Pac-10 Track and Field Athlete of Week

May 2, 2002

Walnut Creek, Calif. - PACIFIC-10 CONFERENCE OUTDOOR TRACK AND FIELD ATHLETES OF THE WEEK

WALNUT CREEK, Calif. -- Pacific-10 Conference outdoor track and field athlete of the week honors for the week of April 22-April 29:

MEN'S TRACK - Mike Hill, WASHINGTON. Hill was victorious at Drake Relays in the 3000 steeplechase. His time of 8:54.38 was a full two seconds ahead of his nearest competitor in the elite field. Hill currently ranks fourth in the nation and first in the Pac-10 with his season-best time of 8:46.92 . Hill is a senior from Bellevue, Wash.

MEN'S FIELD - Dan Ames, UCLA. Ames threw a season-best, NCAA automatic mark of 198-4 in the discus at the UCSD open. In the shot put, Ames was the second-highest collegiate finisher, placing fifth overall with a mark of 61-9. Ames is a sophomore from Lakeside, Calif.

WOMEN'S TRACK - Tiffany Burgess, UCLA. Burgess led a Bruin top-three sweep in the fifth section of the 800m at the UCSD open. Burgess time of 2:06.30 is an NCAA provisional mark and her second-fastest time this season. Burgess is a junior from Van Nuys, Calif.

WOMEN'S FIELD - Tracy O'Hara, UCLA. O'Hara won the pole vault competition at the UCSD open with a mark of 14-3 1/4. The NCAA automatic mark leads the U.S collegiate list and becomes O'Hara's best jump of the outdoor season. O'Hara is a senior from San Diego, Calif..

2002 PAC-10 TRACK AND FIELD ATHLETES OF THE WEEK

MEN'S TRACK - April 8 - Charles Ryan, UCLA (110H); April 15 - Eric Garner, WASH (800m/1500m); April 22 - Anson Henry, WSU (100m/200m), Mike Hill, WASH (3000SC).

MEN'S FIELD - April 8 - John Stiegeler, ORE (JT); April 15 - Trevor Woods, ORE (PV); April 22 - Julien Kapek, USC (TJ), Dan Ames, UCLA (DT, SP).

WOMEN'S TRACK - April 8 - Randi Smith, WSU (400H); April 15 - Nakiya Johnson, USC (400m); April 22 - Lauren Fleshman, STAN (5,000m); Tiffany Burgess, UCLA (800m).

WOMEN'S FIELD - April 8 - L'Orangerie Crawford, USC (HT, SP); April 15 - Brianna Glenn, ARIZ. (LJ); April 22 - Jennifer Joyce, CAL (HT); April 29-Tracy O'Hara, UCLA (PV).

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