School Records Fall At Washington Indoor

Ashley Hearn had a strong day in both the shot put and weight throw.

Jan. 28, 2012


SEATTLE, Wash. - Lauren Wallace broke a 16-year-old school record in the 800-meter run, freshman Ashley Marshall set a new mark in the 60 and junior Emily Bush established a new Aggie best in the pole vault, highlighting UC Davis' action on Saturday at the UW Indoor Invitational hosted by Washington.

Wallace finished seventh overall in the 800 in 2 minutes, 8.58 seconds, breaking Suzy Jones' previous record of 2:10.78 which was set at the 1996 NCAA Division II Championships. Marshall went 7.74 in the 60-meter prelims, bettering the previous school record of 7.81 shared by Kelli Enos (2003) and teammate Melanise Chapman (2010). She advanced to the final in the tough field, 

Bush added UC Davis' final school record, not only breaking into the program's all-time top-5 list but making her first appearance at No. 1 after vaulting 3.82 meters (12 feet, 6.25).

"The women brought a good level of intensity to the second day and maintained focus until the final event of the meet," said Aggie coach Drew Wartenburg. "We talked with the team about competing first and letting results take care of themselves and when that approach yields PR performances and indoor records, it's hard to argue with the outcome."

In addition to the school records, UC Davis had five other marks impact the Aggies' all-time leaders' list, including two by senior Ashley Hearn in the shot put and weight throw. Hearn moved up two spots to No. 3 in the shot after finishing fifth at 13.77 meters (45-2.25) with a PR of more than a foot, and then improved her No. 3 position in the weight throw, finishing seventh at 16.93 meters (55-6.50), a PR of almost four inches.



Other top-5 performances came from Lauren Radke who moved up two positions to No. 2 in the pole vault after tying for 12th at 3.67 meters (12-00.50), a career-best by an inch-and-a-half. Kayla Carter, who crossed the finish line of the 60-meter hurdles in 8.99 seconds, debuted at No.5 on that list while Leslie Reed improved her No. 5 spot on the 60-meter chart with a time of 7.90.

The Aggies also got a strong performance from their 4x400 relay team of Sarah Griffith, Tonie Williams, Melanise Chapman and Wallace who won its heat in 3:51.74 and was second overall, trailing only Washington (3:51.74).

"Emily Bush, Lauren Wallace, Ashley Hearn and Melanise Chapman provided good veteran balance to complement breakout performances from Ashley Marshall and Sarah Griffith, who ran three events in her Aggie debut," said Wartenburg. "We'll take some good momentum home from this weekend and look forward to a chance to improve two weeks from now on the same track."

The Aggies will return to Dempsey Indoor for the Husky Classic on Feb. 10-11.


Seattle, Wash. (Univ. of Washington)
Dempsey Indoor
Day 1 of 2
UC Davis women's results only
60 (prelims) - 1. Griffin Matthew, unattached, 7.45... 10. Ashley Marshall, 7.74; 14. Melanise Chapman, 7.82; 20. Leslie Reed, 7.90; 23. Janay Pierce, 7.99.
60 (finals) - 1. Griffin Matthew, unattched, 7.45... 10. Ashley Marshall, 7.78.
60 hurdles (prelims) - 1. Falesha Ankton, Brooks 8.42... 12. Kayla Carter, 8.99.
400 - 1. 1. Angelica Weaver, Cal, 55.05... T7. Sarah Griffith, 57.53; 12. Tonie Williams, 57.97; 22. Alana Babers, 58.99; 37. Kellie Grigg, 1:01.16.
4x400 - 1. Washington, 3:47.24... 2. UC Davis, 3:51.74.
800 - 1. Hilary Stellingwerff, Speed River, 2:04.81... 8. Lauren Wallace, 2:08.58.
HJ - 1. La Tijera Avery, Nevada, 1.76 (5-09.25)... T14. Katie Barber, 1.61 (5-03.25).
PV - 1. Keisa Monterola, E. Wash., 4.37 (14-04.00)... T6. Emily Bush, 3.82 (12-06.25); T12. Lauren Radke, 3.67 (12-00.50).
SP - 1. Kayla Kovar, So, Utah, 15.06 (49-05.00)... 5. Ashley Hearn, 13.77 (45-02.25); 13. Veronica Smart, 11.75 (38-06.75).
WT - 1. Irene Kujore, UCSB, 19.74 (64-09.25)... 7. Ashley Hearn, 16.93 (55-06.50); 23. Veronica Smart, 12.84 (42-01.50).