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June 8, 2009

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    Stanford Set For 2009 NCAA Outdoor Championships
    The No. 8 men's and No. 25 women's track and field teams are set to compete in the 2009 NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships, scheduled for June 10-13, at Arkansas' John McDonnell field in Fayetteville, Ark. The Cardinal will have nine women in 10 events and nine men competing against the top athletes from around the nation. The men will be looking to get back in the top 10 for the first time since 2005 when they finished seventh. They have won four outdoor NCAA titles, the last of which came in 2000. The women placed sixth just last year and have a best finish of third in 1984. They will be looking for their seventh top 10 finish of this decade.

    CBS will be airing the championships. They are scheduled to go live from the track Friday, June 12, 6-9 p.m. on CBS College Sports and Saturday, June 13, 12-2 p.m. on CBS. All times CST. Live streaming will be through NCAA.com and ArkansasRazorbacks.com. Live streaming will take place whenever CBS College Sports and CBS are not airing events live.

    Stanford Women's Entries

    Event Name (NCAA Rank) Mark
    100 Meters Griffin Matthew (20) 11.45
    1,500 Meters Lauren Centrowitz (2) 4:10.42
    1,500 Meters Alicia Follmar (9) 4:17.63
    Steeplechase Emilie Amaro (15) 10:11.68
    5,000 Meters Kate Niehaus (24) 16:19.20
    Long Jump Arantxa King (9) 6.47m (21-2 3/4)
    Triple Jump Whitney Liehr (12) 13.32m (42-8 1/2) (W)
    Shot Put Michaela Wallerstedt (21) 16.05m (52-8)
    Discus Michaela Wallerstedt (25) 51.00 (167-4)
    Hammer Jaynie Goodbody (23) 58.78 (192-10)

    Stanford Men's Entries

    Event - Name (West Region Rank) Mark
    1,500 Meters Garrett Heath (3) 3:37.57
    Steeplechase Chris Mocko (21) 8:50.30
    5,000 Meters Chris Derrick (3) 13:29.98
    5,000 Meters Elliott Heath (9) 13:42.59
    10,000 Meters Jake Riley (14) 28:46.84
    110-Meter Hurdles Myles Bradley (6) 13.53 (W)
    400-Meter Hurdles Amaechi Morton (8) 50.11
    Discus Daniel Schaerer (2) 63.55m (208-6)
    Hammer Kyle Davis-Hammerquist (24) 63.08m (206-11)

    (W) = wind aided



    Griffin Matthew


    Stanford Looks For Top Individual Finishes
    Perhaps the best chance for an individual NCAA title will be in the men's discus with Daniel Schaerer. The Stanford senior will look to continue the long tradition of great discus throwers at Stanford by becoming the 12th NCAA champion in the event. 2008 U.S. Olympian Michael Robertson captured the discus title back in 2005, when he along with Ryan Hall in the 5,000 meters were the last Cardinal men to capture NCAA individual titles. Garrett Heath has already been a NCAA champion in the distance medley relay during the 2007 indoor season, but he will now look to add an outdoor individual title in the men's 1,500 meters. He enters the event with the third ranked time, but much experience having been an All-American in the event the last two outdoor seasons. Also in the distances, freshman Chris Derrick will look to contend for the NCAA title in the 5,000 meters, an event where he holds the American Junior record. Stanford also has a pair of school-record holding hurdlers that should be in the mix. Myles Bradley already placed fourth in the 60-meter hurdles at the NCAA indoor meet and enters the outdoor meet ranked sixth in the nation in the 110 highs. Amaechi Morton will join Derrick as a freshman on the national scene as he looks to earn his first All-America honor.

    The women should also have several chances for high finishes, led by senior Lauren Centrowitz. Centrowitz already had a third-place finish in the 3,000 meters at the NCAA indoor meet and is currently ranked second amongst entries in the 1,500 meters. Alicia Follmar will also be looking to add to her four career All-America honors in the 1,500 meters. 2008 Olympian Arantxa King will also compete after struggling at the regional. King ranks ninth heading into the competition, but is one of the most talented jumpers in the nation and could place much higher. The last NCAA individual title for thewomen came in 2008, when Erica McLain captured her third NCAA title, but first outdoors, in the triple jump.

