Lillian Bush - Second at Pac-10 Heptathlon Championships
May 11, 2003
Los Angeles, Ca - Lillian Bush produced the second-best all-time heptathlon point total in school history to help her finish second at the 2003 Pacific-10 Heptathlon/Decathlon Championships on Sunday at USC.
Bush chalked up a career-best 5,519 points over the two-day, seven-event competition. Bush's total is only second-best to Tracye Lawyer who chalked up 5,855 points in 1999.
Ellannee Richardson of Washington State won the league title for a third straight season with 5,766 points.
In Sunday's three-event competition, Bush finished first in the 800 meters, second in the long jump and fourth in the javelin. Bush collected 897 points with a time of 2:14.73 in the 800 meters, and added 834 points with a second place finish in the long jump (19-6 1/4, 5.95m), and 562 points with a fourth place showing in the javelin (113-1, 34.38m).
Bush' total automatically qualifies for the NCAA Championshipsin in June 11-14 at Sacramento State.
Ahimsa Hodari finished fifth with a career-best 5,021 points. Hodari's point total is eighth-best in school history.
In the decathlon, Timi Wusu placed sixth among eleven competitors. Wusu finished the two-day, ten-event competition with a career-best 7,016 points. Wusu's point total is seventh-best in Stanford history and becomes only the eighth decathlete in Stanford history to surpass 7,000 points.
Oregon's Santiago Lorenzo won the Pac-10 title for a second time with 7,564 points.
The rest of the 2003 Pac-10 Track & Field Championships, hosted for the first time ever on the campus of USC, resumes May 17-18 at Loker Stadium.
Decathlon (Sunday and final results, eleven competitors)1. Santiago Lorenzo, Oregon, 7,564 points2. Darion Powell, Washington State, 7,386 points3. Shelton Davis, USC, 7,290 points4. Jason Slye, Oregon, 7.078 points5. Andy Young, Oregon, 7,017 points6. Timi Wusu, Stanford, 7,016 points 2. 110 meter hurdles, 14.91, 860 points 3. discus, 130-5 (39.76m), 660 points 8. pole vault, 13-3 1/2 (4.05m), 631 points 9. javelin, 153-6 (46.79m), 541 points 9. 1,500 meters, 5:00.40, 557 points7. Jake Arnold, Arizona, 6,834 points8. David Turpin, Washington State, 6,826 points9. Andrew Phillips, UCLA, 6,743 points10. Jason Gatewood, California, 6,046 points11. Nic Verbon, Washington, 5,991 points
Heptathlon (Sunday and final results, nine competitors)1. Ellannee Richardson, Washington State, 5,766 points2. Lillian Bush, Stanford, 5,519 points 1. 800 meters, 2:14.73, 897 points 2. long jump, 19-6 1/4 (5.95m), 834 points 4. javelin, 113-1 (34.48m), 562 points3. Abby Andrus, Oregon, 5,303 points4. Diana Pickler, Washington State, 5,254 points5. Ahimsa Hodari, Stanford, 5,021 points 4. 800 meters, 2:23.62, 775 points 4. long jump, 18-5 1/4 (5.62m), 735 points 5. javelin, 112-5 (34.26m), 558 points6. Elzoni Lamb, California, 4,688 points7. Amanda Underwood, Arizona, 4,431 points8. Louise Akesson, Washington State, 4,347 points9. Kendra Caprye, Washington, 3,880 points
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