William O'Neill Throws A Career-Best Mark At UCSD Invitational

April 24, 2004

La Jolla, Ca - At the UC San Diego Invitational on Saturday, William O'Neill threw the discus a career-best 170-10 (52.08) and thus qualified for NCAA Regional competition. Erin Merriman won the javelin (146-11, 44.78m).

Samantha Shepard captured top honors in the pole vault to highlight Stanford's activities at the Golden Bear Qualifier on Saturday at Edwards Stadium.

Shephard, a sophomore, leaped over the bar at 12 9 1/2 (3.90m). Leila Ben-Youssef finished second at 12-3 1/2 (3.75m).

Men's Results (UC San Diego Invitational)
Discus - 1. Jason Tunks (Nike) 212-8 (64.83m); 36. William O'Neill (Stanford) 170-10 (52.08m)
Javelin - 1. John Lally (Sheffield Elite) 215-9 (65.77m); 14. Bryan Kelley (Stanford) 169-7 (51.68m); Keith Avila (Stanford) foul
Shot Put - 1. John Godina (unattached) 69-11 1/2 (21.32m); 22. William O'Neill (Stanford) 52-2 3/4 (15.92m)

Women's Results (UC San Diego Invitational)
Discus - 1. Aretha Hill (unattached) 214-6 (65.38m); 30. Kitty Currier (Stanford) 147-4 (44.90m)
Javelin - 1. Erin Merriman (Stanford) 146-11 (44.78m)
Shot Put - 1. Kristin Heaston (Nike) 58-3 1/4 (17.76m); 2. Jill Camarena (Stanford) 57-2 1/4 (17.43m)

Men's Results (Golden Bear Qualifier)
800 Meters - 1. Ryan Huber (Nike Farm Team) 1:50.99; 4. Evan Fox (Stanford) 1:52.31; 9. Michael Bordini (Stanford) 1:59.37
1,500 Meters - 1. Chris Bennett (Nike Farm Team) 3:50.92; 2. Sean Drake (Stanford) 3:51.78; 4. Steven DeWitt (Stanford) 3:53.37
Javelin - 1. Jason Goff (Stanford) 192-8 (58.73m)
Pole Vault - 1. Phil McMullen (Nike) 16-6 3/34 (5.05m); 2. Quinn Miller-Beddell (Stanford) 15-1 (4.60m)

Women's Results (Golden Bear Qualifier)
Discus - 1. Stephanie Benight (Stanford) 135-4 (41.24m); 3. Lindsey Brisbin (Stanford) 128-8 (39.23m)
Hammer - 1. Carrie Johnson (California) 167-11 (51.19m); 2. Lindsey Brisbin (Stanford) 149-3 (45.50m)
Pole Vault - 1. Samantha Shepard (Stanford) 12-9 1/2 (3.90m); 2. Leila Ben-Youssef (Stanford) 12-3 1/2 (3.75m); 5. Melissa Muchmore (Stanford) 11-3 3/4 (3.45m)

For complete results, go to www.calbears.com & www.athletics.ucsd.edu

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