Bruin Results from the Oxy Invitational

May 11, 2003

In preparation for the upcoming Pac-10 Championships (May 17-18), the Bruins competed at the Oxy Invitational, held May 10 in Eagle Rock, CA.

The Bruin women had three winners on the day. Junior Melissa McBain won the 1500m in a season best and NCAA Regional Qualifying time of 4:30.71. Freshman Sheena Gordon won the triple jump in a seasonal best 41-5.25 (12.63m). And, senior Chaniqua Ross won the discus with a NCAA Regional Qualifying mark of 180-9 (55.10m).

Sophomore Jessica Cosby placed second in the shot put (53-9.75/16,40m) behind former Bruin great Seilala Sua (57-9.50/17.61m). And, junior Cari Soong placed second in the hammer (top collegiate finisher) with a personal best throw of 211-4 (64.41m, NCAA Regional Qualifier)

Results (* - indicates NCAA Regional Qualifying mark)

800m - 2. Ashley Caldwell, 2:08.7; 10. Allison Hall, 2:16.1; 29. Sarah West, 2:22.07

1500m - 1. Melissa McBain, 4:30.71; 4. Allison Hall, 4:34.32; 8. Emily Haigh, 4:39.85; 9. Sarah West, 4:44.81; 17. Ashley Allen, 4:52.14

100mH (no wind indicated) - 9. Mani Reffell, 15.04

400mH - 5. Ysanne Williams, 1:00.69; 11. Nastassja Hall, 1:03.50; 15. Mani Reffell, 1:06.13; 20. Erica Stewart, 1:09.96

HJ - 5T. Caroline Sommers, 5-5 (1.65m)

PV - 4. Jackie Nguyen, 12-0 (3.66m); 6T. Jenea Russ, 11-0.25 (3.36m)

TJ (no wind indicated) - 1. Sheena Gordon, 41-5.25 (12.63m)

SP - 1. Seilala Sua, 57-9.50 (17.62m); 2. Jessica Cosby, 53-9.75 (16.40m)

DT - 1. Chaniqua Ross, 180-9 (55.10m)

HT - 2. Cari Soong, 211-4 (64.41m)

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