Women Sweep, Men Split In Track & Field Double Dual With Arizona, NAU

May 5, 2002

TUCSON, Ariz. - Arizona State's women's track and field squad swept in-state rivals Arizona and Northern Arizona, while the Sun Devil men split, defeating NAU but falling to Arizona, as the three teams competed in their annual double dual in Tucson, Saturday evening.

Led by seven event titles and three NCAA provisional qualifying performances, ASU's women took care of NAU 116-52, while defeating No. 7 Arizona 97-77. Arizona beat NAU by nearly the same score to which it lost to ASU, 97-76.

ASU's men tallied eight event titles and four NCAA provisional qualifying efforts, but it wasn't enough to complete the sweep. ASU defeated NAU handily 110-69, but was edged by Arizona 94-89. Arizona also defeated NAU 109-74.

Junior Tiffany Greer led the Sun Devil women, winning the long jump (20-3.75) and earning runner-up finishes in the 100m (season-best 11.57) and 200m (24.27). Greer was also a member of ASU's 4x100m relay team that won the event with an NCAA provisional qualifying time of 44.90.

Also earning NCAA provisional qualifying times were senior Candida Coulson, winning the 400m hurdles in 58.94, and junior Lisa Aguilera, placing second in the 3000m steeplechase in 10:18.10. In addition to Greer, Coulson and the 4x100m team, also winning event titles were junior Joni Smith in the 400m (season-best 53.93), senior Olivia Mazzaglia in the high jump (matching personal-best 5-8.75), sophomore Sandra Orsund in the discus (159-4) and the women's 4x400m relay team (3:47.10).

Freshman Julia Pedersen notched three second-place finishes in the shot put (46-10.75), discus (151-11) and javelin (season-best 117-5). Also earning runner-up finishes in their respective events were freshman Cassandra Reed in the 400m (54.92), senior Nicole Simmons in the 800m (season-best 2:12.29), junior Brianna Torres in the 1500m (4:28.35), sophomore Seneca Holmes in the 100m hurdles (13.80) and Mazzaglia in the triple jump (39-3).

On the men's side, senior Tony Galaviz led the charge, winning the 110m hurdles in a personal-best and NCAA provisional qualifying time of 13.75. Galaviz also anchored the 4x100m relay team that won the event with a season-best and NCAA provisional qualifying time of 39.85.ASU's other provisional qualifying efforts came from junior Vince Mosca and senior David Wood in the shot put, finishing second (59-9) and third (59-2), respectively.

ASU finished one-two-three in the men's 400m race, led by winner sophomore Steve Fitch (46.60) and followed by freshman Seth Amoo (season-best 46.93) and junior Lorenzo Parham (47.47). Also winning event titles were freshman Jeff Dodge in the 800m (1:51.46), senior Brandon Strong in the 1500m (3:47.06), junior Jeremy Rasmussen in the 3000m steeplechase (season-best 8:59.80), junior Casey Clark in the high jump (season-best 6-10.75) and the men's 4x400m relay team (3:08.29).

Junior Luiz Mello earned second-place finishes in both the 100m (season-best 10.43) and 200m (matching season-best 21.03). Also placing second in their respective events were junior J.R. Cox in the 5000m (14:58.73), freshman Trevell Quinley in the long jump (23-2) and senior Bobby Raines in the javelin (personal-best 215-5).

Next weekend, ASU will not send any athletes to compete in the multi-event portion of the Pac-10 Championships, but will have Wood and Mosca competing at the Modesto Relays, Saturday, May 11. The rest of the squad will be back in action at the Pac-10 Championships hosted by Washington State in Pullman, Wash., Saturday, May 18, through Sunday, May 19.

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