Monday, January 31, 2011

USA Cross Country Championships

A warm welcome from United States Track and Field to all athletes, media, sponsors and fans
of the USA Cross Country Championships – America’s premier Cross Country running
event. The 2011 USA Cross Country Championships will be contested on February 5,
2011in San Diego, California and these championships will be hosted by the San Diego-Imperial
Association of USA Track & Field. Participating athletes will be vying not only for national
championship titles in the junior, senior and master’s categories, but also for positions on the US
team that will compete at the 2011 IAAF World Cross Country Championships in Punta Umbra,
Spain. Preceding this great competition will be a community race in which local runners will have
the opportunity to compete on the same course as the Championship race.
The attention of this nation will be focused on San Diego as our top American distance runners test
their potential for National glory. A new generation of heroes and heroines will arise in preparation
for the 2011 World Championships. To witness their achievements at this year’s National Cross
Country championships reminds us that it takes each and every one of us to help make their
dreams come true. San Diego can be proud of its contribution to USA Cross Country and it is this
outstanding effort and support that brings America’s best distance athletes closer to their dreams.
We also salute the many people who have given so generously of their time, talents and material
resources to make this prestigious event a success. On behalf of San Diego-Imperial Association of
USA Track & Field we salute you and send very best wishes for very memorable championships
in San Diego.
Paul Greer and Thom Hunt
2011 USA Cross Country Championships Event Directors
Welcome Coat Publications photos
Jordan Hasay (1026) wins 2008 Jr. Women’s 6K as fans pack course.
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Saturday, February 5, 2011
9:00 a.m. Road Runner Sports Community 4 km
9:45 Masters Women’s 8 km
10:45 Masters Men’s 8 km
11:45 Junior Women’s 6 km
12:30 p.m. Junior Men’s 8 km
1:15 Open Women’s 8 km
2:00 Open Men’s 12 km
Mission Bay
Tecolote Shores
By Paul Merca, USATF
Olympic bronze medalist in 2008 and American record
holder in the 10,000 meter run, Shalane Flanagan of Portland, Oregon, headlines the field for this year’s USA Cross Country Championships at Mission
Bay Park in San Diego.
Flanagan, who won two USA cross country titles over the now-discontinued 4k race, along with championships in 2008 here and in Spokane last year, will shoot for her third national 8k title Saturday.
Flanagan, whose 12th place finish at the IAAF World Cross Country Championships last year in Bydgoszcz, Poland led Team USA to a third place team finish and a spot on the podium, will face Emily Brown of Minneapolis, the 2009 USA cross country champion;
Molly Huddle from Providence,
Rhode Island, the newly minted American record holder in the 5000m (14:44.76 in Brussels on August 27); Magdalena Lewy Boulet of Oakland, the number 1 ranked US marathoner, according
to Track & Field News; and, Boulder’s Renee Metivier Baillie.
Brown, Huddle, and Metivier Baillie were key factors in Team USA’s successful climb to a podium
finish last year.
Add to the mix Kara Goucher, the bronze medalist in the 10000m at the 2007 world track & field championships
in Osaka, who is coming back to big-time competition after giving birth in September.
In addition, 2008 Olympian in the marathon Blake Russell from Pacific Grove, CA., and five-time
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Flanagan returns for another run at greatness
USA cross country team member Kathy Newberry from Ann Arbor, MI. are threats to earn one of the six spots on the plane to Punta Umbria,
Spain for next month’s world cross country championships.
Newcomers to watch include former Iowa State standout Lisa Koll from Portland, who won both the 5000 and 10000 meter runs at the NCAA track & field championships
last spring, and was a finalist for the 2010 Bowerman Award, college track & field’s equivalent of the Heisman Trophy;
and Meghan Armstrong of Minneapolis, a former All-American
from the University of Iowa.
In the women’s junior race, all eyes will squarely be on Cornwall Central High (Cornwall-on-Hudson,
NY) senior Aisling Cuffe, who returns to San Diego two months after destroying the field at the Foot Locker National Cross Country Championships at Balboa Park.
At the fabled Balboa Park course, Cuffe, who plans to attend
Stanford University this fall, clocked the sixth fastest time, running
16:52 for the 5k distance.
The University of Washington’s Katie Flood, who won the 2009 Nike Cross Nationals race and was the Pac-10 cross country newcomer
of the year in 2010, will perhaps be Cuffe’s main challenger.
Among Cuffe’s chief competitors
include Syracuse University freshmen Julie Jablonski from Pennington, New Jersey, and Ashley
Smolinka from Hillsborough, NJ; and UCLA freshmen Amber Murukami and Caitlin Schmitt. University of Washington freshmen
Chelsea Orr, Mackenzie Carter, and Liberty Miller will also be in the mix.
Coat Publications photos
Watch for Aisling Cuffe in junior race (left), Shalane Flanagan in Open.
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By Paul Merca, USATF
The men’s race at the 2011 USA Track & Field Cross Country National Championships
may be one of the most wide open races in recent memory, as there are no clear cut favorites.
Three-time U.S. Olympian Abdi Abdirahman from Tuscon returns to the cross country wars after last running in the national championships in 2004 in Indianapolis.
Also entered is the runner-
up in the 2008 Championship here, Olympian Jorge Torres of Boulder.
Abdirahman, known affectionately
to running fans as the “Black Cactus,” was part of the USA men’s squad that last finished
on the podium ten years ago in Oostende, Belgium.
Meanwhile, Torres will be hoping to move up one spot from his runner-
up finish here in 2008 to Dathan Ritzenhein. Torres used his 35:29 in the Open Men’s 12K in 2008 to spark him to an Olympic berth in the 10,000 meters at Beijing.
They will be challenged for spots in the top six that earn a trip to Punta Umbria, Spain by past national
team members Scott Bauhs and Jonathan Pierce of Mammoth Lakes, California; Ryan Vail of Stillwater, Oklahoma; Jason Hartmann
of Boulder; Bobby Mack from Raleigh, North Carolina; and, Ed Moran of Williamsburg, Virginia, who was second in the 10000 at last year’s USA championships
in Des Moines, Iowa.
Others to watch include Brian Olinger of Columbus, Ohio, one of America’s top steeplechasers,
Men’s race shapes up as wide-open scramble
and Georgetown graduate Andrew
Bumbalough, who competed for Team USA at the 2006 IAAF Cross Country Championships in the junior 8k race. Bumbalough finished third in last year’s USA Championships in Des Moines in the 5000 meter run.
Ammar Moussa of Arcadia High School is perhaps the one to watch in the men’s junior 8k race. Recently named the Gatorade High School cross country runner of the year in California, Moussa led his school to the Nike Cross Nationals
title in December, and won his second USA Junior Olympics national
cross country title.
Moussa is aiming for his second
straight USA junior team, as he finished sixth in Spokane last year, running 24:28. Moussa finished
66th in the 2010 junior world championships, running 25:00.
Among Moussa’s key competitors
are high school senior Craig Lutz of Marcus HS in Flower Mound, Texas. Lutz won the 2009 Nike Cross Nationals individual race, and finished third in December,
one spot ahead of Moussa.
Athletes from NCAA champion Oklahoma State University, Syracuse
University, and North Carolina
State may play key roles in who gets the spots to Punta Umbria for the world championships in March and the NACAC championships in Tobago in two weeks, as those schools have successfully placed runners on the junior national team in recent years.
Three-time U.S. Olympian Abdi Abdirahman (No. 12 at left) heads the Men’s Open race. The Juniors feature a talented field that includes Ammar Moussa (below) of Arcadia High, the California cross country runner of the year.
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Behind every great runner is a great coach. And San Diego is fortunate to have some of the best coaches in the world here for the 2011 Coaches Forum and the USA Track & Field’s 2011 USA Cross Country National Championships.
Presented by Infinite Running on Friday, Feb. 4, 2011 at 6 p.m. at the Hilton San Diego Resort & Spa, the 2011 Coaches Forum brought together
several noted coaches who have played major roles in re-establishing the U.S. as a distance running power. Featured coaches included:
Bob Larsen - The legendary UCLA coach who lead the Bruins to 2 NCAA Outdoor Track and Field titles. He was four-time NCAA Coach of the Year (track and field - 1987-88-95; cross country - 1980). Currently, he is coaching the 2009 New York City Marathon Champion
Meb Keflezighi.
Terrence Mahon - A former Villanova stand-out, Terrence Mahon
is currently one of the coaches for the highly successful Mammoth Track Club. He has coached many top American athletes including his wife, Jen Rhines. Mahon’s coaching
style is continually influenced
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by many top coaches including Joe Vigil, Bob Larsen, Matt Centrowitz and Bill Dellinger. He is regarded as one of the top coaches of elite runners in the United States.
Darren De Reuck – De Reuck brings over 20 years of coaching experience to this forum. He currently
holds USATF Level 1 and 2 coaching certifications and is the coach for the Running Republic of Boulder. De Reuck coaches his wife, multi-champion Colleen De Reuck, and was recently nominated to serve on the USATF Women’s National LDR Committee.
Dave Murray - Dave graduated
from Arizona in 1965 and then began his coaching career in 1967 with the Wildcats that spanned an amazing 35 years. In 1984 he was named the NCAA Cross Country Coach of the Year. He was also named the PAC 10 Cross Country Coach of the Year an impressive 7 times and was inducted into the US Track and Field/Cross Country Coaches Association Hall of Fame in 2009. Murray has been honored by being nominated as a member of the prestigious University of Arizona
Hall of Fame in 2009. “Coach” has guided many outstanding distance
runners including San Diegans
Ed Mendoza, Terry Cotton, Thom Hunt and Marc Davis.
Dixon Farmer (MC) - Former NCAA 440 hurdles champion and Southern California coaching legend
Dixon Farmer emceed the forum.
Farmer was a top level coach and Athletic Director at Occidental
College and brings decades of coaching experience to this panel.
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Behind every great runner is a great coach
From left: Bob Larsen, Terrence Mahon, Darren De Reuck, and Dave Murray, with Dixon Farmer (below).
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An Olympic year. Two dominating and deserving Open champions. Seven races under the bright blue San Diego sky at beautiful Mission Bay. A spirited crowd in the thousands cheering every step.
Those were among the sights and memories of the 2008 USA Cross Country Championships. Reprised on the same Mission Bay course three years later, the 2011 Championships
will feature many of the same ingredients, including one of the 2008 champions who could well repeat her victory,
but will be hard-pressed to duplicate her dominance.
Shalane Flanagan didn’t just win the 2008 Open Women’s
8K. She all but turned it into two races. Flanagan raced home unchallenged in 25:26. The next runner did not finish until 70 seconds later. It was a sign of things to come for Flanagan, who would go on to win the 10,000-meter bronze medal at the 2008 Beijing Olympics.
For the men, Dathan Ritzenhein was almost as impressive.
He won the 12K in 35:03, some 26 seconds ahead ahead of runner-up Jorge Torres. Then, both he and heralded
countryman Ryan Hall, who finished fifth here, would go on to top 10 performances in the heat of the 2008 Olympic Men’s Marathon in Beijing.
This year’s races will serve as the trials race to select the Team USA squad for the 2011 IAAF World Cross Country
Championships in Punta Umbria, Spain on March 20. It also will qualify teams for the North America, Central American, & Caribbean (NACAC) Cross Country Championships,
in Tobago on February 19. And, coming a year before 2012, it will serve as an early sign of possible American contenders at the London Olympics.
Photos by Coat Publications
Ryan Hall, left, was fifth behind Dathan Ritzenhein, right, here in 2008.
of 2008
After breaking away
from Katie McGregor, Shalane
Flanagan (right) cruised. Above, Renee Metivier (58) holds off Emily Brown and McGregor for 2nd.
Photos by Bob Betancourt
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Stretching back to 1890, when William Day became its first title holder, the USA Cross Country Championship
is steeped in history.
A Who’s Who of America’s top long-distance runners have had tangible connections to the event. Many have joined Day as title holders.
Whose turn is it to make history this year?
That answer will come on the grassy course of Mission Bay. But, the Championship held in San Diego in 1971 provides a stark recounting of a race in which legends were just runners, with the same concerns of today’s entrants. Here, in excerpts from Sports Illustrated and the San Diego Track Club newsletter, is a look at history in the making:
The Long And The Shorter Of It - By Gwilym S. Brown, Dec. 6, 1971, Sports Illustrated:
The surprising size of the starting field may explain why at last week’s meet near San Diego a strong pre-race favorite, Ken Moore, a former champion and a seasoned performer who runs for the Oregon Track Club, lost his head and finished sixth while Frank Shorter, the defending champion, kept his and romped to victory by 150 yards.
The organizers, however, were concerned when the entries began to pile in. “It became sort of an odyssey to find a suitable
course,” says Ken Bernard, the manager of a reinforcing-
steel firm and president of the San Diego Track Club.
What they finally got was a trail pounded into the dirt on a plateau in the hills north of town—a barren stretch of gray-brown wilderness virtually unmarked by a bush, a tree or even a refreshing green blade of grass. The loop ... started as a pie-shaped segment that funneled down after 285 yards to a throat 40 feet wide and a dirt path.
On the curved starting line the Oregon Track Club had been placed in almost the exact center. At the starter’s signal
Moore moved away smoothly, but after about 60 yards he suddenly became aware that the runners to the left of him and the runners to the right of him were surging ahead and closing down toward the narrow entrance to the trail proper, which loomed like the jaws of a hungry alligator. Alarmed at the prospect of being swallowed while Shorter pulled blithely away out front, Moore spurted.
“I shot up with the leaders much too soon and when I heard a mile time of 4:20 I was appalled at how fast we’d been going,” said Moore. “Losing was my own damned fault. I disintegrated in the last three miles and finished up full of lactic acid, feeling bilious and horrible, hitting and kicking myself for running such a stupid race while Frank was being so smart.”
Said Shorter: “I was in about 100th place after 200 yards, but then everyone proved to be very nice. As I moved up through the crowd I’d say, ‘Excuse me, can I get by?’ and everyone would move over.”
(It no doubt helped that Shorter had won in 1970, the first of his four straight U.S. cross county titles, and was poised for his run to greatness at the 1972 Munich Olympics.
Shorter won easily, with Moore sixth and Jim Ryun dropping out in a race loaded with “big” names.)
San Diego Track Club Newsletter, Dec. 1971. Tom Bache editor:
The largest field in the long history of this meet could also make a strong claim to be the best field, as top names could be found down to 100th place and beyond. The course was fast and the times showed it, with the first 35-40 runners
averaging under 5 minutes per mile (corrected).
Bill Gookin, 39 and soon to be the scourge of veteran competition, ran one of the best races of his life to finish 105th. ... The SDTC team placed 8th in what was certainly
the most hotly contested team battle ever in this meet.
Any doubt the national track community may have about SDTC’s abililty to stage a major event should have been dispelled by this remarkably successful cross country
Whose turn will it be to make history at the Championship?
Here’s a look at history in the making in San Diego in 1971
Tarry Harrison (343) is about to be “excused” by Frank Shorter (2nd) as Ken Moore (4th) fades to sixth.
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On behalf of USA Track & Field, I would like to welcome you to the
2011 USA Cross Country Championships and World Cross Country
Championship Trials at San Diego’s beautiful Mission Bay Park!
The USA Cross Country Championships features America’s top Har-
riers vying for the title of U.S. National Champion in the Junior (Un-
der-20), Open, and Masters (40-and-over) categories. Additionally,
the top finishers in the junior and senior races will earn the right to
represent Team USA at both the February 19 North America, Central
America, and Caribbean Cross Country Championship in Trinidad and
the March 20 IAAF World Cross Country Championships in Punta
Umbria, Spain.
USA Track & Field is excited to return to San Diego for the 2011 edi-
tion of our national championships; just three years ago in 2008, the
San Diego - Imperial Association of USATF produced a suburb edition
of this same event that featured record-breaking participant numbers.
In closing, I would like to wish my best to all of our competitors this
Best Regards,
Michael Scott
Chair, USATF Cross Country Council
2010 Dathan Ritzenhein
2009 Meb Keflezighi
2008 Dathan Ritzenhein
2007 Alan Culpepper
2006 Ryan Hall
2005 Dathan Ritzenhein
2004 Bob Kennedy
2003 Alan Culpepper
2002 Meb Keflezighi
2001 Meb Keflezighi
2000 Adam Goucher
1999 Alan Culpepper
1998 Dan Browne (short course)
1997 Tim Hacker
1996 Reuben Reina
1995 Brad Schlapak
1994 Reuben Reina
1993 Todd Williams
1992 Bob Kennedy
1991 Todd Williams
1990 Bob Kempainen
1989 Pat Porter
1988 Pat Porter
2010 Shalane Flanagan
2009 Emily Brown
2008 Shalane Flanagan
2007 Deena Kastor
2006 Blake Russell
2005 Colleen De Reuck
2004 Colleen De Reuck
2003 Deena Drossin
2002 Deena Drossin
2001 Deena Drossin
2000 Deena Drossin
1999 Deena Drossin
1998 Amy Rudolph (short)
1997 Deena Drossin
1996 Lynn Jennings
1995 Joan Nesbit
1994 Olga Appell
1993 Lynn Jennings
1992 Lynn Jennings
1991 Lynn Jennings
1990 Lynn Jennings
1989 Lynn Jennings
1988 Lynn Jennings
Photo by Bobby Betancourt
German Fernandez wins the Junior Men’s title in 2008.
Recent winners:
USA Cross Country
Bill Aaron
Kristen Auten
Tom Bache
Lolitia Bache
Manny Bautista
Jay Beltz
Bobby Betancourt
Tonie Campbell
Jim Cerveny
Tom Coat
Rich Cota
Joe Crosswhite
Christian Deleon
Jerry Downey
Kylie Edwards
Dixon Farmer
Milena Glusac
Dan Geiger
Paul Greer
Thom Hunt
Dave Hutchinson
Don Janecki
Jody LaSalle
Mark Leisinger
Gary MacDonald
Jim McCarthy
Nancy Morris
Dave Murray
Andrew Myette
Toni Reavis
Renee Ross
Graeme Shirley
Joni Shirley
Jim Skelly
Ken Stone
Tracy Sundlun
Tom Sweet
Patrick Thiss
George Tubon
Patti Tuffley
Special thanks to the
Hall of Champions
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Thank you to the Championship’s core committee in San Diego
Above: Gary McDonald, Paul Merca, Jim Cerveny, Manny Bautista, and Paul Greer at the 2008 races. At right, Dathan Ritzenhein wins in front of a throng of media, helped this year by Paul Merca, Jim Estes, Tom Coat and Ken Stone. Below, Tracy Sundlun (left), Dixon Farmer are again part of the announcing team.

