Forty-Six Stanford Athletes Set To Compete At NCAA West Regional

May 24, 2005

Meet Memo
Forty-six Stanford student-athletes will be competing this weekend (May 27-28) at the 2005 NCAA West Regional Track & Field Championships ... To qualify for the NCAA Track & Field Championship (June 8-11) at Sacramento State, collegiate athletes must compete at the NCAA Regionals which are taking place throughout the United States this weekend ... The West Regional will be contested at the University of Oregon's Hayward Field ... Automatic NCAA championship berths will be granted to the Top-5 finishers in each individual event at the regional, and to the Top-3 relay teams ... The NCAA will then supplement the championship field with the higheset-ranking competitors (roughly 6-7 per individual event and 3-4 per relay) from the national performance lists, provided the athlete competed at a regional competition and was not among the finishers to earn an automatic NCAA berth ... The lone exceptions are the 10,000 meters and multi-events, in which athletes qualify directly for the NCAA Championship by meeting provisional and automatic standards ... In the men's 10,000 meters, Ian Dobson has automatically qualified with a school record time of 27:59.72 (#1 among collegiate runners) at the Cardinal Invitational (5/1/05) ... Another Stanford qualifier is Brett Gotcher, who turned in a time of 28:59.27 at the Stanford Invitational (3/25/05) ... On the NCAA provisional list is Forrest Tahdooahnippah who was timed in 29:36.11 at the Stanford Invitational (3/25/05) and Neftalem Araia who was timed at 29:32.83 at the Pac-10 Championship (5/14/05) ... In the women's 10,000 meters, there are two NCAA automatic qualifiers, Anita Siraki who turned in a time of 33:37.04 at the Stanford Invitational (3/25/05) and Alicia Craig who was timed in 34:02.79 at the Pac-10 Championship (5/14/05) ... Craig is the two-time defending NCAA champion ... Julie Allen has a NCAA provisional time of 34:36.97.

Results Review
This is the third year of the Regional competition ... Last year, the Cardinal women finished third at Cal State Northridge ... Sara Bei won the regional title in the 5,000 meters for the second straight year with a itme of 16:12.26 ... Seven Top-5 finishes including a school record in the 400 meter relay propelled the Stanford men to a sixth place finish at the NCAA West Regional.

Deborah Akinniyi, Freshman, Triple Jump, Carrollton, Tx
A career-best 41-4 1/4 (12.60m) in the triple jump at the Pac-10 Championship (5/15/05) has vaulted the freshman into the NCAA West Regional ... Finished fourth at the conference to help Stanford win the team title ... Her mark is third-best in school history.

Lindsay Allen, Freshman, 1,500 Meters/3,000 Meter Steeplechase, Pleasant Hill, Ca
A two-time NCAA West Regional qualifier in the 1,500 meters and the 3,000 meter steeplechase ... Ran 4:27.69 in the 1,500 meters at the Stanford Spring Opener (3/6/05) and 10:26.71 in the 3,000 meter steeplechase at the Stanford Invitational (3/265/05) ... Her time in the steeplechase is fourth-best ever at Stanford ... Finished fifth in the steeplechase at the Pac-10 Championship (5/14/05).

Neftalem Araia, Sophomore/Freshman (ath), 5,000 Meters, Indianapolis, In
The redshirt freshman has qualified for the NCAA West Regionals in the 5,000 meters (13:44.78, #9 in school history) ... Finished third in the 10,000 meters (29:32.83) at the Pac-10 Championship ... That 10k effort is an NCAA provisional qualifying time.

Undine Becker, Senior, 400 Meter Hurdles/Long Jump, San Jose, Ca
The 2005 Pac-10 champion in the 400 meter hurdles (58.59) ... Her time (58.59) is second-best in school history and an NCAA West Regional qualifying time ... Also a regional qualifier in the long jump (19-9 3/4, 5.97m) at the Pac-10 Championship (5/14/05) ... Finished seventh in the long jump at the conference championship ... Finished seventh in the long jump and sixth in the triple jump at the NCAA West Regional last year.

Sara Bei, Senior, 1,500 meters/5,000 meters, Santa Rosa, Ca
An NCAA regional qualifier in the 1,500 meters and the 5,000 meters ... Finished first in the 5,000 meters (16:47.57) for a second straight year, and second in the 1,500 meters (4:16.14, career-best and sixth all-time at Stanford) at the Pac-10 Championship (5/14 - 5/15/05) to help the Cardinal win the conference championship ... Her 1,500 meter time is currently fifth among collegiate runners this year ... Chalked up a season-best 15:41.57 (#1 among collegiate runners) at the Mt. SAC Relays (4/15/05) to earn a berth at the regional ... Her career-best is 15:36.21 set in 2004 ... Hoping to repeat as the NCAA West Regional champion in the 5,000 meters for a third straight season ... Placed second at the NCAA's in the 5,000 meters last year ... A member of the indoor distance medley relay team that finished third at the 2005 NCAA Indoor Championships to gain All-America honors.

