Cardinal Opens Season at UW Indoor Preview

Jan. 13, 2007

Seattle, Wash. - Stanford track and field kicked off the 2007 indoor season today, competing at the UW Indoor Preview hosted by the University of Washington at the Dempsey Indoor Track in Seattle.

The day was highlighted by top finishes for the Cardinal in the men's and women's distance medley relays. On the men's side, the Stanford runners swept the top-three spots, with the Stanford `C' team featuring Jacob Evans and All-Americans Rolf Steier, Michael Garcia and Neftalem Araia taking first with a 9:56.11 mark. The Cardinal `B' squad featuring Justin Mapole-Bird, Sean Drake, Lauren Jesperson and Jacob Gomez followed with a 10:01.41 mark and the Stanford `A' squad featuring Russell Brown, Alex Greenburg, Hakon DeVries and Garrett Heath finished in third place with a time of 10:04.00.

On the women's side, the distance medley relay team which featured Alicia Follmar and Laura Mottaz along with All-Americans Ashley Freeman and Arianna Lambie finished first with an 11:44.32 mark.

In the shot put, Melissa Yunghans rounded out the first place finishes for the Cardinal with a 47-11 (14.6m) mark.

The Cardinal continues 2007 action next Saturday at the Hampton Inn Classic in Boise, Idaho.

Men's Results

Distance Medley Relay - 1. Rolf Steier, Jacob Evans, Michael Garcia, Neftalem Araia, 9:56.11; 2. Justin Mapole-Bird, Sean Drake, Lauren Jesperson, Jacob Gomez, 10:01.21; 3. Russell Brown, Garrett Heath, Alex Greenburg, Hakon DeVries, 10:04.00.

Mile- 22. Kevin Bickham, 4:32.54.

800 Meters- 23. Kevin Bickham, 2:01.80.

3000 Meters- 4. Steven Duplinsky, 8:19.82.

Women's Results

Distance Medley Relay - 1. Alicia Follmar, Laura Mottaz, Ashley Freeman, Arianna Lambie, 11:44.32; 4. Mary Liz McCurdy, Ashley Freeman, Amanda Trotter, Deborah Akinniyi, 12:05.87.

High Jump- 3. Lindsey Gannaway, 5-6 (1.68m); 10. Tessa Flippin, 5-2 ¼ (1.58m); 10. Kara Bennett, 5-2 ¼ (1.58m).

Long Jump- 4. Caitlin Hewitt, 17-2 ¾ (5.25m).

Triple Jump- 3. Laura Thom, 37-2 ½ (11.34m).

Shot Put- 1. Melissa Yunghans, 47-11 (14.60m).

Weight Throw- 6. Melissa Yunghans, 48-10 (14.88m).

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