Bruin Women's Track Update from NCAA Indoor Track and Field Championships

March 14, 2003

Fayetteville, AR - After the first day of competition at the NCAA Indoor Track and Field Championships, held at the Randal Tyson Track Center, junior Sheena Johnson earned All-America honors, placing seventh in the 60m hurdles. In preliminary action, senior Tiffany Burgess and junior Lena Nilsson both advanced to the final of the 800m, which will be held on Saturday.

In the team scoring, defending indoor champion LSU is in first place with 23 points. Indiana and Stanford are tied for second with 22 points each. The Bruins have scored two points with Johnson's finish in the 60m hurdles and are tied for 29th.

Bruin Results - Friday, March 14, 2003

In the women's shot put final, sophomore Jessica Cosby (Mission Hills, CA/Cleveland) placed 11th with a throw of 52-8.75 (16.07m).

In the 800m preliminaries, senior Tiffany Burgess ran the third fastest time of the day, placing second in her heat in 2:05.56, automatically qualifying for tomorrow's final. Junior Lena Nilsson, the defending NCAA 1500m champion, placed third in her heat in 2:08.59, also qualifying for tomorrow's final.

In the 60m hurdles final, junior Sheena Johnson (Stafford, VA/Garfield) placed seventh in 8.175, earning her third indoor All-America honor. Lolo Jones of LSU won the NCAA title in 8.00, edging out Indiana's Danielle Carruthers by .01.

In the prelims of the 60m hurdles, Johnson ran the sixth fastest time of the day, finishing third in her heat in a season-best 8.169, behind Nichole Denby of Texas, who was second in that heat in 8.166. Junior Hasani Roseby (Las Vegas, NV/Monterey, CA HS) placed fourth in her heat, 13th overall, in 8.32, but did not advance to the finals.

In the prelims of the 200m, sophomore Monique Henderson (San Diego, CA/Morse) placed second in her heat, 13th overall, in 23.56. Henderson did not advance to the final.

The NCAA Indoor Track and Field Championships will continue tomorrow, March 15, at the Randal Tyson Track Center. The Bruin women will compete in the 20-lb. weight throw, 800m final, pole vault, 4x400m relay and 3000m.

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