Men's Track and Field Year In Review
July 26, 2001
STANFORD's depth in the distance events enabled the Cardinal to win the Pac-10 Championships with 142 points, its first track and field title since 1927. The Cardinal men swept the top four positions in the 1500-meters and took four of the top-five positions in the 800-meter event. USC finished second (136) and UCLA took third (115.5).
At the NCAA Championships, Stanford was the top finishing Pac-10 team placing fourth. The Cardinal narrowly missed medal contention with a 0.5 point deficient to Baylor (36-36.5). Stanford had one individual champion (Jonathon Riley-5000m) and five members finishing in the Top 10 in their respective events. Other Pac-10 athletes winning NCAA titles included USC's Dennis Kholev (pole vault), OREGON's John Stiegeler (javelin) and Oregon's Santiago Lorenzo (decathlon).
The accomplishments of ARIZONA STATE's Marcus Brunson earned him Pac-10 Men's Track and Field Athlete of the Year accolades. Brunson sprinted away with the 100-meter (10.21) and 200-meter (20.62) titles at the Pac-10 Championships and he was a member of the Sun Devils' first-place 4x400-meter relay team. At the NCAA Championships, he placed third in the 100-meters (10.26) and fourth in the 200-meters (20.60w). Brunson retires his maroon and gold uniform as a seven-time All-American and a school record-holder in the 100-meters (10.10).
Stanford's Donald Sage was honored as the Pac-10 Men's Track and Field Newcomer of the Year. Sage finished second in the 1,500-meters clocking an impressive 3:43.70. In the 5000-meters, Sage finished in fourth place at the Pac-10 Championships. His 1,500-meter time of 3:39.27 was tops among collegiate freshman this season and was the top mark for all Pac-10 athletes in that event.
Stanford's Vin Lananna received the men's Coach of the Year accolade for his second consecutive year. Lananna guided the Cardinal to their first Pac-10 men's title in over 70 years. Under his coaching expertise the Stanford men also finished in the top-four in as many seasons at the NCAA Championships.
PAC-10 NEWCOMER OF THE YEAR: Donald Sage, Stanford
PAC-10 COACH OF THE YEAR: Vin Lananna, Stanford
PAC-10 ATHLETES OF THE WEEK:
MEN'S TRACK - April 10 - Santiago Lorenzo, ORE (decathlon), April 16 - Michael Campbell, ASU (400M), April 23 - Marcus Brunson, ASU (200M), April 30 - Michael Stember, STAN (Relays), May 7 - Simon Kimata, ORE (800M), May 14 - Gabe Jennings, STAN (800M).
MEN'S FIELD - April 10 - John Stiegeler, ORE (JT), April 16 - David Wood, ASU (SP), April 23 - Chad Wassink, STAN (JT), April 30 - John Stiegeler, ORE (JT), May 7 - Djeke Mambo, USC (TJ, LJ, 110mH), May 14 - Santiago Lorenzo, ORE (decathlon).
|Christian Banken, ARIZ||Sr.||3.81||MIS|
|Todd Beyerlein, STAN||Sr.||3.54||Urban Studies|
|John Collin, CAL||Sr.||3.56||English|
|Martin Conrad, CAL||So.||3.75||Undeclared|
|Eric Dudley, WSU||Jr.||3.95||Mechanical Engineering|
|Joe Franklin, UCLA||Sr.||3.40||Chinese|
|Bryan Green, UCLA||Jr.||3.42||Philosophy|
|Michael Harte, STAN||Sr.||3.69||International Relations|
|Scott Johnson, WSU||Jr.||3.82||General Business|
|Santiago Lorenzo, ORE||Jr.||3.72||Exercise and Movement Science|
|Chad Martin, ARIZ||Sr.||3.90||Optical Engineering|
|Thomas Murley, STAN||Sr.||3.49||Art History/Religious Studies|
|Justin Nikbakhsh-Tali, WSU||So.||3.91||Accounting|
|Justin Owen, ASU||So.||3.79||Business|
|Billy Pappas, ORE||Jr.||3.70||Psychology|
|Bryan Preuss, WSU||Sr.||3.68||Marketing|
|John Steigeler, ORE||So.||3.83||Mathematics|
|Adam Tenforde, STAN||So.||3.86||Human Biology|
|Jesse Thomas, STAN||Jr.||3.50||Mechanical Engineering|
|Fasil Bizuneh, ASU||So.||3.33||Chemical Engineering|
|Christopher Coffee, CAL||Sr.||3.32||Architecture|
|Richard Collins, WSU||So.||3.45||Undeclared|
|Mike Cramer, ARIZ||Jr.||3.39||Chemical Engineering|
|Kris Cuaresma-Prim, CAL||RFr.||3.62||Undeclared|
|Timothy Gehring, WSU||RFr.||3.68||Accounting|
|Gabe Jennings, STAN||Jr.||3.25||Music|
|Ian Johnson, WSU||RFr.||3.57||General Language|
|Mike Kenyon, ARIZ||Sr.||3.31||Physical Education|
|Andrew Knutsen, USC||So.||3.45||Computer Science/Engineering|
|Harrison Lee, USC||So.||3.40||Cinema/TV|
|Robert McLean, CAL||Jr.||3.36||Political Science|
|Jeremy Rasmussen, ASU||So.||3.41||Computer Information Systems|
|Frank Remund, WASH||Jr.||3.38||Economics|
|Josh Robinson, WASH||Jr.||3.39||Biochemistry|
|Joseph Urbanski, STAN||So.||3.60||History|
|Brad Walker, WASH||So.||3.42||Undecided|
|Jonathan Welsh, WSU||Jr.||3.30||Political Science|
|Justin Williams, STAN||So.||3.45||Undeclared|
Honorable Mention: Che Banjoko, STAN, Kyle Barker, WSU, David Bazzi, WASH, Mark Blanco, CAL, Wayne Boddy, CAL, Marcus Brunson, ASU, David Burke, ASU, John Clamon, UCLA, Justin Cox, USC, Corey Creasey, CAL, Jared Drake, UCLA, Jamey Gifford, STAN, Jacob Hazelquist, WSU, Seth Hejny, STAN, Andrew Hill, STAN, Michael Hill, WASH, Cody Howell, ORE, Omer Inan, STAN, Cheyne Jones, ASU, Simon Kamau, WSU, Marcus Kelly, WASH, Milton Little, STAN, Steve Loughlin, STAN, James March, ORE, Nate Marum, UCLA, Nicholas Mazur, CAL, Warrick McDowell, STAN, Tyler Noesen, CAL, Daniel Parris, STAN, Michael Ponikvar, STAN, Tom Prindiville, ARIZ, Chris Sprague, STAN, Brandon Strong, ASU, Keith Varga, ARIZ, Chad Wassink, STAN, Nick Welihozkiy, STAN, Zech Whittington, CAL, Ahmad Wright, CAL, Andrew Wulf, UCLA.