Against all odds, Jeanette Bolden outruns obstacles to succeed in track and field

Aviva International Results

Saturday, January 29, 2011
Glasgow, Scotland


60 — 1, Mark Lewis-Francis, Britain, 6.66. 2, Marc Burns, Commonwealth, 6.73. 3, Alexander Schaf, Germany, 6.80. 4, Oskar Aberg, Sweden, 7.02. 5, Ryan Bailey, United States, 7.46.

200 — 1, Sebastian Ernst, Germany, 21.21. 2, Ryan Bailey, United States, 21.24. 3, Danny Talbot, Britain, 21.39. 4, Kim Collins, Commonwealth, 21.69. 5, Alexander Nordkvist, Sweden, 21.97.

400 — 1, Thomas Schneider, Germany, 47.02. 2, Nigel Levine, Britain, 47.22. 3, Ramon Miller, Commonwealth, 47.45. 4, Nil De Oliveira, Sweden, 47.97. 5, Lejerald Betters, United States, 48.27.

800 — 1, Boaz Lalang, Commonwealth, 1:49.16. 2, Robin Schembera, Germany, 1:49.31. 3, Andrew Osagie, Britain, 1:49.90. 4, Duane Solomon, United States, 1:50.22. 5, Joni Jaako, Sweden, 1:51.55.

3,000 — 1, Dan Huling, United States, 7:56.68. 2, Sammy Mutahi, Commonwealth, 7:59.01. 3, Steffen Uliczka, Germany, 7:59.91. 4, Colin McCourt, Britain, 8:19.83. 5, Fredrick Uhrbom, Sweden, 8:30.25.

60 hurdles — 1, David Oliver, United States, 7.51. 2, Andy Turner, Britain, 7.66. 3, Lawrence Clarke, Commonwealth, 7.71. 4, Helge Schwarzer, Germany, 7.88. 5, Joakim Blaschke, Sweden, 8.20.

High jump — 1, Jesse Williams, United States, 7-5¾. 2, Tom Parsons, Commonwealth, 7-4½. 3, Raul Spank, Germany, 7-3¼. 4, Mehdi Alkhatib, Sweden, 7-1¾. 5, Robbie Grabarz, Britain, 7-0¼.

Triple jump — 1, Leevan Sands, Commonwealth, 53-1. 2, Ben Williams, Britain, 52-1¼. 3, Mathias Strom, Sweden, 51-3½. 4, Kenta Bell, United States, 51-1½. 5, Daniel Kohle, Germany, 49-7.


60 — 1, Alexandria Anderson, United States, 7.31. 2, Jeanette Kwakye, Britain, 7.40. 3, Leena Gunther, Germany, 7.46. 4, Lena Berntsson, Sweden, 7.57. 5, Tiffany Ofili, Commonwealth, 7.63.

200 — 1, Cathleen Tschirch, Germany, 23.86. 2, Joice Maduaka, Britain, 24.17. 3, Connie Moore, United States, 24.34. 4, Virgil Hodge, Commonwealth, 24.89. 5, Elin Backman, Sweden, 25.20.

400 — 1, Wiebke Ullmann, Germany, 54.41. 2, Shareese Woods, United States, 55.20. 3, Kelly Massey, Commonwealth, 55.75. 4, Josefin Magnusson, Sweden, 56.14. 5, Kim Wall, Britain, 56.30.

800 — 1, Jenny Meadows, Britain, 2:01.17. 2, Jana Hartmann, Germany, 2:02.48. 3, Marilyn Okoro, Commonwealth, 2:02.99. 4, Molly Beckwith, United States, 2:05.81. 5, Elin Moraiti, Sweden, 2:08.46.

1,500 — 1, Mercy Njoroge, Commonwealth, 4:20.93. 2, Denise Krebs, Germany, 4:21.35. 3, Karly Hamric, United States, 4:21.41. 4, Viktoria Tegenfeldt, Sweden, 4:23.69. 5, Sarah Kelly, Britain, 4:35.80.

3,000 — 1, Helen Clitheroe, Britain, 8:52.31. 2, Allison Kieffer, United States, 9:08.13. 3, Laura Kenney, Commonwealth, 9:08.21. 4, Ulrika Johansson, Sweden, 9:13.02. 5, Maren Kock, Germany, 9:21.15.

60 hurdles — 1, Jessica Ennis, Britain, 7.97. 2, Tiffany Ofili, Commonwealth, 8.04. 3, Nadine Hildebrand, Germany, 8.21. 4, Lolo Jones, United States, 8.27. 5, Emma Tuvesson, Sweden 8.49.

