No. 11 Women's Track & Field Team Picks Up Three NCAA Qualifiers at Husky Indoor

Jan. 28, 2006

The No. 11 UCLA women's track and field team had a solid opening to the indoor season as the Bruins picked up three NCAA qualifying marks from senior Chelsea Johnson, junior Kamaiya Warren and the DMR team at the Husky Invitational in Seattle, WA.

Johnson won the pole vault with a provisional mark of 13-3.25, winning by over a foot on the nearest competitor. Warren, competing in the shot put, threw a provisional qualifier of 53-0 to finish third overall. On Friday night, the Distance Medley relay team of junior Jenna Timinsky, junior Ashley Caldwell, sophomore Shantae McKinney and freshman Nicole Leach placed third overall in a provisional time of 11:23.05.

The 4x400m relay team of Leach, freshman Krystin Lacy, junior MacKenzie Hill and freshman Chanelle Curry won the event in a time of 3:43.53.

Former Bruin Cari Soong won the weight throw competition with a toss of 64-6.50, a throw nearly four feet past the runner-up. Jessica Cosby, another former Bruin, placed second in the shot put with a throw of 55-4.75.

Lacy ran a fast prelim time of 7.65 in the 60m, but ended up 11th overall. Curry placed ninth in the 200m in a time of 25.73. Caldwell placed eighth in the 1500m running 4:49.35, just two seconds off the provisional qualifying mark for Nationals. Hill, competing in the 60m hurdles, ran 8.74 in the prelims and finished seventh overall in a time of 8.93.

On Friday, three Bruins competed in the heptathlon - sophomores Allison Miller, Ingrid Kantola and Georgea Richards. Miller placed seventh with a total of 3,497 points, while Richards was 13th (3,388 pts.) and Kantola was 20th (2,875 pts.).

The Bruins will continue the indoor season next weekend as they head to Boise, ID and the United Heritage Invitational.

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