Russell Brown, Sophomore/Freshman (ath), 1,500 Meters, Hanover, NH
Qualified for the NCAA West Regional with a time of 3:45.78 at the Mt. SAC Relays (4/15/05) ... Finished sixth (3:46.90) at the Pac-10 Championship ... A member of the indoor distance medley relay team that finished fourth at the 2005 NCAA Indoor Championships that gained All-America honors.

Joaquin Chapa, Sophomore, 800 Meters/1,500 Meters, Portland, OrA time of 1:49.98 at the Pac-10 Championship (5/15/05) and a time of 3:43.22 at the Pomona-Pitzer Invitational (4/15/05) has earned the sophomore a trip to the NCAA West Regional ... Placed ninth at the conference meet in the 800 meters ... A member of the indoor distance medley relay team that finished fourth at the 2005 NCAA Indoor Championships that gained All-America honors.

Janice Davis, Sophomore, 100 & 200 Meters, Natchez, Ms
Has become one of the top sprinters in school history ... Ranks second and fourth, respectively, in the 100 meters (11.50) and 200 meters (23.62) in school history ... Both times were set in 2005 ... Placed fifth in the 100 meters and 200 meters at the 2005 Pac-10 Championship ... Finished sixh in the 100 meters and fifth in the 200 meters at last year's NCAA West Regional ... Ran the second leg on Stanford's runnerup finish in the 400 meter relay at the conference meet ... Also ran the second leg on the fourth place 1,600 meter relay team at the Pac-10 Championship ... Ran the second leg on the 400 meter relay which has a season-best of 44.28 ... That time is second-best in school history ... Ran the leadoff leg on the school record holding 400 meter relay team (44.18) in 2004 ... Also ran the leadoff leg on the school record holding 1,600 meter relay team last year with a time of 3:33.09.

Ian Dobson, Senior, 5,000 Meters, Klamath Falls, Or
A time of 13:27.45 (third-best in school history) in the 5,000 meters has propelled the Stanford senior to the NCAA West Regional ... Dobson obtained his time at the Mt. SAC Relays (4/15/05) ... His time is currently #1 among collegiate runners ... Finished third at the Pac-10 Championship (5/15/05) with a time of 13:38.33 ... The 2005 NCAA indoor 5,000 champion ... Has qualified automatically for the NCAA Championship in the 10,000 meters with a school record time of 27:59.72 (#1 among collegiate runners this year) ... Also holds the school record in the 3,000 meter steeplechase (8:32.09) ... A nine-time All-American at Stanford.

Katy Elsbury, Junior/Sophomore (ath), Hammer, Peck, Id
A career-best throw of 186-8 (56.91m) at the Cardinal Invitational (5/1/05) has earned her a berth at the NCAA West Regional ... Her mark is fifth-best in school history.

Chris Emme, Senior, 5,000 Meters, The Woodlands, Tx
Ran a 13:50.17 at the Cardinal Invitational (5/1/05) to gain a berth in the 5,000 meters at the NCAA West Regional ... Placed 14th at the Pac-10 Championship (5/15/05, 14:29.23) ... Competed at the regional last year.

Lindsay Flacks, Freshman, Distances, Calabasas, Ca
A versatile competitor who has competed in the 1,500, 5,000 and 10,000 meters this year ... Qualified for the NCAA West Regional in the 5,000 meters (16:48.08) at the Cardinal Invitational (5/1/05) ... Finished third in the 10,000 meters (35:30.82) at the conferencc championship (5/14/05).

Evan Fox, Senior, 1,500 Meters, La Mesa, Ca
A time of 3:45.03 in the 1,500 meters at the Mt. SAC Relays (4/15/05) has qualified the Cardinal senior for the NCAA West Regional ... Finished ninth (3:49.31) at the Pac-10 Championship.

Ashley Freeman, Sophomore, 800 Meters, Hawthorne, Ca
Ran the fifth-fastest 800 meters (2:05.71) in school history at the Pac-10 Championship to finish second and qualify for the NCAA West Regional ... Also ran the third leg on the 1,600 meter relay team (3:36.27, #5 all-time at Stanford) which also qualified for the Regional.

