Brianna Glenn Named Pac-10 Women's Track and Field Athlete of the Year
June 13, 2001
WALNUT CREEK, Calif. -- Brianna Glenn of Arizona was named Pac-10 Womenï¿½s Track and Field Athlete of the Year while Marcus Brunson of Arizona State was named the Pacific-10 Conference Menï¿½s Track and Field Athlete of the Year, Commissioner Tom Hansen announced today.
Glenn, a junior from LaMirada, Calif., won the 100-meter (11.39) and200-meter (23.26) titles at the Pac-10 Championships, and placed third inthe long jump (6.06m/19-10 3/4). At the NCAA Championships, she went onto capture the 200-meter (22.92w) and long jump (6.56m/21-6 1/4) titles,and placed third in the 100 meters (11.21w). Glenn was the only femaleathlete to win two individual titles at the meet, and she became thefirst woman in NCAA track and field history to win the long jump and asprint event.
Brunson, a senior from Tempe, Ariz., captured both the 100-meter (10.21)and 200-meter (20.62) titles at the Pac-10 Championships and was a memberof ASUï¿½s first-place 4x400 meter relay team. Brunson concludes his SunDevil career as a seven-time All-American and is the school record holderin the 100 meters (10.10). He placed third in the 100 meters (10.26) andfourth in the 200 meters (20.60w) at the NCAA Championships, and was amember of ASUï¿½s fourth-place 4x400 meter relay team.
Stanford's Donald Sage was honored as the Pac-10 Menï¿½s Track and FieldNewcomer of the Year, while UCLAï¿½s Sheena Johnson was named the Pac-10Womenï¿½s Track and Field Newcomer of the Year.
Also announced were the Conference Coach of the Year honors. Stanford'sVin Lananna garnered men's Coach of the Year honors, while UCLAï¿½sJeanette Bolden was named the womenï¿½s Coach of the Year.
Sage, a freshman from Elmhurst, Ill., finished second in the 1,500 meters(3:43.70) at the Pac-10 Championships and fifth (3:39.27) at NCAAs,helping the Cardinal to its first Pac-10 title since 1927 and afourth-place finish at the NCAA Championships. His 1,500 meters time of3:39.27 was tops among collegiate freshmen this season. He also placedfourth in the 5,000 meters (14:14.08.5) at the Pac-10 Championships.
Johnson, a freshman from Staford, Va., won the 400-meter hurdles (56.02)and was a member of UCLAï¿½s first-place 4x400 meter relay team (3:32.82)at the Pac-10 Championships. She also finished fourth in the 100-meterhurdles (13.82.5). Her 400-meter hurdles time of 56.02 was tops in theConference this season.
It was the second straight menï¿½s coaching honor for Lananna, who earnedco-coach of the year accolades last season. Lananna guided the Cardinalto their first Pac-10 menï¿½s title since 1927, scoring 142 points todefeat USC (136) and UCLA (115.5). Stanford finished fourth at the NCAAChampionships, its fourth top-four finish in as many seasons. Boldenclaimed her fifth consecutive womenï¿½s coaching honor and her seventh inthe last eight years as the UCLA womenï¿½s team captured its fifthconsecutive Conference championship, scoring 155 points to edge USC(153). It marked the Bruinsï¿½ 12th Pac-10 title in 15 attempts. UCLAfinished second at the NCAA Championships.
The honors were decided by a vote of the Conferenceï¿½s track and fieldcoaches.