April 28, 2013
STANFORD - Sophomore Kelsey Santisteban lowered her lifetime best in the 5000 meters to 15:50.18 at the Payton Jordan Invitational Sunday, further securing her position as the No. 3 runner in the event in school history.
Santisteban finished fourth in the race, which was won by Amy Van Alstine in 15:36.56. Santisteban initially set her PR on the same Stanford track back on March 29 when she covered the distance in 15:52.06. Senior Deborah Maier, who owns the Cal record of 15:29.24 from the 2012 season, and Kirsten O'Hara, who ran 15:46.80 in 1985, are the only Bears ahead of her in the school annals.
In other action, Gianna Fernandez matched her winning effort in the high jump from last week's Big Meet by clearing 5-10.50, a height that keeps her tied for fourth all-time at Cal.
Harrison Steed took first in a small field in the men's high jump, clearing a season-best 6-11.50. The eighth-place finisher at last year's NCAA meet when he set a PR of 7-2.50, Steed had struggled earlier this spring and entered Sunday with a high of 6-9.75.
Senior Taylor Dutch stepped up to run to run the 5000 meters outdoors for the first time since she competed as a freshman in 2009 and lowered her PR to 16:51.17. In the women's 800 meters, Sydney Gray pushed her season best down to 2:12.22, running the Bears' second-fastest time of the year.
Victoria Rische cleared 12-6.75 in the pole vault, a half-foot higher than her mark from Saturday's Brutus Hamilton Invitational.
Next up for Cal are the Pac-12 Championships at USC in Los Angeles. The multi-events will be contested next weekend, with the remaining events on tap for the following week.
Payton Jordan Invitational
Cobb Track & Angell Field / Stanford, Calif.
800m - 11. Jordan Locklear 1:51.70
5000m (section 3) - 13. Leland Later 14:23.85
High Jump - 1. Harrison Steed 6-11.50 (2.12m)
Discus - 3. Chijoke Nwuzi 165-8 (50.49m); 8. Cody Bickham 149-6 (45.57m)
Hammer - 3. Scott Esparza 197-6 (60.42m); 4. Isaac Dan 181-3 (55.26m); 6. Stephen Burke 171-5 (52.25m)
800m - 28. Sydney Gray 2:12.22
5000m (section 3) - 9. Taylor Dutch 16:51.17
5000m (section 2) - 4. Kelsey Santisteban 15:50.18
High Jump - 2. Gianna Fernandez 5-10.50 (1.79m); 3. Kristin Rimbach 5-7.25 (1.71m)
Pole Vault - 5. Nicole Larson 11-7.00 (3.53m)
Shot Put - 2. Chioma Amaechi 49-7.25 (15.12m)
Hammer - 5. Shelby Ashe 182-4 (55.58m); 6. Chioma Amaechi 178-4 (54.37m)