Lindsay Gannaway, Sophomore, High Jump, Edmond, Ok
Qualified for the NCAA West Regional with an effort of 5-10 (1.78m) in the high jump at the Stanford Invitational (3/26/05) ... Finished fourth (5-7, 1.70m) at the Pac-10 Championship (5/14/05) ... Her mark of 5-10 is a career-best and fifth-best in school history.

Jeane Goff, Senior, 1,500 Meters/3,000 Meter Steeplechase, Turner, Or
Will concentrate on the 3,000 meter steeplechase at the NCAA West Regional ... Qualified with a time of 10:29.53 at the Pac-10 Championship (5/14/05) where she finished third ... Has a career-best 10:22.46 (2002) in the steeplechase which also is third-best in school history ... Also a 1,500 meter regional qualifier with a time of 4:27.74 at the Stanford Spring Opener (3/6/05).

Ryan Hall, Senior/Junior, 5,000 Meters, Big Bear Lake, Ca
One of the top, collegiate runners in the United States ... At the Mt. SAC Relays (4/15/05), ran the 5,000 meters in 13:31.58, a career-best and fifth-best in school history ... His 5,000 meter time is currently #2 among collegiate runners behind teammate Ian Dobson (13:27.45) ... Finished second (13:37.45) at the Pac-10 Championship (5/15/05).

Katie Harrington, Freshman, 5,000 Meters, Carmel, In
A time of 16:45.12 at the Stanford Invitational (3/25/05) has gained her entrance to the NCAA West Regional ... Ran the 10,000 meters (37:02.58) at the Pac-10 Championship where she finished fifth.

Sarah Hopping, Senior/Junior (ath), Hammer, Longmont, Co
Set the Stanford record in the hammer (196-4, 59.84m) at The Big Meet (4/23/05) ... Finished third (196-2, 59.80m) at the Pac-10 Championship ... Finished sixth at the NCAA West Regional last year.

Graeme Hoste, Freshman, Pole Vault, Claremont, Ca
Qualified for the NCAA West Regional with a pole vault effort of 16-6 3/34 (5.05m) at the Cardinal Invitational (5/1/05) ... That effort is eighth-best in school history.

Nashonme Johnson, Junior, 400 Meters, Watauga, Tx
Gained entrance to the NCAA West Regional with a time of 53.45 in the 400 meters at the Pac-10 Championship (5/14/05) ... Plaed third in the 400 meters at the 2005 Pac-10 Championship ... The school record holder in the 400 meters (52.40) set last year ... Finished fourth in the 400 meters at last year's regional ... Helped Stanford to a second place and fourth place finish, respectively, in the 400 and 1,600 meter relay team at this year's conference championship ... Ran the leadoff leg on the regional qualifying 400 meter relay team (44.28) ... Ran the second leg on the school record holding 400 meter relay team which ran 44.18 last year.

Arianna Lambie, Sophomore, 1,500 meters, Harvard, Ma
A NCAA West Regional qualifier with a time of 4:17.13 at The Big Meet (4/23/05) ... Produced a career-best 4:13.14 (#4 in school history) to finish second at the regional in 2004 ... Finished fourth at the conference meet (4:19.53).

Michael Macellari, Sophomore/Freshman (ath), Shot Put, Granger, In
The redshirt freshman, who is on a football scholarship, qualified for the NCAA West Regional with a shot put mark of 55-4 3/4 (16.88m) at the Stanford Invitational (3/26/05).

Danielle Maier, Freshman, Javelin, Portland, Or
A javelin throw of 150-2 (45.78m) has earned the freshman a berth at the NCAA West Regional ... Obtained her mark at the Pac-10 Championship (5/14/05), an event where she finished sixth ... Her effort is a freshman school record and third-best in the varsity record book.

Anna McFarlane, Freshman, Pole Vault, Weston, Ma
Stanford's top pole vaulter this year with a regional qualifying mark of 12-7 1/2 (3.85m) obtained at the Sacramento State Open (5/6/05) ... That mark is fifth-best in school history.

