Stanford grads post solid marks at Prefontaine


Stanford grads Jill Camarena-Williams and Russell Brown came up with outstanding performances during the annual Nike Prefontaine Classic on Saturday at Hayward Field on the University of Oregon campus in Eugene.

Camarena-Williams tossed a lifetime best of 64 feet, 10 inches while finishing second in the women's shot put. Nadezhda Ostapchuk of Belarus won the competition with a world-leading mark of 67-6 3/4.

Camarena-Williams now ranks No. 4 in the world this season.

In the Bowerman Mile, Brown ran a lifetime best of 3:51.45 and was the fastest American in a sizzling race that nonetheless saw him finish ninth. Haron Keitany of Kenya ran a world-leading 3:49.09 to win the race that saw the top three finishers run under 3:50 in the fasted mile race of the season.

Brown runs for the Oregon Track Club. He is now the 2011 U.S. leader in the men's mile.


Stanford freshman Anthony Brown will be busy later this month when he attempts to earn a roster spot on the USA Basketball Men's U19 World Championship Team.

Brown is one of 21 players now confirmed to participate in the training camp for the team on June 17-24 at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colo.

The training camp will finalize the 12-player team that represents the USA at the 2011 FIBA U19 World Championships this summer in Latvia.

Water polo

Maureen Eger, a 1995 Menlo School graduate and former Menlo teacher and coach, is returning to the Knights as an assistant to girls' water polo coach Fana Fuqua.

Eger is a postdoctoral researcher at the Bremen International Graduate School of Social Sciences at the University of Bremen in Germany and a lecturer at the University of Washington. In the fall, she will return to Stanford as a visiting scholar at the Center for Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity.

Eger began playing water polo in 1993, and in 1995 joined the Stanford women's team in its first varsity season. She began coaching in 1998 at Gunn High, then with the Stanford Water Polo Club. In 1999, she returned to Menlo to teach English and psychology and coach girls' water polo on Kyle Utsumi's staff. Eger was a co-head coach on the squads that went to CCS finals in 2000 and CCS semifinals in 2001.

As a graduate student, she played for Washington, helping the Huskies medal at three Collegiate Water Polo Association's Northwest Division Championships.

— Palo Alto Online Sports


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