ASU Indoor Track and Field Competes in Day One of Iowa State Classic

Feb. 8, 2002

AMES, Iowa - Junior All-American Fasil Bizuneh clocked an NCAA provisional qualifying time and indoor personal best to place ninth in the men's 5,000m, while junior Brianna Torres notched a fourth-place finish in the women's 5,000m, leading Arizona State indoor track and field in the first day of competition at the Iowa State Classic in Ames, Iowa, Friday.

Bizuneh's time of 14:13.89 in the 5,000m also eclipsed his previous indoor school record time of 14:16.07 set in 2000. His outdoor personal best in the event is 14:04.20, also established in 2000.

Torres crossed the finish line in fourth place with a time of 17:03.53, the highest finisher not to turn in an NCAA provisional qualifying effort. Also competing in the women's 5,000m, sophomore Jen Hurbis clocked in at 17:56.55, placing 16th behind Torres.Missing an NCAA provisional time by just three seconds was the Sun Devil men's distance medley relay team that finished eighth in 9:48.20.

ASU's distance runners will continue to compete in the Iowa State Classic Saturday, while the rest of the Sun Devil squad will be in action at the Mountain T Invitational hosted by Northern Arizona in Flagstaff. Day two of the Iowa State Classic begins tomorrow at 11:30 a.m. CST, while the competition in Flagstaff gets underway at 9 a.m. MST.

Full results from day one of the Iowa State Classic are available at www.cyclones.com.

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