Indoor Track and Field Sends Split Squads to Cyclone Classic, Flagstaff Invitational
Feb. 7, 2001
This Week -- Arizona State indoor track and field will send split squads to the Cyclone Classic in Ames, Iowa Friday, Feb. 9 through Saturday, Feb. 10 and to the Flagstaff Invitational Saturday, Feb. 10. The two-day Cyclone Classic begins Friday at 4 p.m. CST with the women's weight throw and the women's 5,000m. Additional events on Friday are the long jump, distance medley relay, pole vault, and the 200m. Saturday, non-seeded running events begin at 10:35 a.m., followed by field events at 11:30 a.m. and seeded running events at 1 p.m. (all times CST). The Flagstaff Invitational begins with running events at 9:45 a.m. and field events at 10 a.m. MST.
National Rankings -- After being ranked tied for 19th in the preseason Trackwire.com poll and dropping to t22nd Jan. 23 without having competed, the women have been absent in the national rankings for the past two weeks. The ASU men have not been ranked this season.
Sun Devils Earn Four Provisional Qualifying Marks -- In the team's indoor season debut at the NAU Invitational last weekend, the Sun Devils turned in four NCAA provisional qualifying marks. Senior Adrienne Judie earned two of the four, in the shot put (50-10.25) and in the weight throw (62-11.5). Judie improved her current school weight throw record by over four inches with the personal best mark. Her previous best of 58-2.5 was set last season. Judie's shot put and weight throw marks rank 10th and sixth in the nation respectively. Also earning a provisional qualifying mark was senior All-American Tony Berrian with the fourth fastest time in the nation at 400m (46.80). Junior transfer Tony Galaviz also made a strong showing in his Sun Devil debut, posting an altitude adjusted 7.83 in the 60m hurdles, a time which ranks 10th in the nation and first in the MPSF.
Newcomers Make Big Strides In ASU Debuts -- Tony Galaviz, who won the 60m hurdles in an NCAA provisional qualifying time, wasn't the only newcomer to turn some heads in last Saturday's indoor season debut. True freshman Ebon Glenn won the men's high jump in his first collegiate meet, clearing a height of 6-10.75. Junior transfer David Wood placed third in the shot put with a mark of 57-8.5 and freshman Jason Barton took fourth in the 400m with a time of 48.40, the third fastest in the MPSF.
Site of MPSF Championships Changed -- The MPSF Indoor Track and Field Championship Meet, originally scheduled to be held in the Spruce Goose Dome in Long Beach, has been moved to Northern Arizona in Flagstaff. The meet will still be held Feb. 23 and 24. For more information, go to www.mpsports.org.
Distance Standouts to Redshirt Indoor Season -- Sophomore Lisa Aguilera, an All-American in cross country, indoor and outdoor track, and junior Brandon Strong, a member of last year's All-American indoor distance medley relay team, are redshirting the 2001 indoor track and field season. Both will be back to lead the distance corps when the outdoor season begins March 3.
Up Next -- The Sun Devils will make their third consecutive appearance at a meet in Flagstaff, as they compete in the Double Dual with Arizona and Northern Arizona, Friday, Feb. 16. The following weekend, it's already time for the MPSF Championships, also in Flagstaff, Feb. 23 through the 24.
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