This Week in Pac-10 Track and Field

April 21, 2003

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2003 PACIFIC-10 CONFERENCE OUTDOOR TRACK AND FIELD LISTThis list contains no less than the top 20 performances in each event, while all qualifiers for the 2003 Pac-10 Championships (May 17-18, Los Angeles, Calif. -- combined events May 10-11) are above the underlined mark in each event. Marks in parentheses after each event heading are (in order) Pac-10 and NCAA regional qualifying marks. All Pac-10 champions will automatically be invited to the NCAA West Region Championships (May 30-31, Stanford, Calif.). The top five finishers from each regional event automatically advance to the NCAA Championships (June 11-14, Sacramento, Calif.). Another six to eight athletes nationally per event will be invited by the NCAA Championships selection committee based on a season performance list as long as that athlete competed in the regional. Qualifying marks must be made between March 1 and May 19.

List marks in parentheses for the races of 200 meters and under are not accepted as NCAA qualifying efforts, as they were not recorded in automatic (track) or metric (field) form. For the Pac-10 Championships, hand times are allowed, but field events still must be measured in metric units.Indoor marks (from January 1) and wind-aided marks of greater than 4.0 mps will be accepted for the Pac-10 Championships, but not for the NCAA Championships. Wind-aided marks of 2.0 - 4.0 mps will be accepted for NCAA Championships.

Date of performance is listed after each entry. For distances of one lap and below, hand times are converted for placing using IAAF charts (+0.24 seconds for below one lap, +0.14 seconds for one lap and up). All metric conversions in the field events are from IAAF tables, as well.

Symbols: # - NCAA regional qualifier; ! - Record (what type noted within the event list); i - indoor mark; (A) - altitude over 1000 meters; y - yards; *** - freshman; ** - sophomore; * - junior; no asterisk - senior.

Pac-10 Men's Track and Field Athletes of the Week

2003 Athlete of the Week Winners:

Mens Track: Men's Track: Ryan Wilson, USC (Sr., Westerville, Ohio). Wilson placed second to world champion Alan Johnson at the Mt. Sac Relays, lowering his personal best to 13.50.

Men's Field: Allen Simms, USC (So., Greenbelt, Md.). Broke USC's school record in the triple jump, bounding 56-1 1/4 to place second in the world-class field at the Mt. Sac Relays. It's the second best outdoor mark in Pac-10 history. He achieved the Pac-10 record earlier this season with an indoor mark of 56-7 1/4.

Men's Track: April 14 - Ryan Wilson, USC (110MH/400MH). April 21 - Ryan Wilson, USC (110MH).

Men's Field: April 14 - Adam Kriz, ORE (HT). April 21 - Allen Simms, USC (TJ).

Pac-10 Women's Track and Field Athletes of the Week

2003 Athlete of the Week Winners:

Women's Track: Lauren Fleshman, STANFORD (Sr., Canyon Country, CA). Fleshman broke the Pac-10 record in winning the 5,000 this weekend at the Mt. Sac Relays. Her time is the third best all-time for a collegiate runner in the 5,000 meters. She also, set a school record (15:29) set in 1984 and beat her previous best of 15:35.29.

Women's Field: Julianna Tudja, USC (Sr., Veszprem, Hungary). Tudja continued her hot streak in the hammer, throwing 218-5 at the Mt. Sac relays to shatter the Pac-10 women's hammer mark previously held by UCLA's Christina Tolson. It's the second-furthest mark in the nation this year.

Women's Track: April 14 - Virginia Powell, USC (100 HH, 100m). April 21 - Lauren Fleshman, STANFORD (5,000m)

Women's Field: April 14: Julianna Tudja, USC (Hammer). April 21 - Julianna Tudja, USC (Hammer)

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