Track And Field Has 20 Athletes Qualify For NCAA Championships

May 30, 2007

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The 20 Cardinal athletes qualifying for the NCAA Championships willcompete Wednesday-Saturday, June 6-9 at Hornet Stadium on the campus of Sacramento State. The women are coming off a fourth place finish in the NCAA West Regional, while the men took seventh place at thecompetition.

NCAA CHAMPIONSHIP QUALIFIERS:
At the West Regional, 16 Stanford athletes finished in the top five toautomatically qualify for the NCAA Championships. On Tuesday, May 29, the NCAA Championships Committee selected four more Cardinal to compete in Sacramento from June 6-9. The list of qualifiers includes...

Men (11 Qualifiers):
(Name, Event, NCAA Rank, Entry Mark)
*Michael Garcia - 800 meters (No. 25, 1:49.22)
*Russell Brown - 1500 meters (No. 9, 3:41.51)
*Garrett Heath - 1500 meters (No. 22, 3:43.01)
*Jacob Gomez - 5000 meters (No. 18, 13:55.09)
*Hari Mix - 5000 meters (No. 22, 14:03.20)
*Brett Gotcher - 10,000 meters (No. 15, 28:51.65)
*Graeme Hoste - Pole Vault (No. 12, 17-6 1/2, 5.35m)
*Feranmi Okanlami - Triple Jump (No. 26, 50-07 1/4, 15.42m)
*Michael Robertson - Discus (No. 3, 205-09, 62.71m)
*Daniel Schaerer - Discus (No. 11, 196-06, 59.89m)
*Josh Hustedt - Decathlon (No. 14, 7286 points)

Women (9 Qualifiers):
(Name, Event, NCAA Rank, Entry Mark)
*Jakki Bailey - 100 meters (No. 20, 11.45)
*Janice Davis - 100 meters (No. 29, 11.56)
*Ashley Freeman - 800 meters (No. 21, 2:06.12)
*Arianna Lambie - 1500m (No. 2, 4:14.05)
*Lauren Centrowitz - 1500 meters (No. 18, 4:19.76)
*Alicia Follmar - 1500 meters (No. 19, 4:20.19)
*Teresa McWalters - 5000 meters (No. 9, 16:04.92)
*Lindsay Allen - 3000 meter Steeplechase (No. 17, 10:14.46)
*Erica McLain - Long Jump (No. 14, 20-10 3/4, 6.37m), Triple Jump (No. 1, 46-5 1/4, 14.15m)

CARDINAL IN THE NCAA TOP 15:

Men:
*Russell Brown - 1500m (No. 9, 3:41.51)
*Michael Robertson - Discus (No. 3, 205-09, 62.71m)
*Brett Gotcher - 10,000 meters (No. 15, 28:51.65)
*Graeme Hoste - Pole Vault (No. 12, 17-6 1/2, 5.35m)
*Daniel Schaerer - Discus (No. 11, 196-06, 59.89m)
*Josh Hustedt - Decathlon (No. 14, 7286 points)

Women:
*Arianna Lambie - 1500m (No. 2, 4:14.05)
*Teresa McWalters - 5000 meters (No. 9, 16:04.92)
*Erica McLain - Long Jump (No. 14, 20-10 3/4, 6.37m), Triple Jump (No. 1, 46-5 1/4, 14.15m)

POST SEASON SUCCESS:
Stanford heads into this 2007 post season with hopes of improving on an already rich tradition...

55 - Individual Men's Conference Champions
43 - Individual Women's Conference Champions
54 - Individual Men's NCAA Champions
25 - Individual Women's NCAA Champions
4 - NCAA Men's Team Championships

USTFCCCA RANKINGS
(as of 5/30/07)

Men
1. Florida State
2. LSU
3. USC
4. Auburn
5. Tennessee
6. Oregon
7. Baylor
8. Arizona State
9. North Carolina
10. Texas
11. Washington
12. Wisconsin
13. Mississippi
14. Louisville
15. UCLA
16. Texas Tech
17. Arizona
18. Clemson
19. BYU
20. (tie) Kansas, Michigan, Oklahoma

Women:
1. Arizona State
2. LSU
3. Texas A&M
4. Michigan
5. Georgia
6. South Carolina
7. Texas
8. UCLA
9. Stanford
10. USC
11. Texas Tech
12. Oregon
13. California
14. Nebraska
15. Auburn
16. Virginia Tech
17. Washington State
18. Miami
19. Georgia Tech
20. (tie) Houston, Penn State and UTEP

2006 NCAA CHAMPIONSHIPS REVIEW:
Last season, the Cardinal women earned a 12th place finish at the NCAA Championships as they scored 20 total points. The Stanford men ended the season by taking 37th at the championships with their six team points. This season, both sides have enough talent and depth to greatly improve on last seasons performances...

Men:
1. Florida State -- 67
2. LSU -- 51
3. Texas -- 36
4. Arizona -- 34
5. Arkansas -- 33
6. Tennessee -- 32
7. Texas-El Paso -- 31
8. Wisconsin -- 30
9. Brigham Young -- 26
USC -- 26
North Carolina -- 26
T12. Oregon -- 23
T22. UCLA -- 11
Washington -- 11
T26. WSU -- 10
29. Arizona State -- 9T37. Stanford -- 6
T46. Cal -- 4

Women:
1. Auburn -- 57
2. USC -- 50
3. South Carolina -- 38
4. Arizona State -- 37
Nebraska -- 37
6. Texas -- 36
7. LSU -- 30
Miami -- 30
9. Georgia -- 25.75
10. Texas A&M -- 24
11. Oregon -- 23
12. Stanford -- 20
T14. UCLA -- 18
T21. Washington -- 12
T25. WSU -- 10
T37. Cal -- 6
T70. Arizona -- 1

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