Women's Throwers Pace Bruins at Northern Arizona Invitational on Saturday

Feb. 11, 2002

Northern Arizona Invitational
Last weekend, Jeanette Bolden's UCLA women's track and field team, the two-timedefending NCAA Indoor champions, competed at the Northern Arizona (Saturday, Feb.9) andNebraska (Friday, Feb. 8) Invitationals.

In Flagstaff, AZ, the Bruins were paced by their throwing corps, led by sophomore JessicaCosby. Cosby, a 2001 NCAA Indoor All-American in the shot put, was second in the shot put(53-3.50) and third in the 20lb. weight throw (61-4.25, personal-best, NCAA provisional).

Also performing well for the Bruins were, in the shot put - freshman Briona Reynolds wasthird (50-06.75), junior Chaniqua Ross fourth (49-3.50) and sophomore Lara Saye was seventh(46-1.50). In the weight throw, junior Cari Soong finished second (the highest placing collegian), witha mark of 64-8.75 and Saye was fifth (57-11.25, personal-best).

Senior vaulter Tracy O'Hara was tied for sixth in the pole vault invitational (tied for thehighest-ranking collegian), at 12-11.50.

Nebraska Invitational
In the 800m, junior Tiffany Burgess placed second, in a time of 2:09.49 (season-best, NCAAprovisional) and junior Jessica Marr was fourth (2:10.79, season-best).

In other top results from Lincoln, NE, sophomore Nicole Gaskins was fifth in the 400m(56.99), UCLA's 4 X 400m relay (Burgess, Kristen Tucker, Manyuan Reffell, Gaskins) finishedfourth (3:55.33) and junior Karen Bewley placed fourth (12-0.50, season-best) in the pole vault.

The Bruins are idle this weekend, preparing for the upcoming MPSF IndoorChampionships, Feb. 22-23 in Flagstaff, AZ. UCLA will defend it's NCAA Indoor title on March 8-9at the 2002 NCAA Indoor Championships, hosted by the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville.

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