Stanford Opens 2005 Indoor Season in Seattle, Boise

Jan. 28, 2005

Stanford, Ca - The 2005 Stanford men's and women's indoor season begins on Friday-Saturday when a large contingent of Cardinal athletes compete at the Body Invitational in Boise, Idaho, and another group will compete at the Washington Invitational in Seattle.

Stanford will send 22 athletes (mostly distance runners) to the indoor competition in Washington. Twenty athletes will compete in Boise mostly in the throw, jumping and sprint events. Some familiar names will be competing in Boise including Nashonme Johnson, Christine Moschella, Janice Davis, Ashley Freeman and Undine Becker. Johnson is the school record holder in the 400 meters, and her name also appears in the Top 3 in both the 100 and 200 meters. Johnson also is a member of the school record holder 400 meter relay and 1,600 meter relay team along with Davis, Moschella and Ashley Purnell. Purnell will also compete in Boise. Also expected to compete is Chinny Offor, a member of the school record holding 1,600 meter relay team. Becker is returning after a very successful 2004 outdoor season where she competed in the long jump and triple jump at the NCAA's. Also look for top results in the jumps from freshman Erica McLain.

Stanford, in the throwing and the jumping events, will be much improved. Competing in Boise this weekend will be such key veterans as Katy Elsbury, Lindsay Gannaway and Sarah Hopping.

Back in Seattle, a strong group of distance runners will be competing. The long list includes Julie Allen, Lindsay Allen, Lauren Centrowitz, Jeane Goff, Anita Siraki, Amanda Trotter, Katy Trotter, Joaquin Chapa, Sean Drake, Garrett Heath, Justin Romaniuk and Rolf Steier.