Saturday, February 28, 2009

Seaman wins 11th title at USA Indoor Championships

For Immediate Release
Saturday, February 28, 2009
Jill M. Geer
Director of Communications
USA Track & Field

Seaman wins 11th title at USA Indoor Championships

BOSTON - The winners' podium at the 2009 USA Indoor Track & Field Championships on Saturday alternated multi-time champions with first-time winners at the Reggie Lewis Center. The final stop of USA Track & Field's Visa Championship Series, the meet will be broadcast Sunday from 5-7 p.m. ET on ESPN2.

Topping the list of recurring winners was Tim Seaman, who won a record 11th national indoor title in the men's 5,000m race walk to surpass the 10 victories of Hall of Famer Henry Laskau from 1948-57. The lifelong New York AC athlete easily won Saturday in 19 minutes 59.06 seconds as Patrick Stroupe was second (20:32.26) and Michael Tarantino third (21:19.78). It was the 35th overall career national crown for Seaman, who competes indoors and outdoors at all distances from the 1 mile on the track through 50 km on the roads.

Jillian Camarena won her fifth consecutive title in the women's shot put with a toss of 18.59 meters/61 feet 0 inches. Liz Wanless was second (18.18m /59-07.75) and Karen Shump third (17.26m/56-07.50). In the 76-year history of the event at the USA Indoor Championships only Rena McDonald has won more consecutive titles than Camarena, winning six straight from 1929-1934. (The women's shot was not contested for a total of seven years in the 1930s and '40s).

Amy Acuff won her fifth national indoor title in the women's high jump, topping the competition with a leap of 1.90m/6-2.75, ahead of Dierdre Mullen in second and Sharon Day in third, both at 1.85m/6-0.75.

Middle-distance finals

Among three middle-distance event finals on the track Saturday night, the men's 1500m produced the lone repeat winner. In a race that featured the last three indoor national champions - Rob Myers, Alan Webb and Chris Lukezic - it came down to a two-man sprint between Myers and Webb. At the bell lap, Myers sprinted to the lead, but in the final stretch, Webb made a run at the 2004 and '08 champ. Myers held off Webb, winning in 3:45.73 as Webb was second in 3:45.82. Steve Sherer was third in 3:46.14.

With marathon specialist Josh Rohatinsky setting the early pace in the men's 3,000m, David Torrence and Brandon Bethke sprinted away in the final lap. A sub-4:00 miler while at Cal, a jubilant Torrence finished in 7:53.67 to win his first national title of any kind, with Bethke second in 7:54.20 and three-time champion Jonathon Riley third in 7:55.79.

The women's 3,000 also featured a first-time winner. Three-time Olympian Jennifer Rhines provided early leading duties before Olympic 10,000m runner Amy Yoder Begley took over in the final laps. After the bell, 1500m specialist Sarah Hall attempted to sprint past the Alberto Salazar-trained Begley, but Begley's strength won out. She finished in 8:53.27 to Hall's 8:53.72, with Julie Culley third in 8:55.62.

Manson repeats in HJ

A battle between a trio of 2008 Olympians was expected in the men's high jump, and so it came to be. Andra Manson, Jesse Williams and Dusty Jonas were the class of the field, with Manson repeating as national indoor champion with a clearance of 2.32m/7-7.25. Williams finished second at 2.29m/7-6, and Jonas third at 2.26/7-5.

Jeremy Scott, the 2003 USA indoor runner-up, added the title of 2009 national champion to his calling card. Known also as the world's tallest pole vaulter at 6-9, Scott cleared 5.60m/18-4.5 on his first attempt to easily win the competition. Brian Mondschein was second at 5.50m/18-0.5, and Darren Niedermeyer was third at 5.40m/17-8.5.

Shakeema Welsch won her second straight title in the women's triple jump with a leap of 13.77m/45-2.25, with Crystal Manning second with 13.76m/45-1.75 and Erica McLain third with 13.6m/44-10.75. Randall Flimmons won the men's long jump with a best mark of 7.79m/25-6.75, with Matthew Turner second with 7.77m/25-6 and Dexter Adams third with 7.73m/25-4.5.
In Saturday's qualifying rounds, three-time champion Khadevis Robinson was the fastest qualifier in the men's 800 with a time of 1:49.95; Katie Waits was the fastest woman with 2:05.35. Dominique Darden was fastest in the women's 400 rounds (53.50), and Jamaal Torrence was fastest male (47.16).

Winners of exhibition races included the Massachusetts girls in the girls' high school 4x400m relay in 3:54.20, Connecticut in the boys' high school 4x400 (3:16.67), and the Cambridge Jets in both the girls' (1:51.55) and boys' (1:44.55) 4x200m youth relays. For complete results, athlete quotes and updated Pick-n-Win standings, visit or

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MPSF Indoor Track & Field Championships

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HY-TEK's Meet Manager 2/27/2009 07:52 PM
MPSF Indoor Track & Field Championships 2009 - 2/27/2009 to 2/28/2009
Seattle, WA

Women 60 Meter Dash
Dempsey: ! 7.31 2/25/2006 Chauntae Bayne, Stanford
NCAA Auto: A 7.26
NCAA Prov: P 7.44
MPSF: M 7.29 2002 Brianna Glenn, Arizona
Name Year School Prelims
Heat 1 Preliminaries
1 Lofton, Sherrina Cal St. Northrid 7.54q
2 White, Mandy Oregon 7.57q
3 Matthew, Sarah Stanford 7.60q
4 Nelms, Nijah UCLA 7.72
5 Batiste, Lashandra Cal St. Northrid 8.09
Heat 2 Preliminaries
1 Williams, Charonda Arizona State P 7.33q
2 Lacy, Krystin UCLA 7.55q
3 Griffey, Princess Joy Washington St. 7.58q
4 Pugh, Lanesha Arizona 7.64
5 Hunte, Robin California 7.93
Heat 3 Preliminaries
1 Purvis, Amber Oregon P 7.40q
2 Triplett, BJ Long Beach St. 7.85
3 Colbert, Vanice Cal St. Northrid 8.01
4 Rowe, Lindsay UCLA 8.10
Heat 4 Preliminaries
1 Garrett, Cherrelle California P 7.34q
2 Holden, LaTisha Arizona 7.77
3 Holmes, Kristin California 7.78
4 Clem, Morgan Washington St. 7.81
4 Calvin, Dominique Cal St. Northrid 7.81

Women 200 Meter Dash
Dempsey: ! 23.46 2/25/2006 Janice Davis, Stanford
NCAA Auto: A 23.20
NCAA Prov: P 23.90
MPSF: M 23.40 2002 Brianna Glenn, Arizona
Name Year School Finals Points
Section 1
1 Calvin, Dominique Cal St. Northrid 25.56
2 Colbert, Vanice Cal St. Northrid 26.18
Section 2
1 Lacy, Krystin UCLA 24.72
2 Coon, Devan Arizona State 25.96
Section 3
1 Harrison, Jackie Cal St. Northrid 25.75
2 Hunte, Robin California 25.87
3 Batiste, Lashandra Cal St. Northrid 26.42
Section 4
1 Clem, Morgan Washington St. 25.57
2 Triplett, BJ Long Beach St. 25.70
3 Nelms, Nijah UCLA 25.85
Section 5
1 Matthew, Sarah Stanford J24.64 2
2 Benjamin, Jeavon Arizona State 24.98
3 Elcock, Shauntel Arizona State 25.37
Section 6
1 Bonty, Kandi California 24.64 3
2 Dixon-Smith, Brittni Stanford 25.27
3 Sanchez, Kayla Arizona State 25.62
Section 7
1 Baker, Keshia Oregon 24.44 5
2 Marshall, Dahlys Arizona 25.22
3 Otu, Idara Stanford 25.29
Section 8
1 Maloy, Dominique' Arizona State 24.26 6
2 White, Mandy Oregon 24.62 4
3 Turner, Brook California 24.73
Section 9
1 Williams, Charonda Arizona State 23.44! 10
2 Garrett, Cherrelle California 24.03 8
3 Griffey, Princess Joy Washington St. 24.67 1

Women 5000 Meter Run
Dempsey: ! 15:01.70 2/14/2009 Jenny Barringer, Colorado
NCAA Auto: A 16:08.00
NCAA Prov: P 16:45.00
MPSF: M 15:50.65 2007 Arianna Lambie, Stanford
Name Year School Finals Points
Section 1
1 Niehaus, Kate Stanford 16:22.34P 10
2 Kingma, Jenna Arizona State 16:24.86P 8
3 Kielty, Ali Arizona State 16:25.96P 6
4 Greggor, Alison California 16:30.56P 5
5 Amaro, Emilie Stanford 16:35.32P 4
6 Wetsch, Bria Oregon 16:38.64P 3

7 Lagat, Irine Arizona 16:47.98 2
8 Patrick, Kenna Washington 16:49.24 1
9 Marcy, Stephanie Stanford 16:51.33
10 Mickelson, Laura Washington 16:54.46
11 Goldring, Katja UCLA 16:55.86
12 Bies, Betsy Oregon 17:01.28
13 Morejon, Lilyanna Cal St. Northrid 17:06.47
14 Henson, Hanna Arizona 17:10.44
15 O'Meara, Maddie Stanford 17:14.42
16 Anderson, Brooke Washington 17:16.56
17 Griffin, Georgia Stanford 17:20.94
18 Wilson, Kristina Long Beach St. 17:22.63
19 Stopa, Amanda Washington 17:29.09
20 Wiemann, Kelcie UCLA 17:44.49
-- Saylor, Lauren Washington DNF

