Mich.) Rain christened the inaugural meet at Siena Heights' new O'Laughlin
Stadium as the first and last events endured passing showers. In between the CU
women had eleven top-five performances.
were at their worst for the 10,000 meter run with light to steady rain during
all 25 laps. Janelle Brown (43:11.78), Jamie Caminiti (43:57.34) and Leah
Shepherd (45:05.00) sloshed through the conditions and some confusing lap
counting by the officials to finish 6-7-8.
had little effect on the 3,000 meter steeplechase. Liz Baller splashed her way
to a personal best 12:32.70, good for fifth place.
In the 1500
meters, Audry Yonge used her great kick to cover the final lap in 1:15, resulting
in a personal best 4:55.55 and fifth place finish.
Green had a good day in running, jumping and throwing events. The freshman from
Ohio took fourth in the 100 meter hurdles in 16.15, third in the long jump with
a mark of 18' and sixth in the shot put. Her 38' 7" effort was a 6' 5"
improvement on her previous best.
took fourth in her 400 meter hurdle debut, clocking 1:11.19 and fourth in the
long jump with a personal best of 17' 8.25"
In the 800
meters Julie Oosterhouse and Julia Contreras completed the first lap in 1:10
with most of the field bunched together. Safely running in lane two,
Oosterhouse broke to the front on the backstretch and began pulling away.
Meanwhile, Contreras remained boxed in along the rail. With 200 meters
remaining she found a way out and took off in pursuit of her teammate. Julie
won in 2:20.48, just 1/100th of a second off Contreras' freshman
record. Julia was second in 2:21.45, putting nearly two seconds on the rest of
the field in the last half lap.
Wyma used a 1:22 final lap to take third in the 5,000 meters in 19:02.45.
After placing third in the 400 meters in
1:00.19, Larissa Hampton joined Lipa,
Contreras and Oosterhouse as the rain returned during the 4 x 400 meter relay.
The hosts from Siena got the win in 4:01.59 with the Golden Eagles second in