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Stanford's Julie Tinker In Second Place After Day One of Pac-10 Heptathlon Championships
Courtesy: Stanford Athletics  
Release: 05/12/2001

May 12, 2001

Berkeley, Ca - Washington State's Whitney Evans leads the heptathlon and Oregon's Santiago Lorenzo from the University of Oregon held the lead in the decathlon after the first day of competition at the Pac-10 Multi-Events Championships Saturday at the University of California.

The events conclude Sunday afternoon.

Evans, who was third in the Pac-10 heptathlon in 1999 and redshirted last season, has 3,318 points after the first four events. Julie Tinker of Stanford is a close second with 3,305 points, while WSU's Ellannee Richardson is third at 3,205. Cardinal freshman Lillian Bush is in eighth place with 2,859 points.

In decathlon competition, Lorenzo, who finished second the last two years, scored 3,920 points to open a 150-point lead over WSU's Steve Dwyer (3,770 points). Stanford's Jason Goff is currently fifth with 3,717 points.

Sunday's events get underway at 11 a.m. with the men's 110 meter hurdles and conclude at 5:15 p.m. with the men's 1,500 meters.

Pac-10 Men's Decathlon Results (1st day, five events, 10 competitors)

1. Santiago Lorenzo, Oregon, 3,920 points

2. Steve Dwyer, Washington State, 3,770

3. Russell Silvers, USC, 3,756

4. Billy Pappas, Oregon, 3,721

5. Jason Goff, Stanford, 3,717

100 meters - 11.34 (786 points)

long jump - 22-5 (6.83m, 774 points)

shot put - 41-1 1/2 (12.53m, 639 points)

high jump - 6-0 3/4 (1.85m, 670 points)

400 meters - 49.28 (848 points)

Pac-10 Women's Heptathlon Results (1st day, four events, nine competitors)

1. Whitney Evans, Washington State, 3,318 points

2. Julie Tinker, Stanford, 3,305

110 hurdles - 14.44 (917 points)

high jump - 5-10 (1.78m, 953 points)

shot put - 34-9 1/2 (10.60m, 569 points)

200 meters - 25.23 (866 points)

3. Ellannee Richardson, Washington Stae, 3,205

4. Spring Harris, USC, 2,994

5. Jenny Kenyon, Oregon, 2,990

8. Lillian Bush, Stanford, 2,859

100 hurdles - 14.44 (917 points)

high jump - 5-0 1/2 (1.54m, 666 points)

shot put - 31-10 3/4 (9.72m, 511 points)

200 meters - 26.37 (765 points)

Modesto Relays Results

Men

200 meters - 10. Evan Kelty (22.18w)

Discus - 11. Omer Inan 181-3 (55.25m)

Hammer - 5. Nick Welihozkiy (201-1, 61.29m)

Long jump - 11. O.J. Atogwe 21-8 1/4 (6.61m), 13. Warrick McDowell 20-11w (6.38m)

Pole Vault - Tyler Gray (nh)

Shot Put - 8. Chris Sprague 55-0 1/2 (16.78m)

Triple Jump - 7. Warrick McDowell 47-2 1/2 (14.39m)



Women

100 meters - 6. Wilsa Charles (11.97)

200 meters - 3. Jayna Smith (24.09w), 8. Wilsa Charles (24.90)

100 meter hurdles - 9. Lindsey Johnson (14.03), 12. Robyn Woolfolk (14.19)

Hammer - 2. Maureen Onyeagbako (180-9, 55.09m), 6. Jessica Pluth (169-3, 51.59m), 10. Kitty Currier (133-5, 40.67m)

Long jump - 7. Shannon Overly 19-1 1/2 (5.83m)

Shot Put - 4. Jillian Camarena 51-3 1/4 (15.63m), 8. Erin Fletcher 43-3 3/4 (13.20m)

Triple jump - 6. Shannon Overly 39-8 (12.09m)

Cardinal Qualifier Set for Sunday (May 13) at Cobb Track & Angell Field

Another of Stanford's high-powered track & field meets is slated for Sunday (May 13) when the Cardinal Qualifier takes center stage at Cobb Track & Angell Field.

