Three Trojans To Compete This Weekend At The Pac-10 Multi-Events Championships

May 8, 2008

USC heptathletes Nia Ali, Lindsay Oman and Shana Woods will be competing in the Pac-10 Multi-Events Championships on May 9-10 at Joe Selleh Track at Sun Angel Stadium on the Arizona State campus in Tempe, Ariz.

The three Trojans will be competing along with 18 other Pac-10 females for the conference multi-events championship, the first event in the Pac-10 Track and Field Championships which will be completed on May 16-17 in Tempe. The two-day multi-events championship will feature competition in the 100m hurdles, high jump, shot put and 200m dash on May 9 and the long jump, javelin and 800m race on May 10.

The sophomore Ali, a transfer from Tennessee, won the SEC heptathlon championship as a freshman in 2007 with a PR of 5,490 points. She will be competing in her first heptathlon as a Trojan.

Woods placed fifth at the 2007 Pac-10 Multi-Events Championships as a freshman with a score of 5,459. She then registered the third-best USC heptathlon total ever of 5,507 points while placing 13th at the 2007 NCAA Championships.

Oman, a redshirt senior, placed 13th at the 2007 Pac-10 Multi-Events Championships with a score of 4,270. Oman bettered her eighth-place standing on USC's all-time heptathlon list (4,891 points) by scoring 5,025 points at the Texas Relays this season.

The Pac-10 Men's Multi-Events Championships are also taking place this weekend, but USC does not have an athlete entered in the competition.

As in all of the 21 events in the Pac-10 Track and Field Championships, scoring will be 10 points for first place, eight points for second place, six points for third place, five points for fourth place, four points for fifth place, three points for sixth place, two points for seventh place and one point for eighth place. The points earned in this weekend's competition will carry over to the team scores for next week's Pac-10 Track and Field Championships hosted by Arizona State.

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