This Week in Pac-10 Track and Field

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This 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:

Men's Track: Wes Felix, USC
Ran a Pac-10 leading and personal-best time of 20.79 in the 200 meters and a personal-best 10.24w as he won both sprints at the UCLA dual meet. He also ran the second leg on USC's 4x100 relay that won in 39.90 and ran a leg on the 4x400 relay. Felix is a sophomore from Valencia, Calif.

Men's Field: Adam Jenkins, OREGON
Tossed the javelin a personal-best 221-4. at the Oregon Invitational. The mark is the best in the Pac-10 this season and eighth all-time on the Oregon career list. Jenkins is a junior from Gladstone, Ore.

Men's Track: April 14 - Ryan Wilson, USC (110m hurdles/400m hurdles). April 21 - Ryan Wilson, USC (110m hurdles). April 28 - Wes Felix, USC (100m/200m).

Men's Field: April 14 - Adam Kriz, ORE (HT). April 21 - Allen Simms, USC (TJ). April 28 - Adam Jenkins, ORE (JT).

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

2003 Athlete of the Week Winners:

Women's Track: Sheena Johnson, UCLA
Sheena Johnson, UCLAJohnson won the 100m hurdles (13.34, personal-best, No. 7 in school history, 2003 Pac-10 leader, National Regional Qualifier), 400m hurdles (57.79, season-opener, 2003 Pac-10 leader), and ran the opening leg on the Bruins' winning 4 X 100m relay (44.52, season-best). She scored 10 individual points and contributed to five in the 4 X 100m relay.

Women's Field: Erin Williams, USC
Upset Candice Bauchman in the long jump, winning the event with a PR of 19-9 3/4.

Women's Track: April 14 - Virginia Powell, USC (100 HH, 100m); April 21 - Lauren Fleshman, STANFORD (5,000m); April 28 - Sheena Johnson, UCLA (100 H, 400, H, relay)

Women's Field: April 14: Julianna Tudja, USC (Hammer); April 21 - Julianna Tudja, USC (Hammer); April 28 - Erin Williams, USC (Long Jump)

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