Erica McLain, Freshman, Triple Jump/Long Jump, Plano, Tx
Although only a freshman, one of the premier triple jumpers in the United States ... Recently set the American junior record and the school record in winning the triple jump at the Pac-10 Championship (5/15/05) ... Leaped 45-2 1/2 (13.78m) at the Pac-10 Championship (5/15/05) ... Has enjoyed an outstanding outdoor season ... Four of her jumps at the Pac-10 Championship made the all-time American Junior list, and she now has nine of the Top 11 American junior jumps ... Finished second at the 2005 NCAA Indoor Championship to earn All-America honors ... Also won the long jump (21-2 1/2, 6.46m) at the Pac-10 Championship ... Her winning efforts in the long jump and triple jump at the Pac-10 Championship helped Stanford to the team title, and voted USA Track & Field Athlete of the Week .. Finished eighth at the 2005 NCAA Indoor Championships in the long jump to earn All-America honors.

Teresa McWalters, Sophomore/Freshman (ath), 1,500 meters/5,000 meters, San Francisco, Ca
A regional qualifier in two events, the 1,500 meters (4:27.25) and the 5,000 meters (16:33.41) ... Obtained her 1,500 meter time at the Stanford Spring Opener (3/6/05) and the 5,000 meter time at the Stanford Invitational (16:33.41).

Christine Moschella, Senior, 400 Meters, Hopkington, MA
The Cardinal senior ranks third and fifth, respectively, in the 400 meters (53.75, 2003) and the 200 meters (23.77, 2004) in the Cardinal Top-10 ... This year, Moschella has qualified for the Regionals with a time of 53.76 in the 400 meters ... Placed fifth in the 400 meters at the conference championship ... Ran the leadoff leg on Stanford's fourth place finish in the 1,600 meter relay at the Pac-10 Championship ... A member of the school record holding 1,600 meter relay that finished second at the NCAA West Regionals last year with a time of 3:33.09 ... A member of the indoor distance medley relay team that finished third at the 2005 NCAA Indoor Championships to gain All-America honors.

Feranmi Okanlami, Sophomore, Triple Jump, Granger In
Tallied a career-best 50-3 1/4 (eighth-best in school history) at the Sacramento State Open ... Also has competed in the long jump at Stanford.

Chinny Offor, Junior, 800 Meters, Dix Hills, NY
Qualified for the NCAA West Regional with a time of 2:08.67 at the Stanford Invitational (3/26/05) ... Also ran the leadoff leg on Stanford's regional qualifying 1,600 meter relay team (3:36.27) ... Has a career-best 2:06.17 (eighth-best in school history) set last year ... Ran the leadoff leg on the 2004 school record holding 1,600 meter relay team (3:33.09) which finished second at the regional last year ... A member of the indoor distance medley relay team that finished third at the 2005 NCAA Indoor Championships to gain All-America honors.

Wopamo Osaisai, Freshman, 100 Meters, Pinole, Ca
Stanford's top sprinter and one of the best in the Pac-10 in 2005 ... Ran a career-best 10.45, a freshman school record and third-best in school history ... Ran his career-best in the prelims at the Pac-10 Championship (5/14/05) ... A finalist in the 100 meters at the conference championship where he finished eighth ... Also ran the 200 meters, and as a member of the 400 meter relay and 1,600 meter relay teams during the outdoor season ... Set the school record in the indoor 60 meters (6.83).

Jonathan Pierce, Junior/Sophomore (ath), 3,000 Meter Steeplechase/5,000 Meters, Ogdensburg, NY
A NCAA West Regional qualifier in both the 3,000 meter steeplechase (8:50.14, #7 all-time at Stanford) and the 5,000 meters (14:09.55) ... Placed sixth (8:50.14) in the steeplechase at the Pac-10 Championship.

Ashley Purnell, Junior/Sophomore (ath), 100 & 200 Meters, Metcalfe, Ontario
Has emerged as one of the top sprinters on the Stanford team ... Qualified for the NCAA West Regional with a time of 11.68 in the 100 meters, and a team-leading 23.43 in the 200 meters ... Her 11.68 in the 100 meters is fourth-best in school history while her 200 meter time of 23.43 is second-best ... Also ran the 400 meters this year ... Finished sixth in the 200 meters, and seventh in the 100 meters at the Pac-10 Championship ... Ran the anchor legs on the 400 meter and 1,600 meter relay teams which finished second and fourth, respectively, at the Pac-10 Championship ... Ran the anchor leg on the school's record holding 400 meter relay team (44.18) last year.

Michael Robertson, Junior, Discus, Beebe, Ar
One of the top collegiate discus throwers in the country ... The 2005 Pac-10 champion (192-7, 58.70m) ... At the Mt. SAC Relays (4/17/05), set the school record (202-5, 61.70m) ... His mark is currently second best among collegiate athletes this year ... A transfer from SMU where he finished third in the discus at the NCAA's last year to gain All-America honors ... Has a career-best 212-1 (64.90m).