Long jump — 1, Nadja Kather, Germany, 21-7¼. 2, Funmi Jimoh, United States, 21-3¼. 3, Jessica Ennis, Britain, 20-11¼. 4, Erica Jarder, Sweden, 20-7¼. 5, Shara Proctor, Commonwealth, 20-7¼.

Pole vault — 1, Lisa Ryzih, Germany, 14-11. 2, Holly Bleasdale, Commonwealth, 14-8¼. 3, Angelica Bengtsson, Sweden, 14-5½. 4, Kate Dennison, Britain, 13-5¾.

Oliver, Anderson, Huling & Williams win in Glasgow

News & Notes, Volume 11, Number 1

Oliver, Anderson, Huling & Williams win in Glasgow

U.S. stars David Oliver, Alexandria Anderson, Dan Huling and Jesse Williams were all victorious in their respective events Saturday at the 2011 Five Nations Match in Glasgow, Scotland.

The Five Nations Match features one athlete per event in a unique country vs. country format that showcases competitors from different nations battling against each other to earn points towards their teams overall match total. Germany won the team event with 61 points, followed by Great Britain & N. Ireland (2nd – 56 points), Commonwealth Select (3rd – 56 points), Team USA (4th – 52 points) and Sweden (5th – 29 points).

In winning the men’s 60m hurdles, David Oliver showed no signs of slowing down from his remarkable 2010 season, which ended with him being ranked #1 in the world in the 110m hurdles by Track & Field News for the first time in his career.

Oliver, who last year became the #3 performer all-time in his event and won the Jesse Owens Award as America’s finest male athlete, posted his fastest time ever for an indoor season opener when he stopped the clocks in 7.51 seconds, which currently sits atop the world list. European champion Andy Turner of Great Britain was the runner-up in 7.66.

Elsewhere on the main straightaway, 2009 NCAA Outdoor 100m champion Alexandria Anderson had a rough start in the women’s 60-meters before emerging victorious in 7.31 seconds. Great Britain’s Jeanette Kwakye was the runner-up in 7.40, with Germany’s Leena Gunther third in 7.46.

Reigning U.S. 3,000m steeplechase champion Dan Huling was a convincing winner in the men’s 3,000 meters in a personal best time of 7 minutes 56.68 seconds, with the Commonwealth Select team’s Sammy Mutahi of Kenya the runner-up in 7:59.01. Germany’s Steffen Uliczka finished third in 7:59.91.

In field event action, 2010 USA Indoor champion and 2008 Olympian Jesse Williams won the men’s high jump with a best clearance of 2.28m/7-5.75, which equals the second-best performance by an American this indoor season by the University of Mississippi’s Ricky Robertson in Jonesboro, Ark., on January 22.

For more information on Team USA at the 2011 Five Nations Match in Glasgow, visit:

“Batman” coming to Beantown

Bershawn “Batman” Jackson, world #1 at 400m hurdles in 2010, won’t have any hurdles to clear at the New Balance Indoor Grand Prix, but he will be flying around the oval at the Reggie Lewis Center on Saturday.

The 16th-annual meet, the second stop in USA Track & Field’s Visa Championship Series, begins at 5:00 p.m., on Saturday, February 5 at the Reggie Lewis Track and Athletic Center at Roxbury Community College. Tickets and meet Information can be found on-line at or by calling 1-877-TIX-TRAC.

The 2005 World champion and 2008 Olympic bronze medalist, Jackson dominated the 400m hurdles last year in winning nine of his twelve finals, and earning victories at the USA Outdoor Championships and six Samsung Diamond League meets. Jackson not only posted the fastest time in the world last year of 47.32 seconds, but also recorded five of the top ten times run last year, and ended the season ranked #1 in the world by Track & Field News for the first time since 2005. He won the 400m at this event in 2010, and will compete in the 600m this year.

Manzano, Reid & Chelanga added to Boston field

Additions to the strong field competing Saturday in Boston include 2008 Olympian Leo Manzano, who has been added to the men’s mile. Sheila Reid and Sam Chelanga, both 2010 NCAA Cross Country Champions, will race in the women’s mile and men’s 3,000m, respectively.

Manzano, a three-time NCAA Champion at the University of Texas, finished 2010 as the fastest outdoor miler in the U.S. with his mark of 3:50.64. He won his first USA Indoor Championship title in 2010 at 1,500m and was ranked #1 in the U.S. by Track & Field News for the year. Manzano will face previously announced Olympic silver medalist Nick Willis of New Zealand and high school phenom Lukas Verzbicas. Alan Webb has scratched from the field.

Reid, who led Villanova to an NCAA Cross Country Championship team title in Terre Haute, Ind., last November with her individual first place finish, could scare Villanova’s school’s record in the mile of 4:28.31, held by Vicki Huber. She will face, among others, fellow Canadian and Villanova alum, Carmen Hussar and previously announced World Indoor Champion Kalkidan Gezahegne from Ethiopia. Three-time NCAA Champion Sam Chelanga will compete in the 3,000m against previously announced double European Champion Mo Farah and Ethiopian Dejen Gebremeskel.

Tickets for the 16th annual Olympic-styled event are on sale now at or by calling 1-877-TIX-TRAC.

For more information on USA Track & Field’s 2011 Visa Championship Series, visit:

About USA Track & Field

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Ursuline athletes will find a new home at Cardinal Newman after school's closure

Ursuline High School (Santa Rosa) to close


Ursuline in the News
Urgent message regarding Ursuline High School

Please know that I would much prefer to deliver such difficult and upsetting news in person. However, email is the only way I have of communicating with all of you at once. The Ursuline Sisters have chosen to close the school at the end of this school year. They have asked me to pass on their statement below. I will be holding parent meetings tomorrow night and Thursday night at five in Brescia Hall. I have chosen to send this news to you and have you communicate it with your daughters because I think this will be better than hearing it at school. I know this will be heartbreaking for them as it is for the Sisters, me, the faculty and staff. We will be setting up forums for the students as well.

The Ursuline Sisters of Santa Rosa have long questioned how we could better serve the increasingly diverse population of Sonoma County. With the continuing decline in the economy and the number of families unable to pay for the cost of private Catholic education, we have reached the point that running Ursuline High School is no longer financially feasible. In order to subsidize the 2010-2011 school year, already the Ursuline Sisters have had to commit 1.2 million dollars taken from their restricted funds for ministry in other locations as well as from their retirement funds. This is something that we can not continue financially. Therefore, at the end of the 2010-2011 school year Ursuline High School will close. We are working closely with Cardinal Newman to provide a transitional plan for our students and faculty.
Although this door is closing, a new door will open. We are looking at this as an opportunity to begin a new educational venture here at our Santa Rosa campus. As Ursuline Sisters we have a tradition of looking at the signs of the times and responding to those needs. We will spend the 2011-2012 school year planning the opening of a charter school based on social justice and serving a much more diverse population of Sonoma County. Young women of all economic backgrounds will have the opportunity to learn in an environment committed to service. Our Ursuline motto has always been SERVIAM (I will serve) and that will be the driving force of our new educational endeavor. Our hope is that our 130 years of Ursuline Alumnae and donors will support us in this new direction of service to the wider community of Sonoma County.
We are proud of our 130 years of educational excellence here in Santa Rosa. Our deepest thanks extend to all the families, alumnae, teachers, staff, and donors who have supported us and made Ursuline High School available to young women. We realize that many of our present families, alumnae and donors will be saddened as we are by this ending of Ursuline High School, but our commitment of service to the local community remains strong.
We are committed to making this year a positive one for your daughters and helping them and you through this incredibly difficult situation.


Julie Carver
Ursuline High School

Courtesy Ursuline

On This Day in History: January 31 Jackie Robinson

U.S. High School Weight Throw Performance List



93’03.25” Conor McCullough SR Chaminade, West Hills, CA 03-15-09


63'06.25" Wes Wright FR Villa Rica, GA 01-23-05
75'00.50" Walter Henning SO St. Anthony's, South Huntington, NY 02-26-05
87’10.75” Conor McCullough JR Chaminade, West Hills, CA 03-16-08
93’03.25” Conor McCullough SR Chaminade, West Hills, CA 03-15-09


