Edrick Floreal And Erica McLain Honored By Pacific-10 Conference
June 23, 2005
Walnut Creek, Ca - Edrick Floreal, Stanford's women's track & field head coach, has been named the Pacific-10 Coach of the Year in a vote of the league's track & field coaches.
Floreal, posted his first women's coaching Pac-10 honor after leading Stanford to its first conference championship. The Cardinal scored 173 points to end UCLA's eight-year reign as Pac-10 champions. Under Floreal's guidance, the Cardinal women won the NCAA West Regional title in Eugene, Or, and finished fifth at the NCAA Championships in Sacramento, Ca.
Freshman Erica McLain, along with Oregon's Galen Rupp, was named Pac-10 Track & Field Newcomers of the Year. McLain, a freshman from Plano, Texas, won both the long jump and triple jump titles at the Pac-10 Championship, the first time in conference meet history that was accomplished. McLain's triple jump effort established a Stanford record, a Pac-10 Championship record, and it was teh fifth-best mark in Pac-10 history. At the NCAA Championships, McLain finished third in the triple jump to earn All-American honors.™