Fourteen Stanford Athletes Earn Berths to NCAA's
May 29, 2004
Northridge, Ca - It was a very successful Saturday for the Stanford men's and women's track & field teams at the NCAA West Regionals at Cal State Northridge. The day's success was highlighted with a school record in the men's 400 meter relay, the women's 3,000 meter steeplechase and the women's 1,600 meter relay.
Eleven Cardinal athletes finished fifth or better on Saturday including a win by Jill Camarena in the shot put to earn berths to the NCAA Track & Field Championships at the University of Texas from June 9-12. The top five finishers at the NCAA West Regionals earned berths to the NCAA's.
Camarena added another title to her resume with a throw of 55-7 3/4 (16.96m) in the shot put. Camarena will compete in her third straight NCAA Championship where she has finished third the last two years.
Stanley Wilson, who only recently joined the track & field team after competing in spring drills with the Cardinal football team, finished fifth in the 100 meters (10.52) and anchored the 400 meter relay team to a fourth place finish in a school record time of 39.71. T.J. Rushing ran the leadoff leg followed by Nick Sebes, Curtis Goehring and Wilson. Stanford's school record time beat the long standing time of 39.84 set in 1978. That team was composed of Darrin Nelson, Alan Sheats, Gordon Banks and James Lofton.
Ian Dobson ran the third-fastest time in school history in the 3,000 meter steeplechase to finish second. Other Stanford men national qualifiers were Jay Goff in the javelin with a career-best throw of 218-8 (66.65m) and Donald Sage in the 1,500 meters (3:45.21).
On the women's side, seven athletes qualified for the NCAA's along with the 1,600 meter relay team. Freshman Katy Trotter set the school record in the 3,000 meter steeplechase with a time of 10:07.55 to beat the previous school record of 10:07.77 by Laura Turner in 2002. The 1,600 meter relay team of Keisha Gaines, Nashonme Johnson, Janice Davis and Ashley Freeman ran a 3:33.09 to break their own record of 3:33.81 set earlier this year. Arianna Lambie set a freshman school record and the fourth fastest time on the varsity list with a second place finish at 4:13.14 in the 1,500 meters. Davis also qualified for the NCAA's in the 200 meters along with Johnson in the 400 meters (53.10), Freeman in the 800 meters (2:06.20), Chinny Offor in the 800 meters (2:06.67) and Camarena in the shot put (55-7 3/4, 16.96m).
The Stanford women's team finished third with 74 points. UCLA won the two-day competition with 141 points with USC finishing second with 79. The Cardinal men finished sixth with 48 points. UCLA was first with 141 points.
100 meters - 1. Phillip Frances (USC) 10.41; 5. Stanley Wilson (Stanford) 10.52
400 meters -1. Craig Everhart (UCLA) 44.89; 9. Nick Sebes (Stanford) 47.14
800 meters - 1. Tetlo Emmen (UCSB) 1:50.75; Joaquin Chapa (Stanford) dnf
3,000 meter steeplechase - 1. Aaron Aguayo (ASU) 8:42.79; 2. Ian Dobson (Stanford) 8:43.43; 13. Jonathan Pierce (Stanford) 9:00.35; 16. David Vidal (Stanford) 9:12.86; 19. Sean Knapp (Stanford) 9:40.02
discus - 1. Dan Ames (UCLA) 189-4 (57.71m); 8. William O'Neill (Stanford) 169-5 (51.63m)
javelin - 1. Doug Lefler (LBS) 237-4 (72.35m); 5. Jay Goff (Stanford) 218-8 (66.65m)
triple jump - 1. Allen Simms (USC) 54-8 (16.66m); 8. Solomon Welch (Stanford) 51-5 (15.67m)
100 meters - 1. Tonette Dyer (SDSU) 11.24; 6. Janice Davis (Stanford) 11.65
400 meters - 1. Monique Henderson (UCLA) 50.65; 4. Nashonme Johnson (Stanford) 53.10
1,500 meters - 1. Iryna Vashchuk (USC) 4:12.79; 2. Arianna Lambie (Stanford) 4:13.14
3,000 meter steeplechase - 1. Ida Nilsson (NAU) 9:43.25; 4. Katy Trotter (Stanford) 10:07.55
high jump - 1. Sheena Gordon (UCLA) 6-2 (1.86m); Lindsey Gannaway (Stanford) nh
javelin - 1. Sarah Malone (Oregon) 173-10 (54.74m); 27. Erin Merriman (Stanford) 129-2 (39.37m)
shot put - 1. Jill Camarena (Stanford) 55-7 3/4 (16.96m)
triple jump - 1. Kamila Rywelska (BYU) 42-8 (13.10m); 6. Undine Becker (Stanford) 40-7 3/4 (12.39m)
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