UA Track & Field Completes Day One of NCAA Indoors

March 14, 2003

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. - The University of Arizona's men's and women's track and field teams completed the first day of competition at the 2003 NCAA Indoor Championships on Saturday, March 14. The Wildcats had two athletes competing in the first day's events. Seynabou Ndiaye competed for the women in the 60 meters, while Kevin Opalka represented the men in the pole vault.

Ndiaye made her debut in the NCAA Championships, running a time of 7.53 to finish seventh in her heat and 21st overall. Her time failed to qualify her for tomorrow's final. Opalka, also a first time competitor at the NCAA Championships, placed 10th with a vault of 17 feet (5.18m).

The Wildcats will have two more chances to score with defending NCAA indoor champion Amy Linnen in the women's pole vault and school record holder Sean Shields in the men's shot put. Shields will begin competition at 4:30 p.m. CT, followed by Linnen at 5:30 p.m. CT.

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