73’04.00” Ben Glauser SR Athens Academy, Athens, GA 01-22 *
72’01.50” Jon Lawson SR Prairie, Brush Prairie, WA 12-05 o
71’01.00” Joe Velez JR Classical, Providence, RI 12-18
69’07.50” Nathan Loe SR Woodland, Cartersville, GA 01-22 *
68’05.00” Enrique Gaitan SR Sprayberry, Marietta, GA 01-16 o
67’03.50” Andrew Dunkleberger SR Whitfield Academy, Mableton, GA 01-02 o
67’02.25” Brad Bolton SR El Toro, Lake Forest, CA 01-22 o *
66’11.00” Matthias Tayala SR McDonald, OH 01-22 *
66’04.50” Edward Brentnall SR Lovett, Atlanta, GA 01-22 *
65’09.75” Rudy Winkler SO Averill Park, NY 01-08
64’06.50” Brian Uthe SR Governor Thomas Johnson, Frederick, MD 09-12 o
64’04.00” Brad Szypka SR Genoa, OH 01-22 *
64’00.25” Brad Bolton SR El Toro, Lake Forest, CA 01-15 o
63’05.00” Jared Harrison SR Wayne, Huber Heights, OH 01-09
63’03.00” Sam Hacker JR Gig Harbor, WA 01-08 o
63’01.75” TJ Servino SR Monroe Woodbury, Central Valley, NY 01-13
63’01.50” Connor Neu SR Middleburg Heights, OH 01-23 *
62’09.00” AJ Hicks SR Solon, OH 01-15
62’08.00” Reuben Horace JR Bishop Hendricken, Warwick, RI 01-08
62’01.00” Mike Maloof SR Bishop Hendricken, Warwick, RI 01-08
62’01.00” Derek Sievers SR Bryon Center, MI 01-15
62’00.00” Chukwuebuka Enekwechi SR Francis Lewis, Fresh Meadows, NY 12-30
61’10.75” Kevin Conway JR Westerly, RI 12-18
61’07.50” Joel Caballero SR Classical, Providence, RI 12-18
61’06.25” Coy Blair JR Logan, OH 01-08
61’00.50” Kody Robison SR Millikan, Long Beach, CA 01-15 o
60’03.50” Nate Irwin SR Chariho, Wood River Junction, RI 12-30
59’09.00” Benny McGowan JR Centerville, OH 01-22 *
59’04.00” John Wlasuk SR Newtown, Sandyhook, CT 01-08
58’11.00” JD Roth SR Nanuet, NY 01-13
58’08.00” Ben Kowalski SR Lancaster, NY 01-17 *
58’07.00” Mike Montavon SR Centerville, OH 01-22 *
58’07.00” Christopher Hand SR St. Anthony’s, South Huntington, NY 01-14
58’02.50” Gustavo Reynoso SR Classical, Providence, RI 01-08
58’02.50” Luis Alvarez SR Mt. Pleasant, Providence, RI 12-13
58’00.50” Evan Fleming SR Classical, Providence, RI 01-15
58’00.00” Tyler Dukes SR Wayne, OH 01-15
57’11.00” Jesse Braun SR Brunswick, OH 01-09
57’11.00” Josh Whitener SO North Paulding, Dallas, GA 01-22 *
57’09.00” Ryan Stankey SR Bryon Center, MI 01-15
57’07.75” Curt Hayden JR Carrollton, GA 01-16 o
57’02.00” Bryn Campbell JR Canal Winchester, OH 01-23 *
56’09.50” Sean Enos SR St. John’s Prep, Danvers, MA 01-23 *
56’06.00” Cameron Brown JR Ravenwood, Brentwood, TN 01-22 *
56’06.00” Darien Thornton JR Wayne, Huber Heights, OH 01-22 *
56’03.00” Kevin Stanley SR Central Valley, Veradale, WA 11-14 o
55’09.00” Joe McGuire SR Westerly, RI 01-05
55’08.00” Aaron Price SR Newark Catholic, OH 01-22 *
55’03.00” Jeff Rutherford SR Eastwood, Pemberville, OH 01-23 *
54’09.00” Joshua Dupan SR Brockport, NY 01-08
54’08.25” Mark Thomas JR Shenendehowa, Clifton Park, NY 01-08
54’01.00” Jason Welliver SR Mineral Ridge, OH 01-23 *
53’11.00” Jon Wilmot SR Clinton, NY 01-04
53’07.00” Matt Gama SR Bishop Hendricken, Warwick, RI 12-13
53’06.50” Derek Benn SR North Kingstown, RI 01-05
53’01.75” Jon Paul Reed SO Landmark Christian, Fairburn, GA 11-27 o
52’11.50” August Wolf JR Hackley School, Tarrytown, NY 01-13
52’10.00” Keary Iarussi SR Struthers, OH 01-23 *
52’09.00” Dylan Dyke SO Waverly, OH 01-22 *
52’03.25” Aaron Schneid SR Wheeling Central Catholic, WV 01-08
52’02.25” John Celona JR Bishop Hendricken, Warwick, RI 01-17 *
52’01.00” Jamie Brown SR Portsmouth, RI 12-08
52’00.00” Ndailor Sheriff JR Classical, Providence, RI 01-08
51’05.75” Charlie Ionata SO Barrington, RI 01-21 *
51’04.25” Scott Sheehan SR St. John’s Prep, Danvers, MA 01-08
51’03.00” Jon Bicocchi SR Commack, NY 12-17
51’03.00” Jordan Kihl JR Lancaster, NY 01-17 *
51’02.50” Austin Funk JR Post Falls, ID 11-14 o
51’00.75” Robert Palazzo JR Classical, Providence, RI 12-11
50’11.25” Shawn Farrell JR Bishop Fenwick, Peabody, MA 01-08
50’10.00” Antoine Keels SR East, Rochester, NY 01-22 *
50’08.25” Nikolas Huffman SO Virginia, Bristol, VA 01-08
50’06.25” Will Parsons SR LaHabra, CA 01-15 o
50’06.00” Derek Ferra JR East Greenwich, RI 01-15
50’05.00” Jared Ballenger FR Freemont Ross, OH 01-23 *
50’04.25” Aarron Harmon SR Woonsocket, RI 01-19 *
50’02.50” Jared Whitcomb SR Hillsdale, Jeromesville, OH 01-23 *
50’02.00” Alex Peace SR Cuyahoga Falls, OH 01-23 *
50’01.00” Chris Ackwell JR Brookfield, CT 01-08
50’01.00” Dylan Blevins SR Shelby, OH 01-23 *
50’00.00” Jacob Fraser SR El Toro, Lake Forest, CA 01-15 o
49’11.00” PJ Andrews JR Lincoln, RI 01-08
49’05.75” Chase Carroll SO North Cobb Christian, Acworth, GA 01-16 O
49’05.50” John Goddard SR Bishop Hendricken, Warwick, RI 12-13
49’04.00” Matt Monroe SO Crestwood, Mantua, OH 01-23 *
49’03.25” Joseph Covino JR Cumberland, RI 12-18
49’03.00” Pat Heikkila SR Vestal, NY 01-08
49’01.75” Brian Hamann SR Cumberland, RI 01-22 *
49’01.00” Kenneth Brinson 8TH Marist, Atlanta, GA 01-16 o
48’11.50” Gabriel Arcaro FR Burlington, MA 12-29
48’10.00” Jeff Hill SR Hubbard, OH 01-23 *
48’07.50” Aaron Zedella SO St. Edward, Lakewood, OH 01-22 *
48’05.75” Aaron Ivanauskas JR Shenendehowa, Clifton Park, NY 12-29
48’05.25” Brian Rhodes JR St. Anthony’s, South Huntington, NY 01-08
48’02.50” Mike Minogue SR Mt. Pleasant, Providence, RI 01-17 *
48’01.50” Rafael Ramirez JR Tri Valley Secondary, Grahamsville, NY 01-13
47’11.75” Andrew Sadowy SR Lancaster, NY 12-30
47’11.50” Phil Maloney JR Portsmouth, RI 01-05
47’10.75” Ryan Mills SR Exeter, NH 01-08
47’10.50” Ed Cummins JR Lincoln, RI 01-08
47’10.00” Carlos Mangum SO Central, Providence, RI 12-18
47’06.75” Apolinar DeLaCruz SR Classical, Providence, RI 01-10
47’03.00” Tom Harty SR St. Anthony’s, South Huntington, NY 12-03
47’02.75” Dan Woyack SR Chariho, Wood River Junction, RI 01-19 *
47’01.00” Mike Schuck SR Jeromesville, OH 01-23 *
47’00.50” Alex Briggs JR Portsmouth, RI 01-15
46’11.00” Angel Rosario JR Bayshore, NY 01-13
46’10.00” Riley Tuttle SR North Kingstown, RI 01-05
46’10.00” Lovell Peterson SO Wayne, Huber Heights, OH 01-15
46’09.25” Ryan Kelley SR North Kingstown, RI 12-15
46’09.00” Joe Vincent SO Bishop Hendricken, Warwick, RI 01-15
46’08.00” Casey Mackisey JR LaSalle Academy, Providence, RI 12-29
46’07.00” Michael Spearen SR Cumberland, RI 01-17 *
46’06.50” Nick Gallagher SR Toll Gate, Warwick, RI 01-03
46’05.50” Anthony Russo SR Ballston Spa, NY 01-08
46’05.00” Matt Casbarro SO Bishop Hendricken, Warwick, RI 12-08
46’02.00” Daniel Bowens SR Thomas R. Proctor, Utica, NY 01-04
46’01.75” Steve Lefebvre SO LaSalle Academy, Providence, RI 01-03
46’00.50” Nate George SR West Canada Valley, NY 12-21
46’00.00” Darien Howard SO Chaminade-Julienne, Dayton, OH 01-23 *
46’00.00” Max Leveillee SR Classical, Providence, RI 01-15
46’00.00” Mike Vano SR Normandy, Parma, OH 01-15
46’00.00” Chris Enos SR St. John’s Prep, Danvers, MA 01-08
45’11.50” Andrew Breting JR Bishop Hendricken, Warwick, RI 01-15
45’09.75” Zach Nardone SR Bishop Fenwick, Peabody, MA 01-08
45’09.75” Kevin Conner SO Pilgrim, Warwick, RI 12-13
45’09.00” Mack Tudor JR Western Brown, Mt. Orab, OH 01-22 *
45’06.00” Spencer Forshey JR Cuyahoga Falls, OH 01-23 *
45’05.00” Nick Evans SR Central Valley, Veradale, WA 10-31 o
45’05.00” Dylan Gardner SO Pilgrim, Warwick, RI 12-18
45’04.50” Justin Bell SR West Forsyth, Cumming, GA 01-16 o
45’03.00” Ben Whitman SR Barrington, RI 12-30
45’02.00” Jelani Davis SR Austintown Fitch, Youngstown, OH 01-15
45’02.00” Joe Riccardi SR Cranston West, RI 12-08
45’01.00” Zach Satterfield SR Heath, OH 01-22 *
45’00.50” Kanen Coffey SR Geneva, OH 01-14
45’00.00” Nick Torrisi SR Monroe-Woodbury, Clifton Park, NY 12-03


65’08.25” Davis Fraker SR McIntosh, Peachtree City, GA 02-14-10


54’00.00” Ben Glauser SR Athens Academy, Athens, GA 01-08
46’04.75” Edward Brentnall SR Lovett, Atlanta, GA 01-08
43’08.75” Joel Caballero SR Classical, Providence, RI 12-30
43’04.50” Joe Velez JR Classical, Providence, RI 12-30
41’06.00” Kevin Stanley SR Central Valley, Veradale, WA 11-21 o
40’11.00” Austin Funk JR Post Falls, ID 01-14


65’04.25” Shelby Ashe JR St. Pius X, Atlanta, GA 03-14-10


57’03.00” Katie Kraychir FR Twentynine Palms, CA 02-02-08
57’11.00” Patrice Gates SO Villa Rica, GA 03-16-08
65’04.25” Shelby Ashe JR St. Pius X, Atlanta, GA 03-14-10
63’02.25” Shelby Ashe SR St. Pius X, Atlanta, GA 01-08-11


