Bruins Fourth After First Day of Pac-10 Championships With 39.50 Points

May 14, 2004

Tucson, AZ - At the 2004 Pac-10 Championships, hosted by the University of Arizona and held at Roy P. Drachman Stadium, the Bruin women are in third- place and the Bruin men are in second place. In the first day of action, the UCLA women, looking to win their eighth consecutive Pac-10 title, scored 39.50 points.

Team Standings1. Arizona State 56, 2. Stanford 55, 3. USC 48, 4. UCLA 39.50, 5. Washington 38, 6. Washington State 25.50, 7. Oregon 22, 8. Cal 20, 9. Arizona 8

Bruin Women's Results

Friday Final Results
Hammer Throw - junior Jessica Cosby won the event on her first throw (208-9, 10 points) and senior Cari Soong, the defending champion, placed second (203-1, eight points), picking up 18 points for the Bruins.

'There will be more emphasis on the hammer,' said Cosby, who is the defending Pac-10 champion in the shot put and the 2002 NCAA Outdoor shot put champ. 'It took awhile to understand the rotation of it, but I'm starting to understand it and I'm enjoying it now. Throwing with Cari is helpful, I think it helps us relax. It's just like in practice when we battle back and forth.'

Javelin - senior Karina Powell was 14th (131-2)

Long Jump - the Bruins picked up two points as junior Dana Bethel placed seventh (19-8.75, 0.0, personal-best, Regional Qualifier/RQ). Sophomore Nastassja Hall was 10th (18-3.75, -0.2) and freshman Georgea Richards placed 11th (18-3.25, 0.0). Junior Candice Baucham, the defending conference triple jump champion, fouled on her attempts.

High Jump - senior Julie Stevenson placed second (5-8), getting eight points for the Bruins. Junior Caroline Sommers finished in a tie for eighth (5-4.25), getting .5 points for UCLA.

Shot Put - Cosby, who won the hammer throw and was the defending champion in this event, placed third (55-2.25), picking up six points for UCLA. Freshman Kamaiya Warren fouled on her attempts.

Friday Preliminary Results
1,500m - The Bruins qualified all four runners to tomorrow's final. In heat one, senior Melissa McBain placed fourth (4:28.11) and sophomore Allison Hall was fifth (4:31.93). In heat two, sophomore Ashley Caldwell was second (4:34.81) and sophomore Alejandra Barrientos placed fourth (4:36.49).

100m Hurdles - UCLA, during blistering heats of this event, qualified all three runners to Saturday's final. In heat one, Hasani Roseby placed first and had the best time of the day in a personal-best 12.97 (0.6, RQ, No. 3 in school history) and senior Sheena Johnson, the defending champion was second (13.02). In heat two, sophomore Dawn Harper placed third in a personal-best (13.16, 0.0, tied for No. 6 in school history, RQ).

400m - UCLA's two runners qualified. Junior Monique Henderson, who has the best mark in the Pac-10 (51.20) ran the top time of the evening, winning heat two (52.02). In heat one, senior Adia McKinnon placed second (55.34).

100m - Roseby, who had the best time of the day in the 100m hurdles, had the second-best time of the night, winning heat one (11.46, 0.0, UCLA best, No. 9 in school history, RQ).

800m -The Bruins qualified three of their five runners for Saturday's final. Caldwell, who has already qualified in the 1500m, ran the fastest time, winning heat one (2:07.56). Sophomore Jenna Timinsky was third in heat one (2:09.05). In heat two, McBain, another 1500m qualifier, placed second (2:10.62). Not qualifying from heat two were senior Jessica Marr (eighth, 2:12.77, season-best) and 1500m qualifier A. Hall (ninth, 2:13.00).

3,000m Steeplechase - No entries.

400m Hurdles - Johnson, looking to become the first-ever four time champion in this event, ran the fastest time, winning heat two in a Pac-10 meet and stadium record time of 54.32 (season-best, RQ). Freshman MacKenzie Hill finished second in heat one (1:00.23) and qualified for Saturday's final. N. Hall placed seventh in heat one (1:03.00).

200m - Henderson, who earlier ran the top mark in the 400m, also ran the No. 1 time in the 200m, winning heat one (23.05, 0.0). Roseby placed third (23.66, season-best, RQ) and qualified in her third event of the day (earlier in the 100m hurdles and 100m).

10,000m - No entries.

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