Lorenzo & Stiegeler Tabbed as Pac-10 Athletes of Week

April 11, 2001

WALNUT CREEK, Calif. - The Pacific-10 Conference honored Duck sophomore John Stiegeler and junior Santiago Lorenzo among its performers of the week in the outdoor season's first edition.

Lorenzo claimed honors for the men's track category after winning the Ducks's first Texas Relays crown in 52 years with his NCAA automatic mark of 7,726 points in the decathlon. The Buenos Aires native made up a 252-point deficit going into the final event by winning the 1,500 and edging runner-up and unattached entrant Trafton Rodgers by 48 seconds. Lorenzo's 10-event mark currently ranks him third nationally, and he is a two-time Pac-10 Championships runner-up and one-time All-American.

Stiegeler was honored for the field events counterpart after his national-leading performance in the javelin at the Texas Relays. The redshirt sophomore from Coos Bay uncorked his first +240-foot effort and finished second (245-9) behind German Olympian Boris Henry (283-5). Stiegeler has thrown past the 230-foot mark at all three of his meets in 2001, and ranks second all-time for the Ducks behind former NCAA champion Art Skipper (251-8).

Women's honors went to Arizona's Brianna Glenn (Texas Relays, 1st, 100, 11.21w) and UCLA's Christina Tolson (Texas Relays, shot put, 1st, 56-1 1/4).

This week, the Ducks next return home to Hayward Field for the 93rd and 28th installments of the men's and women's duals against Washington, Saturday, April 14. The women's javelin is tentatively scheduled to kick action off at noon, and the first running event is the men's steeplechase at 1:45 p.m. The final event, the 4x400 relay, begins at 4:15 p.m.

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