Solomon Welch Sets School Record In Triple Jump

March 4, 2006

Seattle, Wa - Solomon Welch set a school record in the triple jump to highlight Stanford's participation at the Washington Last Chance Indoor Meet on Saturday at the University of Washington.

Welch jumped 51-10 1/2 (15.81m) to easily his previous school record of 50-5 1/2 (15.68m) at the Washington Invitational earlier this year. Welch won the event and met the NCAA provisional standard. Teammate Feranmi Okanlami finished second and jumped a career-best 51-7 1/4 (15.73m) which also is second-best in school history. Okanlami easily bested his previous effort of 50-0 3/4 (15.26m) at the MPSF Championship earlier this season.

Lauren Jespersen and Joaquin Chapa met the NCAA provisional qualifying standard in the mile with respective times of 4:03.51 and 4:04.33.

Stanford opens its outdoor season on Sunday at Cobb Track & Angell Field. The meet begins at 1:30 p.m.

Men's Results (Stanford results only)
Mile: 4. Lauren Jespersen (S) 4:03.15; 6. Joaquin Chapa (S) 4:04.331500 meters: 5. Joaquin Chapa (S) 3:45.79; 6. Lauren Jespersen (S) 3:46.66

Triple Jump: 1. Solomon Welch (S) 51-10 1/2 (15.81m); 2. Fernanmi Okanlami (S) 51-7 1/4 (15.73m)

Women's Results (Stanford results only)
Pole Vault: 4. Anna McFarlane (S) 12-11 3/4 (3.96m)

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