USC Women In Second After First Day Of Pac-10 Championships
May 19, 2001
Stasiulionyte Wins Javelin Championship, Women Of Troy Score 14 Points In Shot, USC In Second With 41 Points After First Day
Shot Put: USC picked up 14 key points in this event as three Women of Troy athletes recorded personal bests. Junior Cynthia Ademiluyi finished second in an upset, adding nearly two feet upon her previous personal best by throwing 54-10 1/4 (second on the all-time USC chart). Freshman L'Orangerie Crawford finished fourth with a mark of 52-11 1/2 (third on the all-time USC chart) and sophomore Cerenity Young finished eighth with a mark of 48-6 3/4.
Ademiluyi on her personal-best performance: 'I didn't think it went very far when I first threw it. I was very surprised and very happy. I was worried coming in about how I'd do, but now I feel good going into the NCAAs.'
Javelin: Freshman Inga Stasiulionyte won the Pac-10 javelin championship with a personal-best and meet-record 173-11 (second on the all-time USC and Pac-10 charts and third best in the nation in 2001). She becomes USC's first Pac-10 champion in the javelin since Ashley Selman in 1989. Fellow freshman Leslie Erickson placed sixth with a distance of 152-7, giving USC a total of 13 points in the event.
Long Jump: Senior Stephanie Jones finished second with a season-best jump of 20-1 1/2, while junior Tatyana Obukhova placed sixth (19-6 1/4) and junior Disia Page was eighth (19-3 1/2), giving the Women of Troy 12 points in the event.
Track Prelim Highlights
100m HH: Junior Natasha Neal ran a wind-aided 13.19--the fastest time of the day--to advance to the finals of the 100m HH.
100m: Senior Candace Young (11.57), junior Kinshasa Davis (11.75) and junior Disia Page (PR--11.92) each qualified for the finals of the 100m. Defending conference champion Angela Williams false started and did not advance to the final.
200m: Williams, the defending Pac-10 200m champ, advanced to the finals in a time of 23.81. Junior Kinshasa Davis advanced in a time of 24.19.
400m: Senior Carla Estes advanced to the finals of the 400m by winning her heat in a time of 54.18.
400m IH: Neal advanced to the finals of the 400m IH in a time of 58.90.