Estrada Wins Pole Vault And Rozenfeld Hammer Throw At Mt. SAC Relays
April 14, 2007
Sophomore Brandon Estrada set a new PR in winning the University/Open pole vault competition and senior Julia Rozenfeld won the women's University/Open hammer throw competition today (April 14) at the Mt. SAC Relays held at Hilmer Lodge Stadium in Walnut, Calif.
Estrada jumped 17-0 3/4 (5.20) meters to win the University/Open pole vault competition, defeating a 16-man field. Estrada's mark bettered his previous career best jump by five and one-half inches, which he set last week.
Senior Julia Rozenfeld won the women's University/Open division of the hammer throw with a toss of 198-7 (60.54m). Rozenfeld, who ranks fifth all-time on USC's hammer list with a throw of 203-1 in 2005, defeated a 23-women field. Senior Alexandrea Williams placed seventh in the hammer throw competition with a throw of 165-7 (50.48m).
In the University/Open men's hammer throw competition, redshirt sophomore Brian Wilhelm placed 10th with a throw of 177-6 (54.11m), redshirt sophomore Mike Curiel placed 12th with a career-best throw of 172-6 (52.59m) and junior Jekabs Sliede finished 18th with a throw of 156-8 (47.76m).
Senior Chun Mei Nickles tied for seventh in the women's University/Open pole vault competition by clearing 11-11 3/4 (3.65m).
Terry Prentice, who signed a National Letter of Intent to attend USC next season, won the Boy's High School Invitational 100m hurdles with a wind-aided time of 13.77.
Tomorrow will be the final day of competition at the 49th Mt. SAC Relays with a full slate of action beginning at 9:45 a.m. with the women's shot put, men's triple jump, women's triple jump and women's javelin throw competition and concluding at 5:45 p.m. with the men's one-mile run.
Many other Trojans competed today at the Long Beach Invitational, highlighted by freshman Daniela Gergley winning the women's 5000m run, senior Chris Huddleston winning the men's 5000m race and freshman Nate Anderson winning the men's 400m race.
Gergley defeated a 15-women 5000m field with a time of 18:14.88. Teammate freshman Bridget Helgerson placed third with a new PR of 18:34.80.
Huddleston beat 10 other runners in the 5000m with a winning time of 15:22.80, which is a new personal best.
Anderson had the fastest time in the 400m, defeating a 35-man field with a time of 47.26. Senior DaSean Cunningham placed third with a season-best time of 47.71.
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