USC's Woods And Oman Poised For Points At Pac-10 Multi Events Championships

May 5, 2007

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LOS ANGELES - USC's Shana Woods stands fifth and Lindsay Oman ninth after the first day of competition (May 5) at the Pac-10 Multi Events Championships being held at Cobb Track and Angell Field on the Stanford campus in Palo Alto, Calif. The Pac-10 Heptathlon will conclude tomorrow (May 6) with the long jump, javelin throw and 800m race.

The freshman Woods has a first-day total of 3,302 points, 20 behind Shevell Quinley of Arizona who is in fourth, and is 284 points behind the event's leader Diana Pickler of Washington State (3,586). Woods is one of four conference freshmen competing in the two-day event with the other three standing in positions 11-13 in the 15-women field. Woods is 60 points ahead of her pace at the Mt. SAC Relays when her first-day total was 3,240 points and she finished with 5,393, good for fourth all-time at USC.

Oman, a senior, has 2,938 points through four events, 26 behind Georgea Richards of UCLA who is eighth with 2,964 points. The top eight females will earn their schools points towards the Pac-10 Championship, with the rest of the events to take place at Stanford on May 12 and 13.

Woods had season bests in the 100m HH (3rd - 14.06) and high jump (7th - 5-5 1/4), while establishing a new PR in the shot with a put of 35-6 (11th). The former Long Beach Poly star ran a 24.40 200m dash to win that event.

Oman had a season best in the 100m HH with a time of 15.14 to place 10th in the first event. She also was tied for eighth in the high jump (5-3), fourth in the shot put (38-0 1/4) and 10th in the 200m dash (26.60).

Jacquelyn Johnson of Arizona State (3,523), the defending Pac-10 and NCAA Champion is in second and Julie Pickler of Washington State, who won the event in 2005 and is the sister of this year's leader, is in third with 3,473 points.

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