June 20, 2003
Here are the UCLA results, of present and past Bruin athletes, after the first day (Thursday, June 19) of competition at the 2003 USA Outdoor/Junior Track & Field Championships held at Stanford. The meet concludes on Sunday. Weekend results can be obtained at www.usatf.org.
The top three finishers in each final event at the 2003 USA Outdoor Championships qualify for Team USA at the 2003 IAAF World Outdoor T & F Championships, Aug. 23-31 in Paris (provided they have met IAAF standards). The Junior meet will serve as the Team USA selection competition for the 2003 Pan Am Junior Championships, July 18-20 in Bridgetown, Barbados. The top two finishers in each event at the U. S. Junior Championships will be eligible for the selection pool for the Pan Am meet in Barbados.
The USA Outdoor/Junior T & F Championships will be telecast live from 1-3 p.m. PT on NBC Saturday (June 21) and live from 1-2:30 p.m. PT on Sunday (June 22) on ESPN2.
-400m (1st round) - junior Monique Henderson, who this spring won this
event at the Regional meet and placed seventh at the 2003 NCAA Outdoor, finished fourth (53.69, 12th best overall mark) in heat three and advances to Friday's semis.
-Discus (final) - senior Chaniqua Ross, who won this event at the 2002
NCAA Outdoor fouled on all three attempts.
-Hammer (final) - junior Cari Soong had a mark of 200-1 and placed 10th. This spring Soong won this event at the Pac-10 and Regional meets, placed fifth at the NCAA Outdoor and set the school hammer throw record (216-3, No. 2 in Pac-10 history).
-100m (1st round) - Gail Devers, a two-time Olympic gold medal winner in this event, won heat one (11.15, second best overall time) and she advances to Friday's semis.
-400m hurdles (1st round) - Joanne Hayes, who won the 400m hurdles at the 1999 NCAA Outdoor, placed first in heat one (55.83, best time of the day) and advanced to Friday's semis.
-Discus (final) - Suzy Powell, the current American record holder, placed second (205-4) and Seilala Sua, who won seven NCAA titles during her Bruin career and is a four-time U. S. champion in this event, was third (196-10).
-Heptathlon (day one) - after four events, Shelia Burrell, the 1999/2002 U. S. champion, is in second-place (3,560). The event concludes on Friday.