    The NCAA West Regional
    The Cardinal had seven women in eight events and six men qualify for the NCAA Outdoor Championships by placing in the top five at the NCAA West Regional. Stanford was led by Myles Bradley who took the regional title in the 110-meter hurdles. He was joined in the hurdles by Amaechi Morton who placed second in the 400-meter hurdles. Also excelling on the track were Garrett Heath who placed third in the 1,500 meters and Chris Derrick who placed fourth. In the field events, the throwers led the way with Daniel Schaerer placing second in the discus and Kyle Davis-Hammerquist placing fifth in the hammer to advance. The women were led by Michaela Wallerstedt who was the only Stanford athlete to qualify in two events. Wallerstedt placed fourth in both the shot put and the discus to advance in both events. Jaynie Goodbody was also strong in the throws, placing fourth in the hammer. The other field athlete to qualify automatically was Whitney Liehr in the triple jump. On the track, Stanford was led by Lauren Centrowitz and Alicia Follmar who placed second and fourth in the 1,500 meters. Also advancing were Emilie Amaro who was third in the 3,000-meter steeplechase and Laurynne Chetelat, who was fifth in the 5,000 meters.

    The 2009 Pac-10 Championships
    The Cardinal earned a pair of top three finishes at the 2009 Pac-10 Championships from Eugene, Ore. The Stanford women finished as the conference runner-up with 138 points, while the men placed third with 93. The Cardinal had a pair of individual champions, including Daniel Schaerer in the discus and Lauren Centrowitz in the 5,000 meters. Other top finishers for the Stanford women were Alicia Follmar who was second in the 1,500 meters, Laurynne Chetelat who was third in the 5,000 meters, Kate Niehaus and Georgia Griffin who were second and third in the 10,000 meters, Emilie Amaro who was third in the steeplechase, Arantxa King who was second in the long jump and third in the triple jump, Whitney Liehr who was second in the triple jump Michaela Wallerstedt who was second in the shot put and Jaynie Goodbody who was third in the hammer throw. The men's top finishes included Chris Derrick who was third in both the 5,000 and 10,000 meters, Myles Bradley who was third in the 110-meter hurdles, Amaechi Morton who was third in the 400-meter hurdles and Chris Mocko and JT Sullivan who were second and third in the steeplechase.

    Pac-10 Multis
    Stanford got their first points of the 2009 Pac-10 Championships when the multi events were contested last weekend in Eugene. Corey Dysick placed fifth in the decathlon to score four points for the Cardinal men, while Whitney Liehr placed sixth in the heptathlon for three team points for the Stanford women. The points will carry over to the 2009 Pac-10 Championships on May 16-17.

    The 2009 Payton Jordan Cardinal Invitational
    Chris Derrick highlighted the meet by shattering the American Junior Record in the 5,000 meters with a time of 13:29.98. Derrick battled with Oklahoma State freshman German Fernandez before pushing the pace over the final three laps to create the necessary gap. Fernandez also ran under the old record of 13:37.91 set by 2008 U.S. Olympian Galen Rupp. Both Derrick and Fernandez are still considered juniors because they will not turn 20 in 2009. The time for Derrick was also the sixth fastest in school history with four of the five ahead of him on the all-time list being former Olympians for the Cardinal. It is also the fifth-fastest time in the NCAA so far this year and a Stanford freshman record. Garrett Heath also set a big personal best in the 1,500 meters with a time of 3:37.57. Heath finished fifth with two collegiate runners ahead of him. The three collegiate times were the fastest in the NCAA this year. Heath who is already a two-time All-American in the 1,500 meters, also moved up to fifth all-time on the Stanford list. On the women's side Stanford was led by Lauren Centrowitz who tied the Stanford school record in the 1,500 meters with a time of 4:10.42. Centrowitz tied the record of Malindi Elmore set back in 2003. In a field with mostly professionals, Centrowitz hung with the main pack throughout the race and finished just behind former Texas Tech star and nine-time NCAA Champion Sally Kipyego. The time by Centrowitz was also the third fastest in the NCAA this season so far.

