Cardinal Women Captured Fourth Straight MPSF Title
Feb. 25, 2006
Seattle, Wa - For the fourth straight season, the Stanford women's indoor track & field team captured the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation (MPSF) Championship on Saturday afternoon at the University of Washington.
Fueled by wins by Chauntae Bayne in the 60 meters, Janice Davis in the 200 meters, the 1600 meter relay team, Erica McLain in the triple jump, and Arianna Lambie in the mile and 3000 meters, the Stanford women collected 161 points to defeat runnerup Arizona State by 46 points. ASU had started the day with a 32 point lead over the Cardinal.
Lambie defended her MPSF title in the mile as she led a 1-2-3 finish for Stanford. Lambie ran the distance in 4:44.27 followed by Lauren Centrowitz at 4:46.00 and Alicia Follmar at 4:46.92. Lambie then won the 3000 meters as Cardinal runners finished 1-2-4-7. Lambie won in a time of 9:09.58. Over the last four years, a Stanford runner has won the 3000 meter league title. Jeane Goff won in 2003, Alicia Craig in 2004, and Sara Bei in 2005 were the previous winners. Katy Trotter's time of 9:12.36 and Amanda Trotter's time of 9:13.76 in the 3000 meters are eighth and ninth best, respectively, in school history.
Bayne ran the second-fastest 60 meters in school history with a time of 7.31 in winning the league crown. In the 200 meters, Janice Davis ran the second-fastest time (23.46) in school history in giving Stanford the win. Bayne and Davis then ran the third and fourth legs on Stanford's winning 1600 meter relay team in a time of 3:36.80 (#2 all-time at Stanford).
Erica McLain captured her second straight league title in the triple jump with an NCAA automatic qualifying standard of 43-9 3/4 (13.35m). McLain, on Friday, won the league title in the long jump for a second straight time.
The Stanford men also performed well. Stanford finished second for the second straight year with 100 points, only seven back of league champion Washington. Victories by Russell Brown in the mile (4:02.54) and Jacob Gomez in the 3000 meters (7:55.26) helped the Cardinal cause. The Cardinal also produced second and third place finishers in the 3000 meters with Neftalem Araia (7:56.11) and Jonathan Piece (7:59.19), and a runnerup finish by Graeme Hoste in the pole vault (17-7, 5.36m) providing important team points.
Freshman Lauren Stewart set the school record in the pentathlon with 3,788 points ... Her point total beat the previous record of 3,417 points by Sally Mills in 2004 ... Josh Hustedt produced a school record with 5,539 points in the heptathlon ... Hustedt's new record broke his old mark of 5,190 points set earlier this year ... Ashley Freeman's time of 2:06.85 in the 800 meters is second-best in school history ... Feranmi Okanlami's effort of 50-0 3/4 (15.26m) in the triple jump is third-best in school history ... Deborah Akinniyi leaped 40-11 1/2 (12.48m) in the triple jump to move into fourth place all-time in Stanford history ... A shot put throw of 49-11 3/4 (15.23m) by Melissa Yunghans is fourth-best in school history ... Several Stanford athletes qualified automatically or provisional for the upcoming NCAA Indoor Championships (March 10-11) at Arkansas ... Automatic NCAA qualifiers were Katy Trotter (9:12.36) and Amanda Trotter (9:13.76) in the 3000 meters, and Erica McLain in the triple jump (43-9 3/4, 13.35m) ... NCAA provisional qualifiers were Chauntae Bayne in the 60 meters (7.31), Janice Davis in the 200 meters (23.46), Ashley Freeman in the 800 meters (2:06.85), Lauren Centrowitz in the mile (4:46.00), Alicia Follmar in the mile (4:46.92), the 1600 meter relay team (3:36.80) of Keisha Gaines, Nashonme Johnson, Chauntae Bayne and Janice Davis, Jacob Gomez (7:55.26), Neftalem Araia (7:56.11) and Jonathan Pierce (7:59.19) in the 3000 meters, and Josh Hustedt in the heptathlon (5,359 points).
Men's Team Results
1. Washington 107; 2. Stanford 100; 3. UCLA 88; 4. Arizona 84; 5. Oregon 76; 6. Arizona State 66; 7. California 52; 8. Long Beach State 45; 9. Washington State 42
Women's Team Results
1. Stanford 161; 2. Arizona State 115; 3. California 109; 4. Arizona 64; 5. Washington 60 1/2; 6. Oregon 53; 7. UCLA 41 1/2; 8. Washington State 38 1/2; 9. Long Beach State 9; 10. UC Irvine 6 1/2; 11. Cal Poly 3
60 meter hurdles: 4. Myles Bradley (S) 8.14
Pole Vault: 2. Graeme Hoste (S) 17-7 (5.36m)
Heptathlon: 4. Josh Hustedt (S) 5359 points; 60 meter hurdles (8.31, 905 points); pole vault (14-11 1/2, 4.56m); 1000 meters (2:49.92, 766 points)
Women's Results (Stanford results only)
60 meters: 1. Chauntae Bayne (S) 7.31
High Jump: 6. Tessa Flippin (S) 5-5 1/4 (1.66m); 11. Lindsey Gannaway (S) 5-3 1/4 (1.61m)
Shot Put: 6. Melissa Yunghan (S) 49-11 3/4 (15.23m); 8. Michaela Wallerstedt (S) 47-8 (14.53m)
Pentathlon: 6. Lauren Stewart (S) 3,788 points