Women 60 Meter Hurdles
Dempsey: ! 7.98 3/4/2006 Virginia Powell, USC
NCAA Auto: A 8.14
NCAA Prov: P 8.43
MPSF: M 8.06 2004 Sheena Johnson, UCLA
Name Year School Prelims
Heat 1 Preliminaries
1 Rowe, Lindsay UCLA 8.50q
2 Ankton, Falesha Washington 8.52q
3 King, Lorraine Washington St. 8.54q
4 Liehr, Whitney Stanford 8.66q
5 Sanchez, Kayla Arizona State 9.88
Heat 2 Preliminaries
1 Marshall, Dahlys Arizona 8.68q
2 Pearson, Lyndsay Oregon 8.80q
3 Williams, Jalisa Washington St. 8.87
4 Martin, Syreeta Washington 9.03
Heat 3 Preliminaries
1 Holden, LaTisha Arizona 8.46q
2 Dugall, Stella Cal St. Northrid 8.82q
3 Batiste, Lashandra Cal St. Northrid 9.02
4 O'Connor, Tayler Long Beach St. 10.06
-- Truluck, Emani California DNF

Women Distance Medley
Dempsey: ! 11:05.16 1/31/2003 Stanford, Stanford
NCAA Auto: A 11:09.00
NCAA Prov: P 11:30.00
MPSF: M 11:08.56 2008 Stanford, Stanford
School Finals Points
Section 1
1 Washington 'A' 11:16.57P 10
1) Babcock, Christine 2) Ankton, Falesha
3) Follett, Katie 4) Campbell, Kailey
2 Stanford 'A' 11:22.70P 8
1) Duhon, Madeline 2) O'Hare, Joy
3) Thielke, Claire 4) Chetelat, Laurynne
3 California 'A' 11:41.10 6
1) Bryson, Taylor 2) Dixon, Kayla
3) Weems, Francesca 4) Maier, Deborah
4 Oregon 'A' 11:45.69 5
1) Bridgmon, Mattie 2) Pearson, Lyndsay
3) Michel, Claire 4) Crossman, Bronwyn
5 Arizona 'A' 11:49.60 4
1) Callahan, Margaret 2) Splittberger, Shelly
3) Menhennet, Andrea 4) Sullivan, Deanna
6 Long Beach St. 'A' 11:52.79 3
1) Harris, Carly 2) Okoro, Ejiro
3) Barclay, Missy 4) Apgar, Sarah
7 Arizona State 'A' 12:18.46 2
1) Tarver, Kauren 2) Sanchez, Kayla
3) Wimmer, Ashley 4) Prescott, Lindsay

Women Pole Vault
Dempsey: ! 4.50m 2/11/2006 Mary Sauer, Unattached
NCAA Auto: A 4.20m
NCAA Prov: P 3.95m
MPSF: M 4.40m 2006 Chelsea Johnson, UCLA
Name Year School Finals Points
Flight 1
1 Duclos, Gabriella Arizona 4.20mA 13-09.25 10
3.55 3.70 3.85 4.00 4.10 4.20 4.31
2 Stefanidi, Katerina Stanford 4.10mP 13-05.25 8
3.55 3.70 3.85 4.00 4.10 4.20
2 Mays, Kendall Washington St. J4.10mP 13-05.25 3.50
3.55 3.70 3.85 4.00 4.10 4.20
2 Gergel, Melissa Oregon J4.10mP 13-05.25 6
3.55 3.70 3.85 4.00 4.10 4.20
2 Viuf, Katy UCLA J4.10mP 13-05.25 5
3.55 3.70 3.85 4.00 4.10 4.20
2 Jones, Lara Washington J4.10mP 13-05.25 3.50
3.55 3.70 3.85 4.00 4.10 4.20
7 Stokke, Allison California 4.00mP 13-01.50 2
3.55 3.70 3.85 4.00 4.10
7 Peterson, Andrea Washington J4.00mP 13-01.50 1
3.55 3.70 3.85 4.00 4.10

9 Perryman, Jacquelyn Arizona 3.85m 12-07.50
3.55 3.70 3.85 4.00
9 Carpenter, Cara Arizona State J3.85m 12-07.50
3.55 3.70 3.85 4.00
9 Giordano, Cyrena California 3.85m 12-07.50
3.55 3.70 3.85 4.00
12 Roskelley, Jordan Oregon 3.70m 12-01.50
3.55 3.70 3.85
12 Huestis, Alexa Washington St. 3.70m 12-01.50
3.55 3.70 3.85
12 Raub, Theresa California 3.70m 12-01.50
3.55 3.70 3.85
15 Moore, Hilary Washington St. 3.55m 11-07.75
3.55 3.70
-- Hamilton, Brittany Cal St. Northrid NH
-- Hill, Megan Cal St. Northrid NH
-- Crowe, Katie Long Beach St. NH
-- Hewitt, Caitlin Stanford NH
3.55 3.70

Women Long Jump
Dempsey: ! 6.55m 2/14/2004 Grace Upshaw, Nike
NCAA Auto: A 6.35m
NCAA Prov: P 6.10m
MPSF: M 6.50m 2008 Jacquelyn Johnson, Arizona State
Name Year School Finals Points
1 Ruffin, Shelese Cal St. Northrid 6.00m 19-08.25 3
5.95m 5.67m 5.55m 6.00m 5.80m 5.72m
2 Matthew, Sarah Stanford 5.89m 19-04.00 2
5.84m FOUL 5.89m FOUL 5.76m FOUL
3 Dugall, Stella Cal St. Northrid 5.65m 18-06.50
5.65m 5.55m FOUL
4 Nichols, Taylor Washington 5.58m 18-03.75
5.58m FOUL 5.56m
5 Calvin, Dominique Cal St. Northrid 5.57m 18-03.25
6 Mobley, Miia Long Beach St. 5.44m 17-10.25
5.33m FOUL 5.44m
7 Hunte, Robin California 5.26m 17-03.25
4.66m FOUL 5.26m
8 O'Connor, Tayler Long Beach St. 5.11m 16-09.25
4.94m 5.11m 4.91m
-- Stewart, Tracey California FOUL
Flight 2
1 Watson, Danielle UCLA 6.15mP 20-02.25 10
6.12m 6.13m 6.15m 6.00m 5.92m FOUL
2 Youngblood, Jamesha Oregon 6.13mP 20-01.50 8
5.80m 5.57m 5.90m FOUL 5.85m 6.13m

3 King, Arantxa Stanford 6.09m 19-11.75 6
6.06m FOUL 5.90m FOUL FOUL 6.09m
4 Garnett, Stephanie Arizona State 6.06m 19-10.75 5
6.01m 5.95m 6.06m 5.98m 5.98m FOUL
5 Dixon-Smith, Brittni Stanford 6.02m 19-09.00 4
5.84m 6.02m 4.47m 5.15m 5.79m 5.88m
6 Theisen, Brianne Oregon 5.77m 18-11.25 1
5.61m 4.48m 5.70m 5.77m 5.64m 5.63m
7 Lewis, Jacklyn California 5.70m 18-08.50
FOUL 5.70m 5.68m 5.48m 5.64m FOUL
8 Missouri, Candace Washington St. 5.66m 18-07.00
5.66m 5.50m 5.48m
9 Johnson, Phylicia Long Beach St. 5.50m 18-00.50
5.50m 5.50m 5.46m

Women Weight Throw
Dempsey: ! 22.10m 2/10/2007 Loree Smith, NYAC
NCAA Auto: A 21.00m
NCAA Prov: P 18.75m
MPSF: M 21.16m 2007 Sarah Stevens, Arizona State
Name Year School Finals Points
Flight 1
1 Borman, Brittany UCLA 16.25m 53-03.75 2
15.72m 16.25m 15.30m 15.02m 16.16m 13.45m
2 Oyetuga, Korede Washington 15.74m 51-07.75
15.74m 15.25m 15.16m 15.25m 15.69m 15.72m
3 Oseso, Linda California 15.26m 50-00.75
15.26m FOUL 14.73m
4 White, Catherine UCLA 14.41m 47-03.50
13.99m 14.41m 14.36m
5 Santibanez, Rita Oregon 13.61m 44-08.00
FOUL 12.94m 13.61m
6 Freeman, Taylor Arizona 13.28m 43-07.00
FOUL 13.28m FOUL
7 Yarbrough, Destanie Long Beach St. 12.65m 41-06.00
12.24m 12.65m FOUL
-- Jessup, Kelsey Arizona FOUL
-- Niemeyer, Jade UCLA FOUL
Flight 2
1 Stevens, Sarah Arizona State 21.58mM 70-09.75 10
20.36m 19.43m FOUL 21.18m FOUL 21.58m
2 Bogard, Morgan Cal St. Northrid 19.11mP 62-08.50 8
18.75m 17.82m FOUL FOUL FOUL 19.11m
3 Bryant, Elisa Washington 18.92mP 62-01.00 6
18.92m 18.64m 18.62m 18.76m FOUL FOUL

4 Maloney, Megan Oregon 17.13m 56-02.50 5
16.08m FOUL FOUL 17.13m FOUL FOUL
5 Smith, Kiely California 16.67m 54-08.25 4
16.67m 16.19m 16.59m 15.94m 16.33m FOUL
6 Onyeagbako, Jennifer Long Beach St. 16.50m 54-01.75 3
FOUL 16.11m 16.50m FOUL 16.45m FOUL
7 Whitfield, Cassie Washington St. 16.00m 52-06.00 1
13.85m 14.01m 16.00m 13.64m FOUL FOUL
8 Jensen, Kjirsten Washington St. 15.45m 50-08.25
8.61m 15.45m 15.11m
9 Lloyd, Nicole Arizona 14.82m 48-07.50
14.77m FOUL 14.82m
10 Navarro, Cj Arizona State 14.66m 48-01.25
14.62m 14.53m 14.66m
-- Howard, Megan Arizona FOUL

Indoor Pentathlon: #5 Women 800 Meter Run
Name Year School Finals Points
Section 1
1 McFadden, Kalindra Oregon 2:17.45 858
2 Krais, Ryann UCLA 2:18.94 838
3 Quinley, Shevell Arizona 2:23.05 783
4 Amiad-Pavlov, Daria Washington 2:23.10 782
5 Liehr, Whitney Stanford 2:23.84 772
6 Kvist, Josefine Stanford 2:25.15 755
7 Jensen, Angela Washington St. 2:31.19 678
8 Kirkwood, Courtney Washington St. 2:35.65 624
9 Black, Katie Long Beach St. 2:36.54 613
10 Bennett, Kara Stanford 2:37.52 602
11 Berryman, Samantha Arizona 2:39.98 573
-- Funkhouser, Erin Oregon DNF