    Stanford Sweeps The Big Meet
    For a third consecutive year the Stanford track and field teams swept the Big Meet. The Stanford women cruised to a 92-71 win, taking an early lead to leave no doubt who the eventual winner would be. The men's meet was much closer with Stanford winning 83-80. The meet was not clinched until the 3,000 meters, the second to last event of the meet. Myles Bradley highlighted the day for Stanford winning three events and breaking his own school record in the 110-meter hurdles. Bradley's time of 13.61 was also a new Big Meet record. Bradley also captured the long jump and the triple jump, achieving personal bests in both events. His marks of 24-9 ¾ in the long jump and 49-7 in the triple jump were both regional standards. Also breaking a school record for Stanford was Amaechi Morton in the 400-meter hurdles. Morton ran a time of 50.11 to take the Big Meet title. The Stanford freshman broke the record of 50.4 set by Randy White in 1971. The women were led by Arantxa King who won both the long jump and triple jump. King achieved regional standards of 21-2 ¾ in the long jump and 42-3 ¼ in the triple jump. Both marks were collegiate bests for the Stanford sophomore and moved her to third on both the Stanford all-time long jump and triple jump lists. Katerina Stefanidi also starred for Stanford on Saturday, setting the school record in the pole vault with a mark of 13-6 ½. Stefanidi fell short of the Big Meet title in an exciting jump off with reigning NCAA champion, Katie Morgan of Cal.

    Distance Runners Highlight The Stanford Invitational
    Stanford was led by Laurynne Chetelat in the 5,000 meters as she ran the second-fastest time ever by an American junior. Only Molly Huddle of Notre Dame who ran 15:36.95 in 2003 has run faster for someone who will not turn 19 in that calendar year. Chetelat's time of 15:43.31 also placed her fourth in an elite field, including second amongst collegiate runners. The time was the sixth-fastest all-time at Stanford and the second-fastest all-time for a freshman. It was also easily a regional standard for Chetelat.

    Three other Cardinal runners established the regional standard in the 5,000 meters as well. Georgia Griffin led the trio running in the second heat with a time of 16:30.81. In addition, Emilie Amaro and Stephanie Marcy finished in a near dead heat with times of 16:36.40 and 16:36.43, respectively.

    The men were led by an entertaining race by the Heath brothers. The brothers were paced early by rabbit Jacob Evans before younger brother Elliott Heath passed his older brother and began to push the pace over the final few laps. Despite Elliott's lead, Garrett Heath used a strong final kick to edge his brother at the line. Garrett's time of 13:42.27 was personal best for the eight-time All-American. Elliot also set a personal best with a time of 13:42.59 just two weeks after earning his first All-America honor by placing third in the 3,000 meters at the NCAA Indoor Championships. The times also place the Heath brothers eighth and ninth on the Stanford all-time list.

    Also with a big race in the distances was Jacob Riley in the 10,000 meters. Riley finished with a huge personal best to achieve the provisional standard with a time of 29.15.53.

    Stanford Completes Outstanding Indoor Season
    The Cardinal completed an outstanding 2009 indoor season at the NCAA Indoor Championships, where the men finished 11th and the women 12th. Every Stanford athlete that qualified to compete at the national meet earned All-America honors.

    The women were led by senior Lauren Centrowitz who finished third in the 3,000 meters and anchored the distance medley relay team that finished fourth. Alicia Follmar was also a two-time All-America in the 3,000 where she finished eighth and as a member of the DMR. Idara Otu and Maria Lattanzi also earned All-America honors in the DMR, while Laurynne Chetelat captured her first All-America honor in the 3,000 meters as well. The other Stanford All-American for the women was Whitney Liehr who finished 10th in the heptathlon.

