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June 9, 2001 at American River College, Sacramento CA

Golden West Invitational

Pix Page: Girls 3200 is an Illinois story

breakthrough race for Erika Odlaug -
16 second PR and first win over Maria Cicero


End lap 1: The order is established at the outset as Maria Cicero and Erika Odlaug are 1-2 after one lap in 72 seconds,
with Monique Ortega third.
End lap 2: It is down to a 2-girl race
after 800 meters in 2:28.
Cicero (right) and Odlaug are halfway in 5:04
Halfway: Chase pack more than 50 meters back includes Ortega (161), Felicia Guliford (86), Julie Allen (2) and Loretta Kilmer (118)
Taking the lead on lap 7, Odlaug has plenty left starting the bell lap. Cicero's left calf started hurting during the race and she slowed down considerably after yielding the lead. The trainer said it was just spasms, but Cicero was limping badly after the race and scratched from the mile.

Odlaug got great encouragement from her mother

Odlaug celebrates a 16-second PR and her first win over Cicero, whom she faces often back home in Illinois,
with a strong finishing kick. "I don't know where that came from," Odlaug said.


                          Event 24 Girls 3,200 Meter Run                        


         National:  9:48.59 Kim Mortenson     Thousand Oaks (TO,CA) 1996       

       %     Meet: 10:20.39 Andrea Neipp     Highland (Palmdale,CA) 1997       


                      Finals - Results  - Saturday 06/09/01                    


     PLACE ATHLETE NAME              YR SCHOOL                    TIME         

     ===== ========================= == ========================= ==========   

         1 Odlaug, Erika                Deerfield (Bannockbrn,IL) 10:11.31 %   

         2 Cicero, Maria                York (Elmhurst, IL)       10:24.53     

         3 Guliford, Felicia            Gallup (Gallup, NM)       10:29.30     

         4 Allen, Julie                 Corona Del Mar (NpBch,CA) 10:36.03     

         5 Lane, Heidi                  Russell (Gr. Falls, MT)   10:48.79     

         6 Harper, Amber                Orem (Orem, UT)           10:54.74     

         7 Ortega, Monique              Montwood (El Paso, TX)    10:55.73     

         8 Kilmer, Loretta              Ramona (San Diego, CA)    10:57.65     

         9 Jakosky, Laura               Agoura (Agoura Hills, CA) 11:04.27     

        10 Bouwhuis, Heidi              Fremont (Plain City, UT)  11:14.15     


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