Indoor Pentathlon: #1 Women 60 Meter Hurdles
Name Year School Finals Points
1 Liehr, Whitney Stanford 8.61 993
2 Quinley, Shevell Arizona 8.73 967
3 Jensen, Angela Washington St. 8.75 963
4 Kirkwood, Courtney Washington St. 9.33 842
Section 2
1 Krais, Ryann UCLA 8.69 976
2 Amiad-Pavlov, Daria Washington 9.19 871
3 Funkhouser, Erin Oregon 9.44 820
Section 3
1 McFadden, Kalindra Oregon 8.93 925
2 Berryman, Samantha Arizona 9.42 824
3 Black, Katie Long Beach St. 9.51 806
Section 4
1 Kvist, Josefine Stanford 9.30 848
2 Lofton, Sherrina Cal St. Northrid 9.31 846
3 Bennett, Kara Stanford 9.62 785

Indoor Pentathlon: #2 Women High Jump
Name Year School Finals Points
Flight 1
1 Quinley, Shevell Arizona 1.73m 5-08.00 891
1.43 1.46 1.49 1.52 1.55 1.58 1.61 1.64 1.67 1.70 1.73 1.76
2 Bennett, Kara Stanford 1.70m 5-07.00 855
1.43 1.46 1.49 1.52 1.55 1.58 1.61 1.64 1.67 1.70 1.73
3 McFadden, Kalindra Oregon 1.67m 5-05.75 818
1.43 1.46 1.49 1.52 1.55 1.58 1.61 1.64 1.67 1.70
3 Amiad-Pavlov, Daria Washington 1.67m 5-05.75 818
1.43 1.46 1.49 1.52 1.55 1.58 1.61 1.64 1.67 1.70
3 Liehr, Whitney Stanford 1.67m 5-05.75 818
1.43 1.46 1.49 1.52 1.55 1.58 1.61 1.64 1.67 1.70
3 Black, Katie Long Beach St. 1.67m 5-05.75 818
1.43 1.46 1.49 1.52 1.55 1.58 1.61 1.64 1.67 1.70
7 Krais, Ryann UCLA 1.64m 5-04.50 783
1.43 1.46 1.49 1.52 1.55 1.58 1.61 1.64 1.67
8 Berryman, Samantha Arizona 1.61m 5-03.25 747
1.43 1.46 1.49 1.52 1.55 1.58 1.61 1.64
8 Lofton, Sherrina Cal St. Northrid 1.61m 5-03.25 747
1.43 1.46 1.49 1.52 1.55 1.58 1.61 1.64
10 Kvist, Josefine Stanford 1.55m 5-01.00 678
1.43 1.46 1.49 1.52 1.55 1.58
11 Funkhouser, Erin Oregon 1.52m 4-11.75 644
1.43 1.46 1.49 1.52 1.55
11 Kirkwood, Courtney Washington St. 1.52m 4-11.75 644
1.43 1.46 1.49 1.52 1.55
-- Jensen, Angela Washington St. NH
1.43 1.46 1.49 1.52

Indoor Pentathlon: #4 Women Long Jump
Name Year School Finals Points
1 Liehr, Whitney Stanford 6.13m 20-01.50 890
6.05m 6.13m 6.05m
2 Amiad-Pavlov, Daria Washington 5.66m 18-07.00 747
5.48m 5.47m 5.66m
2 Quinley, Shevell Arizona 5.66m 18-07.00 747
5.51m 5.45m 5.66m
4 McFadden, Kalindra Oregon 5.55m 18-02.50 715
5.26m FOUL 5.55m
5 Kvist, Josefine Stanford 5.40m 17-08.75 671
FOUL 5.40m 5.29m
6 Krais, Ryann UCLA 5.38m 17-08.00 665
FOUL 5.38m 5.31m
7 Jensen, Angela Washington St. 5.22m 17-01.50 620
5.01m 5.22m 5.17m
8 Bennett, Kara Stanford 5.17m 16-11.50 606
4.95m 5.14m 5.17m
9 Funkhouser, Erin Oregon 5.15m 16-10.75 601
5.15m 4.99m FOUL
9 Black, Katie Long Beach St. 5.15m 16-10.75 601
5.15m 4.77m FOUL
11 Berryman, Samantha Arizona 5.14m 16-10.50 598
5.08m 5.02m 5.14m
12 Kirkwood, Courtney Washington St. 5.10m 16-08.75 587
4.81m 5.10m 5.09m

Indoor Pentathlon: #3 Women Shot Put
Name Year School Finals Points
1 McFadden, Kalindra Oregon 13.01m 42-08.25 728
11.99m 12.28m 13.01m
2 Amiad-Pavlov, Daria Washington 11.61m 38-01.25 635
11.61m 10.66m 10.78m
3 Krais, Ryann UCLA 11.59m 38-00.25 634
10.58m 11.59m 10.27m
4 Quinley, Shevell Arizona 11.33m 37-02.25 617
11.13m 11.33m 10.81m
5 Kirkwood, Courtney Washington St. 10.79m 35-05.00 581
10.23m 10.04m 10.79m
6 Liehr, Whitney Stanford 10.14m 33-03.25 539
10.14m 9.62m FOUL
7 Black, Katie Long Beach St. 9.87m 32-04.75 521
9.87m 9.74m FOUL
8 Bennett, Kara Stanford 9.44m 30-11.75 493
FOUL 8.51m 9.44m
9 Berryman, Samantha Arizona 9.25m 30-04.25 480
8.35m 8.81m 9.25m
10 Kvist, Josefine Stanford 9.19m 30-02.00 477
8.98m 9.09m 9.19m
11 Funkhouser, Erin Oregon 9.11m 29-10.75 471
8.35m 9.11m 8.48m
12 Jensen, Angela Washington St. 8.35m 27-04.75 422

Men 60 Meter Dash
Dempsey: ! 6.63 2/1/2003 Ja'Warren Hooker, Asics
NCAA Auto: A 6.63
NCAA Prov: P 6.74
MPSF: M 6.51 2001 Ja'Warren Hooker, Washington
Name Year School Prelims
Heat 1 Preliminaries
1 Porter, Nick California 6.84q
2 Abram, Calvin Arizona State 6.85q
3 Belch, Daniel Stanford 6.95
4 Xuehan, Xiong Arizona 7.00
5 Woodham, Michael Cal St. Northrid 7.11
Heat 2 Preliminaries
1 Jackson, Kenjamin Washington 6.87q
2 Fowler, Austin Long Beach St. 6.88
3 Taylor, Nic Cal St. Northrid 6.98
4 Nious, Kevin Cal St. Northrid 7.11
Heat 3 Preliminaries
1 Fisicaro, Ryan Stanford 6.89
2 Vereen, Shane California 6.96
3 Alston, Kyle Arizona 6.99
4 Chandy, Zach Stanford 7.05
Heat 4 Preliminaries
1 Waters, Deshawn Cal St. Northrid 6.81q
2 McSwain, Chris Arizona 6.94
3 Jennings, Andre Washington St. 7.00
4 McMaster, Johnathan Stanford 7.01
Heat 5 Preliminaries
1 Woods, Justin Washington St. 6.81q
2 Gray, Brent Long Beach St. 6.82q
3 Duncan, Marcus Arizona State 6.84q
4 Miller, Ray Arizona State J6.87
5 Williams, Bryan Arizona State 7.11
Heat 6 Preliminaries
1 Patterson, Kellan California 6.83q
2 Battle, Allante Arizona State 6.90
3 Alston, Jamal UCLA 6.96
4 Santos, Ben Cal St. Northrid 7.09

Men 200 Meter Dash
Dempsey: ! 20.93 2/29/2008 Brent Gray, Long Beach St.
NCAA Auto: A 20.83
NCAA Prov: P 21.23
MPSF: M 20.75 2001 Ja'Warren Hooker, Washington
Name Year School Finals Points
Section 1
1 Nious, Kevin Cal St. Northrid 22.32
2 McMaster, Johnathan Stanford 22.35
3 Woodham, Michael Cal St. Northrid 22.50
Section 2
1 Coleman, Durell Stanford 22.62
2 Sanchez, Eugene Cal St. Northrid 22.67
3 Santos, Ben Cal St. Northrid 23.12
Section 3
1 Chandy, Zach Stanford 22.09
2 Butcher, Matt Oregon 22.16
Section 4
1 Porter, Nick California 22.16
2 McSwain, Chris Arizona 22.20
3 Patterson, Kellan California 22.22
Section 5
1 Taylor, Nic Cal St. Northrid 21.96
2 Belch, Daniel Stanford 22.11
3 Williams, Bryan Arizona State 22.40
Section 6
1 Duncan, Marcus Arizona State 21.55 6
2 Rolle, Karlton UCLA 21.80 2
3 Long, Adam Washington 21.95
Section 7
1 Waters, Deshawn Cal St. Northrid 21.43 8
2 Jackson, Kenjamin Washington 21.78 3
3 Fowler, Austin Long Beach St. 22.04
Section 8
1 Alston, Kyle Arizona 21.91
2 Miller, Ray Arizona State 22.04
3 Battle, Allante Arizona State 22.10
Section 9
1 Abram, Calvin Arizona State 21.83 1
2 Xuehan, Xiong Arizona 21.91
Section 10
1 Gray, Brent Long Beach St. 21.28 10
2 Woods, Justin Washington St. 21.58 5
3 Elston, Darryl Arizona State 21.66 4

Men 5000 Meter Run
Dempsey: ! 13:30.74 2/10/2007 Chris Solinsky, Wisconsin
NCAA Auto: A 13:47.00
NCAA Prov: P 14:10.00
MPSF: M 13:45.54 2005 Ian Dobson, Stanford
Name Year School Finals Points
Section 1
1 Schmitt, Jake Washington 13:57.49P 10
2 Mercado, Diego Oregon 13:58.79P 8
3 Mercado, Danny Oregon 14:03.28P 6
4 Riley, Jake Stanford 14:04.03P 5
5 Milloy, Patrick Arizona State 14:05.34P 4
6 Gregg, Brendan Stanford 14:07.45P 3
7 Shackleton, Kyle UCLA 14:09.17P 2

