Marcus Brunson Named Pac-10 Men's Track and Field Athlete of the Year

June 13, 2001

TEMPE, Ariz. -- Arizona State senior sprinter Marcus Brunson was named the Pacific-10 Conference Men's Track and Field Athlete of the Year, Pac-10 Commissioner Tom Hansen announced today.

Brunson, a native of Tempe, Ariz., is just the second track and field athlete in ASU history to earn the Pac-10 Athlete of the Year Award. In 1981, sprinter and long jumper LaMonte King was awarded the distinction.

Brunson, who will compete in the U.S.A. Outdoor Track and Field Championships June 21-24 in Eugene, Ore., captured both the 100m (10.21) and 200m (20.62) titles at the Pac-10 Championships and was a member of ASU's first-place 4x400m relay team.

Brunson concludes his Sun Devil career as a seven-time All-American and is the school record holder in the indoor 55m (6.06), indoor 60m (6.46) and the outdoor 100m (10.10). He also ranks fifth all-time in ASU history in the 200m (20.37).

Also named the 2001 USTCA West Region Male Outdoor Track and Field Athlete of the Year, Brunson placed third in the 100m (10.26) and fourth in the 200m (20.60w) at the NCAA Championships, and was a member of ASU's fourth-place 4x400m relay team.

Also honored by the conference today, Arizona's Brianna Glenn was named the Pac-10 Women's Track and Field Athlete of the Year, while Stanford's Vin Lananna was named the Men's Coach of the Year and UCLA's Jeanette Bolden was named the Women's Coach of the Year. Donald Sage of Stanford and UCLA's Sheena Johnson were named Newcomers of the Year.

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