Stanford Performs Well at the Blue and Orange Classic
Jan. 26, 2008
The Stanford Men's and Women's Track and Field teams traveled to Bosie, Idaho to participate in the Blue and Orange on Saturday afternoon. Cardinal athletes faired well, highlighted by Erica McLain in the long jump.
McLain, the defending national champion in the triple jump set an indoor personal best in the long jump with a leap of 21-3 ½. The jump earned McLain first place in the meet, but more importantly gave her a national `A' standard and punched her ticket to Fayetteville, Arkansas for the NCAA Indoor Championships in March.
Also fairing well in the long jump was Arantxa King who jumped 20-4 ½ to finish in second place behind her teammate. The leap by King was a national `B' standard for the freshman appearing in her first meet for the Cardinal.
Stanford's other individual event winner was Shataya Hendricks in the 200 meter dash when she took first place with a time of 24.67 seconds. Hendricks also faired well in the 60 meter dash, finishing second with a time of 7.62 seconds.
The other first place for the Cardinal women came in the 4x400 meter relay. The Stanford `A' team of Brittni Dixon-Smith, Shataya Hendricks, Idara Otu, and Nora Miller won the event with a time of 3:50.72.
On the men's side, Myles Bradley won the 60 meter hurdles for the second consecutive week. After becoming the first Stanford runner under eight seconds in the event, Bradley did it again with a time of 7.95 seconds, just missing his school record of 7.90 seconds set last week. Bradley also faired well in the 60 meter dash by finishing fourth with a time of 7.01 seconds.
In the pole vault, Graeme Hoste narrowly missed the event title, losing by one miss with a vault of 17-0 ¾. Hoste ended up second despite clearing the same height as event champion Paul Litchfield.
In the triple jump, Richard Sherman recorded a person best of 50-4 3/4, missing the national `B' standard by less than two inches. Also recording a personal best and narrowly missing a `B' standard was Adrian Munabi with a long jump of 24-5 ½.
Stanford will return to the track next weekend when they travel to Seattle, Wash. to take place in the Husky Invitational on Friday February, 1 and Saturday, February 2 at Dempsey Indoor on the campus of the University of Washington.