8 Shackleton, Drew UCLA 14:10.40 1
9 Helmer, Jeff Arizona State 14:13.25
10 Karlsson, Kari California 14:15.87
11 Mineau, Jeremy Washington 14:17.32
12 Swarthout, Jordan Washington 14:20.90
13 Polley, Drew Washington St. 14:22.20
14 Zazueta, Victor Arizona 14:27.69
15 Sodaro, Steve California 14:31.15
16 Engelhardt, Ben Arizona State 14:32.81
17 Miller, Matt H. California 14:35.32
18 Olivera, Bobby Cal St. Northrid 14:44.61
19 Mocko, Chris Stanford 14:47.82
20 Smargiassi, Dominic Washington St. 14:55.99
-- Quackenbush, Cameron Washington DNF

Men 60 Meter Hurdles
Dempsey: ! 7.77 3/4/2006 Jeff Hunter, Arizona
NCAA Auto: A 7.70
NCAA Prov: P 7.91
MPSF: M 7.70 2001 Arend Watkins, Washington State
Name Year School Prelims
Heat 1 Preliminaries
1 Bradley, Myles Stanford ! 7.77q
2 Paul, Jordan California 8.08q
3 Anderson, Jeshua Washington St. 8.21q
4 Piggee, Nimrod Long Beach St. 8.49
Heat 2 Preliminaries
1 Craddock, Kevin UCLA P 7.85q
2 Jackson, Joseph Stanford 8.14q
3 Hopkins, J Washington St. 8.63
4 Cram, Collin Long Beach St. 9.17
Heat 3 Preliminaries
1 Williams, Robert Washington St. 8.06q
2 Woodham, Michael Cal St. Northrid 8.31
3 Gray, DeLoyd Arizona 8.38
4 Burney, Aaron California 8.43
Heat 4 Preliminaries
1 Hersey, Eric Oregon 8.17q
1 Holmes, Ryan California 8.17q
3 Titsworth, Chris Arizona 8.25
-- Lawson, Christopher Long Beach St. DNF

Men Distance Medley
Dempsey: ! 9:28.35 1/30/2009 Arkansas, Arkansas
NCAA Auto: A 9:34.00
NCAA Prov: P 9:45.70
MPSF: M 9:31.52 2008 Stanford, Stanford
School Finals Points
Section 1
1 California 'A' 9:29.71M 10
1) Matusak, Mark 2) Gadayan, Francis
3) Sam, Sebastian 4) Coe, Michael
2 Washington 'A' 9:36.21P 8
1) Bywater, Joey 2) Gudaitis, Jeff
3) Soberanis, Ryan 4) Abbott, Austin
3 Ucla 'A' 9:37.28P 6
1) Patterson, Marlon 2) Primm, Cory
3) Wells, Elijah 4) Barnes, Laef
4 Arizona 'A' 9:40.72P 5
1) Mara, Jordan 2) McCoy, Bobby
3) Fitzpatrick, Dylan 4) Hassan, Abdi
5 Stanford 'A' 9:49.49 4
1) Marpole-Bird, Justin 2) Morton, Amaechi
3) Ferris, Dylan 4) Heath, Elliott
6 Long Beach St. 'A' 9:52.53 3
1) Maldonado, Matt 2) Medwood, Kenneth
3) Freitas, Alex 4) Arcos, Raul
7 Washington St. 'A' 9:56.89 2
1) Lemenager, Luke 2) Leavitt, Barry
3) Hewitt-Gaffney, Bob 4) Blanshan, Evan
8 Oregon 'A' 9:57.13 1
1) Klotz, Kenny 2) Hersey, Eric
3) Kwiatkowski, Chris 4) D'Onofrio, Vincent

Men Long Jump
Dempsey: ! 8.12m 2/29/2008 Norris Frederick, Washington
NCAA Auto: A 7.85m
NCAA Prov: P 7.50m
MPSF: M 8.12m 2008 Norris Frederick, Washington
Name Year School Finals Points
Flight 1
1 Crain, Christian Washington St. 7.26m 23-10.00 2
6.53m 6.70m 7.02m 6.96m 7.03m 7.26m
2 Rosario, Nelson UCLA 7.19m 23-07.25 1
6.97m 7.04m 7.19m 6.93m 6.93m 6.69m
3 Medwood, Kenneth Long Beach St. 7.18m 23-06.75
7.08m 6.96m 7.18m
4 Woods, Warren Washington 6.80m 22-03.75
6.63m FOUL 6.80m
5 Gillett, Cameron Long Beach St. 6.57m 21-06.75
FOUL 6.57m 6.50m
6 Kelly, Chris Cal St. Northrid 6.51m 21-04.25
7 Hawkins, Rodney Long Beach St. 6.26m 20-06.50
8 Vaughan, Michael Long Beach St. 5.54m 18-02.25
5.11m FOUL 5.54m
Flight 2
1 Rivera-Morales, Luis Arizona 7.74mP 25-04.75 10
6.97m 7.61m 7.74m 7.43m PASS PASS
2 Cole, Reindell Cal St. Northrid 7.60mP 24-11.25 8
7.60m 7.33m 7.41m 5.83m 7.04m 7.26m
3 Bradley, Myles Stanford 7.50mP 24-07.25 5.50
7.30m 7.29m 7.23m 7.25m FOUL 7.50m
3 Warren, Vernell Oregon 7.50mP 24-07.25 5.50
7.42m 7.43m 7.48m 7.50m FOUL FOUL
5 Powell, Jordan Arizona 7.42m 24-04.25 4
7.16m 7.42m FOUL 6.86m FOUL 7.33m
6 Felizola, Rolando Cal St. Northrid 7.31m 23-11.75 3
7 Michael, Stefanos Arizona 6.81m 22-04.25
6.59m FOUL 6.81m
8 Cram, Collin Long Beach St. 6.48m 21-03.25
6.48m 6.42m PASS

Men Weight Throw
Dempsey: ! 23.30m 2/16/2008 James Parker, Team XO
NCAA Auto: A 21.50m
NCAA Prov: P 19.50m
MPSF: M 21.82m 1999 Adam Connolly, Stanford
Name Year School Finals Points
Flight 1
1 Helwig, Jeff Arizona State 18.96m 62-02.50 3
FOUL FOUL 18.29m 18.96m FOUL FOUL
2 Wells, Carter Stanford 18.38m 60-03.75 1
18.00m 18.08m 18.07m 18.38m 17.83m 17.72m
3 Whiting, Ryan Arizona State 17.25m 56-07.25
17.02m 17.15m 17.25m
4 Palacios, Miles California 16.41m 53-10.25
16.41m FOUL FOUL
5 Johnson, Tyler Arizona 16.09m 52-09.50
16.09m FOUL 15.16m
6 Lloyd, Zack Arizona 16.02m 52-06.75
15.38m 16.02m FOUL
7 Weber, Mark UCLA 15.86m 52-00.50
15.78m 15.86m FOUL
8 Nagengast, Tom UCLA 15.70m 51-06.25
15.48m FOUL 15.70m
9 Baines, Rajan Long Beach St. 15.32m 50-03.25
15.29m 15.32m FOUL
10 Cox, Cody Stanford 15.08m 49-05.75
15.08m 15.04m FOUL
Flight 2
1 Lewis, Jason Arizona State 21.02mP 68-11.75 10
FOUL 19.60m FOUL 20.88m 21.02m 20.76m
2 Kocsor, Boldizsar UCLA 21.01mP 68-11.25 8
20.63m 21.01m FOUL 19.89m 19.97m 20.85m
3 MacArthur, Phil Washington St. 20.01mP 65-07.75 6
20.01m 19.33m FOUL FOUL FOUL FOUL
4 Pearce, Cody Cal St. Northrid 19.50mP 63-11.75 5
17.93m 18.40m FOUL 19.02m 19.50m FOUL
5 Midles, Zack Washington 19.05m 62-06.00 4
FOUL FOUL 18.54m 18.36m 19.05m FOUL
6 Davis-Hammerquist, Kyle Stanford 18.91m 62-00.50 2
18.09m 18.91m 18.65m FOUL FOUL 18.70m
7 Taylor, Angus Washington 18.15m 59-06.75
18.15m FOUL 17.54m 17.49m FOUL FOUL
8 Bogovic, Tomaz Arizona 17.83m 58-06.00
16.64m FOUL 17.83m
9 Stray, Jordan Oregon 17.53m 57-06.25
17.53m 17.14m 16.85m
10 Taylor, Bo UCLA 17.40m 57-01.00
17.40m 17.34m 16.90m

Heptathlon: #1 Men 60 Meter Dash
Name Year School Finals Points
Section 1
1 Kuechler, Kevin California 7.24 799
2 Ackley, Marshall Oregon 7.30 779
3 McGovern, Chris Arizona 7.38 752
4 Wentz, Alexander Arizona State 7.61 678
Section 2
1 Robinson, Robert Cal St. Northrid 7.07 858
2 McVein, Aaron Oregon 7.14 833
3 Schauble, Kyle Washington St. 7.17 823
4 Ferleman, Andrew Washington 7.22 806
5 Vetter, Jake Washington 7.57 690
Section 3
1 Taiwo, Jeremy Washington 7.19 816
2 Mills-Bunje, Kyle California 7.29 782
3 Gonzales, Lance Cal St. Northrid 7.31 775
4 Harris, Sean Washington St. 7.46 726
5 Grant, Duggan Arizona State 7.54 700

