Cosby Places Fourth In Shot Put At Track Championships
March 3, 2003
At the 2003 USA Indoor Track & Field Championships held last weekend (Feb. 28-March 2) in Boston at the Reggie Lewis Track & Athletic Center, UCLA junior Jessica Cosby, both placed fourth in the shot put on Sunday and on Saturday, Bruin great Gail Devers broke her own American indoor record in the 60m hurdles.
Cosby (Mission Hills/Cleveland HS) placed fourth in the shot put with a mark of 54-2.
Devers wasted no time in continuing her record-breaking year, running 7.74seconds in the semifinals of the women's 60m hurdles to improve on her ownAmerican record of 7.78, set February 7 at the Verizon Millrose Games. Thetime was also a world leader. Devers came back to win her first-ever U.S.indoor title in the hurdles with her time of 7.85 in the finals.
Along with Devers, other Bruin alumni who competed at the USA Indoor were - in the 60m hurdles, Bisa Grant finished seventh (8.10/8.18Q); in the high jump, Amy Acuff placed second (6-4.25) and in the shot put, Seilala Sua was second (58-6).
The top two finishers in each event at the 2003 USA Indoor Championships qualifyto compete for Team USA at the 2003 World Indoor Track & Field ChampionshipsMarch 14-16 in Birmingham, England, as long as they have achieved the IAAF'squalifying standard.
For complete results from the 2003 USA Indoor Track & Field Championships,visit the USATF Web site, www.usatf.org. Athlete quotes also will be postedonline.
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