Strong performances at Brutus Hamilton Open
April 25, 2014
Berkeley, Calif. -
Action wrapped up for the Wolf Pack at the Brutus Hamilton Open Friday evening. The Pack brings home three first place finishes, and 10 top ten finishes. Five athletes posted personal bests at the competition.
The Pack had three javelin throwers post personal best marks at the meet with Raffaela Wiesbeck winning the event with a mark of 149’8”. Alyssa Zunino was third with a mark of 136’11”, and Savanna Haverfield was fifth with a mark of 120’4”. Wiesbeck’s mark was a two inch improvement on her previous best and is the tenth best mark in school history. Zunino improved her personal best by 6 inches, and Haverfield improved her best mark by 2’5”.
Leah Carter picked up a first place finish for the Wolf Pack in the high jump by clearing a height of 5’5”.
Running in the 1,500-meter, senior Julie Pedersen finished sixth overall with a time of 17:26.75. Her time is a new personal best and the 14th best in the Mountain West this season.
Alison Powers and Caitlin Owen were back in action in the pole vault finishing in fourth and seventh place respectively. Powers cleared a height of 11’5.75” and Owen cleared a height of 10’11.75” to tie her personal best mark.
Anne Underwood set a new personal best time of 2:15.78 in the 800-meter dash on her way to a fourth place finish. Racing alongside Underwood was freshman Reighan Fisher whose time of 2:18.03 was good enough for seventh place overall.
Competing in the 400-meter dash was senior Shanee Martin who finished in fifth place with a time of 57.85. Katelin Westerterp recorded a sixth place finish in the 400-meter hurdles with a time of 1:07.42.
THOUGHTS FROM COACH TWIGGS
“We competed amazingly well considering the cold, wind, and rain. We are really proud of the way the athletes competed today! Raffy Weisbeck got the chance to compete in front of her family who came from Germany to see her compete. Her performance and subsequent win stole the show. After making an adjustment to her approach she threw a season best mark.”
The Wolf Pack is off next weekend but will be back in action the following weekend at the Payton Jordan Invitational hosted by Stanford University.