Grace Upshaw Makes Olympic Team in Long Jump
July 15, 2004
SACRAMENTO, Calif. - Alum Grace Upshaw earned her first trip to the Olympics tonight, seven years after the end of her Golden Bear career. The 1997 graduate finished second in the long jump to superstar Marion Jones with a mark of 22-05.00 (6.83m) at the U.S. Olympic Team Trials.
Sophomore Teak Wilburn advanced to the finals of the men's high jump at the U.S. Olympic Team Trials by jumping into a ten-way tie for first. Wilburn, along with the nine other top competitors, measured out at 7-04.25 (2.24m). The final will take place on Sunday, July 18. Wilburn's personal best at Cal is 7-05.00.
Alum Kristin Heaston positioned herself in the women's shot put preliminary, making the top mark in the event at 58-10.00 (17.93m). The shot put finals take place tomorrow, Friday, July 16.
The Track & Field Trials will be televised tonight at 10 p.m. on USA and tomorrow night at 11 p.m. on USA.
Cal's finishers are shown below. For full results, please visit www.usatf.org.
2004 U.S. Olympic Team Trials
Women Long Jump Final2 Grace Upshaw Nike 6.83m 1.4 22-05.00
Women Shot Put Preliminaries 1 Kristin Heaston Nike 17.93mq 58-10.00
Men High Jump Preliminaries1 Teak Wilburn Unattached 2.24mq 7-04.25