Justin Romaniuk, Senior/Junior (ath), 800 Meters/1,500 Meters, Suffern, NY
The redshirt junior has qualified for the Regionals in the 800 meters (1:49.27, career-best) and the 1,500 meters (3:45.78) ... Finished eighth in the 800 meters (1:49.27) at the Pac-10 Championship (5/15/05) ... The 2003 Pac-10 800 meter champion.

Donald Sage, Senior, 1,500 Meters/5,000 Meters, Elmhurst, Il
The 2002 NCAA champion in the 1,500 meters has qualified for the NCAA West Regional with a time of 3:41.62 (Cardinal Invitational, 5/1/05) ... Has a career-best of 3:39.27 which he ran in 2001 ... Finished fourth at the conference meet (3:46.79) in the 1,500 meters ... Last year at the regional, finished third in the 1,500 meters ... Also a regional qualifier in the 5,000 meters (14:08.99) ... Finished seventh at the conference championship in the 5,000 meters ... A ten-time All-American.

Daniel Schaerer, Freshman, Discus, San Diego, Ca
Qualified for the NCAA West Regional with a discus throw of 176-0 (53.65m) at the Rafer Johnson Invitational (4/8/05) ... Finished eighth at the Pac-10 Championship (173-0, 52.74m, 5/14/05).

Nick Sebes, Senior, 400 Meters, Mount Carmel, Pa
One of Stanford's top sprinters with an NCAA West Regional qualifying time of 46.42 in the 400 meters ... Gained the regional time in the prelims at the Pac-10 Championship (5/14/05) ... Placed ninth in the finals (47.20) at the conference meet ... Has a career-best of 46.20 (2004), fourth-best in school history ... Has also run the 200 meters, and as a member of the 400 and 1,600 meter relay team this year ... Ran on the school record holding 400 meter relay team (39.71) in 2004 ... A member of the indoor distance medley relay team that finished fourth at the 2005 NCAA Indoor Championships that gained All-America honors.

Samantha Shepard, Junior, Pole Vault, Weston, Ma
Produced a season-best 12-5 1/2 (3.80m) at the Rafer Johnson Invitational (4/9/05) to earn a berth at the NCAA West Regional ... Has a career-best 13-2 1/4 (4.02m) set two years ago ... Finished tenth at the NCAA West Regionals last year.

Anita Siraki, Senior/Junior (ath), 5,000 Meters, Glendale, Ca
A 5,000 meter regional qualifier with a time of 16:37.73 at the Mt. SAC Relays (4/15/05) ... Has already qualified for the NCAA's in the 10,000 meters (33:37.04) ... Will be competing in the 5,000 meters for a second straight season at the regional.

Forrest Tahdooahnippah, Sophomore/Freshman (ath), 5,000 Meters, St. Paul, Mn
A time of 14:10.86 in the 5,000 meters at the Cardinal Invitational (5/1/05) has earned the redshirt freshman a berth in the NCAA West Regional ... An NCAA provisional qualifier in the 10,000 meters (29:32.83) ... Finished ninth in the 10,000 meters at the Pac-10 Championship (5/14/04).

Amanda Trotter, Sophomore, 1,500 Meters/3,000 Meter Steeplechase, Little Silver, NJ
Has qualified in two events at the NCAA West Regional ... Produced a time of 4:26.71 at the Stanford Spring Opener (3/6/05) in the 1,500 meters, and a 10:36.73 in the 3,000 meter steeplechase at the Pac-10 Championship (5/14/05) ... Finished sixth (10:36.73) in the steeplechase at the Pac-10 Championship (5/14/05).

Katy Trotter, Sophomore, 1,500 Meters/3,000 Meter Steeplechase, Little Silver, NJ
Like her twin sister, Amanda, Katy has qualified in the 1,500 meters (4:22.03) and the 3,000 meter steeplechase (10:18.15) ... Helped the Cardinal to the Pac-10 title with a second place finish in the steeplechase (10:24.71) and fifth place in the 5,000 meters (17:05.50) ... The school record holder in the 3,000 meter steeplechase (10:07.55) set as a freshman last year ... Her school record in the steeplechase was set at last year's regional ... A member of the indoor distance medley relay team that finished third at the 2005 NCAA Indoor Championships to gain All-America honors ... Also gained All-America honors with a fifth place finish in the 3,000 meters at the NCAA Indoor Championship.

