Mile Relay Shines Again as Track and Field Completes Three Meets

April 27, 2003

TEMPE, Ariz. - The Arizona State track and field team ended its weekend on the road at three separate locations as the Sun Devils completed their stays at the Drake Relays, Oregon Invitational and UC San Diego Open Saturday. The story of the day was the men's 4x400m relay team remaining undefeated this year as the captured the event title with the fastest time run in college this year.

The quartet of Jason Barton, Seth Amoo, Steve Fitch and Lewis Banda clocked a 3:02.81 to again edge Baylor who ran a 3:02.82. The Sun Devil time is the second-fastest in ASU history and the No. 9 all-time mark in the Pac-10 Conference. Three of the four relay participants also fared well individually with Banda and Barton taking second and fourth, respectively in the 400m dash. Amoo took third in the 200m dash. Also for the men, Ryan Zimmerman recorded a 14.55m leap in the triple jump to take 16th.

On the women's side, the 4x100m relay team of Porchea Carroll, Tiffany Greer, Cassandra Reed and Kandace Tucker combined to take third in the event while Carroll, Reed, Katrice Walton and Joni Smith joined forces to take sixth in the 4x400m relay finals. Individually, Seneca Holmes placed fourth in the 100m hurdles while Greer, Carroll and Tinishia Johnson placed sixth, 11th and 13th, respectively, in the long jump.

At Oregon, the distance corps competed with three women and seven men making the trip to Eugene. Ryan Warrenburg led the way for the men as he placed fourth in the open 3,000m steeplechase. He was joined by teammate Jeremy Rasmussen (12th) in the same race. Kris Alexander placed ninth in the invitational steeplechase event while Fasil Bizuneh (ninth) and Roger Cahill (19th) competed in the 5,000m run. Dan Maher completed the 1,500m race in 3:49.26 to earn 10th place a spot in both the NCAA regional and Pac-10 meets. Jeff Dodge also competed, taking sixth in the 800m run. Lisa Aguilera led the women in Oregon with a fifth-place finish in the 1,500m run while Mandi Fitz-Gustafson and Cody Sohn took sixth and 11th, respectively, in the steeplechase event.

The final weekend trip was at UC San Diego where the ASU throwers competed. On the women's side, Julia Pedersen took sixth in the shot put and 13th in the discus invitational while Molly Clarke placed the highest by taking fifth in the open discus. Jenae Sonne, also in the open discus, took 18th. Becky Holley (sixth) and Liz Arollo (13th) competed in the javelin while Sandra Orsund took sixth in the invitational discus.

For the men, Vince Mosca and Jason Kravitz competed in two events with the duo taking 10th and 16th in the shot put, respectively, and 15th and 16th in the open discus. Travis Jones took 13th in the open discus to record the highest placing on the day for the men.

ASU returns home for its final home meet of the year as it welcomes intrastate rivals Arizona and Northern Arizona to the Joe Selleh Track at Sun Angel Stadium on May 3 for the annual Double Dual. Field events begin at 1 p.m. and running gets underway at 7 p.m.

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DRAKE RELAYS
WOMEN'S RESULTS
4x100m Relay - Finals
3. ASU 'A' (44.87)
Porchea Carroll, Tiffany Greer, Cassandra Reed, Kandace Tucker
Time qualifies for NCAA regional meet

100m Hurdles - Finals
4. Seneca Holmes (13.62)
Time qualifies for Pac-10 and NCAA regional meets

4x400m Relay - Finals
6. ASU 'A' (3:40.57)
Time qualifies for NCAA regional meet

Long Jump - Finals
6. Tiffany Greer (6.11m/20-0.50)
Mark qualifies for Pac-10 and NCAA regional meets
11. Porchea Carroll (5.85m/19-2.50)
Mark qualifies for Pac-10 meet
13. Tinishia Johnson (5.82m/19-1.25)
Mark qualifies for Pac-10 meet

MEN'S RESULTS
Triple Jump - Finals
16. Ryan Zimmerman (14.55m/47-9.00)
Mark qualifies for Pac-10 meet

400m Dash - Finals
2. Lewis Banda (45.68)
4. Jason Barton (46.22)
Both qualified for Pac-10 and NCAA regional meets

200m Dash - Finals
3. Seth Amoo (21.30)
Time qualifies for Pac-10 meet

4x400m Relay - Finals
1. ASU 'A' (3:02.81)
Jason Barton, Seth Amoo, Steve Fitch, Lewis Banda
Time qualifies for Pac-10 and NCAA regional meets
* Time is No. 2 all-time at Arizona State and No. 9 all-time in Pac-10 history

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OREGON INVITATIONAL
WOMEN'S RESULTS
1,500m Run Invitational
5. Lisa Aguilera (4:21.11)
Time qualifies for Pac-10 and NCAA regional meets

3,000m Steeplechase
6. Mandi Fitz-Gustafson (10:51.81)
Time qualifies for Pac-10 and NCAA regional meets
11. Cody Sohn (11:01.50)
Time qualifies for Pac-10 meet

MEN'S RESULTS
800m Run
6. Jeff Dodge (1:52.90)

1,500m Run
10. Dan Maher (3:49.26)
Time qualifies for Pac-10 and NCAA regional meets

3,000m Steeplechase Invitational
9. Kris Alexander (9:02.99)
Time qualifies for Pac-10 and NCAA regional meets

3,000m Steeplechase Open
4. Ryan Warrenburg (9:11.13)
Time qualifies for Pac-10 and NCAA regional meets
12. Jeremy Rasmussen (9:40.91)

5,000m Run Open
19. Roger Cahill (14:20.63)
Time qualifies for Pac-10 and NCAA regional meets

5,000m Run Invitational
9. Fasil Bizuneh (13:57.09)
Time qualifies for Pac-10 and NCAA regional meets

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UC SAN DIEGO TRITON INVITATIONAL
WOMEN'S RESULTS
Shot Put
6. Julia Pederson (14.63m/48-0.00)
Mark qualifies for Pac-10 and NCAA regional meets

Discus - Invitational
6. Sandra Orzund (54.33m/178-3)
Mark qualifies for Pac-10 and NCAA regional meets
13. Julia Pedersen (49.12m/161-2)
Mark qualifies for Pac-10 and NCAA regional meets

Discus - Open
5. Molly Clarke (46.89m/153-10)
Mark qualifies for Pac-10 and NCAA regional meets
18. Jenae Sonne (40.52m/132-11)

Javelin Throw
6. Becky Holley (38.67m/126-10)
13. Liz Arollo (34.74m/114-0)

MEN'S RESULTS
Shot Put
10. Vince Mosca (16.88m/55-4.75)
Mark qualifies for NCAA regional meet
16. Jason Kravitz (15.10m/49-6.50)

Discus - Open
13. Travis Jones (51.53m/169-0)
Mark qualifies for Pac-10 and NCAA regional meets
15. Vince Mosca (51.35m/168-5)
Mark qualifies for NCAA regional meet
16. Jason Kravitz (50.73m/166-5)
Mark qualifies for NCAA regional meet

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