Stanford Women Highlight Day 1 Of The NCAA Track And Field Championships

June 11, 2008

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    Des Moines, Iowa- The Cardinal track and field teams are underway at the NCAA Championships with three women moving on to the finals of their events. The first day was mired by inclement weather that caused a delay in the competition and difficult conditions for the athletes to compete. The vast majority of the scoring will not come until Friday and Saturday when most of the finals are contested.

    The women fared well in the distances with both Lindsay Allen and Teresa McWalters advancing to the finals in their events. Allen placed fourth in her heat of the 3,000 meter steeplechase with a time of 10:13.25 to advance to Friday's final. McWalters also placed fourth in her heat of the 5,000 meters with a time of 16:48.60 to advance to the final on Friday.

    Also moving through to the finals was Erica McLain in the long jump. McLain's leap of 21-8 ¼ was tied for the third best of the day. The jump was wind aided otherwise it would have been a personal best for the Stanford standout.

    Also competing in the long jump was Griffin Matthew who finished 25th and did not advance to the final. Matthew leaped 19-7, which was not enough.

    It was a busy day for Matthew as she also competed in the opening round of the 100 meters. However, Matthew failed to qualify for the semi-finals when she placed 20th in the opening round with a time of 12.03 seconds.

    In the prelims of the hammer throw Jaynie Goodbody placed 17th with a throw of 195-05, but will not advance. She needed to place in the top-12 to advance to Friday's final.

    Wopamo Osaisai survived the opening round of the 100 meters when he placed 16th and was the last man to qualify for the semi-finals. Osaisai managed a time of 10.68 seconds despite running into a strong wind. In the semi-finals Osaisai improved his time to 10.66 seconds, but finished 14th and did not advance to Friday's final.

    Josh Hustedt

    In the decathlon Josh Hustedt sits in 20th place after the first day. Hustedt has tallied 3,573 points to trail the leader Ashton Eaton of Oregon who has 4,289 points. Hustedt's top event of the day was the 100 meters where he ran a time of 11.42 seconds to earn 769 points.

    Also competing for the men was freshman Andrew Dargie in the 400 meters. Dargie ran time of 48.22 seconds to finish 25th and did not advance to the final.

    Stanford will be back on the track tomorrow with All-America honors on the line for Josh Hustedt as he completes the decathlon competition and Alexandra Gits when she competes in the 10,000 meters. Several other Stanford athletes will compete in the prelims of their events.

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