Heptathlon: #4 Men High Jump
Name Year School Finals Points
Flight 1
1 McVein, Aaron Oregon 2.01m 6-07.00 813
1 Taiwo, Jeremy Washington 2.01m 6-07.00 813
1 Gonzales, Lance Cal St. Northrid 2.01m 6-07.00 813
4 Robinson, Robert Cal St. Northrid 1.98m 6-06.00 785
5 Vetter, Jake Washington 1.92m 6-03.50 731
5 Mills-Bunje, Kyle California 1.92m 6-03.50 731
7 Grant, Duggan Arizona State 1.83m 6-00.00 653
7 Harris, Sean Washington St. 1.83m 6-00.00 653
7 Ferleman, Andrew Washington 1.83m 6-00.00 653
7 Ackley, Marshall Oregon 1.83m 6-00.00 653
11 Kuechler, Kevin California 1.80m 5-10.75 627
12 Wentz, Alexander Arizona State 1.71m 5-07.25 552
13 Schauble, Kyle Washington St. 1.65m 5-05.00 504
-- McGovern, Chris Arizona NH

Heptathlon: #2 Men Long Jump
Name Year School Finals Points
1 Taiwo, Jeremy Washington 7.10m 23-03.50 838
6.96m 7.00m 7.10m
2 Robinson, Robert Cal St. Northrid 6.98m 22-11.00 809
6.82m 6.98m FOUL
3 Mills-Bunje, Kyle California 6.92m 22-08.50 795
6.90m 6.92m 6.63m
4 Schauble, Kyle Washington St. 6.72m 22-00.75 748
5 McVein, Aaron Oregon 6.65m 21-10.00 732
6.46m 6.62m 6.65m
6 Gonzales, Lance Cal St. Northrid 6.61m 21-08.25 723
FOUL 6.61m 6.41m
7 Kuechler, Kevin California 6.56m 21-06.25 711
6.55m 6.56m 6.46m
8 Ferleman, Andrew Washington 6.52m 21-04.75 702
6.49m 6.42m 6.52m
9 Harris, Sean Washington St. 6.34m 20-09.75 661
6.06m 6.34m FOUL
10 Grant, Duggan Arizona State 6.32m 20-09.00 657
6.24m 6.25m 6.32m
10 Ackley, Marshall Oregon 6.32m 20-09.00 657
6.25m 6.32m 6.29m
12 McGovern, Chris Arizona 6.24m 20-05.75 639
5.95m 6.24m 6.21m
13 Wentz, Alexander Arizona State 6.00m 19-08.25 587
6.00m 4.41m 5.87m
14 Vetter, Jake Washington 5.98m 19-07.50 582
5.98m 5.87m FOUL

Heptathlon: #3 Men Shot Put
Name Year School Finals Points
1 Harris, Sean Washington St. 13.53m 44-04.75 700
12.98m 13.53m FOUL
2 Ferleman, Andrew Washington 12.67m 41-07.00 647
12.16m 12.43m 12.67m
3 Mills-Bunje, Kyle California 12.56m 41-02.50 640
12.41m 11.35m 12.56m
4 Taiwo, Jeremy Washington 12.52m 41-01.00 638
12.52m 12.27m 12.52m
5 Robinson, Robert Cal St. Northrid 12.24m 40-02.00 621
11.73m 12.24m 12.21m
6 McVein, Aaron Oregon 12.08m 39-07.75 611
11.61m 11.43m 12.08m
7 Kuechler, Kevin California 11.60m 38-00.75 582
11.60m 11.31m 9.58m
8 Ackley, Marshall Oregon 11.49m 37-08.50 575
11.49m 11.06m 11.35m
9 Gonzales, Lance Cal St. Northrid 11.46m 37-07.25 574
11.46m 11.33m 11.27m
10 McGovern, Chris Arizona 11.28m 37-00.25 563
9.87m FOUL 11.28m
11 Wentz, Alexander Arizona State 10.64m 34-11.00 524
10.64m 9.95m 10.33m
12 Schauble, Kyle Washington St. 10.04m 32-11.25 488
9.73m 10.04m 9.60m
13 Vetter, Jake Washington 9.45m 31-00.00 453
9.20m 9.45m 9.10m
14 Grant, Duggan Arizona State 8.70m 28-06.50 408

Women - Team Rankings - 7 Events Scored
1) Stanford 56 2) Arizona State 47
2) Oregon 47 4) California 28
5) Washington 25.50 6) Arizona 22
6) UCLA 22 8) Cal St. Northridge 11
9) Long Beach St. 8 10) Washington St. 5.50

Men - Team Rankings - 5 Events Scored
1) Arizona State 28 2) Washington 25
3) Cal St. Northridge 24 4) Stanford 20.50
4) Oregon 20.50 6) UCLA 20
7) Arizona 19 8) Washington St. 15
9) Long Beach St. 13 10) California 10

Courtesy University of Washington

Jake Schmitt (Redwood HS, Larkspur; California; Washington)

Jake Schmitt


Kentfield, Calif.

High School:

Last College:



An NCAA Outdoor 10,000-meters competitor in 2008 during first season eligible as a Husky ... holds the third-fastest 10K time in school history ... was UW's top finisher at the 2008 NCAA Cross Country Championships, leading the men to 18th-place.

2008 (Cross Country): Ran in UW's top-three at every meet and was the top Husky finisher at the NCAA Cross Country Championships, placing 58th (30:33) and leading the team to an impressive 18th-place finish ... was the top Husky finisher at Pre-Nationals, running 24:08 for a 27th-place finish ... also led the team at the Sundodger, coming in third in 23:48 ... was 16th overall and third on the team at the Pac-10 Championships ... placed 26th overall and third among Huskies at West Regionals, running 29:53 over 10K ... earned Pac-10 All-Academic honorable mention.

2007-08: Qualified for his first NCAA track championships, making the field in the 10000-meters outdoors ... finished 21st at NCAA's in 30:44.12 ... ran the 3rd-best 10K in school history at the Stanford Invitational, where he finished 18th against top college and professional athletes in 28:56.05 ... indoors, ran an NCAA Provisional time of 14:04.40 in the 5000-meters at the Husky Classic, the 3rd-fastest indoors in Husky history ... placed sixth at the MPSF Championships in both the 3000-meters and 5000-meters ... improved his mile and 3K personal-bests, running 4:09.67 and 8:09.17, respectively ... competed twice unattached in cross country while redshirting season following transfer from Cal ... UW's top unattached competitor, beginning with No. 4 finish at Sundodger which would have been second on the squad ... placed third overall at the Willamette Invite in 24:02.

2006-07 (Cal): Competed in 2006 Junior World Track Championships in Beijing, China, plaching 17th in the 10,000m ... did not compete during track season ... ran twice for the Golden Bears during 2006 cross country season, once at the Chile Pepper Festival where he ran fourth for Cal in 30:37.04 over 10k, and once at the Pac-10 Championships where he was Cal's No. 3 runner and 50th overall in a time of 24:58.02.

2005-06 (Cal): Ran distance events during track season ... competed in two events at the MPSF Championships, the 5000m (14:44.92) and the 3000m (8:19.76) ... clocked in at 25:51 (49th) at the Pac-10 Championships ... in the 10,000m at the Stanford Invitational, finished at 30:15.38 ... competed five times for Cal during freshman cross country season, running in Bears' top-seven in every outing ... in the NCAA West Regional, placed 70th overall in 32:01 ... finished 49th at the Pac-10 Championships, clocking 25:51.

High School and Personal: Born in San Francisco, California ... parents are Tom and Laura Schmitt ... both parents competed in cross country and track and field at Cal ... mother coaches Redwood High School's cross country team ... two younger sisters, Meagan and Caitlin ... sister Meagan plays volleyball at Cal ... Grabbed 19th place at the 2004 Footlocker Cross Country Nationals ... claimed the California state cross country title as a senior at Redwood HS...placed fifth in the 3200m at the 2005 state meet ... a 2004 Verizon Junior All-American in track and field and honorable mention All-American in cross country ... 11-time Marin County Athletic League champion in cross country and track and field ... six-time North Coast Section champion in cross country and track and field ... led high school to three league cross country titles and one in track and field ... considering acting as a profession ... majoring in psychology.

Major Meets
2005 Pac-10 XC - 49th (7th Cal)
2005 Regional XC - 70th (5th Cal)
2006 MPSF TF - 15th, 3000m; 20th, 5000m
2006 Pac-10 TF - 10th, 10000m
2006 World Jr. TF - 17th, 10000m
2008 MPSF TF - 6th, 3000m; 6th, 5000m
2008 NCAA-O - 21st, 10000m
2008 Pac-10 XC - 16th (3rd UW)
2008 Regional XC - 26th (3rd UW)
2008 NCAA XC - 58th (1st UW)

Collegiate Best Marks
5000m....... 14:04.40i

Courtesy University of Washington

Schmitt, Women's DMR Win MPSF Titles On Day One

Schmitt, Women's DMR Win MPSF Titles On Day One
Freshman Jeremy Taiwo leads the men's heptathlon heading into day two.

Feb. 27, 2009

Saturday Entries | Day One Results

Championship Central

Pentathlon Scoring Grid | Heptathlon Scoring Grid - Day 1

SEATTLE - Junior Jake Schmitt and the women's distance medley relay team both won conference titles for the Huskies today during day one of the MPSF Track and Field Championships at the Dempsey Indoor.

Schmitt captured the 5,000-meters in 13-minutes and 57.49 seconds, scoring 10 points for UW's 22nd-ranked men's team, which sits in second place overall after day one with 25 points. 11th-ranked Arizona State currently leads with 28 points, and Cal State Northridge is third with 24 followed by No. 1 Oregon and No. 25 Stanford which are tied for fourth with 20.5 points.

Schmitt is the first Husky to win the 5k since Jason Fayant in 2001. The men's DMR, comprised of Joey Bywater, Jeff Gudaitis, Ryan Soberanis, and Austin Abbott, also added eight points by finishing second in 9:36.21. That time ranks fifth in the NCAA this year and is the fourth-fastest in school history.

On the women's side, the 21st-ranked Huskies are fifth with 25.5 points. Ten of those points came from the DMR, which did its male counterparts one better by winning the first MPSF distance medley relay title in school history. Freshman Christine Babcock opened up a big lead for the Dawgs after the opening 1200-meter leg, then handed off to Falesha Ankton, who kept the Huskies ahead during her 400-meters. Junior Katie Follett took the baton for 800-meters, and widened UW's lead over second-place Stanford. Finally, junior Kailey Campbell took over for the 1600m anchor leg, and led the Huskies to an easy win in 11:16.57. Stanford was six seconds back at 11:22.70.

