Cosby Blows Away Hammer Competition in Arizona

March 27, 2005

Senior Jessica Cosby blew away the competition on Satuday at the Jim Click Shootout in Tucson, AZ as she won the hammer throw with a season-best 217-5, surpassing her nearest competitor by over 30 feet. Cosby's throw was just two feet shy of her own school record set last year at the NCAA Championships (219-5).

Senior Lara Saye, junior Briona Reynolds and sophomore Kamaiya Warren also competed in Tucson on Saturday. Saye placed second in both the shot put (50-6.25) and discus (168-6), Warren finished fourth in the discus (160-5) and Reynolds placed sixth in the discus (151-3).

At the Stanford Invitational, several distance runners were in action on Friday and Saturday in Palo Alto, CA. Freshman Olga Aulet-Leon placed 16th in the top section of the 1500m in a time of 4:29.79, junior Leslie Barrie placed 17th in the steeple in a lifetime-best of 11:16.06 and freshman Claire Rethmeier finished third in her heat of the 5000m in a lifetime-best time of 17:09.35.

Other results from the Stanford Invitational - freshman Alison Costello in the 5000m (17th in her heat, 16:32.69), senior Valerie Flores in the 10,000m (11th in her heat, 35:49.29), junior Sarah West in the 5000m (19th in her heat, 18:13.38), freshman Monika Rothenburger in the 1500m (28th in her heat, 4:46.46) and the 4x400m relay team of sophomore Jenna Timinsky, sophomore Talita Wells, Aulet-Leon and freshman Alice Bohannon (13th, 4:07.55).

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