This Week in Pac-10 Track and Field

April 26, 2004

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2004 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 2004 Pac-10 Championships (May 14-15, Tucson, Ariz. -- combined events May 7-8) 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 28-29, Northridge, Calif.). The top five finishers from each regional event automatically advance to the NCAA Championships (June 9-12, Austin, Texas). 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 16.

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. Pac-10 qualifying marks in italic have been adjusted to meet the minimum field of 12 competitors.

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).

Symbols: # - NCAA regional qualifier; ! - School record; i - indoor mark; (A) - altitude over 1000 meters; y - yards; *** - freshman; ** - sophomore; * - junior; no asterisk - senior.

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

Track Athlete of the Week: BRANDON JOHNSON, UCLA (Fr., Orange, Texas). In his Bruin debut, Johnson posted the best time in the 400-meter hurdles to win heat one in an NCAA qualifying time of 51.24. He also ran the leadoff on UCLA's winning 4x400 relay team that clocked a time of 3:11.15.

Field Athlete of the Week: DAN AMES, UCLA (Sr., Lakeside, Calif.). Ames finished second overall and was the top collegian in the shot put with a mark of 65-8 1/4. He won the hammer throw with a personal-best and NCAA qualifying toss of 207-8 (No. 8 in school history). He also placed 18th in the discus with a throw of 190-5.

Previous Track winners: April 13 - Domenik Peterson, ASU (200M). April 19 - Louis Luchini, STAN (5000m). April 26 - Brandon Johnson, UCLA (400mH)

Previous Field winners: April 13 - Dan Ames, UCLA (SP/DT/HT). April 19 - Kurt Seefeld, CAL (DT). April 26 - Dan Ames, UCLA (SP/DT/HT).

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

Track Athlete of the Week: AMY HASTINGS, Arizona State (Fr., Leavenworth, Kan.). Hastings finished second overall and was the top collegiate athlete in the 3,000-meter steeplechase at the Oregon Invitational, clocking a 10:17.67 in her first time running the event. Her mark is the third fastest in school history and the fourth fastest all-time in the Pac-10..

Field Athlete of the Week: SHENI RUSSELL, California(Sr., Riverside, Calif.). Russell broke the school record in the discus with a toss of 181-2 at the UCSD Triton Invitational. Her ninth place finish at the Invitational was the highest of any collegiate athlete in the women's discus.

Previous Track winners: April 13 - Sofie Abildtrup, ORE (200m/400m). April 19 - Arianna Lambie, STAN (1500m). April 26 - Amy Hastings, ASU (3000m steeple)

Previous Field winners: April 13 - Sheena Gordon, UCLA (HJ). April 19 - Blessing Ufodiama, WSU (TJ). April 26 - Sheni Russell, CAL (DT).

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