Inclement Weather Suspends West Region Meet
May 28, 2005
Eugene, OR - Final day results from the 2005 NCAA West Region T & F Championships. On Saturday, the weather was cool, with showers and an hour+ rain delay, a contract to Friday's warm temperatures. Scoring is 10-8-6-5-4-3-2-1. The top five individual event finishers/top three relays automatically qualify for the upcoming 2005 NCAA T & F Championships (places six-through-eight are potential at-large bids/defers to current collegiate national list). The 2005 NCAA Outdoor is June 8-11 in Sacramento.
UCLA Women On Saturday, the Bruins had two event champions - senior Monique Henderson, who became the first woman in NCAA West Region history to repeat as 200m/400m champion. Two weeks ago at the Pac-10 meet, Henderson became only the second woman in conference meet history to win both the 200m/400m.Jeanette Bolden's No. 3 UCLA Bruin women are the defending NCAA Outdoor team champions and were the two-time defending NCAA West Region champions, winning the 2004 crown at CS Northridge and the 2003 title at Stanford.This weekend in Eugene, the Bruin women were in second-place, with 81 points when the rains came (after the first day in Eugene, UCLA was tied for 2nd-place with 21 points).
Team Standings/2 events remaining (Top 5 out of 16 teams) - 1. Stanford 90.50, 2. UCLA 81, 3. Arizona State 74, 4. USC 55, 5. BYU 44.
Bruin Final Field Results
Discus - the Bruins picked up 12 team points in this event. Sophomore Kamaiya Warren, who two weeks ago won the discus at the Pac-10, placed second (177-9) and senior Lara Saye, currently No. 3 on the national collegiate chart with a personal-best 188-0, finished in fourth-place 170-2. Junior Briona Reynolds fouled on her three attempts.
High Jump - freshman Allison Miller no-heighted on her three attempts.
Javelin - no entry
Shot Put - senior Jessica Cosby, who defended her hammer title on Saturday, placed second today in the shot put, with a mark of 54-1. At the Pac-10 meet two weeks ago, Cosby, who is competing with pneumonia, became only the second woman in conference meet history (joining UCLA's Christina Tolson/2001) to win both events at the same meet. Warren placed ninth overall, with a mark of 49-3.
Triple Jump - rain-delay
Bruin Final Track Results
4X100m Relay - no entry
1500m - no entry
100m Hurdles - Junior Dawn Harper, who placed second in this event at the Pac-10, also finished second at the NCAA West Region, with a time of 12.99 (1.9w), picking up eight team points for the Bruins.
400m - Senior Monique Henderson won the 400m for the third consecutive time at the NCAA West Region, placing first with a season-best mark of 50.78, picking up 10 team points for the Bruins.
100m - Freshman Jolanda Diego placed sixth, in a time of 11.87 (-2.2w) getting three team points for UCLA. In qualifying on Friday, Diego ran a season-legal best 11.66 (0.5w).
800m - no entry
400m Hurdles - Sophomore MacKenzie Hill, who on Friday ran a season-best 59.60 in Friday's prelims, equaled her season-best today (59.60) and placed second, getting eight team points for the Bruins.
200m - Henderson became the first woman in NCAA West Region history to repeat as 200m/400m champion, winning the event in a wind-aided time of 22.72 (2.3w/her legal PR is 22.71 and her legal season-best is 22.86). Henderson duplicates her recent Pac-10 meet accomplishments, where she also won both the 200m/400m (to become only the second woman in conference meet history to accomplish that feat). 'As a sprinter, you like warm weather, but this is Oregon, so you expect it to cool down,' said Henderson, who won a gold medal last summer at the Athens Olympics on the U. S. 4 X 400m relay. 'In the 400m, I was working on my mechanics and not focusing on my time. I'm looking forward to having great workouts the next couple of weeks, leading up to the NCAA. I think the regionals are important, it shows where I should be and my continued focus toward the NCAA. I guess I've accomplished a lot in college, but it's everyone's dream to have an individual NCAA title.'
Steeplechase - Freshman Alison Costello had the 14th-best time (10:43.87).
4X400m Relay - no entry
Total NCAA Qualifiers Chelsea Johnson (pole vault/No. 1 at-large), Jessica Cosby (hammer throw/shot put), Candice Baucham (long jump/triple jump rain-delay), Kamaiya Warren (discus), Lara Saye (discus), Dawn Harper (100m hurdles), Monique Henderson (400m/200m), MacKenzie Hill (400m hurdles),