69’04.00” Shelby Ashe SR St. Pius X, Atlanta, GA A 01-16 o
67’07.00” Diana Levy’ SR Kennesaw Mountain, Kennesaw, GA B 01-02 o
59’00.00” Jianna Williams SR South Paulding, Douglasville, GA 01-16 o
56’03.25” Taylor Dupont SR Star’s Mill, Peachtree City, GA 11-27 o
53’11.00” Aleide Fernandes SR Central Falls, RI 12-10
52’11.00” Karina Foster SR Bloomfield, CT 01-21 *
52’06.00” Monica Phillips JR Pope, Marietta, GA 10-31 o
52’04.00” Ali Tolich SR Austintown Fitch, Youngstown, OH 01-23 *
51’06.50” Shreese Daniels SR Steilacoom, WA NC 01-22 o *
49’03.75” Torie Owers JR Athens Academy, Athens, GA 01-02 o
49’03.75” Robyn McFetters SR Barrington, RI 01-21 *
49’02.50” Kelli Thomas FR Luella, Locust Grove, GA 01-22 *
49’01.00” Cathy Liebowitz SR Lebanon, NH 12-18
48’05.25” Avana Story JR Woodward Academy, College Park, GA 01-22 *
48’00.00” Imani White SR Longwood, Middle Island, NY 01-21 *
47’10.00” Jackie Leppelmeier SR McComb, OH 01-15
47’09.75” Deanna Price SR Troy Buchanan, Troy, MO 12-03
47’05.75” Sabrina Gaitan 8TH J.J. Daniell MS, Marietta, GA 01-16 o
47’04.50” Diamond Higgins SR Kennesaw Mountain, GA 01-16 o
47’01.00” Sally Marie Futch SR Bulloch Academy, Statesboro, GA 01-02 o
47’00.50” Amber Jones SR Classical, Providence, RI 12-14
45’06.00” Shana Flanary SR Monroe, MI 01-20 *
45’06.00” Maggie DuFault JR Pilgrim, Warwick, RI 12-10
45’05.00” Alyssa Maker SR Our Lady of Mercy, Fairburn, GA 10-31 o
45’02.50” Brittany Mann JR Beverly Hills Detroit Country Day, MI 01-07 *
44’09.75” Ashlen Veatch JR Cave Spring, Roanoke, VA 12-04
44’09.75” Dominique Darby JR Tri Valley Secondary, Grahamsville, NY 01-13
44’07.50” Cynthia Watt SR Mt. Vernon, NY 12-29
44’06.00” Megan Wesner SR Ashland, OH 01-22 *
44’00.50” Savannah Gordon SR Shenendehowa, Clifton Park, NY 01-08
43’07.50” Carly Pendleton SR Woodmore, Elmore, OH 01-09
43’04.50” Adrienne Thornton JR John D. O’Bryant, Roxbury, MA 01-23 *
43’00.00” Kendra Myers JR West Catholic, Grand Rapids, MI 01-22 *
42’11.00” Theresa Seide SR Wayne, Huber Heights, OH 01-22 *
42’08.00” Ann Dagrin JR Classical, Providence, RI 01-08
42’04.00” Erica King SO Cuyahoga Falls, OH 01-23 *
42’02.50” Grace Janes JR Rogers, Newport, RI 01-08
42’00.00” Marthaline Cooper SO Classical, Providence, RI 01-08
41’09.75” Jessica Imani SR Corona del Mar, CA 01-15 o
41’09.75” Alex Miller-Wampler SO Lancaster, NY 01-08
41’08.25” Brittany Christiansen SR Sachem East, NY 01-13
41’02.50” Hannah Gospodinsky SR Wadsworth, OH 01-15
41’01.50” Dorienne Ordaz JR Bravo Magnet, Los Angeles, CA 01-15 o
40’07.00” Kadijah Johnson SR Central Falls, RI 12-10
40’06.75” Katie Young SR North Kingstown, RI 12-18
40’04.75” Josie Hardin SO Harrison, Kennesaw, GA 01-02 o
40’04.00” Terry McAninch JR Lockport, NY 01-22 *
40’03.75” Becky Cousens JR Portsmouth, RI 12-18
40’01.00” Corrine Furjanic SR Shenendehowa, Clifton Park, NY 01-08
39’10.00” Sara Greer SR South Central, Union Mills, IN 01-22 *
39’09.75” Nyla Woods FR Henry W. Grady, Atlanta, GA 01-16 o
39’06.50” Kendra Averesch SR Leipsic, OH 01-23 *
39’06.25” Heidi Furman JR Tri Valley Secondary, Grahamsville, NY 01-21
39’00.50” Allison Baptiste SR Woonsocket, RI 01-08
38’10.75” Catherine Maloney JR LaSalle Academy, Providence, RI 12-30
38’10.00” Elizabeth Bashir JR Waterford, CT 01-08
38’01.00” Emilie Elfrink JR West Jefferson, OH 01-22 *
38’00.75” Kamryn Brinson 7TH Marist, Atlanta, GA 01-22 *
38’00.50” Jen Gagnon SR Nashua North, NH 01-08
38’00.00” Natasha Griffith SR Bloomfield, CT 01-08
38’00.00” Kristen Valore JR Brunswick, OH 01-23 *
38’00.00” Kryssa Lachapelle SR Cumberland, RI 01-04
38’00.00” Lizzie Clippinger SR Heath, OH 01-22 *
37’11.00” Sudzius, Amber JR Brentwood, TN 01-22 *
37’05.00” Brittaney Bermingham SR Munster, IN 01-15
37’03.00” Hedy Francescangeli SR Brunswick, OH 01-23 *
37’01.00” Natalya Neguch SR Monroe-Woodbury, Central Valley, NY 11-27
36’11.50” Thalia Rosario SR Mt. Pleasant, Providence, RI 12-14
36’11.00” Emily Halliday SR Rockford, MI 01-22 *
36’10.50” Jena Jacoby JR Eastwood, Pemberville, OH 01-23 *
36’10.50” Emily Jacobs SO Frontier Central, Hamburg, NY 01-23 *
36’07.00” Kathryn Perry SR Aquinas Institute, Rochester, NY 12-30
36’07.00” Sarah Minarik JR Cuyahoga Falls, OH 01-23 *
36’06.00” Rachel Reimink SR Hamilton, MI 01-22 *
36’02.25” Kristina Moran SR Bishop Fenwick, Peabody, MA 01-08
36’02.00” Leia Mistowski FR Narragansett, RI 01-04
36’01.50” McKenzie Kuehlewind FR Lancaster, NY 01-08
36’01.00” Samantha Kosa SR Shenendehowa, Clifton Park, NY 12-29
36’00.00” Janine Galdun SR Minisink Valley, Slate Hill, NY 01-15
35’09.50” Destinee Barrett SO Pilgrim, Warwick, RI 12-29
35’09.00” Audra Delamar JR Hudsinville, MI 01-15
35’09.00” Jaclyn Galdun SR Minisink Valley, Slate Hill, NY 12-04
35’08.50” Gabby Smith SO Narragansett, RI 12-18
35’07.00” Michaela Dramis JR Wayne, Huber Heights, OH 01-15
35’03.25” Allison Gillilan JR Watkins Memorial, Pataskala, OH 01-22 *
35’03.00” Katelyn Hughes JR Smithfield, Esmond, RI 12-10
35’02.50” Lissette Mendevil JR Redwoon, Visalia, CA 01-15 o
35’02.25” Venetcia Ortiz SO Central Falls, RI 12-18
35’00.00” Katie Wilkinson SR Bishop Fenwick, Peabody, MA 01-08
34’10.50” Liz Boyle JR Westerly, RI 01-08
34’10.00” Courtney Drozdowski FR Lancaster, NY 01-08
34’08.00” Hayley Lindemer JR Hebron, IN 01-08
34’07.50” DeLaney McGinley SR Valparaiso, IN 01-08
34’04.00” Karli Hill SO Brunswick, OH 01-23 *
34’03.00” Symone Somerset SR Hickory, Hermitage, PA 01-22 *
34’03.00” Megan Pendleton SO Woodmore, Elmore, OH 01-09
34’00.00” Kendra Plante SO Cumberland, RI 01-04
33’11.75” Meredity Ross SR Bishop Fenwick, Peabody, MA 01-08
33’11.25” Jocelyn Smith SR Barrington, RI 01-20 *
33’11.00” Amy Nelson SR Brentwood, TN 01-22 *
33’10.50” MacKenzie Sievers SO Bryon Center, MI 01-08
33’10.00” Jennifer Neider JR Hickory, Hermitage, PA 01-22 *
33’10.00” Lindsay McKee JR Santa Teresa, San Jose, CA 01-22 o *
33’09.75” Danielle Borriello FR Ellenville, NY 01-15
33’09.00” Gabby Figueroa FR Austintown Fitch, Youngstown, OH 01-23
33’07.50” Ashley Travarez SR Classical, Providence, RI 01-08
33’07.25” Danely Rodriguez JR Bay Shore, NY 01-13
33’06.50” Joan Wagner SR Hopewell Valley, Pennington, NJ 01-08
33’06.00” Aysha Moreino JR South Kingstown, Wakefield, RI 12-14
33’06.00” Oksana Goretava SO West Warwick, RI 01-06
33’03.00” Shannon Prota SR Elizabeth Forward, PA 01-22 *
33’03.00” Abigail Huntress SR Thornton Academy,Saco, ME 01-08
33’02.50” Natalie Helenthal FR Ashland, OH 01-15
33’00.50” Ashley Pearson SR Lincoln, RI 12-18
32’10.25” Courtney Hobba SR Lancaster, NY 01-22 *
32’09.75” Katie St.Amand SR Toll Gate, Warwick, RI 12-18
32’09.50” Brianna O’Grady SO South Kingstown, Wakefield, RI 01-20 *
32’09.25” Sarah Elgar JR Smithfield, RI 12-29
32’05.50” Cydnee Collins-Luther 8th Trinty Chapel Acdy, Powder Springs, GA 01-02 o
32’04.25” Emily MacMillan JR Mission Viejo, Trabuco Canyon, CA 01-15 o
32’01.00” Brooke Martin JR White Cloud, MI 01-15
32’00.00” Katie Wardsworth SO Central Valley, Veradale, WA 10-17 o
31’11.25” Katie Irwin FR Chariho, Wood River Junction, RI 01-15
31’10.25” Crystal Dorland SR Meadowbrook, Byesville, OH 01-22 *
31’10.00” Dakota Kliamovich JR Central Valley, Veradale, WA 11-21 o
31’09.00” Tori Anderson JR East Providence, RI 12-16
31’09.00” Ashley Freshkom SO Hamilton Township, Columbus, OH 01-22 *
31’07.00” Kenysha Clear JR Hope, Providence, Ri 01-06
31’05.00” Heather Rickman JR Brockport, NY 01-22 *
31’05.00” Whitney Allen JR East Lyme, CT 01-08
31’02.50” Sophia Herrera SR Lebanon, NH 01-08
31’01.50” Lyssa Jordan SO Bay View Academy, East Providence, RI 01-06
31’00.50” Maria Murphy JR Jay County, Portland, IN 01-09
31’00.00” Bianca Donadio FR Classical, Providence, RI 01-11
31’00.00” Makala Mitchell SR Saranac, MI 01-15
30’11.25” Megan Merlino JR Warwick Veterans Memorial, RI 01-11
30’11.00” Amy Gonsalves JR East Lyme, CT 01-08
30’09.75” Katelyn Brummett SR Anderson County, Clinton, RN 01-22 *
30’09.00” Dajsha Avery SO Wayne, Huber Heights, OH 01-22 *
30’09.00” Briana Davis SR Springfield Gardens, NY 01-13
30’08.50” Allyson Ancona JR Pilgrim, Warwick, RI 01-20 *
30’07.00” Justine Tolek JR Eastwood, Pemberville, OH 01-23 *
30’06.00” Amanda Paradis JR Lincoln, RI 01-11
30’04.50” Lisa Picard FR West Warwick, RI 01-08
30’03.00” Caitlyn Cominski JR Austintown Fitch, Youngstown, OH 01-23 *
30’03.00” Allison Perrin SR Westerly, RI 12-29
30’02.50” Tia Jones SO Chaminade-Julienne, Dayton, OH 01-23 *
30’02.50” Taylor Brown SO Clinton, NY 12-17
30’02.50” Emily Cambrola SR Mt. Hope, Bristol, RI 01-20 *
30’01.00” Kelsey Boucher JR Woonsocket, RI 01-06
30’00.00” Dorinha Connerton SR Middletown, RI 01-20 *
30’00.00” Imani Williams JR St. Anthony’s, South Huntington, NY 12-17
A – Shelby Ashe’s throw of 21.13m (69’04.00”) at the Martin Luther King Open at the
Marietta Sixth Grade Academy, Marietta, GA on January 16, 2011 exceeded her national
record of 19.92m (65’04.25”) set March 14, 2010 at the National Scholastic Indoor
Championships in New York, NY. However, the performance is not eligible for record
consideration as it was in an outdoor competition. This performance also exceeded
her national senior class record of 19.26m (63’02.25”) but is not eligible for
record consideration for the same reason.

B - Diana Levy’s throw of 20.60m (67’07.00”) at the Y2K11 Open at
Marietta Sixth Grade Academy, Marietta, GA on January 2, 2011 also exceeded the
national senior class record and national record but is not eligible for record
Consideration as it was also an outdoor performance.
NC – Name change. Surname of Shreese Gotel changed to Daniels.
Standards: boys’ 25# - 45’; boys’ 35# 40’; girls’ 20# 30’.

Weekly/final updates up to top 100 in each gender.

o – Outdoor performance. All others indoor performances.

’ – Foreign student/athlete.
Cutoff 01-23-11 Updated 01-31-11

Addition, updates, or corrections would be appreciated.
Please send to: Bob Gourley 3 Greenville Drive, Barrington, RI 02806
(401) 246-0243 or via e-mail at

Weekend Review: January 31, 2011

On the web …

SIDs: Keep in mind those active streaks (see bottom)! New Division I rankings due tomorrow morning.

Theisen Scores Better Than Collegiate Record

Two weekends, two collegiate records. While Duke’s Kate Van Buskirk broke the women’s 1000-meter collegiate record last weekend, Oregon junior and Bowerman watchlister Brianne Theisen took a big bite out of the women’s pentathlon all-time collegiate best. At Washington’s Dempsey Indoor Facility in Seattle, Theisen scored 4,507 points in the five-event discipline to better what would be the previous collegiate record of 4,496 set in 2008 by Arizona State’s Jacquelyn Johnson.

