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Lauren Fleshman Runs Third-Fastest 5,000 Meter Time in School History
Courtesy: Stanford Athletics  
Release: 04/21/2001

April 21, 2001

Lauren Fleshman runs third-fastest time in Stanford history in 5,000 meters
Stanford's Michael Ponikvar wins high jump title at Mt. Sac Relays

Walnut, Ca - Sophomore Lauren Fleshman qualified for the NCAA's with a time of 15:49.84, a career-best and third-best in school history in the 5,000 meters to highlight Stanford's participation on Saturday at the Mt. Sac Relays.

Fleshman, a five-time All-American, finished fourth in a very strong field. Fleshman, last year, ran a 15:50.18 to break the American junior record in the event.

Sally Glynn and Erin Sullivan qualified provisionally for the NCAA's in the 5,000 meters with times of 16:19.96 and 16:22.98, respectively.

In another section of the 5,000 meters, Anne Gunnison and Laura Turner qualified provisionally for the NCAA's with times of 16:28.91, and 16:35.99, respectively, while Mariel Ettinger gained a Pac-10 conference qualifying time of 16:51.13.

In the men's 5,000 meters, freshman Donald Sage qualified provisionally for the NCAA's with a time of 14:04.94. In another section of the 5,000 meters, Jesse Thomas and Adam Tenforde each qualified for the Pac-10's with a time of 14:11.26 and 14:34.13, respectively.

Michael Ponikvar, who redshirted last year to train with the Canadian National team, won the high jump competition with a leap of 7-0 1/2. Omer Inan placed second in the discus with a throw of 183-2.

Men's Results 5,000 meters (Invitational) - 24. Donald Sage 14:04.94

5,000 meters (Olympic Development) - 14. Jesse Thomas 14:11.26, 25. Daniel Parris 14:29.05, 27. Adam Tenforde 14:34.13

10,000 meters - 3. Joe Urbanski 30:12.18

Discus - 2. Omer Inan 183-2 (55.84m)

High Jump - 1. Michael Ponikvar 7-0 1/2 (2.15m)

Long jump - 3. Milton Little 23-8 3/4 (7.23m)

Women's Results 5,000 meters (Invitational) - 4. Lauren Fleshman 15:49.84, 26. Sally Glynn 16:19.96, 27. Erin Sullivan 16:22.98

5,000 meters (Olympic Development) - 3. Anne Gunnison 16:20.91, 10. Laura Turner 16:35.99, 18. Mariel Ettinger 16:51.13


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