Two Current ASU Sprinters Exit 2004 US Track & Field Trials

July 12, 2004

TEMPE, Ariz. - A pair of sprinters on the Arizona State track and field team each participated at the 2004 US Track and Field Olympic Team Trials in Sacramento, Calif., Monday, but did not record the results each had hoped. Jason Barton and Cassandra Reed each competed in the 400m dash at the Trials, but failed to advance in the national meet.

Barton, running in the semifinals of the meet, turned in a time of 46.28 to place 16th in the race overall and eighth in his heat. He needed to finish in the Top 4 of his heat to advance to finals slated for Tuesday. Reed, competing in the quarterfinals of the women's event, clocked in at 53.14 to finish fifth in her heat and 19th overall, just missing the Top 16 that would have advanced her to the finals.

The Trials will now take a two day break (Tuesday and Wednesday) before returning to the track on Thursday where former Sun Devil distance runners take center stage. On the women's side, both Lisa Galaviz and Kelly MacDonald will compete in the final of the 3,000m steeplechase. Galaviz, ranked second in the race, and MacDonald, ranked fourth, are both in good position to earn a berth into the Athens Games, needing to finish in the Top 3. Also running will be Brandon Strong in quarterfinals of 1,500m run.

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