Sarah Hopping Finishes Fourth In Hammer At UCLA Invitational

April 6, 2006

Los Angeles, Ca - The first day (Thursday) at the Rafer Johnson/Jackie Joyner Kersee Invitational at UCLA's Drake Stadium saw only two events contested, the women's hammer and the men's hammer.

Sarah Hopping, a senior from Longmont, Colorado, finished fourth among 22 competitors with a throw of 189-6 (57.77m). Katie Elsbury placed seventh (180-2, 54.93m).

In the men's hammer, Kyle Davis-Hammerquist placed 17th.

The invitational kicks into high gear on Friday.

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Men's Hammer
1. Adam Midles (USC) 211-2 (64.36m); 17. Kyle Davis-Hammerquist (S) 157-6 (48.00m)

Women's Hammer
1. Jessica Cosby (Nike) 214-7 (65.42m); 4. Sarah Hopping (S) 189-6 (57.77m); 7. Katy Elsbury (S) 180-2 (54.93m); 19. Melissa Yunghans (S) 146-5 (44.63m)

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