Wopamo Osaisai Breaks Long-Standing 100 Meter School Record

July 30, 2005

Windsor, Ontario, Canada - One of the oldest school records in Stanford track & field history has been broken.

Saturday night in the finals of the 100 meters at the 2005 Junior Pan American Track & Field Championships, Wopamo Osaisai, competing for the United States, ran the distance in a record time of 10.39. Osaisai, who will b e a sophomore during the 2005-06 school year, broke the 1977 school record of 10.40 by Gordon Banks in 1977. Osaisai's previous best was a 10.45 earlier this year at the Pac-10 Championship.

Osaisai finished fourth in the 100 meter finals. James Samuels of the United States won the competition in a time of 10.20. Justyn Warner of Canada finished second (10.29), and Rafael Ribeiro Da Silva of Brazil won the bronze medal at 10.33.

Lindsay Allen, who just completed her freshman season at Stanford, captured the bronze medal in the 3,000 meter steeplechase on Saturday with a time of 10:28.49. Sabine Leticia Heitling of Brazil won in a time of 10:.471 followed by Marie Lawrence of the United States at 10:27.44.

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