Erica McLain, Alicia Craig Claim Titles At Pac-10 Championships

May 14, 2005

Los Angeles, Ca - Erica McLain continued her sensational freshman outdoor track & field season on Saturday with a victory in the long jump at the 2005 Pacific-10 Championships at UCLA's Drake Stadium. Alicia Craig was Stanford's other winner with her third straight conference title in the 10,000 meters.

McLain, who had entered the conference championship with the third-best mark in the field, staged the upset with a winning effort of 21-2 1/2 (6.46m). That mark was a freshman school record, the second-best mark in Stanford varsity history and qualified her for the upcoming NCAA West Regionals at Oregon. League favorite Candice Baucham of UCLA finished the day with an effort of 20-7 3/4 (6.29m). Cal's Antonette Carter of California had the second-best mark entering the competition, but Carter finished fourth with a leap of 20-0 1/4 (6.10m).

McLain, who is the league favorite to win the triple jump on Sunday, became the second Stanford athlete to win a Pac-10 title in the women's long jump. Jackie Edwards won the conference title in 1992.

Later in the day, senior Alicia Craig, running in her first 10,000 meters of the 2005 outdoor season, captured the conference title for a third straight season in a time of 34:02.79 (NCAA qualifying time). It was also the fourth straight season that a Stanford athlete has won the Pac-10 title in the 10,000 meters. Besides Craig's wins in 2003, 2004 and 2005, Erin Sullivan won the league crown in 2002.

Thanks in part to ten points apiece by McLain's victory in the long jump, and Craig's victory in the 10,000 meters along with 21 points in the 3,000 meter steeplechase, the Stanford women's team leads the team competiton after day one with 61 points. Washington State is second with 54.5 points while league favorite UCLA is third with 45 points. The Cardinal men reside in seventh place with 25 points. Oregon leads with 63.5 points.

Several Stanford athletes not only advanced to Sunday's finals in their respective events, but also qualified for the upcoming NCAA West Regionals. The list included freshman Wopamo Osaisai in the 100 meters (10.45, freshman school record, #2 all-time at Stanford), Nick Sebes in the 400 meters (46.42), David Vidal in the 3,000 meter steeplechase (8:43.07), Jonathan Pierce in the 3,000 meter steeplehcase (8:50.14), Janice Davis in the 100 meters (11.50), Ashley Purnell in the 100 meters (11.68), Nashonme Johnson in the 400 meters (53.45), Jeane Goff in the 3,000 meter steeplechase (10:29.53), Amanda Trotter in the 3,000 meter steeplechase (10:36.73), Danielle Maier in the javelin (150-2, 45.78m, freshman school record), Ashley Purnell in the 200 meters (23.43) and Undine Becker in the 400 meter hurdles (59.65).

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Record Review
Three freshman school records were broken during first day competition at the 2005 Pac-10 Track & Field Championships ... Erica McLain won the conference title in the long jump with a freshman school record of 21-2 1/2 (6.46m) ... McLain's effort was also second-best in school history ... Danielle Maier set the freshman school record in the javelin with a toss of 150-2 (45.78m) ... Maier's mark is also third-best in school history ... Freshman Wopamo Osaisai set the frosh record in the 100 meters with a time of 10.45 ... Osaisai's time is also second all-time in the varsity record book ... Lindsay Flacks ran 35:30.82 in the 10,000 meters, the fifth-best time for a freshman in school history ... From the varsity school record book, Janice Davis' time of 11.50 in the 100 meters is second-best in school history, while Ashley Purnell's effort of 11.68 is fourth-best in school history ... Purnell ran 23.43 in the prelims of the 200 meters which is second-best in school history ... Amanda Trotter's time of 10:36.73 in the 3,000 meter steeplechase is fifth-best in the Cardinal record book ... David Vidal's time of 8:43.07 in the 3,000 meter steeplechase is fourth-best all-time at Stanford ... Jonathan Pierce's time of 8:50.14 in the 3,000 meter steeplechase is seventh-best all-time at Stanford.

