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Turpin finishes 21st in NCAA tourney

June 15, 2003

UC Irvine junior Annmarie Turpin finished 21st out of 27 competitors

in the heptathlon at the NCAA track and field championships that

concluded Saturday on the Sacramento State campus.

Turpin, who tore her left anterior cruciate ligament two years

ago, had a total of 4,928 points over the seven events at the A.G.

Spanos Sports Complex. Hyleas Fountain of Georgia won the competition

with 5,999 points, Washington State's Ellannee Richardson was second

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with 5,839 and Idaho's Angela Whyte was third with 5,745.

In Saturday's three events, Turpin, the Big West champion in the

heptathlon, recorded marks of 17 feet, 2 1/4 inches in the long jump

and 118-6 in the javelin throw, then she finished with a time of

2:24.53 in the 800 meters.

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