Henderson Blazes Past Compeitition at Sun Angel Classic

April 17, 2005

Senior Monique Henderson blazed past the competition on Saturday at the Sun Angel Classic in Tempe, AZ, setting a new stadium record of 22.96 in the 200m (old record, 23.02) to win. Henderson also placed second in the 100m, running another lifetime-best of 11.34. Both Henderson's 100m and 200m times were regional qualifying marks. In the 4x100m relay, Henderson anchored the Bruins to a season-best and regional qualifying time of 45.02 to finish third overall.

Junior Dawn Harper opened up her outdoor season in the 100m hurdles with a win, running a regional qualifying time of 13.29. Freshman DeShanta Harris finished fifth (13.87) and freshman Dianna Gooden placed ninth, running a season-best 14.56. In the 400m hurdles, sophomore MacKenzie Hill and freshman Dianna Gooden both posted seasonal-bests as Hill finished fourth (1:01.38) and Gooden placed fifth (1:04.55).

In the 100m, freshman Jolanda Diego placed 13th (12.13), while Harper and freshman Renee Williams each ran lifetime-bests. Harper finished 10th in a time of 11.90, while Williams placed 16th (12.35). Junior Kyoko Guillory finished 18th in a time of 12.38.

The 4x400m relay team of Diego, Gooden, Harper and Harris ran a season-best 3:52.35 to finish fourth overall.

In the throwing events, senior Jessica Cosby placed sixth in the shot put (50-6.25), senior Lara Saye was second in the discus (179-4), junior Briona Reynolds placed 7th in the discus (161-6) and freshman Danielle Smith finished ninth in the discus (155-0). Cosby, Saye and Reynolds each had regional qualifying marks in their respective events on Saturday, but have thrown farther earlier this year.

In the jumps, senior Candice Baucham won the long jump with a regional qualifier and season-best 20-8.50. Freshman Renee Williams also leaped to a regional qualifier and season-best, jumping 19-6.75. Senior Dana Bethel placed eighth with a jump of 19-2.50. In the pole vault, freshmen Ingrid Kantola finsihed seventh (11-11.75) and Elizabeth Woepse placed 11th (11-5.75). Freshman Allison Miller finished 10th in the high jump (5-3).

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