Amy Linnen Wins Pole Vault Title at NCAA Indoor Track and Field Championships

March 8, 2002

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. - University of Arizona sophomore Amy Linnen led the Wildcat charge Friday, winning the NCAA title in the pole vault at the 2002 NCAA Indoor Track and Field Championships, hosted by the University of Arkansas, at the Randal Tyson Track Center.

Linnen ended the evening with a vault of 14-10 1/4 (4.53m), a new school and NCAA indoor record, to win her first-career NCAA title. The three-time All-American improved upon her fifth-place finish in the pole vault at the 2001 NCAA Indoor Championships where she recorded a vault of 13-9 1/4 (4.20m).

In other competition Friday at the Championships, Wildcat senior Brianna Glenn ran a 7.25 in the 60m dash preliminaries and advanced to Saturday's final in the event. She finished first in her heat and enters the final with the third-fastest qualifying time from the preliminaries.

Glenn also finished fifth in the 200m final with a time of 23.29 and finished 15th in the long jump with a final mark of 19-4 3/4 (5.91m). Senior Tara Chaplin finished in 15th place overall with a time of 16:58.12 in the 5,000m final.

On the men's side, freshman Sean Shields placed 13th in the shot put with a toss of 60-10 3/4 (18.56m). Senior Mike Kenyon finished third in his heat of the 400m preliminaries. Kenyon's time of 47.05 was just off the qualifying time necessary to advance to the final.

The Wildcats continue action at the meet on Saturday, March 9, as Brianna Glenn races for a national title in the 60m dash event final.

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