Four Arizona Athletes Travel To USA Track And Field Championships
June 20, 2002
Freshman,Height: 6-4,Weight: 245,Born: Feb. 20, 1983,Hometown: Arroyo Grande, Calif.,High School: Arroyo Grande H.S.
USA Junior Championships: Shields will compete for the Wildcats in the shotput and discus at the USA Junior Championships.
Arizona: Completed a solid freshman season at Arizona, qualifying for theNCAA Indoor and Outdoor Championships... Had a season-best outdoor toss of62-8 1/2 (19.11m) at the NCAA Championships where he finished ninth...Tossed the shot 61-2 (18.64m) in the shot put to finish second in the eventat the Pacific-10 Conference Championships at Washington State... Prior tothat, Shields best outdoor throw in the shot was 60-6 (18.44m) at the Mt.SAC Relays... Shields' best indoor throw came at the NAU-ASU-UA dual meet inFlagstaff when he let go a throw of 62-4 1/4 (18.90m)... Placed 13th in hisfirst NCAA Championships event, the indoor meet in Fayetteville, with athrow of 60-11 (18.56m).
High School: Attended Arroyo Grande (Calif.) H.S. where he earned fourletters in track and field, three in football and three in basketball...Named to the All-Region team three times for the shot put, four for discusand two in basketball... Earned All-State honors once in both the shot anddiscus... High School All-American in the discus... Holds the school recordsin the shot (64-4 1/4) and discus (209-9)... High school team won theCalifornia state team title... Won the junior discus competition at theU.S.-Great Britain Juniors meet in Manchester, England... Placed second atthe Junior meet after his senior year.
Personal: Sean Dennis Shields... Born February 10, 1983 in Los Angeles...Son of Dennis Shields and Andrea Barba... Has one older brother, Matt andone older sister, Kimie, who plays volleyball at the University of NewMexico... Academic area of interest in education... Would like to pursue acareer as a counselor or physical education teacher... Enjoys bodyboardingand the beach.
William (Mike) Kenyon
Graduated Senior,Height: 5-10,Weight: 165,Born: August 26, 1978,Hometown: Sacramento, Calif.,High School: Del Campo H.S.
USA Championships: Will be making his first appearance at the U.S.Championships, competing in the 400m.
Arizona: Completed his collegiate career as a Wildcat, finishing seventh inthe 400m at the NCAA Championships, running 45.93 in the final... Alsocompeted in the 200m at the Championships, running 20.89 in the prelims, buthe did not advance to the finals... Set the 400m standard at Arizona earlierin the season, running 45.38 in the event at the Sun Angel Classic... Wonthe Pacific-10 Conference Championships with a time of 45.83 in the 400m...Was a three-time All-American for the Wildcats... Ran 45.43 in Tucson at the2001 UA-ASU-NAU dual meet... Finished third at the Pac-10 Championships as ajunior, as well... Transferred to Arizona from Cal State-Sacramento where hewas the Big Sky Conference champ in the 200m and 400m in 1999.
High School: Attended Del Campo H.S. in Sacramento, Calif., where he earnedthree letters in track and field, two in football and one in basketball...Named the track and field team's most valuable athlete his junior and senioryears... All-CIF Division I his senior year... Ran 47.16 in the 400m and21.52 in the 200m as a senior, setting school records in both events.
Personal: William Michael (Mike) Kenyon... Born August 26, 1978, in ColoradoSprings, Colo... Son of Bill Kenyon and Kathryn Gifford... Has two sisters,Susan Pankow and Tracey Kenyon... Tracey played basketball at CalState-Sacramento... Graduated with a degree in physical education with aminor in athletic coaching.
Sophomore,Height: 5-10,Born: July 15, 1982,Hometown: Mt. Siani, N.Y.,High School: Mt. Siani H.S.
USA Championships: One of the top collegiate vaulters, will be competing atthe championships for her third straight season.
Arizona: A three-time All-American... Won the NCAA Indoor title and set anew collegiate record in the pole vault, going over 14-10 1/4 (4.53m) in theevent... Won the Pacific-10 Conference outdoor title with a clearance of14-1 3/4 (4.31m)... Linnen no heighted at the NCAA Outdoor Championships,however... Last season, Linne finished fifth in the vault at the IndoorChampionships and sixth at the Outdoor meet... Won the pole vault at theUSATF Junior Championships last season.
High School: Attended Mt. Siani (N.Y.) High School... Earned two letters intrack and field and four in gymnastics... Was the No. 1-ranked female polevaulter in the nation her senior year... Track and Field NewsAll-American... Won the pole vault titles at the Penn Relays, the NationalScholastic meet and the New York state meet... Three-time All-American...National Outdoor Champion and U.S. Indoor record holder as a senior...Qualified for the Olympic Trials where she competed in the qualifying round.
Personal: Amy Cherie Linnen... Born July 15, 1982 in Port Jefferson, N.Y...Daughter of James and Susan Linnen... Academic area of interest is physicaleducation... Would like to become a teacher and coach.
Senior,Height: 5-6,Born: April 18, 1980,Hometown: La Mirada, Calif.,High School: La Mirada H.S.
USA Championships: Competing at the meet for the third straight year...Finished third in the long jump and sixth in the 100m last year... Competedin the same events at the 2000 Olympic Trials... Finished 11th in the longjump that year and made it to the semifinals of the 100m.
Arizona: Finished her collegiate career as one of the top female track andfield competitors in school history... Won the 2001 NCAA long jump and 200mtitles and was an 11-time All-American... Finished her collegiate careerwith school records in the 100m (11.33, 11.15w), 200m (22.91) and long jump(21-10, 6.65m)... Ranked in the top five in Pac-10 history with those times,as well... Became the first female in NCAA history to win a long jump titleand a sprinting title at the same NCAA Championships when she completed thefeat at the meet in Eugene, Ore... Finished fourth in the 100m at thisyear's NCAA meet, sixth in the 200m and third in the long jump... Won thePacific-10 Conference title in the 200m and was second in both the 100m andlong jump... Won the Mountain Pacific Indoor titles in the 60m and 200m,earning Female Athlete of the Year honors for the third straight year in theconference... After winning the Pac-10 100m and 200m titles in 2001, Glennwas named the conference's Female Track Athlete of the Year... Was also atop student at Arizona, earning Academic All-America honors her junior andsenior years.
High School: Attended La Mirada (Calif.) H.S. where she was a four timeletterwinner in track and field... Also earned two letters in bothbasketball and cheerleading... Was named to the All-Suburban League,All-City and All-District teams all four years... Was second in the triplejump at the Junior Nationals after her senior year.
Personal: Brianna Marie Glenn... Born April 18, 1980, in Santa Ana, Calif...Daughter of Theresa Payton and Courtney Glenn... Has three younger siblings,two brothers and a sister.
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