David Vidal, Senior/Junior (ath), 3,000 Meter Steeplechase, Kalispell, MT
A time of 8:43.07 in the 3,000 meter steeplechase has earned the Cardinal junior a berth at the NCAA West Regional ... Ran his qualifying time in the prelims at the Pac-10 Championship (5/14/05) ... In the finals at the Pac-10's (5/15/05), finished second (8:43.07) ... His time is fourth-best in school history ... Competing in his second straight NCAA West Regional.

Solomon Welch, Junior, Triple Jump, Danville, Ca
Set a career-best 51-9 (15.77m) in the triple jump at the Stanford Spring Opener (3/6/05) ... That mark is second-best in school history ... Finished eighth at last year's regional at Cal State Northridge.

Melissa Yunghans, Freshman, Shot Put, Orange, Ca
Produced the fourth-best shot put mark in school history with a throw of 52-4 3/4 (15.97m) at the Cardinal Invitational (5/1/05) ... Finished tenth at the conference meet (45-10, 13.97m).

Women's 400 Meter Relay
The team of Nashonme Johnson, Janice Davis, Christine Moschella and Ashley Purnell ran a 44.28 at the Texas Relays (4/8/05) which is second-best in school history.

Women's 1,600 Meter Relay
The team of Chinny Offor, Nashonme Johnson, Ashley Freeman and Christine Moschella ran a season-best 3:36.27 at the Texas Relays (4/8/07) ... That time is fifth-best in school history.

Record Review
Several school records have been set during the 2005 outdoor season ... Freshman Erica McLain broke the American junior record and the school record in the triple jump (45-2 1/2, 13.78m) in winning the Pac-10 Championship (5/15/05) ... McLain's mark was also third-best in Pac-10 history ... McLain also is the holder of the freshman school record in the long jump (20-2 1/4, 6.15m) set at the Pac-10 Championship (5/14/050 ... Sara Hopping is the new school record holder in the hammer (196-4, 59.84m) set at the The Big Meet (4/23/05) ... Danielle Maier is the new freshman school record holder in the javelin (150-2, 45.78m) ... Maier set the record at the Pac-10 Championship (5/14/05) ... Ian Dobson is the new school record holder in the 10,000 meters (27:59.72) ... Dobson's time is the fastest by an American this year, third all-time for an American collegiate runner, and tenth all-time for a collegian ... Dobson's time also is the fifth-best mark all-time in the Pac-10, and just the fifth conference athlete to break the 28-minute barrier ... Junior Michael Robertson broke the school record in the discus with a toss of 202-5 (61.70m) at the Mt. SAC Relays ... Wopamo Osaisai is the new freshman school record holder in the 100 meters (10.45) ... Osaisai's time was set in the prelims at the Pac-10 Championship (5/15/05) ... Osaisai's time is also third-best in the Cardinal record book.

