Yau Sets Qualifying Mark in First Day of Stanford Invite

March 31, 2006

BERKELEY - California sophomore Rebecca Yau set a regional qualifying mark in the women's 10,000m on Friday morning in Palo Alto, Calif., at the Stanford Invitational. Several other Golden Bears competed also on Friday.

Yau's time of 35:11.07 in the 10,000m is also the sixth-best time in California history. Yau finished the race in fifth. Yau's teammate junior Elizabeth Mayeda was clocked at 17:57.35 in the 5,000m. Sophomore Amanda Thornberry finished at 4:50.58 in the 1500m.

Sophomore Alex McClary crossed the finish line at 3:50.49 in the men's 1500m on Friday. Freshman Dawit Tesfasalassie (15:33.34) also competed for the Bears in the 5000m.

In field events, redshirt freshman Nate Rolfe won the hammer throw, with his mark of 199-03 (60.73m). Sophomore Craig Kent finished third in the shot put with his season-best mark of 51-05.00 (15.67m).

Junior Kelechi Anyanwu finished second in the women's shot put on Friday afternoon. Anyanwu collected the mark of 45-11.25 (14.00m).

The Bears will continue action at the Stanford Invitational on Saturday in Palo Alto, Calif. High jumpers sophomore Ed Wright and freshman Inika McPherson will participate in tomorrow's high jumping events.

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