Of the five events, Theisen set three personal bests – clearing 6-0 (1.83m) in the high jump, throwing 41-8 (12.70m) in the shot put, and running 2:14.50 at 800 meters. Theisen needed to run 2:15 in the final event to surpass Johnson’s point total.

Although Theisen’s run in the final event – the 800-meter run – occurred on an oversized track, combined event marks occurring on tracks of over 200 meters are still acceptable for record purposes; albeit with a notation. In fact the current IAAF world record in the pentathlon of 4,991 was contested on an oversized course in Berlin.

Here’s some snippets from what was a weekend full of highlights:

* STANFORD DMR: The Cardinal men’s DMR team of John Sullivan, Amaechi Morton (who the next morning set the world-leading time in the 400 [46.23]), Dylan Ferris, and Elliott Heath clocked a world-leading 9:29.22 in their win at the Razorback Invitational where they topped the host, Arkansas, by just over a second (9:30.85). The time is significant because it is the fastest any collegiate team has run in the month of January. Oregon ran 9:29.82 in this same weekend in 2010 as the only other to run sub-9:30 in the month. The collegiate record (and the recognized all-time world best) is 9:25.97 set by Texas in 2008.

* HIGH JUMP SHOWDOWN: There was a heavyweight battle in the men’s high jump at Texas A&M’s Conference Challenge this weekend. In one corner was Kansas State sophomore Erik Kynard who had already cleared bars of over 7-3¾ (2.23m) twice this season. In the other corner was defending national runner-up Ricky Robertson of Ole Miss who, as a sophomore, came into the competition with the collegiate leader of 7-5¾ (2.28m) set the week earlier.

In this meeting, Kynard cleared four heights and was clean through 7-3¼ (2.22m). Robertson cleared 7-3¼ (2.22m), but had misses at that height and the earlier, 7-1¾ (2.18m). Advantage – Kynard.

At 7-5 (2.26m) it was a miss for both on the first try, but Robertson cleared on his second try. Kynard did not and faced the decision to pass. Not passing, Kynard cleared his third attempt at 7-5, but advantage was now in Robertson’s court.

On to 7-6 (2.29m), where it was back-and-forth misses for both in the first two tries. Robertson missed on his third, but still had the advantage in the competition. That was until Kynard cleared on his third to set the collegiate standard this season and tie the K-State school record. Kynard went on to attempt 7-7 (2.31m), but was unsuccessful.

* SUTEJ GOES FOR COLLEGIATE RECORD: Also at the Razorback Invitational, Arkansas junior Tina Sutej did her best to put a huge exclamation point to the end of the weekend. She easily cleared four heights on only one attempt, including the collegiate-leading bar at 14-6 (4.42m). With victory over Stanford’s Katerina Stefanidi, who had two tries at 14-6, Sutej went for 14-10¾ (4.54m) but came up short.

* FOUR SUB-FOURS: The sub-four in the men’s mile is still a thrill for many to witness and four this weekend came in the collegiate ranks at two separate meets. At the Indiana Relays, Hoosier sophomore Andrew Bayer clocked 3:57.75 to take victory by over two seconds from New Mexico sophomore Ross Millington who also eclipsed the epic mark with a 3:59.86 run. At the Penn State National, Ohio State junior Cory Leslie went 3:57.97 to beat out PSU’s Ryan Foster who clocked 3:58.49. Throw in Indiana’s Ben Hubers, who ran 4:00.47 also this weekend, and you have four from the Big Ten who are poised to make it a fun postseason.

* YOU GET A WORLD LEADER, AND YOU GET A WORLD LEADER: Oprah puns aside; it was a weekend in which several world- and American-leading marks were set by collegians. The aforementioned Morton of Stanford clocked 46.23 in the men’s 400 at Arkansas, Penn State’s Casimir Loxsom went 1:47.36 at his home meet in the men’s 800, Bayer’s 3:57.75 is a world leader in the mile, Liberty’s Sam Chelanga ran the men’s 5000 in 13:41.35 at his home meet, Texas A&M’s men’s 4x400 ran a track-legal world-leading 3:05.99, Stanford men’s DMR – world leader, Clemson’s Miller Moss scored 5,903 in the heptathlon for a WL, Corey Conner from Maine in the women’s 5000 set a early-season WL with a 16:06.18 run, and Theisen in the pentathlon – yep, world leader.

* BITS AND BITES: Sophomore Marquise Goodwin reset Texas’ school record with a collegiate-leading long jump of 26-8½ (8.14m) … Oklahoma’s Mookie Salaam broke school records and gained two NCAA auto marks in the 60 (6.55) and 200 (20.76). The 60-meter time is the American -leading mark for the year and bettered the mark of 6.56 set by the collegiate ranks’ best of 2010 – Jeff Demps of Florida … Quietly, Villanova’s Sheila Reid is now an all-time top 10 collegian in the women’s 3000 after clocking an 8:56.92 at Saturday Night at the Armory. Reid topped what was an impressive collegiate-leading time of 9:01.91 set by Jackie Areson (Tennessee) earlier in the day. … Washington’s Scott Roth won his seventh-straight indoor pole vault completion with a collegiate-leading height clearance of 18-1 (5.51m) on Saturday. … As far as streaks go, Indiana’s Derek Drouin still is sitting on ten straight collegiate high jump competitions won. The last two weeks, Drouin has been working on his multi-talented game, going heptathlon two weeks ago and hurdlin’, runnin’, and long jumpin’ this past weekend. Indiana is slated to be at this weekend’s Meyo Invitational at Notre Dame. … Monmouth junior Vincent Elardo has now won seven straight in the men’s shot put. His latest conquest came at BU’s Terrier Classic. Ashland’s Kurt Roberts is at six-straight wins after taking the Indiana Relays in the event.


(two tied)

Mookie Salaam

Brandon Bynum
Florida State

(not available)

Amaechi Morton

Julius Mutekanga
Long Island

Ben Love
Kansas State

John Kline
Arizona State

Casimir Loxsom
Penn State

Dylaan Isaccson

Andrew Bayer

Leonard Korir

Sam Chelanga

Ronnie McGirt

Devon Hill
Miami (Fla.)

Texas A&M

Bryan Miller, Tran Howell, Tabarie Henry, Michael Preble

Notre Dame

Zac Suriano, Kevin Labus, Spencer Carter, Ryan Gamboa


John Sullivan, Amaechi Morton, Dylan Ferris, Elliott Heath

Erik Kynard
Kansas State

Scott Roth

Marquise Goodwin

Will Claye

Matt DeChant
Ohio State

Mike Zajac
South Carolina

Jordan Goffena
Miami (Ohio)

Miller Moss


Tia Rolle
Alabama State

Lakya Brookins
South Carolina

Semoy Hackett

(not available)

Shelise Williams

Nijgia Snapp

Andrea Sutherland
Texas A&M

Brittney Harper

Lea Wallace
Sacramento State

Rachel Schneider

Zoe Buckman

Sheila Reid

Corey Conner

Kierre Beckles
South Carolina

Racquel Vassell


Gwendolyn Flowers, Shelise Williams, Regina George, Whitney Jones


Megan Weschler, Taylor Pogue, Alaexandra Leptich, Danielle Tauro


Jordan Hasay, Chizoba Okodogbe, Laura Roesler, Alex Kosinski

Brigetta Barrett

Tina Sutej

Chantel Malone

Chantel Malone

Simone du Toit

Gwen Berry
Southern Illinois

Brianne Theisen

^ Athlete/relay has a better mark this season

* NCAA Division II Institution

** NCAA Division III Institution

# Junior College

A – Performance occurred at altitude

(ov) – Performance occurred on an oversized track; not-eligible for WLs

CL – Collegiate-leading mark

WL – World-leading mark

Active Collegiate Winning Streaks

(known winning streaks)

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MEN Individuals & Relays
8: Kind Butler, Indiana (5, 60m; 3, 200m)

9: Kind Butler, Indiana

5: Kind Butler, Indiana

6: Torrin Lawrence, Georgia (last loss: 5/17/09, SEC Indoor Championships [DNF])

8: Torrin Lawrence, Georgia (last loss: 5/17/09, SEC Indoor Championships [DNF])

Win streak in races finished: (11) does not include DNF at 2009 SEC Indoor (has yet not lost a collegiate race in which he finished)

3: Robby Andrews, Virginia

5: Robby Andrews, Virginia

3: Adams Abdulrazaaq, Virginia

6: Adams Abdulrazaaq, Virginia

6: Texas A&M (last loss: 2010 Penn Relays)

OVERALL RACES (all rounds)
8: Texas A&M

6: Texas A&M (last loss: 2/13/10, 2nd to Texas Tech)

10: Derek Drouin, Indiana (last loss: 2/13/10, Tyson Invitational, 6th place)

All competitions: (12) includes wins in summer 2010 (including Canadian national championships)

7: Scott Roth, Washington

(last collegiate loss: 3/14/08, NCAA Indoor Championships [10th place])

All competitions: (8) won two meets in 2009 while redshirting (last loss: 1/31/09, UW Invitational)

5: Christian Taylor, Florida (last collegiate loss: 6/13/09, NCAA Championships [3rd place])

Taylor was second at the USATF Championships in 2010

4: Chrys Jones, Centre (last loss: 3/20/10 Rhodes Open)

Jones has won 12 of the last 13 competitions, beginning with the 2009 indoor season

5: Christian Taylor, Florida (lass loss: 2/14/09, Tyson Invitational [5th place])

5: Chrys Jones, Centre (last loss: 2008 NCAA Indoor Championships)

4: Chrys Jones, Centre (last loss: 3/20/10 Rhodes Open)

2: Christian Taylor, Florida

7: Vincent Elardo, Monmouth (last loss: 3/6/10, IC4A Indoor)

6: Kurt Roberts, Ashland (last loss: 2/13/10, Akron Invitational)

6: Walter Henning, LSU (last loss: 3/14/09, NCAA Indoor Championships [4th place])

WOMEN Individuals & Relays

4: Sheniqua Ferguson, Auburn (last loss: 2/13/10, Tyson Invite [3rd place in heat/7th overall])

9: Neely Spence, Shippensburg (has not lost as a collegian)

5: Neely Spence, Shippensburg (has not lost as a collegian)

4: Neely Spence, Shippensburg (has not lost as a collegian)

6: Indira Spence, Adams State

11: Indira Spence, Adams State

21: Texas A&M (last loss 2007 Penn Relays to LSU)

POST-SEASON FINALS (Conference, Regional, National Championships)
11: Texas A&M

5: Priscilla Frederick, St. John’s (N.Y.)

4: Amber Kaufman, Hawaii

4: Amber Kaufman, Hawaii (last loss: 2009 NCAA Championships)

All performances: (5) includes NACAC Championship (7/10/10)

6: Kim Williams, Florida State

(last loss: 2008 NCAA Indoor Championships, 2nd place to Erica McLain)

3: Brianne Theisen, Oregon (last loss: 3/13/09, NCAA Indoor Championships, 3rd place)


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USA Men's and Women's Half Marathon Championships

Houston, TX, Saturday, January 29, 2011

1) Mo Trafeh (CA), 1:02:17, $12,000
2) Ryan Hall (CA), 1:02:20, $6500
3) Patrick Smyth (CA), 1:02:32, $4000
4) Fasil Bizuneh (AZ), 1:02:47, $2000
5) Jason Lehmkuhle (MN), 1:02:49, $1500
6) Ryan Vail (OR), 1:02:51, $1250
7) Scott MacPherson (TX), 1:04:03, $1000
8) Jorge Torres (CO), 1:04:18, $750
9) Mike Sayenko (WA), 1:04:20, $500
10) Joseph Driscoll (NC), 1:04:23, $250

1) Jen Rhines (CA), 1:11:14, $12,000
2) Serena Burla (MO), 1:11:38, $6500
3) Nan Kennard (CO), 1:12:03, $4000
4) Katie McGregor (MN), 1:12:13, $2000
5) Tera Moody (CO), 1:12:30, $1500
6) Clara Grandt (MD), 1:13:13, $1250
7) Lindsey Scherf (CA), 1:13:40, $1000
8) Amy Hastings (CA), 1:14:07, $750
9) Magdalena Lewy Boulet (CA), 1:14:28, $500
10) Melissa White (MI), 1:14:50, $250

For deeper results and more, go to:

Sunday, January 30, 2011

Onyewuenyi Breaks School Record In Shot At Washington

Aggie senior leads Aggies who have seven top-15 performances at season-opening meet

Leslie Reed went 25.50 in the 200 on Saturday, moving to No. 3 all-time at UC Davis.

