Women Of Troy Finish 12th At NCAA Championships

June 12, 2004

Austin, Tex. - L'Orangerie Crawford, Iryna Vashchuk and Julia Budniak each earned All-American honors on Saturday as the USC women's track team scored 18 points to finish 12th at the 2004 NCAA Track and Field Championships held at Mike A. Myers Stadium.

Crawford, a senior, put the shot 56-1--just shy of her personal best and school record of 56-3 1/4--to place fifth and earn four points for the USC team. Hers is the fifth All-American honor in the shot put for the Women of Troy and first since 2001. Crawford also made All-American in the hammer in 2002.

Vashchuk, a junior, ran 4:17.00 to place sixth in the 1500m and earn USC's 7th All-American honors in nine years in the event, while also scoring three points for the Women of Troy.

Budniak, a senior, also scored three points, as she became USC's first female 3000m steeplechase All-American by placing sixth in a school-record 10:14.51.

Freshman hammer thrower Julia Rozenfeld placed 10th in the hammer with a throw of 194-1.

On the men's side, senior Michael Murray capped an outstanding season by earning USC's 12th All-American honor in the hammer. He threw 211-11 to place eighth, scoring USC's only point of the meet.

Also for the USC men, sophomore Noah Bryant placed 12th in the shot put, though he fouled three times, and junior Allen Simms scratched from the triple jump due to a hamstring injury.

The USC men ended up tied for 60th.

USC 2004 All-Americans

Inga Stasiulionyte, Javelin

L'Orangerie Crawford, Shot Put

Iryna Vashchuk, 1500m

Julia Budniak, 3000m SC

Michael Murray, Hammer

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