Grant Robison, Louis Luchini Attain NCAA Standard in 5,000 Meters at Mt. Sac Relays
Pomona, Ca - Ashley Wysong finished first in the 800 meters to highlight Stanford's activities on Friday at the Pomona-Pitzer Invitational.
Wysong, a senior transfer from the University of Missouri, ran a 2:07.02 to qualify provisionally for the NCAA Championships. Wysong's time is seventh-best in school history.
Freshman Anita Siraki qualified for the Pac-10 Championships with a time of 4:34.86 in the 1,500 meters.
Jessica Pluth finished fifth in the hammer with a career-best 192-8 (58.72m). Pluth's effort qualified her provisionally for the NCAA's, and it was also second-best in school history, only three inches short of the school record.
In his first outdoor race of the 2002 season, Gabriel Jennings ran a 3:43.65 which is an NCAA provisional time.
Omer Inan finished fourth in the discus with an NCAA provisional qualifying throw of 190-1.
At the Mt. SAC Relays in nearby Walnut, Grant Robison and Louis Luchini qualified for the NCAA's in the 5,000 meters. Robison was timed in 13:40.30, while Luchini ran the 5,000 meters in a time of 13:42.91. Robison's time was a career-best and fourth-best in school history. Luchini's time was also a career-best and fifth-best in school history. Seth Hejny qualified provisionally with a time of 13:50.77.
Men's Results - Pomona-Pitzer Invitational100 meters: 1. Chris Johnson, Arkansas-Little Rock, 10.35, 12. Milton Little, 10.92, 13. Curtis Goehring, 10.95, 27. Evan Kelty, 11.24800 Meters: 1. Marty Cluff, Valley Royals TC, 1:49.82, 9. Evan Fox, 1:51.84, 20. Che Banjoko, 1:54.141,500 Meters: 1. Brandon Strong, Arizona State, 3:41.42, 4. Gabriel Jennings, 3:43.65Discus: 1. Chima Ugwu, Nigeria, 198-7 (60.52m), Omer Inan, 190-1 (57.94m)
Women's Results - Pomona-Pitzer Invitational100 meters: 1. Natisha Mayers, Unattached, 11.40, 27. Christine Moschella, 12.48, 35. Lindsey Smith 12.61200 meters: 1. Kaltouma Nadjuna, Calgary Track Club, 23.10wa, 12. Christine Moschella, 24.80wa, 21. Robyn Woolfolk, 24.94wa, 30. Lindsey Smith, 25.23wa800 meters: 1. Ashley Wysong, 2:07.021,500 meters: 1. Hilary Edmondson, Wisconsin, 4:25.69, 8. Anita Siraki, 4:34.86Hammer: 1. Florence Ezeh, Unattached, 213-2 (64.98m), 5. Jessica Pluth, 192-8 (58.72m)Javelin: 1. Serene Ross, Purdue, 168-2 (51.25m), 4. Erin Merriman, 142-6 (43.44m)Shot Put: 1. Heather Leverington, Emporia State, 54-2 3/4 (16.53m), 3. Jill Camarena, 53-7 (16.33m), 33. Jessica Pluth, 38-4 (11.68m)
Men's Results - Mt. SAC Relays3,000 meter steeplechase: 1. Steve Slattery, Colorado, 8:36.4ht, 14. Jesse Thomas, 9:11.5ht5,000 meters (invitational): 1. Bernard Lagat, Kenya, 13:19.14, 14. Grant Robison, 13:40.30, 16. Louis Luchini, 13:42.31, 19. Seth Hejny, 13:50.77, 32. Donald Sage, 14:35.025,000 meters: 1. Edwardo Torres, Colorado, 13:59.84, 11. Adam Tenforde, 14:13.06, 13. Daniel Parris, 14:15.86, 18. Joe Urbanski, 14:25.34Women's Results - Mt. SAC Relays3,000 meter steeplechase: 1. Heather Gibson, UC Davis, 10:38.3ht, 2. Jeane Goff, 10:39.5ht5,000 meters: 1. Kathy Newberry, Columbia, 16:30.52, 4. Caroline Annis, 16:45.24, 25. Mariel Ettinger, 17:34.23Javelin: 1. Trish Young, Louisville, 151-10 (46.28m), 11. Erin Merriman, 132-0 (40.24m)