Top 10 Times/Marks
Stanford is enjoying another excellent outdoor track & field season ... Several Cardinal athletes have etched their names into the school's Top 10 list ... In addition to the school records listed above, the following athletes have made the Top 10 ... Janice Davis' 100 meter time of 11.50 in the prelims of the Pac-10 Championship (5/14/05) has vaulted her to #2 all-time in the school record book ... Davis also clocked a time of 23.62 at the Stanford Invitational (3/26/05) to move her to fourth all-time at Stanford ... Ashley Purnell is ranked in the Stanford Top-10 in the 100 and 400 meters ... Purnell's time of 11.68 at the Pac-10 Championship (5/14/05) is fourth-best in school history and her time of 23.43 at the conference championship (5/14/05) is second-best in school history ... Ashley Freeman ran a 2:05.71 in the finals of the 800 meters at the Pac-10 Championship (5/15/05) which is fifth-best in school history ... Sara Bei's second place finish in the 1,500 meters (4:16.14) was a career-best and sixth-best in school history ... Lindsay Allen ran a 10:26.71 in the 3,000 meter steeplechase at the Stanford Invitational (3/26/05) which is fourth-best in Stanford history ... Amanda Trotter has the school's fifth-best time in the steeplechase (10:36.73) which she set at the Pac-10 Championship (5/14/05) ... Anita Siraki's 10,000 meter time of 33:27.04 is a career-best and fifth-best in school history ... Siraki's ran that time at the Stanford Invitational (3/25/05) ... Freshman Deborah Akinniyi ran a 14.30 at the 100 meter hurdles at The Big Meet (4/23/05) which is ninth-best in school history ... The 58.59 run by Undine Becker in the 400 meter hurdles in winning the Pac-10 title (5/15/050 is #2 all-time at Stanford ... The second, third and fourth-best times in the women's 400 meter relay have been set this year by a combination of Stanford athletes ... The 44.28 time set at the Texas Relays (4/9/05) by Janice Davis, Nashonme Johnson, Christine Moschella and Ashley Purnell is second-best in school history ... The 1,600 meter relay team of Chinny Offor, Nashonme Johnson, Ashley Freeman and Christine Moschella ran a 3:36.27 at the Texas Relays (4/8/05) which is fifth-best in school history ... Lindsay Brisbin's hammer throw of 158-5 (48.29m) is tenth-best in the Cardinal record book ... Lindsey Gannaway's produced a career-best effort of 5-10 (1.78m) in the high jump at the Stanford Invitational (3/26/05) which is fifth-best in school history ... Three Stanford athletes have dented the Top 10 list in the women's javelin ... Erin Merriman is second (158-3, 48.23m), Danielle Maier is third (150-2, 45.78m) and Sally Mills is eighth (129-7, 39.51m) ... Erica McLain's effort of 21-2 1/2 (6.46m) in winning the Pac-10 long jump title (5/14/05) is second-best in school history ... Freshman Sarah McFarlane is ranked fifth in the pole vault with an effort of 12-7 1/2 (3.85m) at the Sacramento State Open (5/6/05) ... Another freshman, Melissa Yunghans threw the shot put 52-4 3/4 (15.97m) at the Cardinal Invitational (5/1/05) which is fourth-best in school history ... And a third freshman, Deborah Akinniyi, has the third-best mark in school history in the triple jump (41-4 1/4, 12.60m) which was set at the Pac-10 Championship (5/15/05) ... Wopamo Osaisai's time of 10.45 in the prelims of the 100 meters at the Pac-10 Championship (5/14/05) is not only a freshman school record, but also third-best in varsity school history ... David Vidal ran a 8:43.07 in the 3,000 meter steeplechase at the Pac-10 Championship (5/14/05) which is fourth-best in school history... Also in the steeplechase, Jonathan Pierce's time of 8:50.14 at the conference championship (5/14/05) is seventh-best in school history ... Ian Dobson, Ryan Hall and Neftalem Araia have cracked the school's Top-10 in the 5,000 meters ... Dobson's time of 13:27:45 at the Mt. SAC Relays (4/15/05) is third-best in school history, while Hall's time of 13:51.58 (also at Mt. SAC) is fifth-best, and Araia's time of 13:44.78 at the Stanford Invitational (3/26/05) is ninth-best ... Keith Avila and Bryan Kelley have moved into the school's Top-10 in the javelin ... Avila's throw of 194-11 (59.41m) at the Cardinal Invitational (5/1/05) is fifth-best in school history while Kelley's throw of 191-2 (57.08m) at the same meet is seventh-best all-time ... Solomon Welch has moved to second all-time at Stanford in the triple jump with an effort of 51-9 (15.77m) at the Stanford Spring Opener (3/6/05) while Feranmi Okanlami is eighth-best in the same event with an effort of 50-3 1/4 (15.32m) at the Sacramento State Open (5/6/05) ... Two freshmen have pushed their way into the school's Top-10 in the pole vault ... Graeme Hoste vaulted 16-6 3/4 (5.05m) at the Cardinal Invitational (5/1/05) which is eighth-best in school history, while Benjamin Dickens jumped 16-0 3/4 (4.90m) at the Johnny Mathis Invitational (4/2/05) and The Big Meet (4/23/05).

Conference Championship
UCLA's grip on the women's track & field Pac-10 championship has finally come to an end, thanks to Stanford University ... From 1997 through 2004, the Bruins won the eight straight Pac-10 titles, and since the league began sponsoring women's track & field in 1987, UCLA captured 15 of the league's previous 18 championship meets ... That all came to an end at UCLA's Drake Stadium as Stanford captured its first women's Pacific-10 Track & Field Championship (5/14 - 5/15/05) ... For the past two seasons, Stanford finished second to the Bruins, but in 2005, the Cardinal chalked up a school record 173 points to easily score a 48-point victory over the second place Bruins ... The 173 Stanford points was also fourth-most by a Pac-10 school in the 19-year existence of the conference championship meet ... The Stanford women were paced on the final day by victories in the 5,000 meters by Sara Bei, the 400 meter hurdles by Undine Becker, and an American junior and school record performances by freshman sensation Erica McLain ... McLain, who captured the Pac-10 title in the long jump the day before, added to her impressive resume with a victory in the triple jump with an American junior and school record jump of 45-2 1/2 (13.78m) ... McLain's effort was a Pac-10 meet record and the third-best mark in conference history ... McLain also became the first Pac-10 athlete to win the long jump and triple jump conference titles in the same year ... Bei led a 1-2 finish for Stanford in the 5,000 meters with a winning time of 16:47.57 ... Craig, who won the 10,000 meter title the day before, finished second (16:58.88) ... Becker ran a winning time of 58.59 in the 400 meter hurdles ... During the two days of competition, the Stanford women produced five Pac-10 champions and 24 Top-5 finishes. Of the 24 Stanford women who competed, 23 contributed points to the winning effort ... The Stanford men finished seventh with 66 points ... Oregon won the Pac-10 title for the second time in the last three years with 152 points ... Stanford produced one winner in men's competition on the final day of competition ... Michael Robertson, the conference favorite, won the discus competition with a throw of 192-7 (58.70m) ... Robertson became Stanford's first conference discus champion in 40 years (Bob Stoecker, 1965, 183-10 1/2).

