saturday's final. Three alternates (Roseby, Harper and Penick) ran on the relay, because three of UCLA's primary relay participants - junior Sheena Johnson (100m hurdles/400m hurdles), senior Ysanne Williams (400m hurdles) and sophomore Monique Henderson (400m) are all in event finals (McKinnon is also a primary relay participant). Had the relay qualified for Saturday's final, Johnson, Williams and Henderson could have run in the final.