Woods And Oman Burst Into USC's Heptathlon All-Time Top 10

April 12, 2007

Freshman Shana Woods scored 5,393 points to finish fifth and redshirt junior Lindsay Oman scored 4891 points to place third in separate heptathlon competitions completed today (April 12) at Azusa Pacific University in Azusa, Calif. to break into USC's all-time heptathlon top 10.

In Woods' first heptathlon competition as a Trojan, her two-day point total of 5,393 was good for fifth at the Mt. Sac Relays and gives her a strong provisional NCAA qualifying mark, as well as placing her fourth all-time on USC's all-time heptathlon points scored list. Two-time NCAA heptathlon champion Jacquelyn Johnson of Arizona State won the competition with 5,861 points.

The Trojan freshman from Long Beach could have even scored better if not for 40-mile wind gusts during the javelin competition which held her to a distance of 102-1, nearly 18 feet shorter than her previous season best.

Woods ran a wind-aided 23.94 time in the 200m race on Wednesday to win that event.

Last year, Woods scored 5,533 points in winning the USFT Jr. Heptathlon, which established a high school record.

Oman placed third in the 30-women California Invitational Heptathlon field with a career-best total of 4,891 points in her first heptathlon competition in nearly two years. He point total moves her into eighth place all-time on USC's heptathlon points scored list.

Oman had a PR in the shot put competition on Wednesday with a throw of 37-7 3/4 (11.47m), third best in the competition. She finished the heptathlon on a high note winning the 800m race with a season-best time of 2:19.51.

Oman did not compete for USC last season as she studied abroad in Europe. She competed at the California Invitational Heptathlon in 2005 and finished ninth.

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