Sun Devil Men and Women Sweep Arizona, Northern Arizona in Track Dual
May 1, 2004
TEMPE, Ariz. - With bragging rights on the line in Tucson Saturday, the Arizona State men and women turned in numerous impressive performances to sweep intrastate rivals Arizona and Northern Arizona in the annual Double Dual. The Sun Devil men defeated UA, 104-96, and NAU, 130-60, while the women downed the Wildcats, 103-95, and the Lumberjacks, 125-60, to sweep the dual for the second time this season after doing the same on the indoor surface in Flagstaff Jan. 31.
On the women's side, 11 of the 19 events were won by Sun Devil student-athletes while 25 total marks went for Top 3 finishes. Five marks also earned places on the Top 10 all-time lists, including Angela Tavlarides breaking her own pole vault record for the fourth time this season with a clearance of 3.80m (12-5.50). Her mark also earned her a spot in the Pac-10 Championships. Also on the lists are Kristi Raban in the pole vault (third at 3.40m/11-1.75), Cassandra Reed in the 400m dash (third at 52.23), Julia Pedersen in the discus (fifth at 54.18m/177-9) and Kandace Tucker in the 200m dash (seventh at 23.57).
Tucker proved to be the fastest woman on the track Saturday as she captured wins in both the 100m and 200m dashes. Her marks of 11.69 and 23.57, respectively, made her the only Sun Devil woman to win multiple events on the day. Also winning events for the Sun Devils included Reed in the 400m dash, Desiree Davila in the 1,500m (4:37.50), Alvina Begay in the 3,000m run (10:24.31), Amy Hastings in the 3,000m steeplechase (10:46.10), the 4x400m relay team of Marcia Smith, Tucker, Christina Hardeman and Reed (3:37.59), Jacquelyn Johnson in the high jump (1.70m/5-7), Porchea Carroll in the long jump (6.07m/19-11.00), Julia Pedersen in the shot put (15.32m/50-3.25) and Jana Pintz in the javelin (38.55m/126-6).
On the men's side, one Top 10 mark was recorded as Jason Barton clocked a 45.57 to finish second in the 400m dash. Individually, Trevell Quinley led the way with multiple wins in the field as he claimed gold in the high jump (2.10m/6-10.75) and long jump (7.36m/24-1.75). Other winners included Seth Amoo in the 100m dash (10.42), Domenik Peterson in the 200m dash (20.65), Lewis Banda in the 400m dash (45.29), Aaron Aguayo in the 3,000m steeplechase (9:03.93), the 4x100m relay of Steven Koehnemann, Peterson, Amoo and Banda (39.21), the 4x400m relay of Barton, Amoo, Steve Fitch and Banda (3:09.37) and Travis Jones in the hammer (57.29m/187-11).
Two Sun Devils will compete in Tucson May 7-8 as the Pac-10 Conference starts its track and field championship season. Both Jacquelyn Johnson (heptathlon) and Joshua Kinnaman (decathlon) will compete in the multi-events and any team points earned will count toward the team's total for the conference meet that concludes May 14-15, also in Tucson.