    The men were led by freshman Chris Derrick who placed fourth in the 5,000 meters and fifth in the 3,000 meters in his first NCAA track meet. Elliot Heath also competed in the 3k where he finished third to earn the first All-America honor of his career. Also a first-time All-American was Myles Bradley who finished fifth in the 110-meter hurdles.

    Returning All-Americans
    The Cardinal women return seven All-Americans for the outdoor season, including three athletes who earned their first All-America honors during the indoor season. Seven-time All-American Lauren Centrowitz leads the Cardinal fresh off two more All-America honors during the indoor season. Alicia Follmar is a four-time All-American after earning two All-America honors in each of the last two seasons at the NCAA Indoor Championships. Earning an All-America honor the last two years as a member of that DMR team is Idara Otu. Freshmen Laurynne Chetelat (3,000 meters) and Maria Lattanzi (DMR) are coming off an indoor season where they earned their first All-America honor. Whitney Liehr also picked up her first All-America honor indoors in the heptathlon. Finally, Alexandra Gits picked up her first All-America honor last season outdoors in the 10,000 meters where she finished third at the NCAA Championships.

    A total of nine men who have earned All-America honors at Stanford will be back for the outdoor season. The men will be led by eight-time All-American Garrett Heath who returns after his best cross country season, but did not compete for Stanford indoors because his eligibility had been exhausted. He will be joined by his brother Elliott Heath who earned the first All-America honor of his career in the 3,000 meters at the 2009 NCAA Indoor Championships. Freshman Chris Derrick is already a three-time All-American after a seventh-place finish in cross country and earning a pair of All-America honors during the indoor track season. Other returning All-Americans in the distances are two-time All-American Hakon DeVries, Jacob Evans and Hari Mix. A pair of 400-meter runners who earned their All-America honors as members of the distance medley relay return. Andrew Dargie is coming off an impressive 2008 freshman season where he was a member of the DMR team that finished fourth at the NCAA Indoor Championships, in addition to qualifying for the NCAA Outdoor Championships in the open 400 meters. Chandy earned his All-America honor as a member of the DMR in 2007. Finally, newly anointed All-American Myles Bradley will look to build on his fifth place finish indoors in the 60-meter hurdles, outdoors in the 110-meter hurdles.

    Other Impact Returners
    The Cardinal women have several other impact returners including 2008 Olympian Arantxa King. King competed for Bermuda in Beijing and was also a key contributor for Stanford last season as she qualified for the NCAA Indoor Championships in the long jump. Also excelling in the long jump was Griffin Matthew, who returns after being one of two Stanford athletes to qualify for the 2008 NCAA Outdoor Championships in two events. She qualified in the 100 meters as well as the long jump. Lauren Stewart returns for her senior season where she will look to return to the NCAA's in the heptathlon. A pair of throwers return after qualifying for the NCAA Outdoor Championships last season. Jaynie Goodbody (hammer) should be a threat in the hammer, while Michaela Wallerstedt looks for a return trip to the NCAA's in the shot put. In the distances, Kate Niehaus returns fresh off a MPSF title in the 5,000 meters during the indoor season.

    Impact returners for the men include a duo of sophomore distance runners, Brendan Gregg and Jacob Riley. The duo made up a big portion of the 2008 cross country team that finished third in the nation. In addition, they were both NCAA provisional qualifiers in the 5,000 meters during the 2009 indoor season. Junior Justin-Marpole Bird also returns after being a finalist at 1,500 meters at the 2008 West Regional Championships and being a NCAA provisional qualifier in the mile during the 2009 indoor season. In the pole vault, Casey Roche returns after reaching a personal best of 17-1 during the indoor season.

    Top Newcomers
    In addition to the deep group of returners, Stanford has several freshmen ready to contribute right away, including Laurynne Chetelat and Maria Lattanzi who became All-Americans during the indoor season. Former world youth record holder Katerina Stefanidi looks to make an immediate impact in the pole vault after clearing 13-5 1/4 during the indoor season. She will be joined in the pole vault by Caitlin Hewitt who reached 12-11 1/2 during the indoor season. In the distances, Emilie Amaro had a strong cross country season and followed that up with NCAA provisional marks in both the 3,000 and 5,000 meters during the indoor season.

