Seven Sun Devils Head to Eugene for U.S.A. Outdoor Track and Field Championships

June 20, 2001

TEMPE, Ariz. -- Seven Arizona State track and field athletes will head to Eugene, Ore., this weekend to compete in the 2001 GMC Envoy U.S.A. Outdoor Track and Field Championships Thursday, June 21 through Sunday, June 24 at historic Hayward Field.

Senior Marcus Brunson, the Men's Pac-10 and NCAA West Region Athlete of the Year, will follow-up his 100m and 200m NCAA double, by competing in both events this weekend. Also competing on the men's side will by senior Tony Berrian in the 400m, junior Anthony Galaviz in the 110 hurdles, and sophomore Fasil Bizuneh in the 10,000m.

For the women, senior Kelly MacDonald returns to her home-state of Oregon to compete in the 3000m steeplechase. After recording a personal best 9:55.87 to place third at the NCAA Championships earlier this month, MacDonald has the third-best qualifying time going into this weekend's meet. In addition to MacDonald, sophomore Tiffany Greer and senior Valerie Williams will face some tough competition in the women's long jump, including top-seeded Marion Jones.

ASU will have five athletes competing Thursday, beginning with Berrian in the first round of the men's 400m (3:43 p.m.). Also in action will be Brunson in the first round of the men's 100m (4:25 p.m.), Greer and Williams in the women's long jump final (4:50 p.m.), MacDonald in the first round of the women's steeplechase (5:28 p.m.) and Bizuneh in the men's 10,000m final (6:54 p.m.).

Should Berrian and Brunson advance in their respective events, the men's 400m semifinals and the men's 100m final will be held Friday. Saturday's action includes the women's steeplechase final, the first round and semifinals of the men's 200m, the first round of the men's 110 hurdles and the men's 400m final. The last day of competition Sunday features the semifinals and finals of the men's 110m hurdles and the men's 200m final.

Complete results for the U.S.A. Outdoor Track and Field Championships will be available at www.usatf.org. The meet will be televised live Sunday, June 24, from noon to 1 p.m. PT on CBS and tape delayed Sunday from 2-4 p.m. PT on ESPN2.

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