Thirty-one Stanford athletes set to compete at New York Armory Invitational, Millrose Games
Feb. 3, 2005
New York, NY - Stanford track & field athletes will travel to the far reaches of the United States to seek great competition. This weekend, 31 Stanford athletes will compete in two meets in New York City, the New York Armory Invitational and the prestigious Millrose Games.
Competition will take place on Friday and Saturday. The list of Cardinal women athletes competing include Janice Davis, Nashonme Johnson, Arianna Lambie, Erica McClain, and the Trotter sisters, Amanda and Katy. Several Cardinal men will also compete. The list includes Curtis Goehring, Brett Gotcher, Feranmi Okanlami, Wopamo Osaisai and Nick Sebes.
The 2005 Stanford indoor season is off to a fast start. Last weekend, McClain, competing in her first collegiate competition, qualified for the NCAA Indoor Nationals later this year in the triple jump with an effort of 43-10 1/2 (13.37m) to highlight Stanford's participation at the Athletes.com Invitational in Boise, Id. That effort was also a school record. The old mark was 42-6 (12.95m) set by Jackie Edwards in 1992.
McClain, a three-time Texas state prep champion in the triple jump, won the competition over nine other competitors. The national qualifying mark was 43-7 3/4 (13.30m). McClain also won the long jump (19-10 3/4, 6.06m). That long jump mark is also second-best in school history.
Stanford produced other first place winners during the two days of competition. Janice Davis won the 60 meters (7.45), Christine Moschella raced to victory in the 200 meters (24.39), Ashley Freeman captured the 400 meters (56.00), freshman Laura Mottaz ran to victory in the 800 meters (2:16.24), the 4 x 400 meter relay team of Janice Davis, Nashonme Johnson, Christine Moschella, and Ashley Purnell won in a time of 3:43.05, Lindsey Gannaway captured the high jump (5-5, 1.65m) while Melissa Yunghans won the shot put (45-10 1/2, 13.98m).
In Seattle, Anita Siraki and Katy Trotter each gained NCAA indoor provisional times in the 3,000 meters at the Washington Invitational. Siraki ran a time of 9:17.68 while Trotter chalked up a time of 9:20.56.