    Joining Derrick as a potential freshmen that could contribute right away are Geoffrey Tabor, Amaechi Morton and Dylan Ferris. Tabor is the 2008 junior national champion in the discus and Morton was the USATF national runner-up in the 400-meter hurdles, while becoming a NCAA provisional qualifier in the 400 meters during the indoor season. Ferris ran a time of 1:50.10 in the 800 meters during the indoor season to become an NCAA provisional qualifier.

    Stanford Women Win MPSF Championships
    Despite competing against three higher ranked teams, the Stanford women captured the MPSF Championship. The Cardinal entered the meet ranked No. 25 in the nation, but got four individual titles on their way to the conference title. Stanford distance runners led the way with three of the titles as Lauren Centrowitz won the mile, Laurynne Chetelat captured the 3,000 meters and Kate Niehaus took home the 5,000-meter title. In addition Arantxa King captured the title in the triple jump. The Cardinal totaled 115 points, to best second-place Oregon who finished with 91.5 points.

    The men's team was led by Myles Bradley who captured the individual MPSF title in the 60-meter hurdles. The men finished seventh overall with 68 points. They were tightly bunched with six other teams trailing the MPSF champ, UCLA with 83.5.

    STANFORD'S NCAA BIOS

    MEN

    Myles Bradley - Senior - 110-Meter Hurdles - Norwich, Conn.
    2009 NCAA Championships: Won the NCAA West Regional in the 110-meter hurdles with a wind-aided time of 13.53 to automatically advance to the NCAA Championships.
    2009 Pac-10 Championships: Placed third in the 110-meter hurdles with a time of 13.75...also placed eighth in both the long jump (24-1 1/2) and triple jump (48-10)...scored eight points for Stanford.
    NCAA Championship History: Advanced to the semifinals of the 2008 NCAA Outdoor Championships...earned his first All-America honor after placing fourth in the 60-meter hurdles at the 2009 NCAA indoor meet...also a 2008 NCAA indoor meet qualifier.
    Stanford Record Book: The Stanford school-record holder in the 110-meter hurdles with a time of 13.61...also the Stanford school record holder in the indoor 60-meter hurdles with a time of 7.73...ranks third all-time in the indoor long jump with a mark of 24-7 1/4.

    Kyle Davis-Hammerquist - Senior - Hammer Throw - Berkeley, Calif.
    2009 NCAA Championships: Placed fifth at the NCAA West Regional with a career-best throw of 206-11 to advance the NCAA Championships.
    2009 Pac-10 Championships: Placed eighth in the hammer with a toss of 195-0 to score one point for Stanford...also placed 11th in the discus with a toss of 161-6.
    NCAA Championship History: Will be competing in his first NCAA Championships for Stanford.
    Stanford Record Book: Ranks sixth all-time at Stanford in the indoor 35-pound weight throw with a toss of 61-4.

    Chris Derrick - Freshman - 5,000 Meters - Naperville, Ill.
    2009 NCAA Championships: Qualified to compete in the 5,000 meters after placing fourth at the NCAA West Regional with a time of 13.53.81.
    2009 Pac-10 Championships: Placed third in the 5,000 meters (13:54.76) and third in the 10,000 meters (29:08.33) to score 12 points for Stanford.
    NCAA Championship History: First NCAA outdoor meet...placed seventh overall at the NCAA cross country championships for the first All-America honor of his career...placed fourth in the 5,000 meters and fifth in the 3,000 meters at the NCAA Indoor Championships
    Stanford Record Book: American Junior Record holder, Stanford freshman record holder and sixth all-time at Stanford in the 5,000 meters with a time of 13:29.58...third all-time at Stanford in the indoor 5,000 meters with a time of 13:44.02.