Jan. 29, 2011

Complete Results

SEATTLE, Wash. - Chidinma Onyewuenyi set a school record in the shot put with a mark of 48 feet, 1.75 inches while teammate Leslie Reed posted a pair of top-five all-time marks in the sprints as the UC Davis women's indoor track and field team opened its season on Saturday at the UW Invitational at Dempsey Indoor.

Onyewuenyi finished fourth in the shot, eclipsing her previous best of 45-8.50 from last year by more than two feet and jumping her past Sara Clinkenbeard who set the previous record of 48-0.50 in 2006.

Reed opened her day by tying for 27th in the 60-meter dash prelims with a time of 7.93 seconds and tying her for fifth with Mina Mohamadi on the Aggies' all-time leaders list. School-record holder Melanise Chapman had UC Davis' best time of the day, crossing in 7.87.

Reed came back later to earn an impressive 12th in a field of 63 in the 200, finishing in 25.50 and placing her third all-time at UC Davis. She moved just in front of Rochelle Carter who held the spot after posting her time of 25.52 in 2004.

Saturday's meet, featuring thousands of elite and collegiate track and field athletes from throughout the country, was the first of two for the Aggies this season at Dempsey Indoor. UC Davis had seven top-15 performances in the high-caliber competition.

Besides her fourth in the shot put, Onyewuenyi had another with her 14th-place in the weight throw (53-7.75). Other marks included a 13th from Ashley Hearn in the shot put (43-4.75), a tie for 13th in the pole vault from Lauren Radke (11-7.75), a tie for 15th from Carrington Mahr in the high jump (5-2.25) and a 15th-place showing from Ofunne Okwudiafor in the triple jump (36-5.50).

The Aggies will return to Seattle in two weeks for the Husky Indoor Invitational.

Univ. of Washington
Dempsey Indoor (Seattle, Wash.)
UC Davis results only

60 (prelims) - 1. Amber Purvis, Ore., 7.47... 21. Melanise Chapman, 7.87; T27. Leslie Reed, 7.93; T36. Kellie Grigg, 8.00; 39. Mina Mohamado, 8.01; 63. Suzanne Howard, 8.32.

60H (prelims) - 1. Angela Whyte, unattached, 8.25... 24, Kayla Carter, 9.13; T27. Suzanne Howard, 9.22; 30. Ofunne Okwudiafor, 9.34.

200 - Mandy White, Ore., 24.19... 12. Leslie Reed, 25.50; 20. Melanise Chapman, 25.74; 23. Kellie Grigg, 25.80; T34. Mina Mohamadi, 26.15; 46. Shanie Landen, 26.45.

400 - 1. Ashley Cooke, Cal, 56.47... 21. Shanie Landen, 58.42; 41. Alana Babaers 59.68.

MILE - 1. Lauren Johnson, Nike, 4:33.64... 53. Melinda Zavala, 5:16.73.

3,000 - 1. Jordan Hasay, Ore., 9:05.42... 38. Samantha Kearney, 10:27.70.

TJ - 1. Lauren Reid, unat., 12.81 (42-00.50)... 15. Ofunne Okwudiafor, 11.11 (36-05.50).

HJ - 1. Kelly McNamee, Wash., 1.78 (5-10.00)... T15. Carrington Mahr, 1.58 (5-02.25).

PV - 1. Melissa Gergel, Ore., 4.36 (14-03.50)... T13. Lauren Radke, 3.55 (11-07.75).

SP - 1. Alisa Misiata, UC Irvine, 15.30 (50-02.50)... 4. Chidinma Onyewuenyi, 14.67 (48-01.75); 13. Ashley Hearn, 13.22 (43-04.50).

WT - 1. Jere Summers, uant., 19.95 (65-05.50)... 14. Chidinma Onyewuenyi, 16.35 (53-07.75); 21. Ashley Hearn, 15.44 (50-08.00).

Women Last Name
Name Event Height
Ht. eligibility
Yr. Hometown (Last School)
aha nicole
Nicole Aha 68
5-8 1
FR Danville, Calif. (Monte Vista HS '10)
arkin kristin
Kristin Arkin Distance 68
5-8 5
JR Rancho Santa, Calif. (Trabuco Hills HS '08)
babers alana
Alana Babers Sprints 64
5-4 7
SR Riverside, Calif. (J.W. North HS '07)
bush emily
Emily Bush Pole Vault 65
5-5 3
SO Orangevale, Calif. (Bella Vista HS '09)
carter kayla
Kayla Carter Hurdles 67
5-7 5
JR Lodi, Calif. (Lodi HS '09)
chapman melanise
Melanise Chapman Sprints 65
5-5 3
SO Lancaster, Calif. (Paraclete HS '09)
cox jalicia
Jalicia Cox Sprints 66
5-6 7
SR (Laney College)
cridebring alycia
Alycia Cridebring 65
5-5 1
FR Pleasant Hill, Calif. (College Park HS '10)
crosta courtney
Courtney Crosta 64
5-4 1
FR Roseville, Calif. (Woodcreek HS '10)
doxey kandyce
Kandyce Doxey Sprints 65
5-5 5
JR Cerritos, Calif. (Cypress HS '08)
drechsler krista
Krista Drechsler Distance 66
5-6 7
SR Santa Barbara, Calif. (Santa Barbara HS '08)
eke ugo
Ugo Eke Sprints 70
5-10 7
SR Gold River, Calif. (Saint Francis HS '06)
fitzgerald caitlin
Caitlin Fitzgerald Distance 62
5-2 7
SR Palmdale, Calif. (Highland HS '07)
gallaher abbey
Abbey Gallaher Distance 63
5-3 5
JR Temecula, Calif. (Great Oak HS '08)
grigg kellie
Kellie Grigg 67
5-7 1
FR Alameda, Calif. (Alameda HS '10)
harcus shannon
Shannon Harcus 67
5-7 1
FR Auburn, Calif. (Placer HS '10)
hearn ashley
Ashley Hearn Throws 68
5-8 7
SR Rocklin, Calif. (Rocklin HS '07)
howard suzanne
Suzanne Howard Hurdles 65
5-5 7
SR Santa Rosa, Calif. (Santa Rosa HS '08)
kearney samantha
Samantha Kearney Distance 68
5-8 7
SR San Leandro, Calif. (Arroyo HS '08)
landen shanie
Shanie Landen Sprints 67
5-7 5
JR Sunnyvale, Calif. (Saint Francis HS '09)
lozoya kristine
Kristine Lozoya 62
5-2 Antelope, Calif. (Oakmont, Calif.)
macfabe katelyn
Katelyn MacFabe 73
6-1 1
FR Palatine, Calif. (De Paul)
mahr carrington
Carrington Mahr High Jump 71
5-11 5
JR Clovis, Calif. (Buchanan HS '09)
mitchell diamonne
Diamonne Mitchell 68
5-8 2
RS FR Lompoc (Cabrillo HS '09)
mohamadi mina
Mina Mohamadi Sprints 67
5-7 7
SR South Pasadena, Calif. (South Pasadena HS '07)
nast katie
Katie Nast Distance 69
5-9 5
JR Saratoga, Calif. (Saratoga HS '09)
noel saibra
Saibra Noel Throws 70
5-10 5
JR Palmdale, Calif. (Paraclete HS '09)
okwudiafor ofunne
Ofunne Okwudiafor Hurdles/Triple Jump 67
5-7 7
SR Fremont, Calif. (Mission San Jose HS '07)
onyewuenyi chidinma
Chidinma Onyewuenyi Throws 69
5-9 7
SR Gilroy, Calif. (Oak Grove HS '06)
radke lauren
Lauren Radke Pole Vault 66
5-6 7
SR Thousand Oaks, Calif. (Oaks Christian HS '08)
reed kiara
Kiara Reed Sprints 66
5-6 7
SR Chico, Calif. (Chico HS '07)
reed leslie
Leslie Reed Sprints 64
5-4 3
SO Fairfield, Calif. (Hercules HS '09)
rienecker kira
Kira Rienecker 69
5-9 1
FR San Jose, Calif. (Pioneer HS '10)
royall hannah
Hannah Royall Throws 72
6-0 7
SR Chico, Calif. (Butte College)
scott hayley
Hayley Scott 67
5-7 1
FR El Dorado Hills, Calif. (Oak Ridge HS '10)
smidebush anna
Anna Smidebush Distance 66
5-6 5
JR Concord, Calif. (Concord HS '08)
stevens amanda
Amanda Stevens Middle Distance 70
5-10 5
JR Lodi (Jim Elliot HS '08)
sumpter sarah
Sarah Sumpter Distance 61
5-1 7
SR Cloverdale, Calif. (Healdsburg HS '08)
taylor kristina
Kristina Taylor Distance 66
5-6 3
SO Murrieta, Calif. (Vista Murrieta HS '08)
teaford hilary
Hilary Teaford 64
5-4 1
FR Davis, Calif. (Davis HS '10)
tusting sarah
Sarah Tusting Distance 69
5-9 5
JR Benicia, Calif. (Benicia HS '09)
wallace lauren
Lauren Wallace 200/400 63
5-3 5
JR Ukiah, Calif. (Ukiah HS '08)
westover cristina
Cristina Westover Throws 67
5-7 3
SO Lathrop, Calif. (Sierra HS '09)
williams tonie
Tonie Williams 200/400/800 65
5-5 5
JR San Luis Obispo, Calif. (San Luis Obispo HS '08)
zavala melinda
Melinda Zavala Middle Distance 65
5-5 2
RS FR Davis, Calif. (Davis HS '09)

Courtesy UC Davis



Lea Wallace ran 2:05.42 to win the UW Invitational and set the fastest time in the nation.

SEATTLE & POCATELLO, Idaho — Sacramento State's Lea Wallace (Sr. Napa, Calif./Cal Poly)ran 2:05.42 in the women's 800 to record the fastest time in the nation by an NCAA Div. I student-athlete this season, Saturday at the UW Invitational.

Wallace, who was an All-American last season in the event, moved to the top of the national list despite running the event for the first time this season.

"We had to move Lea up to a slower heat because we had to catch a flight," Sacramento State distance coach Scott Abbott said. "She got off to a great start and really had to push herself throughout the race because she was so far ahead of the rest of the field.

"To run the fastest time in the nation under those circumstances shows that she belongs in the hunt for the national title."

Wallace was also the anchor leg for the Hornets' distance medley relay team on Friday night. The senior ran the mile leg of the race and helped the team shatter the school record with a time of 11:31.67. That mark is the fifth-best in Div. I this season.

The Napa, Calif., native was one of three runners to break 2:06 in the 800 at the meet. Wallace was joined by BYU's Lacey Bleazard (2:05.55) and Katie Palmer (2:05.91). However, both BYU runners were paired in the final heat which had the top-seeded student-athletes.