2005 NCAA West Regional Schedule (Stanford Athletes only)
Friday, May 27, 2005
Field Events

Noon - Men's Discus Trials/Final (Michael Robertson, Daniel Schaerer)
3:00 p.m. - Women's Pole Vault Trials/Final (Susanna McFarlane, Samantha Shepard)
3:15 p.m. - Women's Hammer Trials/Final (Sarah Hopping)
5:40 p.m. - Men's Shot Put Trials/Final (Michael Macellari)

Running Events
4:00 p.m. - Women's 400 Meter Relay Prelims (Stanford)
4:30 p.m. - Women's 1,500 Meters Prelims (Lindsay Allen, Sara Bei, Jeane Goff, Arianna Lambie, Teresa McWalters, Amanda Trotter, Katy Trotter)
4:45 p.m. - Men's 1,500 Meters Prelims (Russell Brown, Joaquin Chapa, Evan Fox, Justin Romaniuk, Donald Sage)
5:30 p.m. - Women's 400 Meters Prelims (Nashonme Johnson, Christine Moschella)
5:45 p.m. - Men's 400 Meters Prelims (Nick Sebes)
6:00 p.m. - Women's 100 Meters Prelims (Janice Davis, Ashley Purnell)
6:15 p.m. - Men's 100 Meters Prelims (Wopamo Osaisai)
6:30 p.m. - Women's 800 Meters Prelims (Ashley Freeman, Arianna Lambie, Chinny Offor)
6:45 p.m. - Men's 800 Meters Prelims (Joaquin Chapa, Justin Romaniuk)
7:05 p.m. - Women's 400 Meter Hurdles Prelims (Undine Becker)
7:35 p.m. - Women's 200 Meters Prelims (Janice Davis, Ashley Purnell)
7:55 p.m. - Women's 5,000 Meters Final (Sara Bei, Alicia Craig, Lindsay Flacks, Katie Harrington, Teresa McWalters, Anita Siraki)
8:15 p.m. - Men's 5,000 Meters Final (Neftalem Araia, Ian Dobson, Chris Emme, Ryan Hall, Jonathan Pierce, Donald Sage, Forrest Tadooahnippah)

Saturday, May 28, 2005
Field Events

12:30 p.m. - Women's High Jump Final (Linsday Gannaway)
2:45 p.m. - Women's Javelin Trials/Final (Danielle Maier)
4:00 p.m. - Women's Shot Put Trials/Final (Melissa Yunghans)
4:10 p.m. - Women's Triple Jump Trials/Final (Deborah Akinniyi, Erica McLain)
4:15 p.m. - Men's Triple Jump Trials/Finals (Feranmi Okanlami, Solomon Welch)

Running Events
2:45 p.m. - Women's 400 Meter Relay Final
3:00 p.m. - Women's 1,500 Meters Final
3:07 p.m. - Men's 1,500 Meters Final
3:35 p.m. - Women's 400 Meters Final
3:42 p.m. - Men's 400 Meters Final
3:50 p.m. - Women's 100 Meters Final
3:57 p.m. - Men's 100 Meters Final
4:05 p.m. - Women's 800 Meters Final
4:12 p.m. - Men's 800 Meters Final
4:25 p.m. - Women's 400 Meter Hurdles Final
4:45 p.m. - Women's 200 Meters Final
5:05 p.m. - Women's 3,000 Meter Steeplechase Final***
5:35 p.m. - Men's 3,000 Meter Steeplechase Final***
6:05 p.m. - Women's 1,600 Meter Relay Final***
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