Meredith Finishes Second at Mt. Sace Relays Heptathlon

April 14, 2005

Asuza, CA -

At the Mt. Sac Relays Heptathlon, hosted by Azusa Pacific University, Cal All-American Brooke Meredith finished second overall after posting a first day PR of 3,181 points. Her final score of 5,401 falls only 10 points short of her overall points PR of 5,411, set last year at the Cal Multi-Event Invitational. The first day total put Meredith in fourth place with Aja Frary of the Sheffield Elite Track Club standing in first with 3,283 points, mostly on the strength of her strong finishes in the 100mH and 200m where she scored nearly 1,800 points.

Meredith's time of 14.65 in the 100mH gave her 888 points, where her lifetime best of 14.53 would have meant over 900 points. Meredith made up significant ground in the high jump where she cleared the bar at 5-5 to close within almost two inches of her lifetime best of 5-7.25 for 795 points. The shot put allowed Meredith to make up much of the ground on the leaders since she stood in fifth after the first two events. Meredith's toss of 40-4 came was one inch short of her lifetime best and was the second longest throw of the day. An extremely strong finish in the 200m of 25.76 gave Meredith 818 points for a first day total pitting her in fourth place.

The second days events saw Meredith intitially fall somewhat short of her potential at first as she long jumped 18-9 to have the third longest mark of the day for 762 points, but the mark put her well behind her lifetime best of 19-4.75, which would have earned well over 800 points. Meredith began exerting more serious dominance over the field in the javelin. A throw of 130-2 gave Meredith the longest mark of the day and 661 points. Meredith is also the school record holder in the event at 148-00, which is close to 750 points on the heptathlon tables. In the 800m Meredith put forth a lifetime best effort of 2:21.98 to earn 797 points and solidify her second place finish behind Seattle Pacific's Danielle Ayers-Stamper, the NCAA DII indoor champion in the high jump.

Meredith's score makes her fourth on the collegiate national list, which is headed by Washington State's Diana Pickler at 5,492 points.

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