    Elliott Heath - Sophomore - 5,000 Meters - Winona, Minn.
    2009 NCAA Championships: Placed sixth at the NCAA West Regional with a time of 14:01.47, but qualified as an at-large entry based on the 13:42.59 run earlier in the season at the Stanford Invitational.
    2009 Pac-10 Championships: Placed seventh in 5,000 meters and 12th in the 1,500 meters.
    NCAA Championship History: First NCAA outdoor meet...earned his first All-America honor at the 2009 NCAA indoor meet by placing third in the 3,000 meters...competed in the last two NCAA Cross Country Championships for Stanford.
    Stanford Record Book: Ranks 10th all-time at Stanford in the 5,000 meters with a time of 13:42.59...third-fastest at Stanford indoors in the 3,000 meters with a time of 7:53.64.

    Garrett Heath - Senior - 1,500 Meters - Winona, Minn.
    2009 NCAA Championships: Placed third at the NCAA West Regional in the 1,500 meters (3:41.22) to automatically qualify for the NCAA Championships.
    2009 Pac-10 Championships: Finished fourth in the 1,500 meters (3:51.33) and fifth in the 5,000 meters (14:12.30) to earn nine points for Stanford.
    NCAA Championship History: An eight-time All-American at Stanford...placed sixth in the 1,500 meters in 2008 and seventh in 2007...former national champion as a member of the distance medley relay in 2007...also placed fourth in the indoor mile at the NCAA's in both 2007 and 2008...earned his first All-America honor in cross country this season by placing 33rd at the NCAA championships.
    Stanford Record Book: Ranks fifth all-time at Stanford in the 1,500 meters with a time of 3:37.57...also ninth all-time in the 5,000 meters with a time of 13:42.27...indoors, ranks third in the mile with a time of 3:58.71.

    Chris Mocko - Senior - 3,000-Meter Steeplechase - McLean, Va.
    2009 NCAA Championships: Placed sixth at the NCAA West Regional with a time of 8:59.81, but qualified as an at-large entry based on his time of 8:50.30 run at the Payton Jordan Cardinal Invitational.
    2009 Pac-10 Championships: Placed second in the steeplechase with a time of 8:53.60 to score eight points for Stanford.
    NCAA Championship History: Will be competing in his first NCAA Championship in track and field for Stanford...member of the cross country team that placed third at the 2009 NCAA meet.
    Stanford Record Book: Ranks eighth all-time at Stanford in the steeplechase with a time of 8:50.30.

    Amaechi Morton - Freshman - 400-Meter Hurdles - Atlanta, Ga.
    2009 NCAA Championships: Placed second at the NCAA West Regional in the 400-meter hurdles with a time of 50.75 to automatically advance to the NCAA Championships.
    2009 Pac-10 Championships: Placed third in the 400-meter hurdles with a time of 50.44 to score six points for Stanford.
    NCAA Championship History: Will be competing in his first NCAA meet.
    Stanford Record Book: The Stanford school record holder in the 400-meter hurdles with a time of 50.11...tied the Stanford school record in the indoor 400 meters with a time of 46.88.

    Jake Riley - Sophomore - 10,000 Meters - Bellingham, Wash.
    2009 NCAA Championships: Ran a NCAA provisional standard time of 28:46.84 at the Payton Jordan Cardinal Invitational, which ranks 14th in the nation heading into the NCAA meet.
    2009 Pac-10 Championships: Placed fifth in the 10,000 meters with a time of 29:30.93 to score four points for Stanford...also placed 11th in the 5,000 meters with a time of 14:26.71.
    NCAA Championship History: Will be competing in his first NCAA meet in track and field...placed 55th at the 2009 NCAA Cross Country Championships to help Stanford to a third-place finish.
    Stanford Record Book: Does not appear on the Stanford top-10 lists.

    Daniel Schaerer - Senior - Discus - San Diego, Calif.
    2009 NCAA Championships: Qualified to compete in the discus at the NCAA Championships by placing second at the NCAA West Regional with a toss of 199-2.
    2009 Pac-10 Championships: The 2009 Pac-10 Champion in the discus with a career-best toss of 208-6...scored 10 points for Stanford.
    NCAA Championship History: Qualified for the 2007 NCAA meet where he placed 17th in the prelims.
    Stanford Record Book: Second all-time at Stanford in the discus with a toss of 208-6.

