UA Track & Field Kicks Off Postseason at USC

May 11, 2003

LOS ANGELES, Calif. - The University of Arizona's track and field squads kicked off the postseason on Saturday at the Pac-10 Combined Championships in Los Angeles. Amanda Underwood currently sits in seventh place in the heptathlon, while Jake Arnold is tenth after the five events of the decathlon. Scores from this weekend will contribute towards team scores at next week's conference championships.

Underwood started the day's action off in the 100 meter hurdles, where she finished in 15.42 seconds. She went on to clear 4 feet, 11 inches in the high jump. In the shot put, she finished with a best throw of 34 feet, 11 3/4 inches (10.66m). Underwood closed out the first day of competition with a time of 26.87 seconds in the 200 meters. After four events, Underwood earned 2,704 points.

On the men's side, Arnold began with the 100 meters, finishing in 11.64 seconds. In the long jump, he leapt 20 feet, 8 inches (6.30m). He finished with a best mark of 37-3 (11.35m) in the shot put. In the high jump, Arnold cleared 6 feet, 3 1/2 inches (1.92m). In the final event of the day, the 400 meters, Arnold crossed the line in 52.00 seconds to end with 3,398 points at the halfway mark.

Competition continues tomorrow on the University of Southern California's campus at 10 a.m. PT.

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