The women also picked up 4.5 points in the pole vault, as senior Lara Jones, a transfer from Duke, set a new personal-best with a clearance of 13-feet, 5 ¼ inches that tied for the second-best clearance by any vaulter but was fifth based on the tiebreak. Senior Andrea Peterson also PR'd, clearing 13-1 ½ to take eighth in the always loaded field. Jones and Peterson became the sixth and seventh vaulters in school history to clear 13-feet indoors.

"We really had a terrific start to the meet," said head coach Greg Metcalf. "There were major PR's all over the place today. Both of our DMR's ran outstanding, smart races and we hope that our men's group will now be joining the women at NCAA's with the time they ran today. And Jake Schmitt, any time you win a title at any distance in this conference it's special, so I'm happy for him. It was also great to see Lara and Andrea both clear 13-feet within minutes of each other like that. Tomorrow should be very exciting."

The women also got strong showings from senior Daria Amiad-Pavlov, who placed fifth in the pentathlon with an NCAA Provisional score of 3,853, and sophomore Elisa Bryant, who was third in the weight throw with a best toss of 62-feet, 1-inch.

The 25th-ranked Stanford women lead with 56 points followed by 8th-ranked Arizona State and 3rd-ranked Oregon which are tied for second with 47. Cal is in fourth with 28 points just ahead of Washington.

Also scoring for the men was junior Zack Midles who took fifth in the weight throw, and junior Kenjamine Jackson, who placed sixth in the 200-meter dash. Freshman Jeremy Taiwo leads the men's heptathlon after four events, having won the long jump and tied for the win in the high jump as well.

Action resumes Saturday morning at 11 a.m., with conference champs crowned in the majority of the sprints and distance events, plus high and triple jumps, the shot put, and men's pole vault. The men's and women's 4x400m relays bring the meet to a close at around 3:30 p.m.

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Stanford Women Take Early Lead At MPSF Championships

Stanford Women Take Early Lead At MPSF Championships
Both the men's and women's team in the hunt after day one of the MPSF Championships

5,000-meter MPSF Champion Kate Niehaus

Feb. 27, 2009

Complete Results

Heptathlon Results

Updated Women's Indoor Records

Updated Men's Indoor Records

Seattle, Wash. - The Stanford women took the early lead at the MPSF Championships on Friday from Dempsey Indoor Stadium on the campus of the University of Washington. The Stanford women totaled 56 points to take a nine point lead on Arizona State heading into the final day of competition on Saturday. Meanwhile, the Stanford men are in the thick of a close competition, sitting in fourth with 20.5 points, but just 7.5 points out of the lead.

The women had a banner day with two school records being set and a MPSF title for Kate Niehaus.

Niehaus took the MPSF title in the 5,000 meters with a career-best time of 16:22.34. The time was a NCAA provisional standard for Niehaus who captured her first indivual conference title for the Stanford. Also faring well in the 5,000 was Emilie Amaro who finished fifth with a time of 16:35.32. Her time was also a personal best and a NCAA provisional standard.

The busiest athlete of the day was Whitney Liehr who set the school record in the pentathlon with a score of 4,012. She became the first person in Stanford history to total over 4,000 points on her way to a second place finish. The score was just short of the NCAA automatic standard, but was easily a provisional standard. Liehr's best event came in the long jump where she reached a career best of 20-1 ½. She also competed in the open 60-meter hurdles where her time of 8.66 seconds qualified for Saturday's finals.

The other school record came from Katerina Stefanidi in the pole vault. Stefanidi cleared a height of 13-5 ¼ to claim second place, while capturing the school record.

More big points for Stanford came in the distance medley relay where the Cardinal women finished second. The team of Madeline Duhon, Joy O'Hare, Claire Cormier Thielke and Laurynne Chetelat finished with a time of 11:22.70 to claim eight big points for Stanford.

The Stanford women also scored big points in the long jump where they placed three in the top eight. Arantxa King led the Stanford women with a leap of 19-11 ¾ to place third. Also scoring were Brittni Dixon-Smith (19-9) who placed fifth and Griffin Matthew (19-4) who finished seventh.

Matthew also had a busy day in the sprints. In the 60 meters she qualified for tomorrow's final with a time of 7.60 seconds. In addition, she finished seventh in the 200 meters with a time of 24.64.

Myles Bradley

The men were led by Myles Bradley who finished tied for third in the long jump. Bradley recorded a career-best leap of 24-7 ¼, which was a NCAA provisional mark and moved him into third on the all-time Stanford list. However, the long jump was not the most impressive mark of the day for Bradley. He also competed in the 60-meter hurdles where he set stadium record of 7.77 seconds to advance to tomorrow's final as the No. 1 qualifier.

J.J. Jackson also competed in the hurdles and advanced to the final with a time of 8.14 seconds, which was the fifth fastest time of the day.

The 5,000 meters also provided good results for the Cardinal, led by Jacob Riley. Riley finished fourth with a time of 14:04.03. Just behind him was Brendan Gregg who finished sixth with a time of 14:07.45 established a career best and a NCAA provisional standard.

The other event with multiple scorers for the Stanford men was the weight throw. Kyle Davis-Hammerquist (62-0 ½) finished seventh, while Carter Wells (60-3 ¼) finished eighth.

The final points of the evening for Stanford came in the distance medley relay where the Cardinal finished fifth. The team of Justin Marpole-Bird, Amaechi Morton, Dylan Ferris and Elliott Heath finished with a time of 9:49.49.

Saturday will mark the conclusion of the 2009 MPSF Championships. Both the Stanford men's and women's teams remain in contention for a conference title. The women will look to extend their lead, while the men will look to gain ground on a tightly bunched group of competitors.

Courtesy Stanford University

Cal Men's DMR Sets School Mark, NCAA Qualifying Time at MPSF Indoor Championships

Men's DMR Sets School Mark, NCAA Qualifying Time at MPSF Indoor Championships
Bears run 9:29.71 to win relay at Washington's Dempsey Indoor Facility

Feb. 27, 2009


SEATTLE - California's men's distance medley relay ran an NCAA automatic qualifying time, set a school record and set a meet record by winning the race in 9:29.71 on Friday at the MPSF Indoor Championships at Washington's Dempsey Indoor Facility. The quartet of senior Mark Matusak, senior Jake Hanson, freshman Sebastian Sam and junior Michael Coe broke the school mark of 9:33.77 Cal set in the 2007 NCAA Indoor championships. The Cal women stand in fourth place and the Bears men stand 10th after the first day of the conference meet.

"That was the third-fastest time behind Arkansas [9:28.35] and Oregon [9:29.39] right now," Cal head coach Tony Sandoval said. "Any other year, that would be the nation's leading time, and we would be the preeminent favorite to win the event [at the NCAA Indoor Championships]. Not this year. Nevertheless, we're excited to run so fast and that we're going to NCAAs."

The Bears also hit NCAA provisional qualifiers in the women's 60-meter dash preliminaries, with sophomore Cherrelle Garrett tying her season-best time of 7.34, the women's 5000-meter run, with sophomore Alison Greggor running a 16:30.56 to place fourth, and the women's pole vault, with sophomore Allison Stokke posting a mark of 4.00 meters (13-1.50) to tie for seventh place. Garrett ran the fastest 60-meter time and qualified for tomorrow's final.

"The first day doesn't mean a lot as far as standings," Sandoval said. "We have a lot of stronger events coming tomorrow, but we did have some surprising performances. Alison Greggor ran a provisional time in the 5000. That was phenomenal. The women's DMR ran very well in third place. We looked pretty good in Kyle Mills-Bunje and Kevin Kuechler in the multis. And Allison Stokke jumped well in the pole vault."

Cal's women's DMR, which consisted of redshirt freshman Taylor Bryson, sophomore Kayla Dixon, senior Francesca Weems and freshman Deborah Maier, ran a time of 11:41.10 for third.

After four events in the men's heptathlon, Mills-Bunje stands in fourth place with 2948 points. Kuechler, a redshirt freshman, is eighth with 2719 points.

The final day of the MPSF Indoor Championships begins Saturday at 11 a.m. with the men's heptathlon 60-meter hurdles, women's triple jump final, men's high jump final and women's shot put final.

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Friday's Team Standings


1. Stanford 56 points
2. Arizona State 47
2. Oregon 47
4. California 28
5. Washington 25.50
6. Arizona 22
6. UCLA 22
8. Cal St. Northridge 11
9. Long Beach State 8
10. Washington St. 5.50

1. Arizona State 28 points
2. Washington 25
3. Cal St. Northridge 24
4. Stanford 20.50
4. Oregon 20.50
6. UCLA 20
7. Arizona 19
8. Washington State 15
9. Long Beach State 13
10. California 10
California's Friday Results

Track Events

Women's 60-Meter Dash Preliminary
1. Cherrelle Garrett 7.34P. 12. Kristin Holmes 7.78. 16. Robyn Hunte 7.93.

Women's 200-Meter Dash Final
2. Cherrelle Garrett 24.03. 6. Kandi Bonty 24.64. 10. Brook Turner 24.73. 21. Robyn Hunte 25.87.

Women's 5000-Meter Run Final
4. Alison Greggor 16:30.56P.

Women's Distance-Medley Relay
3. Cal A (Taylor Bryson, Kayla Dixon, Francesca Weems, Deborah Maier) 11:41.10.

Women's 60-Meter Hurdles Preliminary
- Emani Truluck DNF.

Men's 60-Meter Dash Preliminary
4. Kellan Patterson 6.83. 5t. Nick Porter 6.84. 15t. Shane Vereen 6.96.

Men's 200-Meter Dash Final
18t. Nick Porter 22.16. 21. Kellan Patterson 22.22.

Men's 5000-Meter Run Final
10. Kari Karlsson 14:15.87. 15. Steve Sodaro 14:31.15. 17. Matt H. Miller 14:35.32.