Field events start at 4:30 p.m. and the running events at 6:30 p.m.

The meet attracts athletes seeking qualifying times and marks for the NCAA Championships in June, and for post-collegiate athletes needing standards for such events as the USATF and World Championships.

The men's 800 meters will be one of the meet's feature races. Canada's Zach Whitmarsh has the fastest time in the field at 1:46.07 followed by Stanford Olympian Michael Stember at 1:46.20. Also look for championship results from SMU's Roman Oravec who placed fourth at the NCAA Indoor's at 1:47.71. Jeff DeLong of Central Michigan has a best time of 1:47.70.

The women's 800 meters also looks like a championship field with such competitors as Nicole Teter of Reebok Aggies and Diane Cummins of Pacific Sports. Both have run sub-2:02 personal bests. Tanya Wright and Aimee Tereris have run 2:05.31 and 2:06.56, respectively. Stanford has a group of sub-2:07 runners expected to compete.

The men's 1,500 meters always attracts a top field at Stanford's Cobb Track & Angell Field. Former Stanford All-American Jason Lunn has the fastest time in Sunday's field at 3:36.80. Last year at the U.S. Olympic Trials, Lunn finished fourth. SMU's Dalibor Balgac has a career-best of 3:40.76, while Nick MacFalls of the Nike Farm Team has run 3:41.85. Other top competitors include Steve Slattery and Jorge Torres from Colorado, and Mexico's Juan Luis Barrios.

Leslie Higgins and Jodie Hughes from the University of Colorado have NCAA automatic qualifying standards in the 3,000 meter steeplechase and 5,000 meters, but will compete on Sunday in the women's 1,500 meters.

The women's 5,000 meters will feature Kim Fitchen of the Nike Farm Team and Kara Grgas-Wheeler of Colorado. Fitchen won the 5,000 meters at the Stanford Invitational in March, and has the fastest time in the 10,000 meters this year at 32:14.64. Grgas-Wheeler is the defending NCAA 5,000 meter champion and won the 2000 NCAA cross country crown.

The field events will also be strong. The men's discus will include at least four athletes capable of breaking the 200-foot barrier. The list includes Stanford associate head coach Robert Weir (also a Great Britain Olympian), Jarod Rome, and former Washington State All-American Ian Waltz.

Stanford's top throwers will also compete in an attempt to solidify their spots in the NCAA's. Freshman standout Jillian Camarena and school record holder Chad Wassink will compete in their speciality events, the shot put and javelin.

Field Events

4:30 p.m. - Women's Javelin (followed by Men's Javelin)

5:00 p.m. - Men's Hammer (followed by Women's Hammer)

5:15 p.m. - Men's Pole Vault (followed by Women's Pole Vault)

5:30 p.m. - Men's Shot Put

6:00 p.m. - Women's Shot Put

6:15 p.m. - Men's Discus (followed by Women's Discus)

6:30 p.m. - Men's High Jump

Running Events

6:30 p.m. - Men's 110 Meter Hurdles

6:40 p.m. - Women's 100 Meter Hurdles

6:45 p.m. - Men's 400 Meters

6:50 p.m. - Women's 400 Meters

6:55 p.m. - Men's 100 Meters

7:00 p.m. - Women's 100 Meters

7:10 p.m. - Women's 3,000 Meter Steeplechase

7:30 p.m. - Men's 3,000 Meter Steeplechase

7:50 p.m. - Women's 800 Meters

8:00 p.m. - Men's 800 Meters

8:10 p.m. - Women's 5,000 Meters

8:30 p.m. - Men's 5,000 Meters

8:50 p.m. - Women's 1,500 Meters

9:00 p.m. - Men's 1,500 Meters

9:15 p.m. - Men's 5,000 Meters


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