Watson Wins MPSF Long Jump Crown
Feb. 27, 2009
Junior Danielle Watson captured the long jump crown at the 2009 MPSF Indoor Championships in Seattle, WA on Friday to lead the women's track and field team. Watson posted a mark of 20-2.25 to win as the Bruins stand in sixth-place after seven scored events.
The Bruins also got a big performance from junior Katy Viuf in the pole vault as she cleared a lifetime-best and NCAA provisional mark of 13-5.25 to tie for second overall. Freshman Ryann Krais also picked up an NCAA provisional mark as she posted a score of 3,896 points in the pentathlon (60mH-8.69, 976 pts./HJ-5-4.50, 783 pts./LJ-17-8, 665 pts./SP-38-00.25,634 pts./800m-2:18.94,838 pts.).
In prelim rounds of the 60m, senior Krystin Lacy ran a lifetime-best of 7.55 to qualify for Saturday's final. Sophomore Lindsay Rowe ran a season-best 8.50 in the 60m hurdles to advance to Saturday's final. Freshman Brittany Borman posted a mark of 53-3.75 in the weight throw to finish seventh overall.
In the final of the 5000m, freshman Katja Goldring was 11th in a time of 16:55.86.
Competition continues on Saturday for the final day of the MPSF Indoor Championships.