ASU Trio To Compete at Purple Tiger Invitational Saturday
Jan. 23, 2002
This Week --
Four-time All-American Tiffany Greer will join newcomers Trevell Quinley and Asokah Muhammad in representing Arizona State track and field at the Purple Tiger Invitational hosted by Louisiana State, Saturday, Jan. 26, at the Carl Maddox Field House in Baton Rouge, La. Saturday's meet marks the first indoor competition of the 2002 season for the Sun Devils, but is not a full squad debut. ASU will make their team debuts at the Cyclone Classic in Ames, Iowa, Friday, Feb. 8, through Saturday, Feb. 9, and at the Flagstaff Invitational, Saturday, Feb. 9. Greer, a junior from Powder Springs, Ga., is already a four-time All-American in the long jump (indoor and outdoor) and looks to lead the 2002 ASU women's squad. Quinley and Muhammad will be making their collegiate debuts this weekend. Quinley, a freshman from Tracy, Calif., was a California state long jump champion, while Muhammad, a freshman from Oakland, Calif., was also a standout prep long and triple jumper.
National Rankings --
Neither ASU's men's or women's track squads have been ranked in the first two Trackwire Top-25 polls for the 2002 indoor season. Last year, the men did not receive a top-25 indoor billing, while the women were ranked as high as 18th in the second poll of the season.
2001 Indoor Season Recap --
Last year at the NCAA Indoor Championships, ASU's women tied for 25th with Kansas State (nine points), recording their second-best team finish since 1995 when the Sun Devils tied for 19th. Earning All-America honors were Kelly MacDonald (fifth place in the 5000m), Adrienne Judie (fourth in the weight throw) and Tiffany Greer (11th place in the long jump). Setting ASU indoor records in 2001 for the women were Seneca Holmes in the 60m hurdles (8.48 alt. adj.), Judie in the weight throw (66-10) and Olivia Mazzaglia in the pole vault (11-8). ASU's men did not record any points at the NCAA Indoor Championships, but they did see some bright spots during the short season. The men's 4x400m relay team of Michael Campbell, Jason Barton, Pete Lopez and Tony Berrian set a school record at the MPSF Championships with a time of 3:07.02, breaking the previous record of 3:08.35 set in 1999. Also setting an ASU indoor record for the men was Tony Galaviz in the 60m hurdles (7.81).
Up Next --
ASU's complete men's and women's squads will be competing at the Cyclone Classic in Ames, Iowa, Friday, Feb. 8, through Saturday, Feb. 9, as well as at the Flagstaff Invitational, Saturday, Feb. 9.