Women's Track Year In Review
July 26, 2001
UCLA won its fifth consecutive Pac-10 title, and 12th overall, with a narrow 155-153 victory over rival USC. The two-point margin of victory was the closest in championship history.
At the 20th annual NCAA Championships, The Pac-10 finished strong, capturing the top-three places. USC, UCLA and ARIZONA finished in first, second and third places, respectively. USC's win was its first NCAA title in school history. The Trojans accumulated 63 points with the help of NCAA title winners such as Angela Williams (100m) Brigita Langerholc (800m) and Inga Stasiulionyte (javelin). Williams entered the record books becoming the first woman to claim the NCAA 100-meter title three consecutive times. Other Pac-10 competitors capturing NCAA titles were ARIZONA's Brianna Glen (200m, long jump) and Andrea Dutoit (pole vault), STANFORD's Lauren Fleshman (5000m) and UCLA's Christina Tolson (shot put). In pole vault, the Pac-10 was dominate with seven Pac-10 athletes finishing in the top 10.
ARIZONA's Brianna Glenn was named Pac-10 Women's Track and Field Athlete of the Year. Glenn won the 100-meter (11.39) and 200-meter (23.26) titles at the Pac-10 Championships. She also placed third in the long jump (6.06m/19-10 3/4). Glenn went on to the NCAA Championships and brought home two more titles in the 200-meters (22.92w), long jump (6.56m/21-6 1/4) and a third-place finish in the 100-meters (11.21w). Glenn was the only woman to win two titles at the meet. She entered the record books becoming the first woman in NCAA track and field history to win the long jump and a sprint event.
UCLA freshman Sheena Johnson was honored as the Pac-10 Newcomer of the Year. Johnson led the Conference throughout the season with a time of 56.02. She won the 400-meter hurdles at the Pac-10 Championships (56.02) and was fourth in the 100-meter hurdles (13.82). Easton was also a member of UCLA's first-place 4x400 meter relay team (3:32.82). The relay team placed fifth at the NCAA Championships (3:36.09).
UCLA's Jeanette Bolden was named the women's Coach of the Year. It was her fifth consecutive title. Bolden has claimed the title seven times in the past eight years.
PAC-10 NEWCOMER OF THE YEAR: Sheena Johnson, UCLA
PAC-10 COACH OF THE YEAR: Jeanette Bolden, UCLA
PAC-10 ATHLETES OF THE WEEK:
WOMEN'S TRACK - April 10 - Brianna Glenn, ARIZ (100M), April 16 - Brigita Langerholc, USC (800M), April 23 - Brianna Glenn, ARIZ (100M), April 30-Sheena Johnson, UCLA (400mH), May 7-Michelle Perry, UCLA (400m&1600m relays, 100H, 400H, LJ), May 14- Ellannee Richardson, WSU (Hept)
WOMEN'S FIELD - April 10 - Christina Tolson, UCLA (SP), April 16 - Tracy O'Hara, UCLA (PV), April 23 - Christina Tolson, UCLA (SP), April 30- Dana Lawson, CAL (SP, HT), May 7-Valerie Williams, ASU (LJ, TJ), May 14-Sarah Malone, ORE (JT).
