Upshaw, Heaston, Nutter Excel on Day 1 at the U.S. Championships

June 22, 2002

STANFORD, Calif. - Three former California stars did well on the first day of the U.S. Outdoor Track and Field Championships Friday at Stanford's Cobb Track and Angell Field.

Grace Upshaw led the way by finishing second in the long jump with a mark of 21-1.25. She was just short of the winner, Brianna Glenn (21-2.5). Earlier this year, Upshaw won the U.S. indoor long jump title.

In the shot put, Kristin Heaston placed third with a heave of 57-8.5. She still owns the Cal shot put record of 54-4.75. Teri Steer finished first with a performance of 63-0.

Travis Nutter took ninth in the hammer with a throw of 220-11. Lance Deal won the event with a distance of 244-5.

On the junior side of the meet, Cal freshman Lindsey Maclise took 14th in the 1500m in 4:38.28.

The U.S. championships continue through Sunday.

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