Sarah Hopping, Katy Elsbury Finish 2-3 In Hammer At UCLA Invitational

April 8, 2005

Austin, Tx - The Stanford women's 4 x 800 meter relay team captured second place honors on Thursday night at the Texas Relays at the University of Texas.

The Cardinal ran splits of 2:10.8, 2:12.5, 2:09.2 and 2:05.6 in chalking up a time of 8:45.48. Arkansas won the race with a time of 8:38.03.

Competition at the Texas Relays continues through Saturday.

At the Rafer Johnson/Jackie Joyner-Kersee Invitational at UCLA, only one event was scheduled on Thursday, and it was the women's hammer. Sarah Hopping and Katy Elsbury finished 2-3 in the competition. Hopping's best throw was 184-5 (56.21m) while Elsbury checked in at 183-7 (55.95m). Jessica Cosby of UCLA won the event with a throw of 208-5 (63.54m).

Competition at UCLA's Drake Stadium will continue through Saturday.

Stanford will also send a large group of athletes to the Brutus Hamilton Invitational on Friday and Saturday at Berkeley.

Women's Results (Texas Relays)
4 x 800 Meter Relay - 1. Arkansas 8:38.03; 2. Stanford 8:45.48
400 Meter Hurdles (prelims) - 1. Melanie Walker (Texas) 57.01q; 31. Undine Becker (Stanford) 63.50nq

Women's Results (Rafer Johnson/Jackie Joyner-Kersee Invitational)
Hammer - 1. Jessica Cosby (UCLA) 208-5 (63.54m); 2. Sarah Hopping (Stanford) 184-5 (56.21m); 3. Katy Elsbury (Stanford) 183-7 (55.95m)

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