|Heidi Abersfeller, WSU||Jr.||3.85||Exercise Science|
|Caroline Annis, STAN||Jr.||3.69||Human Biology|
|Anna Aoki, WASH||Sr.||3.95||English|
|Ashley Couper, STAN||Sr.||3.63||Economics|
|Mary Duerbeck, ASU||Sr.||3.87||Broadcasting|
|Andra Dutoit, ARIZ||Sr.||4.00||Physiological Science/Molecular Biology|
|Whitney Evans, WSU||So.||3.99||Finance|
|Jenny Filipy, WSU||Jr.||3.74||Civil Engineering|
|Colleen Flaherty, STAN||Jr.||4.01||Public Policy|
|Liz Giltner, ARIZ||Grad.||4.00||French (3.97 undergraduate)|
|Nicole Gurnicz, ARIZ||So.||3.80||Pre-Business & Spanish|
|Jenny Kenyon, ORE||Jr.||3.87||Educational Studies|
|Lucyna Ligaj, USC||Sr.||4.00||History|
|Kelly MacDonald, ASU||Sr.||3.63||English|
|Jeannette Martus, WSU||Sr.||3.84||Biology|
|Olivia Mazzaglia, ASU||Jr.||4.00||Journalism|
|Ann Ramsey, STAN||Sr.||3.98||Biological Sciences|
|Kelsey Sheppard, WASH||Jr.||3.72||Business|
|Kara Syrdal, WASH||Sr.||3.82||Psychology|
|Lisa Aguilera, ASU||So.||3.64||Computer Systems Engineering|
|Jennifer Burris, ARIZ||Jr.||3.56||Nutritional Sciences|
|Tara Chaplin, ARIZ||Jr.||3.55||Elementary Education|
|Kathleen Donoghue, STAN||So.||3.71||Undeclared|
|Katrin Engelen, ARIZ||Sr.||3.46||Marketing|
|Brianna Glenn, ARIZ||Jr.||3.52||Marketing|
|Anne Gunnison, STAN||Sr.||3.46||Art History|
|Eri Macdonald, ORE||So.||3.64||Undeclared|
|Megan Maynard, WSU||Jr.||3.41||Food Science|
|Lisa O'Connor, CAL||So.||3.53||Undeclared|
|Shannon Overly, STAN||Jr.||3.57||Mechanical Engineering|
|Agneta Rosenblad, WSU||Sr.||3.51||Accounting|
|Heather Sickler, UCLA||Jr.||3.53||Psychology|
|Randi Smith, WSU||Jr.||3.52||Zoology|
|Kate Spigel, WASH||So.||3.58||Undecided|
|Tara Struyk, ORE||RFr.||3.72||Journalism|
|Laura Turner, STAN||So.||3.69||History|
|Robyn Woolfolk, STAN||Jr.||3.68||Spanish|
Honorable Mention: Elizabeth Arollo, ASU, Tiffany Barnett, CAL, MerryJane Bendico, WASH, Karen Bewley, UCLA, Kate Bradshaw, WASH, Jennifer Bridgeman, ASU, Jenny Brogdon, ORE, Tiffany Burgess, UCLA, Maurica Carlucci, STAN, Melissa Chapman, WASH, Wilsa Charles, STAN, Candi Criscione, ASU, Annie Davis, ORE, Arlaina Davis, ASU, Janette Davis, ORE, Gina Donnelly, UCLA, Alison Eldridge, WSU, Malindi Elmore, STAN, Mariel Ettinger, STAN, Melissa Feinstein, STAN, Erin Fletcher, STAN, Lauren Fleshman, STAN, Sally Glynn, STAN, Decola Groce, CAL, Erica Hoernig, UCLA, Zhauntel Holman, CAL, Katie Hotchkiss, STAN, Jennifer Hurbis, ASU, Shavone Jennings, CAL, Jennifer Joyce, CAL, Dana Lawson, CAL, Casey Lektorich, WSU, Cynthia Mallory, CAL, Jordan McDaniels, ORE, LeTesha Moore, WASH, Georgette Moyle, ORE, Heather Newlin, UCLA, Lena Nilsson, UCLA, Rebecca Nott, ARIZ, Maureen Onyeagbako, STAN, Lisa O'Reilly, CAL, Rebecca Paterson, USC, Bridget Pearson, UCLA, Chelsie Pentz, WASH, Rebecca Potter, WSU, Ellannee Richardson, WSU, Stephanie Robinett, WSU, Elizabeth Rogers, Chaniqua Ross, UCLA, WASH, Searan Salibian, WASH, Marielle Schlueter, CAL, Jamara Smith, WASH, Jayna Smith, STAN, Joni Smith, ASU, Danielle Spurlock, STAN, Camille Stanley, CAL, Kimberly Stone, STAN, Erin Sullivan, STAN, Brooke Thomas, USC, Andrea Thornton, WSU, Julie Tinker, STAN, Brianna Torres, ASU, Elena Villarreal, STAN, Susan Werner, WASH, Leora Ward, CAL, Briana Willis, WSU.