Fifteen Cardinal Competitors Post NCAA Regional Qualifying Marks On Final Day Of Stanford Invitational

April 1, 2007

It was another action packed day of the Stanford Invitational at Cobb Track and Angell Field. A meet record 316 athletes posted NCAA Regional Qualifying marks over the two-day competition, with 217 of those marks coming on this second day of competition. There were 15 Cardinal competitors who recorded NCAA Regional Qualifying marks and a first place finish in the men's pole vault on the final day of the meet.

On the men's side Jacob Evans took 14 place out of 94 runners in the 1500 meter run 'B' Sections as he posted a time of 3:51.79. In the 1500 meter top sections run Lauren Jespersen posted a tenth place finish in an NCAA Regional Qualifying time of 3:46.86, while Rolf Steier also posted an NCAA Regional Qualifying time of 3:47.63 to finish in 13 place. There were two 30 more NCAA Regional Qualifiers on the men's side after the 5000 meter run, with two of them being Cardinal runners. Jacob Gomez took 24 place in a time of 14:02.80, while Brett Gotcher finished 26 place recording a time of 14:08.45. Over on the infield Feranmi Okanlami took fourth place in the triple jump while posting an NCAA Regional Qualifying Mark of 49-05 (15.06m). Both Michael Robertson (188-06, 57.47m) and Daniel Schaerer (187-06, 57.15m) posted NCAA Regional Qualifying Marks in the discus throw as they placed fifth and sixth, respectively. Graeme Hoste earned the only first place finals finish of the day for the Cardinal as he posted an NCAA Regional Qualifying height in the pole vault of 16-09 ¼ (5.11m).

For the women in the 400 meter dash, Ashley Freeman took sixth with her time of 55.19, while Laura Mottaz (56.13), Claire Cormier (56.94) and Idara Otu (57.39) finished tenth, 16 and 19, respectively. In the 4 x 100 meter relay it was Stanford taking third place as they just missed the NCAA Regional Qualifying mark with their time of 45.74. The Cardinal women entered two teams in the 4 x 400 meter relay, with the 'A' team posting a fourth place finish in an NCAA Regional Qualifying time of 3:39.00. Stanford 'B' team recorded a time of 3:49.09 to finish in ninth place. The distance carnival began tonight with 23 runners posting NCAA Regional Qualifying marks in the women's 1500 meter run. Arianna Lambie was the top finisher for the Cardinal as she recorded a blazing time of 4:15.75 to finish second and post an NCAA Regional Qualifying mark. Lauren Centrowitz finished 15 to record an NCAA Qualifying Time of 4:22.06, while Alicia Follmar (4:23.87) and Amanda Trotter (4:25.51) both posted NCAA Regional Qualifying marks as well, finishing 18 and 23, respectively. In the 5000 meter section two run, Katie Harrington earned another NCAA Regional Qualifying Time for the Cardinal as she posted a time of 16:41.24 to finish in 13 place. Between section one and two of the 5000 meter run, there were 35 NCAA Regional Qualifying Times recorded. On the infield, Melissa Yunghans earned an NCAA Regional Qualifying Mark with her toss of 50-04 ¾ (15.36m) in the shot put. In the hammer throw it was Katy Elsbury recording an NCAA Regional Qualifying distance of 185-00 (56.38m) to finish fifth in the event.

The team returns to action on Saturday, April 7 as they take on California in the annual 'Big Meet' at Cobb Track and Angell Field in Stanford, CA.

Men's Results (Stanford Finishers)

Shot Put (Top Sections)
8 Michael Macellari, 53-02 ¼ (16.21m)

1500 Meter Run (B Sections)
14 Jacob Evans, 3:51.79
54 Alex Greenburg, 3;56.08
85 Sean Drake, 4:03.24
89 Wes Walker, 4:06.29

1500 Meter Run (Top Sections)
10 Lauren Jespersen, 3:46.86 - NCAA Regional Qualifying Time

400 Meter Dash
12 Durell Coleman, 48.74
14 Michael Garcia, 48.81
32 Elliot Luscombe, 50.30
38 Chris Hadley, 52.15

4 x 400 Meter Relay
9 Stanford 'B', 3:21.12

5000 Meter Run
24 Jacob Gomez, 14:02.80 - NCAA Regional Qualifying Time
26 Brett Gotcher, 14:08.45 - - NCAA Regional Qualifying Time

Triple Jump
4 Feranmi Okanlami, 49-05 (15.06m) - NCAA Regional Qualifying Mark
8 Richard Sherman, 48-10 ¾ (14.90m)

Discus Throw
5 Michael Robertson, 188-06 (57.47m) - NCAA Regional Qualifying Mark
6 Daniel Schaerer, 187-06 (57.15m) - NCAA Regional Qualifying Mark

Pole Vault
1 Graeme Hoste, 16-09 ¼ (5.11m) - NCAA Regional Qualifying Mark

Women's Results (Stanford Finishers)

1500 Meter Run (B Sections)
38 Kaylin Pennington, 4:36.76
39 Madeleine O'Meara, 4:36.87

400 Meter Dash
6 Ashley Freeman, 55.19
10 Laura Mottaz, 56.13
16 Claire Cormier, 56.94
19 Idara Otu, 57.39

4 x 100 Meter Relay
3 Stanford, 45.74

4 x 400 Meter Relay
4 Stanford 'A', 3:39.00 - NCAA Regional Qualifying Time
9 Stanford 'B', 3:49.09

1500 Meter Run (Top Sections)
2 Arianna Lambie, 4:15.75 - NCAA Regional Qualifying Time
15 Lauren Centrowitz, 4:22.06 - NCAA Regional Qualifying Time
18 Alicia Follmar, 4:23.87 - NCAA Regional Qualifying Time
23 Amanda Trotter, 4:25.51 - NCAA Regional Qualifying Time

5000 Meter Run
13 Katie Harrington, 16:41.24 - NCAA Regional Qualifying Time

Triple Jump
4 Lauren Stewart, 40-02 ¾ (12.26m)

Shot Put
3 Melissa Yunghans, 50-04 ¾ (15.36m) - NCAA Regional Qualifying Mark

Hammer Throw
5 Katy Elsbury, 185-00 (56.38m) - NCAA Regional Qualifying Mark

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