Stanford Enjoys Success at Washington Invitational
Jan. 28, 2006
Seattle, Wa - The Stanford men's and women's distance medley relay teams raced to impressive victories in the 2006 indoor track & field season opener on Friday night at the Washington Indoor Invitational.
The evening of success started when the women's distance medley relay team (1,200, 400, 800, 1,600 meters) of Katy Trotter, Janice Davis, Ashley Freeman and Arianna Lambie raced to an NCAA qualifying time of 11:06.68. That time was third-best in school history. Stanford fielded a 'B' team in the same event and the team of Lauren Centrowitz, Alicia Follmar, Chauntae Bayne and Amanda Trotter raced to an NCAA provisional qualifying time of 11:25.48.
Then the Cardinal men's distance medley relay team of Joaquin Chapa, Michael Garcia, Wopamo Osaisai and Russell Brown took to the track and raced to victory in an NCAA provisional qualifying time of 9:41.08.
An extensive list of running and field events will take place on Saturday at the Dempsey Indoor Track on the campus of the University of Washington.
The Dempsey Indoor Track in Seattle has proven to be an excellent venue for success for Stanford ... Seven current and former Stanford athletes plus the women's distance medley relay team hold records at the facility which opened four years ago ... The list of current Stanford athletes includes Janice Davis in the 60 meters (7.31, school record, 2/25/05), Ashley Purnell in the 400 meters (53.57, school record, 3/5/05) and Erica McLain in the triple jump (45-7 1/4, school record, 2/26/05).
Distance Medley Relay - 1. Stanford 'A' (Joaquin Chapa, Michael Garcia, Wopamo Osaisai, Russell Brown) 9:41.08; 2. California 'A' 9:42.31; 3. Washington 9:44.54; 5. Stanford 'C' (Garrett Heath, Jacob Evans, Adrian Munabi, Steve DeWitt) 9:48.39; 7. Stanford 'B' (David Vidal, Sean Drake, Alex Greenburg, Lauren Jespersen) 9:52.70
Heptathlon - 1. Will Thomas (Unat) 3.213 points; 2. Wiley King (Weber State) 3,182 points; 3. Chris Randolph (Seattle Pacific) 3,031 points); 6. Josh Hustedt (Stanford) 2,868 points (60 meters, 7.31, 775 points; long jump, 23-5 1/4, 7.14, 847 points; shot put, 34-10 1/4, 10.62m, 523 points; high jump, 6-3 1/4, 1.91m, 723 points)
Distance Medley Relay - 1. Stanford 'A' (Katy Trotter, Janice Davis, Ashley Freeman, Arianna Lambie) 11:06.68; 2. Oregon 'A' 11:22.81; 2. UCLA 'A' 11:23.05; 4. Stanford 'B' (Amanda Trotter, Chauntae Bayne, Laura Mottaz, Lauren Centrowitz) 11:25.48; 6. Stanford 'C' (Alicia Follmar, Keisha Gaines, Kaylin Pennington, Lindsay Allen) 11:30.36