    WOMEN

    Emilie Amaro - Freshman - 3,000-Meter Steeplechase - Cooper Bay, Fla.
    2009 NCAA Championships: Finished third at the NCAA West Regional in the steeplechase with a time of 10:16.39 to automatically advance to the NCAA Championships.
    2009 Pac-10 Championships: Placed second in the 3,000-meter steeplechase with a time of 10:15.18 to score eight points for Stanford...also placed ninth in the 5,000 meters with a time of 16:58.35.
    NCAA Championship History: Will be competing in her first NCAA meet in track and field...ran at the 2009 NCAA Cross Country Championships and helped Stanford to an eighth-place finish.
    Stanford Record Book: Ranks third all-time at Stanford in the 3,000-meter steeplechase with a time of 10:11.68.

    Lauren Centrowitz - Senior - 1,500 Meters - Arnold, Md.
    2009 NCAA Championships: Placed second at the NCAA West Regional in the 1,500 meters with a time of 4:23.57 to earn a trip to the NCAA meet.
    2009 Pac-10 Championships: The 2009 Pac-10 Champion in the 5,000 meters with a time of 16:15.86...also placed fifth in the 1,500 meters with a time of 4:28.72...earned 14 team points for Stanford.
    NCAA Championship History: A seven-time All-American for Stanford...competed in the 1,500 meters at the last two NCAA Outdoor Championships with a best finish of ninth in 2007...placed third in the 3,000 meters at the 2009 NCAA Indoor Championships...member of the All-America distance medley relay team that placed third in 2008 and fourth in 2009...veteran of the NCAA Cross Country Championships, including being a member of three NCAA championship teams.
    Stanford Record Book: Tied the Stanford record in the 1,500 meters with a time of 4:10.42...second all-time in the indoor mile with a time of 4:37.07...member of the school-record holding distance medley relay with a time of 10:58.49.

    Alicia Follmar - Senior - 1,500 Meters - Saratoga, Calif.
    2009 NCAA Championships: Placed fourth in the 1,500 meters (4:23.84) to earn an automatic berth to the NCAA Championships.
    2009 Pac-10 Championships: Finished second in the 1,500 meters with a time of 4:26.66 to earn eight points for Stanford.
    NCAA Championship History: A four-time All-American at Stanford...will be competing in the 1,500 meters at the NCAA outdoor meet for the third time, having also competed in 2007 and `08...placed eighth in the 3,000 meters and was a member of the distance medley relay that placed fourth to earn a pair of All-America honors at the 2009 indoor meet...a veteran of three NCAA title cross country teams and the No. 1 runner at the 2009 NCAA Cross Country Championships for a Stanford team that placed eighth.
    Stanford Record Book: Indoors, ranks sixth in the mile (4:40.23) and ninth in the 800 meters (2:08.59).

    Jaynie Goodbody - Junior - Hammer Throw - Wendell, Idaho
    2009 NCAA Championships: Placed fourth in the hammer with a toss of 191-4 to automatically qualify for the NCAA Championships.
    2009 Pac-10 Championships: Third-place finisher in the hammer with a toss of 192-3 to earn six points for Stanford.
    NCAA Championship History: Also competed in the hammer at the 2008 NCAA Championships where she finished ninth in her opening round flight.
    Stanford Record Book: Second all-time at Stanford in the hammer with a toss of 199-4.

    Arantxa King - Sophomore - Long Jump - Medford, Mass.
    2009 NCAA Championships: Did not qualify for the final in the long jump at the NCAA West Regional, but advanced to the NCAA's as an at-large entry with a jump of 21-2 3/4 at the Big Meet versus California.
    2009 Pac-10 Championships: Placed second in the long jump (20-8) and third in the triple jump (42-0 1/2) to score 14 team points for Stanford.
    NCAA Championship History: Competed in the long jump at the 2008 NCAA Indoor Championships, but did not make the final.
    Stanford Record Book: Ranks third in Stanford history in the long jump (21-2 3/4) and fourth in the triple jump (42-3 1/4)...indoors, ranks third in both the long jump (21-0 3/4) and the triple jump (42-4).

