Henderson and Saye Post Individual Wins on Saturday at RJ/JJK Invitational

April 9, 2005

Complete Results

Bruin senior Monique Henderson, who last summer at the Olympic Games in Athens won a gold medal on the U.S. 4x400m relay, captured first place in both sprint races - winning the 100m (11.54, -0.4w, personal-best, Regional qualifier) and 200m (23.05, 1.3w, Regional qualifier).UCLA freshman DeShanta Harris placed second (13.81, 0.7w) in the 100m hurdles, a personal-best and Regional qualifier.

In the 4x100m relay, UCLA's team of sophomore MacKenzie Hill, junior Dawn Harper, freshman DeShanta Harris and Henderson finished second (45.91).

UCLA senior Lara Saye increased her collegiate lead in the discus, by winning the event (187-1), a personal-best, Regional qualifier and No. 9 in school history. Bruin great Seilala Sua (Nike) placed second (183-9). Saye was also fifth (48-9.50) in the shot put.

In the pole vault, Bruin junior Chelsea Johnson, the 2004 NCAA Outdoor champion and collegiate outdoor record-holder (15-0), is back at full strength after recovering from a hamstring injury, and placed second (13-9.25, outdoor season-best, Regional qualifier). Bruin great Tracy O'Hara (No Limit), who won three NCAA titles during her Bruin career, placed first (14-1.25).

In the long jump, senior Dana Bethel finished third (19-4.75, 3.3w, season wind-aided best). The event was won by BYU's Amy Menlove 21-0 (2.6w). Menlove also won the 100m hurdles (13.61, 0.7).

Other highlights on the track included -
-800m - Krista Ferrara's (Nike Farm Team) winning time of 2:05.22 leads the current U. S. list.
-1500m - Nicole Teter (Nike), a former standout at Arkansas, won with a meet record time of 4:17.42 (old mark-4:18.24, Londa Bevins, Arkansas, 2003).
-4 X 100m Relay - Elite International (Alyson Felix, Brianna Glenn, Natasha Mayers, Sani Roseby) set a meet record (44.44, old mark - 44.93, Sheffield Elite TC, 2003) and the mark is No. 6 on the current world chart. Felix last summer at the Olympics earned a silver medal in the 200m.
-4X400m Relay - Elite International (Roseby, Felix, Glenn, Mayers) again set a meet record (3:34.19, old mark - 3:38.16, UCLA, 2004).

Other highlights in the field included -
-High Jump - Cal Poly's Sharon Day with a winning leap of 6-1.50, a meet record (old mark, 6-1.25, Sheena Gordon, UCLA, 2004) and equaling the fourth-best mark in the world this season.
-Triple Jump - Cal Poly's Coutney Stafford's winning mark of 43-8.50 was a meet record (old mark-42-6, Tatyana Obuchova, Ukraine, 2003).
-Shot Put - Jillian Camarena (Reebok), a senior at Stanford in 2004, won with a mark of 57-2, No. 2 on the current U. S. list.

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