Aguilera Leads Sun Devil Track and Field In Day One of Mt. Sac Relays

April 21, 2001

WALNUT, Calif. -- Sophomore Lisa Aguilera clocked the third fastest women's 5000 meter time in Arizona State history with an NCAA automatic qualifying time of 16:06.63, leading the Sun Devil track and field contingent during day one of competition at the Mt. Sac Relays in Walnut, Calif. Friday night.

Aguilera placed 15th in the first heat of the women's 5000m, a performance which marked her second automatic NCAA qualifying time of the season and third qualifying time overall.

Also in the women's 5000m, sophomore Brianna Torres set a personal-best time with a NCAA provisional qualifying time of 16:44.86, placing 31st in the same heat. Senior Mary Duerbeck placed 35th with a time of 17:08.05. Sophomore Cody Sohn won the second heat of the women's 3000m steeplechase, with a personal best and PQ time of 10:38.02.

Competing for the men, sophomore Fasil Bizuneh placed 18th in the men's 5000m with a time of 14:18.68, while sophomore Jeremy Rasmussen took 13th in his heat of the men's 3000m steeplechase in 9:02.84.

Complete results from the Mt. Sac Relays have been sporadically posted on the meet's website and only results from two events from today's competition were available. Senior Adrienne Judie placed seventh in the women's hammer with an effort of 179 feet, 10 inches and senior Eric Logvin took fifth in the men's discus with a mark of 179 feet, one inch.

Arizona State also competed in the Pomona Pitzer Invitational in Claremont, Calif. Friday with junior Brandon Strong leading the way, placing second with his NCAA provisional qualifying time of 3:44.87 in the men's 1500m.

ASU dominated the men's 1500m race, as juniors Phillip Prince and Cheyne Jones placed sixth and seventh, respectively, behind Strong. Prince's time of 3:49.43 marked a season-best effort, while Jones clocked a time of 3:50.80.

Two Sun Devils set personal bests in the men's 5000m race, as junior Dennis Cox took fifth in a time of 15:06.34 and senior Chad Barrett placed seventh in 15:13.89. Cox shaved 16 seconds off his previous PR, while Barrett improved his previous best time by 15 seconds.

Also turning in top-10 finishes for ASU, redshirt freshman Kyle Morgan placed seventh in the men's 3000m steeplechase in 9:30.69, while senior David Burke took ninth in the men's 800m with a time of 1:53.68. On the women's side, junior Candi Criscione placed ninth in the women's 1500m in 4:42.96.

In the women's 3000m steeplechase, BYU's Elizabeth Jackson broke Aguilera's collegiate record with a winning time of 9:59.50. Jackson also holds the American record with a time of 9:57.20. Aguilera set the previous collegiate record (10:08.85) at the Stanford Invitational March 31.

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