Prior to Wallace on Saturday, the top 800 time this season belonged to Tennessee's Chanelle Price who ran 2:056.1 on Friday at the Penn State National Invitational.

Along with Wallace, selected distance runners also competed at the UW Invitational. Sophomore Nathanael Litwiller (Concord, Calif./Clayton Valley HS) ran 1:51.91 in the men's 800 to record the second-fastest time in school history in the event.

The rest of the team competed at the Mountain States Games hosted by Idaho State. Junior Sam Schur (Santa Maria, Calif./St. Joseph HS)
continued his excellent performance in the heptathlon, finishing first and setting a school record with 5,291 points. Schur broke his own school record of 5,130 points and places him among the top 30 in Div. I in 2011.

The men had 11 other top 10 performances at the meet. Ronald Brookins finished first in both the 60 and the 60-hurdles. Brookins (Sr. San Diego, Calif./Helix HS)ran 6.89 in the 60 and 7.93 in the hurdles. Freshman Nick Taylor (Murrieta, Calif./Vista Murrieta HS)claimed the top spot in the triple jump with a leap of 46-11.75. That distance tied him for sixth in school history.

Freshman Evan Meehan (Novato, Calif./Novato HS)ran 6.89 seconds to place fourth in the 60 and fellow freshman Jordan Archie (Fr. Fair Oaks, Calif./Bella Vista HS)was second in the 200 (22.31).

The Hornet women had 17 top 10 performances at the Mountain States Games. Senior Andi Behring (Canyon Country, Calif./Canyon HS)finished first in the shot put for the second time in as many weeks with a put of 47-11.25. Sophomore Nicole McGlory (Hayward, Calif./James Logan HS) was also victorious in the triple jump with a leap of 39-08.00. McGlory was also third in the 60-hurdles after running 8.71.

Alcia Truesdale (Hayward, Calif./Tennyson HS)placed among the top three in three events. The junior was second in the 60 (7.73 seconds) and the 60-hurdles (8.66) and was third in the 200 (25.12). Her times in the 60-hurdles and 200 moved her into fifth place in school history in both events.

Sakya Bolton (Ontario, Calif./Colony HS)was third in the 60 (7.88) and fourth in the 60-hurdles (8.73).

Sacramento State returns to action on Feb. 12 at the Husky Classic in Seattle.

2010-2011 Season Roster
Name Event Cl. Hometown/Previous School
Ify Agwuenu Throws Sr./Sr. Chino Hills, Calif./Ayala HS
Andi Behring Throws Sr./Sr. Canyon Country, Calif./Canyon HS
Sakya Bolton Sprints/Hurdles So./Jr. Ontario, Calif./Colony HS
Jessica Bonner Throws Jr./Jr. Temecula, Calif./Chaparral HS
Danzel Bradshaw Distance Fr./Fr. Fairfield, Calif./Fairfield HS
Krystal Buck Distance Sr./Sr. Sacramento, Calif./American River JC
Baiba Celma Jumps/Multi/Javelin Jr./Jr. Piltene, Latvia/Ventspils Secondary School No. 4
Ashley Chavez Distance So./So. Brentwood, Calif./Carondelet HS
Tawnya Curfman Pole Vault Fr./Fr. Costa Mesa, Calif./Newport Harbor HS
Julianne Curtis Distance Fr./Fr. Garden Valley, Calif./Golden Sierra HS
Jenni Eiremo Distance Jr./Sr. Carmichael, Calif./Iona
Holly Fraser Throws Fr./So. Lake Forest, Calif./El Toro HS
Athena Gillen Distance Jr./Jr. Placerville, Calif./Union Mine HS
Naima Goodwin Jumps/Multi Sr./Sr. Vallejo, Calif./Sheldon HS
Markita Hinton Throws Fr./Fr. Atascadero, Calif./Atascadero HS
Arrielle Holzendorf Sprints Fr./Fr. Fairfield, Calif./Fairfield HS
Victoria Humphrey Sprints Sr./Sr. Vallejo, Calif./Logan HS
Allison Ihle Hurdles Fr./So. Concord, Calif./Clayton Valley HS
Nicole Jackson Sprints/Hurdles Jr./Sr. Grass Valley, Calif./Bear River HS
Erinn Jones Throws Fr./Fr. Union City, Calif./James Logan HS
Emily Kersting Javelin Fr./So. McMinnville, Ore./McMinnville HS
Jessica Koehne Distance Fr./So. Fairfield, Calif./Fairfield HS
Breanna Lewis Distance Fr./Fr. Sacramento, Calif./Sheldon HS
Erin Lewis Distance Sr./Sr. Modesto, Calif./Oregon
Kelly Lewis Distance So./So. Modesto, Calif./Long Beach State
Holly Lohse Throws Jr./Sr. Glenn, Calif./Shasta JC
Lora Marchini Middle Distance Jr./Sr. Hercules, Calif./Salesian HS
Lauren McGlory Jumps So./So. Hayward, Calif./James Logan HS
Nicole McGlory Jumps/Hurdles So./So. Hayward, Calif./James Logan HS
Rachel Mitchell Distance Fr./So. Fremont, Calif./American HS
Kaitlynne Moore Pole Vault Sr./Sr. Paso Robles, Calif./Paso Robles HS
Lauren Mugnaini Distance Fr./Fr. Sacramento, Calif./Rio Americano HS
Percylla Nared Sprints Fr./Fr. Mission Viejo, Calif./Trabuco Hills HS
Brianna Nelson Sprints Sr./Sr. Los Altos, Calif./Los Altos HS
Lizzy Norvell Pole Vault Sr./--- Fresno, Calif./Buchanan HS
Unique Orduna Sprints Fr./Fr. Fresno, Calif./Hoover HS
Sara Pizzo Pole Vault So./Jr. Santa Cruz, Calif./Cuesta JC
Caprice Powell Sprints Fr./Fr. Palo Alto, Calif./Menlo-Atherton HS
Dominique Ratto Distance Fr./Fr. Petaluma, Calif./Casa Grande HS
Justine Rea Distance Fr./Fr. Trabuco Hills, Calif./Trabuco Hills HS
Moira Robinson Jumps/Multi/Hurdles Jr./Jr. Visalia, Calif./Mt. Whitney HS
Renisha Robinson Middle Distance Sr./Sr. San Jose, Calif./Archbishop Mitty HS
Mariah Rogers Multi/Jumps/Hurdles Fr./Fr. San Jose, Calif./Prospect HS
Kenna Ross Javelin Fr./So. Walla Walla, Wash./Walla Walla HS
Alec Slamal Distance Fr./Fr. Temecula, Calif./Great Oak HS
Veronica Stinnett Middle Distance Fr./Fr. Bonney Lake, Wash./Bonney Lake HS
Dylann Swisley Pole Vault/Hurdles Fr./Fr. Auburn, Calif./Placer HS
Alicia Truesdale Hurdles/Sprints Jr./Jr. Hayward, Calif./Tennyson HS
Ericka Violett Jumps/Hurdles/Pole Vault Sr./Sr. Shingle Springs, Calif./Ponderosa HS
Lea Wallace Middle Distance Sr./Sr. Napa, Calif./Cal Poly
Natalia Wright Jumps Jr./Jr. Stockton, Calif./Stagg HS
Lila Yoldi Throws So./So. Holister, Calif./San Benito HS
Sarah Yoldi Throws So./So. Holister, Calif./San Benito HS

2010-2011 Season Roster
Name Event Cl. Hometown/Previous School
Andrew Ahmann Hurdles Fr./Fr. Rancho Murieta, Calif./Pleasant Grove HS
Kirk Anderson Sprints Jr./Sr. Ripon, Calif./Modesto JC
Jordan Archie Sprints Fr./Fr. Fair Oaks, Calif./Bella Vista HS
Jake Arveson Middle Distance Fr./Fr. Seaside, Calif./Monterey HS
Ronald Brookins Hurdles/Sprints/Jumps Sr./Sr. San Diego, Calif./Helix HS
Reesey Byers Distance Fr./Fr. Windsor, Calif./Santa Rosa HS
Matt Case Middle Distance Fr./So. Sacramento, Calif./Del Campo HS
Zach Coniglio Throws Fr./Fr. Martinez, Calif./Alhambra HS
Matt Cooper Throws So./Jr. Hayward, Calif./Sacramento City JC
Tyler Creswell Hurdles Fr./So. Ramona, Calif./Ramona HS
Tirrell Day Hurdles So./Jr. Oakland, Calif./Merritt JC
Callan Duffy Throws Jr./Sr. Fresno, Calif./Fresno City JC
Jacob Eckel Throws Fr./Fr. Castro Valley, Calif./Castro Valley HS
Mario Giovannoni Jumps/Multi Fr./Fr. Napa, Calif./Napa HS
Brad Hartman Sprints Fr./So. Santa Cruz, Calif./Scotts Valley HS
Emilio Hernandez Jumps Sr./Sr. Redwood City, Calif./Del Mar HS
Zach Kaylor Distance Fr./Fr. Redding, Calif./Enterprise HS
Terrell Kirtz Middle Distance Sr./Sr. Fairfield, Calif./Fairfield HS
Steve Kutsch Distance Fr./Fr. Spokane, Wash./Oregon
Kyle Lackner Distance So./So. Folsom, Calif./Jesuit HS
Nathanael Litwiller Middle Distance Fr./So. Concord, Calif./Clayton Valley HS
Andrew Lohse Pole Vault Jr./So. Madera, Calif./Madera HS
Myko Lucas Middle Distance Sr./Sr. Fairfield, Calif./Fairfield HS
Greg Mayo Jumps Jr./Sr. Fresno, Calif./Fresno City JC
Evan Meehan Sprints Fr./Fr. Novato, Calif./Novato HS
Alberto Millan Throws Fr./Fr. Livingston, Calif./Livingston HS
Cameron Mitchell Middle Distance So./So. Roseville, Calif./Woodcreek HS
Daniel Mitchell Distance Fr./So. Carmichael, Calif./Del Campo HS
Justin Nesbitt Sprints So./So. Modesto, Calif./Grace Davis HS
Ben Rinn Distance Jr./Jr. Auburn, Calif./Placer HS
Chris Romo Distance So./Jr. Roseville, Calif./Woodcreek HS
Sam Schur Multi/Jumps Jr./Jr. Santa Maria, Calif./St. Joseph HS
Greg Stewart Sprints/Jumps So./Jr. Oakland, Calif./Merritt JC
Nick Taylor Jumps Fr./Fr. Murrieta, Calif./Vista Murrieta HS
Bret Thompson Pole Vault Fr./Fr. Livermore, Calif./Granada HS
Andrew Titherington Throws Fr./So. Carmichael, Calif./Jesuit HS
Jason Wacker Throws So./So. Redding, Calif./Shasta HS
Blair Wallingford Pole Vault/Javelin Jr./Jr. Roseville, Calif./Roseville HS
Taylor Weldon Throws Sr./Sr. Elk Grove, Calif./Sheldon HS
Andy White Sprints Jr./Jr. Mission Viejo, Calif./Mission Viejo HS
Benny Willers Distance So./Jr. Daly City, Calif./CC of San Francisco
Anthony Williams Hurdles/High Jump Fr./Fr. Redding, Calif./Enterprise HS
Matt Williamson Sprints/Hurdles So./So. Pleasant Hill, Calif./De La Salle HS
DJ Wright Sprints/Hurdles/Jumps So./So. Eugene, Ore./Sheldon HS
Cole Younger Middle Distance So./So. Visalia, Calif./Mt. Whitney HS

Courtesy Sacramento State