Men's 60-Meter Hurdles Preliminary
4. Jordan Paul 8.08. 6t. Ryan Holmes 8.17. 12. Aaron Burney 8.43.

Men's Distance-Medley Relay
1. Cal A (Mark Matusak, Francis Gadayan, Sebastian Sam, Michael Coe) 9:29.71AM.

Field Events

Women's Long Jump Final
9. Jackie Lewis 5.70 meters (18-8.50). 16. Robyn Hunte 5.26 (17-3.25). - Tracey Stewart FOUL.

Women's Weight Throw Final
5. Kiely Smith 16.67 meters (54-8.25). 11. Linda Oseso 15.26 (50-0.75).

Women's Pole Vault Final
7t. Allison Stokke 4.00 meters (13-1.50)P. 9t. Cyrena Giordano 3.85 (12-7.50). 12t. Theresa Raub 3.70 (12-1.50).

Men's Weight Throw Final
14. Miles Palacios 16.41 meters (53-10.25).

Multi Events

Heptathlon: Men's 60-Meter Dash Final
6. Kevin Kuechler 7.24. 7. Kyle Mills-Bunje 7.29.

Heptathlon: Men's Long Jump Final
3. Kyle Mills-Bunje 6.92 meters (22-8.50). 7. Kevin Kuechler 6.56 (21-6.25).

Heptathlon: Men's Shot Put Final
3. Kyle Mills-Bunje 12.56 meters (41-2.50). 7. Kevin Kuechler 11.60 (38-0.75).

Heptathlon: Men's High Jump Final
5t. Kyle Mills-Bunje 1.92 meters (6-3.50). 11. Kevin Kuechler 1.80 (5-10.75)

A NCAA Automatic Qualifying Time/Mark
P NCAA Provisional Qualifying Time/Mark
M MPSF Meet Record

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Another female coach sues Fresno St. for bias

Ramona Pagel

Ramona Pagel

Assistant Coach

3rd Season

Ramona Pagel begins her third season as an assistant coach with the Bulldogs, overseeing the men's and women's throwers.

Pagel's impact has been obvious. Since taking the reigns of the Fresno State throwers, Pagel has guided 13 athletes to the NCAA Regional Meet. Her athletes also accounted for two of the team's three conference championships last season. Thrower Dave Endler won Fresno State's first-ever WAC championship in the discus. Mallory Webb championed the javelin at the WAC Championships before going on to take sixth at the NCAA National Meet for her third All-American honor.

Pagel arrived at Fresno State after spending the previous three seasons as an assistant coach for the track and field and cross country programs at Southeastern Louisiana. While at SLU, she supervised the throwers and assisted in all day-to-day aspects of the track and field and cross country programs. Pagel served as a mentor to Chris Carter, who became the first student-athlete in eight years to earn All-America honors with a mark of 72.11m in the javelin. She also served as an assistant coach at Radford after a four-year stay at Kent State as the assistant to associate athletic director for facilities and operations.

In addition her coaching background, Pagel has enjoyed success at all levels. A four-time Olympian ('84, '88, '92, '96), Pagel was a gold medalist at the 1987 Pan Am Games and is the American record holder in the shot put with a distance of 66-2.50. She has also experienced success at the collegiate level, as she was a seven-time All-American and 1984 NCAA Outdoor champion in the shot put. Pagel has also been involved in various capacities with USA Track and Field and the United States Olympic Committee. Addtionally, Pagel was named to the coaching staff of the World Indoor Championships.

Pagel obtained her bachelor's degree in physical education with an emphasis in sports medicine from San Diego State in 1985. She later earned an M.A. in athletic administration from Kent State in 1998.

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Friday, February 27, 2009

USC Track And Field Team To Hold Trojan Relays Sunday

USC Track And Field Team To Hold Trojan Relays Sunday

Team also to compete Saturday in Claremont

Junior All-American hurdler Shalina Clarke.

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2009 USC TRACK AND FIELD - The USC Trojans men's and women's track and field team will be hosting the Trojan Relays at Loker Stadium on March 1 beginning at 11 a.m. The meet will feature 4x100m, 4x400m, 4x800m, sprint and distance medley relays, as well as the field events, 3000m races, 3000m steeplechases and the sprint and 400m hurdles. USC will be joined in the non-scoring event by a selection of junior colleges from California and Arizona. The hammer competition is scheduled for Feb. 28 at Mt. SAC, with the women going at 10 a.m. and the men at 11:30 a.m. In addition, some Trojan athletes will compete at the Claremont Relays in Claremont, Calif. on Saturday, Feb. 28.

THE 2009 WOMEN'S TEAM - The women's team placed 11th at the NCAA Championships in 2008, as well as finishing third at the NCAA West Regional and placing fourth at the Pac-10 Championships. All-Americans and school record holders Kate Hutchinson, Jessica Onyepunuka and Carol Rodriguez are gone, but the Trojans return a strong group. Leading the way are All-American hurdler Shalina Clarke and defending NCAA hammer throw champion Eva Orban. Another top-notch thrower back for her second season is javelin specialist Kristine Busa, who posted the second-farthest throw in school history last year. USC's dynamic heptathlon duo of Shana Woods and Nia Ali are expected to challenge the school's all-time heptathlon score as well as be key performers in the sprints, jumps and relays. A key for the Trojan distance corps is Zsofia Erdelyi who set the USC steeplechase record and placed 9th at the NCAA Championships last year as a freshman. In addition, All-American Brysun Stately returns to competition after sitting out last season after transferring back to USC from Nebraska. Add to this the No. 3 ranked recruiting class and the Women of Troy are looking for a special season.

THE 2009 MEN'S TEAM - The men's team tied for seventh at the NCAA Championships last season, took second at the NCAA West Regional and came in seventh at the Pac-10 Championships. All-Americans Kai Kelley, Lionel Larry and Duane Solomon are gone, but USC returns NCAA second-place finisher and school record-holder in the javelin Corey White. USC returns all of its top throwers from a season ago, and former football player Trey Henderson will focus on track this season. USC has a pair of 17-foot pole vaulters in Derek Scott and Brandon Estrada (sat out last season). Oscar Spurlock had a strong freshman season hurdling for USC and is joined this year by transfer Brendan Ames from Kentucky. The Trojans top jumpers Desmond Hamilton and Aven Wright return, as does high jumper Manjula Wijesekara, who ranks third all-time at USC. If Ahmad Rashad returns to health this season, USC will have one of the top sprinters on the West Coast. Add to this the No. 5 ranked recruiting class is USC's men's team should be just fine.

INDOOR UPDATE - USC will have six athletes competing next Saturday, March 7, at the Washington Last Chance Meet attempting to obtain automatic qualifying marks for the NCAA Indoor Championships to be held March 13-14 in Fayetteville, Ark. The Trojans attempting to qualify for the Indoor Championships are: Shalina Clarke (hurdles), Oscar Spurlock (hurldes), Manjula Wijesekera (high jump), Brysun Stately (pole vault), Brandon Estrada (pole vault), Derek Scott (pole vault).

NEXT WEEK - The Trojans' track and field team will compete at the Fullerton Invitational in Fullerton, Calif.

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UCLA Track & Field Ready To Battle For MPSF Indoor Crown This Weekend

Track & Field Ready To Battle For MPSF Indoor Crown This Weekend
Men's and women's squads travel to Seattle for MPSF Championships

Feb. 25, 2009

The UCLA track and field teams will travel to Seattle, WA this weekend to compete in the MPSF Indoor Championships on Friday and Saturday. The men's squad heads into the meet ranked 15th in the nation with 12 NCAA qualifiers. The women's team is not ranked, but have four NCAA qualifiers this season with many women making their indoor debut this weekend.

Other teams competing this weekend include Arizona, Arizona State, California, Cal State Northridge, Long Beach State, Oregon, Stanford, Washington and Washington State.

On the men's side, Boldizsar Kocsor leads the team into competition as the sole Bruin with an NCAA automatic qualifier (weight throw, 70-10.75). Other performers of note this weekend include the distance medley relay team, Cory Primm (800m), Nick Robinson and Bo Taylor (shot put), Kevin Craddock (60m hurdles), Johnny Quinn (pole vault), Greg Woepse (pole vault), Dustin DeLeo (pole vault), Jonathan Clark (triple jump), Taylor Hobson (high jump) and Marlon Patterson (mile).

For the women, Rhonda Watkins leads the way as she is slated to compete in the high jump. Nicole Leach will run with the relay and in the open 400m. Ke'Nyia Richardson will open up her indoor season in the triple jump, while heralded newcomer Ryann Krais will compete in the pentathlon.

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Stanford Indoor Track And Field Set For MPSF Championships

Indoor Track And Field Set For MPSF Championships
The Cardinal will look for a pair of conference titles

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Feb. 26, 2009

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Indoor Track And Field Ready For MPSF Championships
The Stanford track and field teams will compete in the MPSF Indoor Track and Field Championships this weekend from Dempsey Indoor Stadium on the campus of the University of Washington. Both the men's and women's teams are currently ranked No. 25 in the country and will be sending 27 athletes to compete in various events. The action begins Friday, Feb. 27 and continues until Saturday, Feb. 28.

Last season the women finished second at the MPSF Championships, while the men finished third. The women just missed the title finishing with 141 points, just short of the eventual NCAA Champion Arizona State who finished with 154.5. The men finished with 83 points, trailing Oregon with 90 and California with 84.5. Both the men and women also had four individual MPSF Champions last season.

More Top Marks For Stanford At The Husky Invitational
The Stanford women were led by Lauren Centrowitz who ran a personal best and NCAA automatic standard of 4:37.07 in winning the mile. Already an automatic NCAA qualifier in the 3,000 meters and the distance medley relay, Centrowitz added a third event. The time was also the second fastest indoors in Stanford history. In the same race, Alicia Follmar added a personal best and NCAA provisional qualifying time of 4:40.23. In a previous heat, freshman Laurynne Chetelat ran a time of 4:42.25 to also achieve the provisional standard. Both times were top-10 all-time for Stanford.

