Wildcat Track & Field Has Another Quiet Day at NCAA Championships

May 31, 2002

BATON ROUGE, La. - In day three of the NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships, only three athletes competed for the Wildcats. Heading into the final day of competition, the Wildcats have not made much of a charge in the team standings. The Arizona women sit tied for 26th place with seven points, while the Wildcat men have to yet to score a point. UCLA maintained its lead on the women's side with a total of 44 points, while Louisiana State tops the men's standings with 29 points.

The biggest event of the day for the Wildcats was the women's 100m semifinals, where senior Brianna Glenn won her heat with the second fastest time of the day to qualify for the finals on Saturday. Her time of 11.38 is one of her best times this year. Glenn will compete in the 100m and 200m finals in the final day of competition at this year's championships.

Also competing for the Arizona women, sophomore Beth Hoge made her debut at the NCAA Track and Field Championships in the 5,000m. She finished thirteenth overall with a time of 16:49.43.

Sophomore Mike Mortensen was the only athlete competing today for the Arizona men. In the pole vault competition, Mortensen claimed 14th place with a height of 16-10 � (5.15m).

The final day of competition at this year's NCAA Championships will be a busy one for the Wildcats. Freshman Sean Shields will begin the day for the Wildcats in the shot put. Senior Mike Kenyon will run the 400m finals, while fellow senior Brianna Glenn will compete in the 100m and 200m finals. Live results are available at www.lsusports.net.

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