    Whitney Liehr - Sophomore - Triple Jump - Palos Verdes Estates, Calif.
    2009 NCAA Championships: Placed second at the NCAA West Regional in the triple jump with a wind-aided mark of 43-8 1/2 to automatically qualify for the NCAA Championships.
    2009 Pac-10 Championships: Placed second in the triple jump with a mark of 42-8 and fifth in the long jump with a mark of 20-3...also competed in the 100-meter hurdles and ran a career best of 13.73, but did not advance to the final...competed in the heptathlon at the Pac-10 Multis and finished sixth with 5,459 points...scored a total of 15 points for Stanford at the Pac-10's.
    NCAA Championship History: Earned the first All-America honor of her career by placing 10th in the heptathlon at the 2009 NCAA Indoor Championships with 4,063 points.
    Stanford Record Book: Third all-time in the triple jump at Stanford with a mark of 42-8...ranks third all-time at Stanford in the heptathlon with a score of 5,459 points.

    Griffin Matthew - Junior - 100 Meters - Niwot, Colo.
    2009 NCAA Championships: Did not make the final of the 100 meters at the NCAA West Regional, but qualified for the NCAA's as an at-large due to the 11.45 run in the prelims of the Pac-10 Championships.
    2009 Pac-10 Championships: Placed seventh in the 100 meters with a time of 11.75...member of the Stanford 4x100-meter relay that placed fifth with a time of 45.63...placed fourth in the long jump with a mark of 20-4 1/4...scored a total of 11 points for Stanford in three events...also competed in the 200 meters, but did not qualify for the final.
    NCAA Championship History: Competed at the 2008 NCAA Outdoor Championships in the 100 meters and the long jump, but did not make the final in either event.
    Stanford Record Book: Tied for fifth all-time at Stanford in the 100 meters with a time of 11.45...also fifth all-time in the 200 meters with a time of 23.59...tied for fifth all-time in the long jump with a leap of 20-5...indoors, ranks fourth all-time in the 60 meters with a time of 7.45, ninth all-time in the 200 meters with a time of 24.64 and fourth all-time in the long jump with a mark of 20-6 1/2.

    Kate Niehaus - Junior - 5,000 Meters - Columbia, S.C.
    2009 NCAA Championships: Placed sixth in the 5,000 meters with a time of 16:30.64 at the NCAA West Regional, but advanced as an at-large based on the 16:19.20 run at the Payton Jordan Cardinal Invitational.
    2009 Pac-10 Championships: Placed second in the 10,000 meters with a time of 35:14.24 and sixth in the 5,000 meters with a time of 16:31.69 to score 11 team points for Stanford.
    NCAA Championship History: Competing in her first NCAA track meet...competed in the 2006, `07 and `09 NCAA Cross Country Championships, including being a member of the `06 and `07 title teams.
    Stanford Record Book: Ninth all-time in the indoor 5,000 meters with a time of 16:22.34.

    Michaela Wallerstedt - Senior - Shot Put and Discus - Omaha, Neb.
    2009 NCAA Championships: Qualified to compete in both the shot put and the discus at the NCAA West Regional...placed fourth in both the shot put (51-3 3/4) and discus (167-4) at the West Regional.
    2009 Pac-10 Championships: Finished second in the shot put (51-6 1/4) and fourth in the discus (166-7) to score 13 team points for Stanford.
    NCAA Championship History: Competed in the 2008 NCAA Outdoor Championships in the shot put, but did not advance to the final.
    Stanford Record Book: Ranks fifth in Stanford history in the shot put with a mark of 52-8...fourth all-time indoors in the shot put with a mark of 51-7 3/4.

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