On the men's side, the Cardinal were led by Elliott Heath in the 3,000 meters. Heath achieved the NCAA automatic standard with a time of 7:53.64. In the process he moved to fourth on the Stanford all-time list. In the 400 meters, Stanford freshman Amaechi Morton tied the school record with a time of 46.88. The time was also a NCAA provisional standard.

Stanford Impresses at UW Invitational
Stanford freshman Chris Derrick led Stanford to a number of impressive performances at the UW Invitational. The Cardinal newcomer won the 5,000 meters with a NCAA automatic qualifying time of 13:44.02. The time was the third fastest in Stanford history and the fastest ever by a Stanford freshman. Also performing well was Ryan Fisicaro who broke the school record in the 60 meters. His time of 6.82 seconds was faster than the previous record held by Wopamo Osaisai.

The women were led by distance stars Lauren Centrowitz and Alicia Follmar. In the 3,000 meters, the pair of Stanford seniors finished second and third overall. Centrowitz placed second with a time of 9:10.99, while Follmar was third with a time of 9:14.98. Both were NCAA automatic Standards a night after the duo teamed with Maria Lattanzi and Idara Otu in the distance medley relay, which also achieved the automatic Standard with a time of 11:07.53

Myles Bradley Leads Stanford In New Mexico
Myles Bradley led Stanford with an outstanding performance in the 60-meter hurdles. At the Cherry and Silver Invitational in Albuquerque, New Mexico, Bradley improved his own school record in the event with a time of 7.73. Bradley actually ran 7.71, but the time was adjusted due to the altitude in Albuquerque. The time was not only the Stanford record, but improved his NCAA provisional standard, which currently places him first in the MPSF and third in the nation in the event. Other standouts from the meet for the men came in the 4x400-meter relay. The team of Spencer Castro, Zach Chandy, Durell Coleman and Amaechi Morton finished first with a time of 3:14.04. The freshman Morton also doubled back in the open 400 meters to finish fourth with a time of 47.86 seconds.

On the women's side, they were led by a third place finish in the shot put by Michaela Wallerstedt. Wallerstedt finished with a toss of 47-10 ½. In the 60 meters, Shataya Hendricks returned after missing most of 2008 with an injury and finished fourth with a time of 7.56 seconds. Hendricks also competed in the 200 meters where she finished with a time of 26.42.

Stanford Opens At UW Indoor Preview
The Cardinal got their season underway at the UW Indoor Preview. A small group of athletes competed with the highlights coming from a pair of NCAA provisional times by the men's team. Myles Bradley won the 60-meter hurdles with a NCAA provisional time of 7.85. Also with a NCAA provisional mark was Casey Roche who won the pole vault with a height of 17-1. The other event winner was Ryan Fisicaro in the 60 meters with a time of 6.85. On the women's side Brittni Dixon-Smith led the way by finishing third in the long jump with a leap of 19-8 3/4 and fourth in the 60 meters with a time of 7.75.

Returning All-Americans
The women begin the season ranked No. 17 in the nation by the USTFCCCA. The Cardinal returns three All-Americans for the indoor season. Alicia Follmar leads the Cardinal after earning two All-America honors last season at the NCAA Indoor Championships. Follmar helped the distance medley relay team to a third-place finish as well as placing 10th in the mile. Also earning an All-America honor as a member of that DMR team was Idara Otu. Finally, Alexandra Gits picked up her first All-America honor outdoors in the 10,000 meters where she finished third. Gits also has significant experience indoors where she was the MPSF Champion at 5,000 meters.

The men's team enters the 2009 indoor season ranked No. 25 by the USTFCCCA. A total of seven men who have earned All-America honors at Stanford will be back for the outdoor season, but just four have eligibility remaining indoors. A pair of 400-meter runners who earned their All-America honors as members of the distance medley relay return. Andrew Dargie is coming off an impressive 2008 freshman season where he was a member of the DMR team that finished fourth at the NCAA Indoor Championships, in addition to qualifying for the NCAA Outdoor Championships in the open 400 meters. Chandy earned his All-America honor as a member of the DMR in 2007. Senior Hari Mix, a distance specialist, looks to regain his 2007 form when he was an All-American outdoors at 5,000 meters. Finally, freshman Chris Derrick burst onto the college scene during the cross country season and should be extremely competitive at the long distances. Derrick finished seventh overall at the NCAA Cross Country Championships to earn the first All-America honor of his young career.

Other Impact Returners
The Cardinal women have several other impact returners including 2008 Olympian Arantxa King. King competed for Bermuda in Beijing and was also a key contributor for Stanford last season as she qualified for the NCAA Indoor Championships in the long jump. Also excelling in the long jump was Griffin Matthew, who returns after being one of two Stanford athletes to qualify for the NCAA Outdoor Championships in two events. She qualified in the 100 meters as well as the long jump. Lauren Stewart, the school record holder in the pentathlon, returns for her senior season where she will look to defend her MPSF title and advance to the NCAA's. A pair of throwers return after qualifying for the NCAA Outdoor Championships last season. Jaynie Goodbody (hammer) should be a threat in the weight throw, while Michaela Wallerstedt (shot put) looks to match her outdoor success indoors.

Men's impact returners for Stanford include hurdler Myles Bradley and a trio of sophomore distance runners, Brendan Gregg, Elliott Heath and Jacob Riley. Bradley set school records in both the 60-meter hurdles (7.78) and the 110-meter hurdles (13.78) during the 2008 season and qualified for the NCAA Indoor Championships. He will look to earn his first All-America honor during the upcoming indoor season. The trio of sophomore distance runners showed promise during their freshmen track seasons, but made up a big portion of the 2008 cross country team that finished third in the nation. Gregg, Heath and Riley teamed with Derrick and seniors Hakon DeVries and Garrett Heath, who will be back for the outdoor season, to make up a cross country squad that looked a lot like some of the dominating teams of the Stanford past.

Top Newcomers
In addition to the deep group of returners, Stanford has several freshmen ready to contribute right away. Laurynne Chetelat proved she is ready for a successful collegiate career after an outstanding cross country season where she was Stanford's No. 1 runner in all but one race. She should be a threat immediately on the track in the distances. Former world youth record holder Katerina Stefanidi looks to make an immediate impact in the pole vault.

Joining Derrick as a potential freshmen that could contribute right away are Geoffrey Tabor and Amaechi Morton. Tabor is the 2008 junior national champion in the discus and Morton was the USATF national runner-up in the 400-meter hurdles.

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Cal Heads to Seattle for MPSF Indoor Championships

Cal Heads to Seattle for MPSF Indoor Championships
Wright, Garrett, Coe look to defend 2008 conference titles

Feb. 25, 2009

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California heads to the MPSF Indoor Championships at the Dempsey Indoor Facility Friday and Saturday, Feb. 27-28, in Seattle. More Golden Bears look to qualify for the NCAA Indoor Championships March 13-14 as well as claim conference titles. Three Bears aim to defend their 2008 MPSF titles in senior Ed Wright (men's high jump), junior Michael Coe (men's 3000-meter run) and sophomore Cherrelle Garrett (women's 60-meter dash). Wright, an All-American and two-time MPSF defending high-jump champion, looks to cap his Cal career with another strong finish in the indoor season.

Coe and senior teammate Katie Morgan own Cal's two automatic qualifiers this season. At the Husky Classic on Feb. 14 in Seattle, Coe ran an NCAA-qualifying time of 7:48.05 in the 3000. Morgan, the 2008 NCAA outdoor champion in the women's pole vault, picked up an automatic qualifying mark of 13-9.25 (4.20 meters) in the pole vault in the Cherry and Silver Invitational on Jan. 24 in Albuquerque, N.M.

A Look Back at the
2008 MPSF Indoor Championships
Cal claimed four conference titles at the MPSF Indoor Championships on March 1, 2008, at Dempsey Indoor. The Bears' men placed second as a team, while the Cal women finished fourth. Senior All-American Alysia Johnson set an MPSF record and the school indoor record when she won the 800-meter title. Ed Wright won the high jump, Cherrelle Garrett won the 60-meter dash and Michael Coe won the 3000.

Oregon won the men's team title and Arizona State won the women's crown.

Johnson took top honors in the 800 with a record-setting time of 2:03.39 and automatically qualified for the NCAA Indoor Championships. Wright won the high jump title with a mark of 2.21 meters (7-3.00). Garrett provisionally qualified with a personal-best time of 7.40 to win the 60-meter title. Coe posted a lifetime-best 3000 time of 7:59.75 and provisionally qualified for the NCAA Indoor Championships. Also notching a new PR in the 3000 was sophomore Yosef Ghebray, who ran a provisional-qualifying 8:02.68.

Also provisionally qualifying for the indoor national championships were junior All-American high jumper Inika McPherson, senior shot putter Craig Kent, junior Steven Conrad and sophomore Kyle Mills-Bunje in the heptathlon and junior Kellan Patterson in the 60-meter dash. Kent, Conrad, Mills-Bunje and Patterson reached PRs in those events.

Cal's women's 4x400-meter relay, consisting of Johnson and juniors Kandi Bonty, Mackenzie Pierce and Evelyn Smith, provisionally qualified for the indoor national championships with a time of 3:39.73.

On Feb. 29, senior Thomas Mack broke the Cal indoor record in the 60-meter hurdles with a provisional qualifying time of 7.89. Freshman Kari Karlsson posted a provisional qualifying and an Icelandic record-setting time of 14:08.58 in the men's 5000 meters.

In the women's pole vault, freshman Allison Stokke set both the school indoor and freshman records with her mark of 13-1.00 (3.99m). Katie Morgan set the same mark, as both pole vaulters provisionally qualified for the indoor championships. Stokke and Morgan tied for third in the competition.

The men's distance medley relay, consisting of senior Andres Perezchica, juniors Mark Matusak and Jake Hanson and Coe, provisionally qualified with a time of 9:38.39. The relay placed fourth.

Next Week
Edwards Stadium serves as the site for a March 7 outdoor quad meet including host Cal, Stanford, Fresno State and UC Davis.

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