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Tavella Downs School Record on Day Two of Pac-12 Championships

May 14, 2022
Emma Tavella (photo by Ryan Andersen)

Eugene, Ore. – Emma Tavella's school record in the women's steeplechase highlighted an impressive day for the Bruins on day two of the Pac-12 Championships on Saturday afternoon at Hayward Field.
The junior ran just her third-ever steeple and came away with a lifetime-best mark of 10:07.74, breaking Emily Scharmann's previous school record of 10:11.30 which she set at the 2016 Pac-12 Meet. Tavella finished seventh overall in the race to score two points for the Bruins.
The men's steeple saw Peter Herold (8:42.22) and Munir Kabbara (8:44.05) finish fifth and sixth, respectively, with both athletes posting personal-best times. Notably, the pair now sits fifth and sixth, respectively, on UCLA's all-time performers list in the event.
Kris Emig launched a lifetime-best throw of 67.36m (221-0) in the hammer, securing fourth place overall in the competition and solidifying his No. 5 position on UCLA's all-time list in the event. Jacob Wilson was also impressive in the men's shot put, as the senior uncorked an effort of 19.28m (63-03.25) for second place overall and eight points for the Bruins.
Senior Isa Videler and freshman Sydney Johnson finished up their respective heptathlons on Saturday afternoon. Videler took fifth place overall with 5,494 points, moving up two spots after winning the hep 800m competition with a time of 2:11.31. Johnson compiled 4,832 points across her weekend for 10th place overall.
Cameron Reynolds was the top qualifier in the men's 400m prelims, finishing with a lifetime-best time of 46.02 ahead of Sunday's final. Ismail Turner (46.35) and Myles Misener-Daley (46.93) also advanced. Shae Anderson (52.57) and Kate Jendrezak (54.53) picked up qualifying spots in the women's competition, with Anderson adding to her individual qualifying list after her appearance in the 200m prelims on Friday.
Rose Pittman took care of business in the women's 800m prelims, finishing second in her heat with a time of 2:07.13. The sophomore will compete in the final on Sunday afternoon.
Day three of the Pac-12 Championships is set to open with the women's discus competition at 11 a.m. PT. The women's 4x100m relay will be the first event on the track at 1 p.m. PT.