Bruin Women Post Several Lifetime-Bests at UW Invitational

Feb. 2, 2008

Complete Results

Seven Bruin women posted lifetime-bests, while several others notched season-bests to highlight UCLA at the Washington Invitational on Saturday. The highlight of the day came from junior Katy Viuf, who vaulted to a career high and NCAA provisional qualifying mark of 13-1.75. That mark improved on her previous best (12-7.50) and ranks in the top ten in the country. Viuf was competing in just her second meet of her career in the vault.

Also on Saturday, senior Ingrid Kantola improved on her season-best in the pole vault to finish in a tie with teammate Tori Pena (7th). Both women jumped 12-8, a mark which set a new career-best for Pena. Junior Megan Jamerson also vaulted a season-best 12-2, while freshman Tori Anthony debuted for the Bruins, tying with Jamerson for 14th with a mark of 12-2.

Junior Lauren Jirges ran a huge lifetime-best in the mile to finish sixth overall. Her time of 4:52.13 improved on her previous best by 23 seconds (5:15.37).

In the 800m, three women ran lifetime-bests - junior Gabrielle Bournes (19th, 2:14.60) and sophomores Krishna Curry (20th, 2:14.66) and Rosa Magana (23rd, 2:15.58).

In the shot put, freshman Catherine White led the way with her lifetime-best throw of 42-0 to place eighth overall. Fellow freshman Alexa Berg was 16th (39-8) and senior Mary Hanley finished 18th (35-3.25).

The Bruins will next split for competition as athletes will compete February 15-16 at the Tyson Classic in Arkansas and the Iowa State Classic.

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