Reynolds Wins University/Open Women's Shot Put

April 8, 2005


Track Events
In the 100m dash, the Bruins went one-two - with redshirt freshman Renee Williams winning the event with a time of 12.41 (0.2w) and senior Candice Baucham placing second (12.58, 0.2w). Sophomore Shannon Lewis was fourth (13.12, 0.2w).

UCLA junior Julia Pitts placed second in the 400m (UCLA best 58.45).

Bruin recruit Nicole Leach (a senior at West Philadelphia, PA Catholic HS) turned in an impressive performance in the 400m hurdles, winning the event in a time of 59.31.

Other women's winners on the track included - 200m (Hawaii's Tasha Monroe, 24.72, -0.3w), 400m (UC Davis' Seante Baker, 57.64) and 100m hurdles (Illinois' Kristina Jones, 14.60, 2.0w),

Field Events
Bruin junior Briona Reynolds won the University/Open shot put with a Regional qualifying and season-best mark of 170-6 (her previous season-best was 151-3). The second (Hawaii's Novelle Murray, 168-2) and third-place (UC Davis' Kim Gleeson, 155-7) finishers also recorded Regional qualifying marks.In the long jump, UCLA freshman Leslie Rychel finished second (UCLA best 18-7, 1.8w).In an invitational event, the women's javelin, France's Eunice Barber, a former world champion in the heptathlon, won with a throw of 144-3.

Other women's winners in the field included - pole vault (Illinois' Ashley Hanshaw, 10-11.75), long jump (UC San Diego's Elisa Holiday, 18-9.25, 2.7w) and shot put (Hawaii's Meghan Weaver, 45-8).

Friday Night - A Friday night distance carnival will include women and men's events in the 3000m steeplechase (invitational), 800m, 1500m, 3000m (invitational) and 5000m (invitational).

Saturday - All invitational events will take place with field events beginning at 11:45 a.m. and track events at 12:15 p.m.

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