Women's Team Results (Day One)
1. Stanford, 61 points
2. Washington State, 54.5
3. UCLA, 46
4. Arizona State, 43
5. Oregon, 36
6. California, 15
7. Washington, 10.5
8. Arizona, 6
9. USC, 1

Women's Results
3,000 Meter Steeplechase (final) - 1. Anna Masinelli (ASU) 10:23.27; 2. Katy Trotter (S) 10:24.71; 3. Jeane Goff (S) 10:29.53; 5. Lindsay Allen (S) 10:31.99; 6. Amanda Trotter (S) 10:36.73
10,000 Meters (final) - 1. Alicia Craig (S) 34:02.79; 3. Lindsay Flacks (S) 35:30.82; 5. Katie Harrington (S) 37:02.58
High Jump (final) - 1. Robin Mikesh (WSU) 5-10 (1.78m); 4. Lisa Gannaway (S) 5-7 (1.70m)
Javelin (final) - 1. Sarah Malone (O) 170-9 (52.04m); 6. Danielle Maier (S) 150-2 (45.78m)
Long Jump (final) - 1. Erica McLain (S) 21-2 1/2 (6.46m); 7. Undine Becker (S) 19-9 3/4 (5.97m)
Shot Put (final) - 1. Jessica Cosby (UCLA) 56-1 3/4 (17.64m); 10. Melissa Yunghans (S) 45-10 (13.97m)
100 Meters (prelims) - 1. Alexis Weatherspoon (USC) 11.34q; 5. Janice Davis (S) 11.50q; 6. Ashley Purnell (S) 11.68q; 12. Jakki Bailey (S) 11.99nq
200 Meters (prelims) - 1. Monique Henderson (UCLA) 22.92q; 6. Janice Davis (S) 23.77q; 7. Ashley Purnell (S) 23.43q
400 Meters (prelims) - 1. Monique Henderson (UCLA) 51.55q; 3. Nashonme Johnson (S) 53.45q; 5. Christine Moschella (S) 53.88q
800 Meters (prelims) - 1. Chloe Jarvis (C) 2:08.42q; 2. Ashley Freeman (S) 2:08.70q; 9. Laura Mottaz (S) 2:10.21q; 11. Chinny Offor (S) 2:10.55nq
1,500 Meters (prelims) - 1. Iryna Vaschuk (USC) 4:26.22q; 4. Sara Bei (S) 4:27.13q; 6. Arianna Lambie (S) 4:31.81q
100 Meter Hurdles (prelims) - 1. Virginia Powell (USC) 12.95q; 10. Deborah Akinniyi (S) 14.55nq
400 Meter Hurdles (prelims) - 1. Undine Becker (S) 59.65q

Men's Team Results (Day One)
1. Oregon, 63.5 points
2. Arizona State, 49
3. UCLA, 45
4. California, 38
5. Arizona, 34
6. Washington, 26
7. Stanford, 25
8. USC, 19
9. Washington State, 12.5

Men's Results
3,000 Meter Steeplechase (final) - 1. Aaron Aguayo (ASU) 8:41.61; 2. David Vidal (S) 8:43.07; 6. Jonathan Pierce (S) 8:50.14
10,000 Meters (final) - 1. Robert Cheseret (Arizona) 29:16.48; 3. Neftalem Araia (S) 29:32.83; 6. Brett Gotcher (S) 29:56.21; 9. Forrest Tahdooahnippah (S) 30:10.30
Long Jump (final) - 1. Trevell Quinley (ASU) 25-6 (7.77m); 12. Feranmi Okanlami (S) 22-2 1/4 (6.76m); Nicholas Taylor (S) three fouls
Shot Put (final) - 1. Sean Shields (Arizona) 65-5 1/2 (19.95m); 8. Michael Macellari (S) 53-9 3/4 (16.40m)
100 Meters (prelims) - 1. Marvin Anderson (USC) 10.28q; 4. Wopamo Osaisai (S) 10.45q
400 Meters (prelims) - 1. Craig Everhart (UCLA) 45.87q; 4. Nick Sebes (S) 46.42q; 15. Curtis Goehring (S) 47.65nq
800 Meters (prelims) - 1. Jon Rankin (UCLA) 1:49.06q; 5. Joaquin Chapa (S) 1:50.41q; 8. Justin Romaniuk (S) 1:51.75q; 10. Michael Garcia (S) 1:51.59nq
110 Meter Hurdles (prelims) - 1. Eric Mitchum (O) 13.69q; 14. Nicholas Taylor (S) 15.22nq

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