Greer Claims Long Jump Title at NCAA West Region

May 30, 2003

TEMPE, Ariz. - The Arizona State track and field team completed first-day action at the NCAA West Region Championships Saturday at Stanford with several Sun Devils earning a spot in the NCAA Championship meet it two weeks. In the women's team race, host Stanford has opened up a commanding lead, accumulating 45 points, while the Sun Devils hold a slight edge for second place with 16 points. On the men's side, the Sun Devils are in a tie for 18th with one point while Stanford is the leader with 46.

Tiffany Greer, two weeks after claiming her third Pac-10 Championship title in the long jump with a 6.36m jump, duplicated her winning performance with a regional title at the same distance. Porchea Carroll leaped to eighth place with a 5.85m jump while Tinishia Johnson claimed 10th with a jump of 5.79m.

On the track, several Sun Devils turned in stellar times. Seneca Holmes finished second in the third heat of the 100m hurdles with a blistering 13.31 to set a new personal record and move into the No. 4 all-time spot in Arizona State history. Holmes enters the finals with the sixth-fastest time. Dan Maher, though he fell just shy of qualifying for the Sunday finals, ran his fastest time of the year in the preliminaries of the 1,500m run at 3:48.47.

The men and women fared well in the 5,000m run, the only running events contested as finals. For the women, Desiree Davila earned a spot in the NCAA Championships with her fourth-place finish (16:27.59) in the race while teammate Jessica Scalzo finished out of the qualifying range with a 12th-place finish (17:01.53). On the men's side, Fasil Bizuneh clocked in at 14:02.91 to place eighth and earn the only team point for the men so far in the competition.

In a set up for Sunday, the women's 4x100m relay (first), Cassandra Reed (second in the 400m), Joni Smith (ninth in the 400m), Jason Barton (second in the 400m), Seth Amoo (fourth in the 400m), Carroll (seventh in the 100m dash) and Luiz Mello (sixth in the 100m dash) have all qualified for the finals and will need to place in the Top 5 of their respective races to advance to the NCAA Championships.

The NCAA West Region Championship meets concludes Saturday with finals in all running events as well as eight field events.

2003 NCAA West Region Championships
Palo Altos, Calif. - Stanford
Day 1 Results (ASU ONLY)
Number listed prior to name is overall placement
FIELD EVENTS (finals only today)

Men's Hammer
21. Travis Jones 53.74m (176-4)

Women's Javelin26. Becky Holley 37.55m (123-2)

Women's Shot Put19. Julia Pedersen 13.96m (45-9.75)

Women's Long Jump1. Tiffany Greer 6.36m (20-10.50)8. Porchea Carroll 5.85m (19-02.50)10. Tinishia Johnson 5.79m (19-00.00)

Men's High Jump-- Casey Clark no height

Men's Discus21. Travis Jones 49.65m (162-11)23. Vince Mosca 48.31m (158-06)27. Jason Kravitz 44.73m (146-09)

RUNNING EVENTS (preliminaries only, except for 5K races)Women's 4x100m Relay1. Arizona State 44.45 (1st in heat 1)qualifies for finals

Men's 1,500m Run13. Dan Maher 3:48.47 (5th in heat 2)does not qualify for finals

Women's 100m Hurdles6. Seneca Holmes 13.31 (2nd in heat 2)qualifies for finals

Women's 400m Dash2. Cassandra Reed 53.24 (3rd in heat 2)9. Joni Smith 54.47 (1st in heat 3)both qualify for finals

Men's 400m Dash2. Jason Barton 46.87 (1st in heat 4)4. Seth Amoo 47.52 (1st in heat 3)qualifies for finals12. Steve Fitch 47.78 (4th in heat 4)17. Lewis Banda 48.70 (5th in heat 1)do not qualify for finals

Women's 100m Dash7. Porchea Carroll 11.70 (3rd in heat 2)qualifies for finals

Men's 100m Dash6. Luiz Mello 10.58 (2nd in heat 2)qualifies for finals

Men's 800m Run8. Jeff Dodge 1:50.45 (4th in heat 2)qualifies for finals

Women's 5,000m Run4. Desiree Davila 16:27.5912. Jessica Scalzo 17:01.53

Men's 5,000m Run8. Fasil Bizuneh 14:02.9116. Roger Cahill 14:25.00

TEAM SCORINGWomen's Top 51. Stanford 452. Arizona State 163. UCLA 144. USC 135. Oregon 11After field events and 5,000m run

Men's Top 51. Stanford 462. UCLA 263. USC 234. Arizona 14 Oregon 1418. Arizona State 1After field events and 5,000m run

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