Those who dream by day are cognizant of many things
that escape those who dream only by night. 

-- Edgar Allan Poe
 

The Discus!
I have always found the discus to be one of the most challenging events if for no other reason than so many factors go into making a great throw. The wind, technique, the competition and the off season weight training are all important to making a champion.

Although Kate had a great mark, no one outside of our team gave her much of a chance.
I think Kate settled the question as to whether or not she would be a factor--she
brought an important 8 points to our team!

Not every great thrower did well in the discus this day, especially those
 who had multiple events. This may play big in the NCAA's.
 

 

 Here is our Kate about to unleash her
 big throw for the day!

 

 The Oregon Crowds are always supportive, enthusiastic and at times quite deafening!
 
Women's Discus Finals!

 ==========================================
    Name                    Year School                  Finals  Points
=========================================
  1 Rachel Varner                Arizona                 55.25m    10 
      55.28m  50.05m  FOUL  53.24m  51.88m  FOUL
  2 Kate Hutchinson              USC                     53.57m     8 
      53.57m  52.27m  49.71m  50.11m  51.74m  51.58m

  3 Emilee Strot                 California              51.87m     6 
      48.68m  51.68m  48.54m  51.87m  FOUL  FOUL
  4 Sarah Stevens                Arizona State           50.12m     5 
      FOUL  50.12m  FOUL  48.37m  45.51m  46.12m
  5 McKenzie Burgess Garberg     Wash  State             49.85m     4 
      49.85m  48.28m  46.51m  FOUL  FOUL  FOUL
  6 Kelechi Anyanwu              California              49.72m     3 
      46.91m  47.54m  45.58m  49.72m  FOUL  FOUL
  7 Kamaiya Warren               UCLA                    49.39m     2 
      42.24m  44.83m  49.39m  46.60m  46.95m  47.30m
  8 Brittany Hinchcliffe         Oregon                  44.56m     1 
      44.04m  FOUL  FOUL  43.92m  44.56m  44.41m
  9 Sally Mills                  Stanford                44.49m 
      44.49m  39.70m  38.63m  41.58m  39.56m  41.67m
 10 Lucy Cridland                Oregon                  41.21m 
      42.13m  43.08m  41.21m          
 -- Jessica Pressley             Arizona State             FOUL 
      FOUL  FOUL  FOUL      
    
 -- Daisy Van Ravenswaay         California                FOUL 
      FOUL  FOUL  FOUL          


 


 

Finals, finals, and MORE finals!

 

I have been asked by a lot of people what it is like to be a grad student as well as
a USC athlete.  I have to say that I have had to make sure that I had good time
 management skills and make sure that I have plenty of coffee before my night classes.

  The one thing that all student-athletes have to do is to be able to balance their
athletic activities as well as their academic studies.  As a grad student, it seems to
be a balancing act to make sure that all the work is done for school while training
hard for track.  I had my finals week before the USC-UCLA dual meet, but I had
a huge paper due last week.  As you can see—these are some of the projects that
I had to do for my grad school finals.  It was a lot of work, but it is all worth it!
:)

I had three presentations and two papers to do during finals:  a 20-minute
group presentation for my PR Management class, a 30-minute presentation with
a 18 page single space paper for my Corporate Reputation Management class,
and a 20 minute presentation and 15 page paper for my PR Case Studies class. 
I have finished my first year in grad school and have one more to go! J
  I have
learned a great deal this year in Public Relations at Annenberg—it has been
really wonderful and fun!

 

 Men's Shot Finals!
 
Men Shot Put
===========================================
    Name                    Year School                  Finals  Points
=============================================
  1 Noah Bryant                  USC                     19.67m    10 
      17.98m  18.83m  19.45m  18.72m  18.69m  19.67m

  2 Sean Shields                 Arizona                 19.50m     8 
      19.07m  19.50m  19.31m  FOUL  19.19m  FOUL
  3 William Denbo                USC                     19.07m     6 
      18.73m  18.60m  FOUL  18.43m  19.07m  18.54m

  4 Jeremy Silverman             UCLA                    18.42m     5 
      18.35m  18.42m  17.66m  FOUL  17.43m  FOUL
  5 Shawn Best                   Arizona                 18.23m     4 
      17.82m  18.22m  FOUL  FOUL  18.23m  FOUL
  6 John Caulfield               UCLA                    18.17m     3 
      18.04m  FOUL  17.72m  17.48m  18.17m  FOUL
  7 Jake Knight                  UCLA                    17.53m     2 
      17.53m  FOUL  FOUL  FOUL  17.45m  17.38m
  8 Jarred Sola                  Arizona                 17.35m     1 
      16.70m  17.35m  FOUL          
  9 Colin Veldman                Oregon                  17.18m 
      15.86m  17.18m  16.38m          
 10 Tomas Navarro                Arizona State           16.83m 
      16.14m  15.91m  16.83m           
 11 Craig Kent                   California              16.82m 
      16.47m  16.23m  16.82m          
 12 Michael Macellari            Stanford                16.44m 
      FOUL  16.20m  16.44m           
 13 Mark Lewis                   Oregon                  16.12m 
      FOUL  16.12m  FOUL          
 14 Daniel Te'o-Nesheim          Washington              15.96m 
      15.86m  15.69m  15.96m          
 
The introductions in the Men's Shot Put. My high school teammate Sean Shields is on the far left. Noah and Will came through with some very important points for the team, finishing first and third.
 
One of the famous men in Track!

Kirby Lee

 
Sports do not build character,
they reveal it.

John Wooden
  

 

   Noah at the end of the throw!
Can you find his shot in the picture?
It's there!
 
   The Proud Trojans take 1st and 3rd!

16 POINTS!

Some people actually said that SC would be lucky to get 6 points in the shot and that is if some of the big guns fouled out! Some people actually counted our man from Tennessee out for the count!

Don't you just love it when people talk this way? It is sooOoo motivating!

In my humble opinion, Noah's and Will's big move in the shot won the meet for the Trojans! It came early enough to give the rest of the team the understanding that we could win! It set the standard!

Congratulations to the Trojan Men!
 

 
Bear in mind that the wonderful things you learn in schools
are the work of many generations. All this is put into your hands
as your inheritance that you may receive it, honor it, add to it, and
one day faithfully hand it on to your children.

--Albert Einstein
  


Page 5 -- More Great Pictures!
Page 6 -- EVEN MORE GREAT PICTURES!!
Page 1 -- Back from the Pac 10!

Page 2 -- Women's Shot Put!
Page 3 -- Women's Hammer Throw!
Page 4 -- Women's Discus & Men's Shot

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Thank you! for supporting me:) and the TROJANS!!

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