Stiegeler and Malone Finish Top-Two in Javelin at Pac-10 Champs.
May 19, 2001
BERKELEY, Calif. - The University of Oregon men's and women's track and field teams captured one title and another runner-up honor in opening-day action at the Pacific-10 Championships, hosted by the University of California in Edwards Stadium.
Freshman Sarah Malone paced the Duck women with a second-place finish in the javelin, taking runner-up honors behind another top three-ranked collegian. The Newberg, Ore., native Malone unleashed a throw of 167-1 - her third best mark of the year, and finished behind only USC's Inga Stasiuluyionyte (first, 173-11). Sophomore Charyl Weingarten also added points (fourth, 155-6) for the team, and senior Sarah Dinsmore just missed similar honors (ninth, 142-4). Weingarten's throw was her first NCAA provisional mark as a Duck, easily eclipsing the 152-7 standard and possible ranking top-20 nationally next week.
Also in the field, sophomore Amanda Brown long-jumped a two-inch personal best of 19-3 3/4 to take seventh, after entering the meet seeded 15th in the conference.
On the track, senior Hanna Smedstad captured the team's only points on the track Saturday with her eighth-place finish (36:35.57) in her Pac-10 debut.
Among qualifying events on the oval, Duck women not advancing to Sunday's finals included sophomore Janette Davis (400, fourth-heat, season best 55.50), freshman Ann Sullivan (100 hurdles, third-heat, 13.99 / 400 hurdles, fifth-heat, 61.43) and junior Cameo Davis (400 hurdles, fifth-heat, 1,03.39). The In the 800, the Ducks faced disappointment qualifying round as sophomore Eri Macdonald had to drop out due to a stress fracture in her left fibula (near her ankle) that was discovered this week.
In the team race, after six events, Stanford leads with 48 points, ahead of USC (second, 41) Washington State (third, 37), Arizona State (fourth, 27) and Oregon (fifth, 23).
On the men's side, the Ducks ranked in second after the first day, and collected a majority of their points in the field based on performances in the pole vault, long jump, shot put, hammer and javelin.
Redshirt sophomore javelin thrower John Stiegeler led the way with the Ducks' first win of the afternoon, and second of the meet after junior Santiago Lorenzo's decathlon win last weekend. The Coos Bay, Ore., native Stiegeler posted his fourth meet above the 240-foot mark and won by more than 14 feet with his winning toss (73.40m, 240-10), ahead of Arizona's Christian Banken (second, 226-9). Redshirt senior Ryan Keith added his second scoring honor at the league finale with a season best of 217-1 to place sixth, and freshman Adam Jenkins followed in ninth place (197-7).
Among other throwing events, sophomore hammer-thrower Adam Kriz improved from his fifth-place seeding to take fourth with a four-inch personal best (194-8). In the shot put, redshirt junior John Bello took seventh (57-7 3/4), followed closely in ninth by redshirt junior Rian Ingrim (56-2 1/2).
The jumps were also a noticeable point producer with the pole vault boasting a trio of scorers - freshman Trevor Woods (fourth, 17-3), redshirt junior Cody Howell (sixth, 16-11) and redshirt sophomore Jason Slye (eighth, 15-11 1/4). Howell's mark was a season best, while Woods was just off his season best of 17-4 1/2.
In the long jump, junior Santiago Lorenzo and redshirt junior Billy Pappas took seventh (23-0 3/4) and eighth (21-10 1/4), respectively, with Lorenzo's mark less than three inches off his outdoor season best from 2001.
On the qualifying scene for Sunday's finals, Duck advancing from Saturday's preliminaries included sophomore Samie Parker (100, fourth-heat, 10.45w), redshirt junior Ross Krempley (800, second-heat, 1:51.42), junior Micah Harris (110 hurdles, second-heat, 14.06), sophomore Terry Ellis (110 hurdles, third-heat, 14.29), juniors Tim Overfield (400 hurdles, fourth-heat, 51.82) and Santiago Lorenzo (400 hurdles, fifth-heat, 52.06).
Others competing Saturday in running events that did not advance included junior Simon Kimata (800, fifth-heat, 1:54.17) and freshman Jake Garlick (400 hurdles, sixth-heat, 54.59), 4x100 (ninth, 41.87).
UCLA leads the men's team race after eight events with 53 points, ahead of Oregon (second, 50 1/2), California (third, 44) and Stanford (third, 44).
Looking ahead to Sunday's schedule, the first field event is the women's hammer at 9:30 a.m. The first running event is the women's 4x100 at 1 p.m., with the men's 4x400 the final event at 4:25 p.m.
Pacific-10 Conference Championships
Saturday, May 19, 2001
First Day Team Scores - 1, UCLA, 53 points. 2, Oregon, 50 1/2. 3, California, 44. 3, Stanford, 44. 5, USC, 42. 6, Washington State, 28 1/2. 7, Arizona State, 26. 8, Washington, 15. 9, Arizona, 9.
100 - Heat 1 - 1, Ja'Warren Hooker, Washington, 10.35. Heat 2 - 1, Sultan McCullough, USC, 10.27.Heat 3 - 1, Marcus Brunson, ASU, 10.06. 4, Samie Parker, Oregon, 10.45.
400 - Heat 1- Michael Campbell, Arizona State, 47.16. Heat 2 - 1, Andre Ammons, USC, 46.52.
800 - Heat 1 - 1, Michael Stember, Stanford, 1:48.55. Heat 2 - 1, Gabe Jennings, Stanford, 1:51.39. 3, Ross Krempley, Oregon, 1:51.42.
Steeplechase - 1, Jesse Thomas, Stanford, 8:51.48.
Hammer - 1, Norbert Horvath, USC, 230-1. 4, Adam Kriz, Oregon, 194-8.
First Day Team Scores - 1, Stanford, 48 points. 2, USC, 41. 3, Washington State, 37. 4, Arizona State, 27. 5, Oregon, 23. 6, Washington, 21. 7, Arizona, 16. 8, UCLA, 12. 9, California, 9.
100 - Heat 1 - 1, Brianna Glenn, Arizona, 11.40. Heat 2 - 1, Tiffany Greer, ASU, 11.64.
200 - Heat 1 - 1, Shakedia Jones, UCLA, 23.53. Heat 2 - 1, Angela Williams, USC, 23.81.
400 - Heat 1 - 1, Adia McKinnon, UCLA, 53.69. 4, Janette Davis, Oregon, 55.50. Heat 2- 1, Jayna Smith, Stanford, 53.27.
800 - Heat 1 - 1, Ysanne Williams, UCLA, 2:07.05. Heat 2 - Brigita Langerholc, USC, 2:05.59. Heat 3 - 1, Aleksandra Dean, USC, 2:09.26. DNF - Eri Macdonald, Oregon.Steeplechase - 1, Kelly MacDonald, ASU, 10:03.20.
10,000 - 1, Anna Aoki, Washington, 34:19.63. 8, Hanna Smedstad, Oregon, 36:35.57.
100 Hurdles - Heat 1 - Michelle Perry, UCLA, 13.32. 3, Ann Sullivan, Oregon, 13.99. Heat 2 - 1, Agneta Rosenblad, WSU, 13.28. Heat 3 - 1, Natasha Neal, USC, 13.19.
Long Jump - 1, Stephanie Jones, USC, 20-1 1/2.. 7, Amanda Brown, Oregon, 19-3 3/4.
Shot Put - 1, Christina Tolson, UCLA, 58-3 3/4. 11, Mary Etter, Oregon, 45-10 3/4.