Wopamo Osaisai Earns Berth On U.S. Junior World Championship Team
June 24, 2005
Carson, Ca - A second place finish and a time of 10.58 in the finals of the 100 meters has earned Stanford freshman Wopamo Osaisai a berth on Team USA which will compete at the 2005 Pan American Junior Track & Field Championships in late July in Windsor, Ontario, Canada.
Osaisai was competing on Thursday during first day action at the USA Senior and Junior Track & Field Championships. Osasai began the day with a time of 10.63 in the prelims of the 100 meters. That time was fifth-best in the prelims. Osaisai, who is also a member of the Cardinal football team, improved his time to 10.58 in the finals. Osaisai finished second to J-Mee Samuels who also clocked a time of 10.58, but edged Osaisai at the finish line.
The 2005 USA Junior Championships are being held concurrently with the USA Senior Outdoor Championships as the nation's best under-20 year old athletes compete for spots on Team USA.
Arianna Lambie, a Stanford junior, advanced to Saturday's final (2:22 p.m.) in the 1,500 meters at the Senior Nationals with a time of 4:15.18 in the prelims. Lambie's time earned her the 12th and final spot in the final.
David Vidal, a Stanford senior, advanced to the finals (Saturday, 12:45 p.m.) in the 3000 meter steeplechase. Vidal gained the 14th and final berth in the finals with a time of 8:47.66 in Thursday's prelim.
In the finals of the women's 5,000 meters, former Stanford All-American Lauren Fleshman will represent Team USA in August at the World Outdoor Championships in Helsinki, Finland. Fleshman finished second with a time of 15:16.80. Shalance Flanagan of Nike won the race (15:10.96). Sara Bei, a June Stanford graduate, placed sixth in a time of 15:24.74.
USA Senior National Championships (First Day Results)
1500 Meters (prelims) - 1. Rob Myers (Reebok) 3:38.96q; 16. Russell Brown (Stanford) 3:44.35nq; 30 Joaquin Chapa (Stanford) 3:49.83nq
3,000 Meter Steeplehase (prelims) - 1. Daniel Lincoln (Nike) 8:35.32q; 14. David Vidal (Stanford) 8:47.66q
Discus - 1. Ian Waltz (Unat) 211-9 (64.54m); 7. Michael Robertson (Stanford) 193-4 (58.94m)
1500 Meters (prelims) - 1. Sarah Schwald (Nike) 4:13.25q; 12. Arianna Lambie (Stanford) 4:15.18q
USA Junior National Championships (First Day Results)
100 Meters - 1. J-Mee Samuels (Unat) 10.58; 2. Wopamo Osaisai (Stanford) 10.58
Pole Vault - 1. Michael Morrison (Chesapeake) 16-8 3/4 (5.10m); 9. Graeme Hoste (Stanford) 16-0 3/4 (4.9m); nh Benjamin Dickens (Stanford)
800 Meters (prelims) - 1. Heidi Magill (BYU) 2:07.27q; 12. Claire Cormier (Stanford) 2:12.93nq