Track & Field Earns Five Regional Berths on Day One of Texas Relays

April 7, 2006

AUSTIN, Texas - Members of the Arizona State University track and field team headed to Austin, Texas, Friday to compete in the 79th Clyde Littlefield Texas Relays and turned in several strong performances at the prestigious meet held at Mike A. Myers Stadium. In all, seven individuals and two relays combined to record five NCAA regional qualifying marks with three coming on the track and two in the field.

The men's sprints turned in solid marks as Kelvin Love Jr., led the way by placing third overall in the preliminaries of the 100m dash in a regional qualifying mark of 10.42. Love Jr., also ran on the 4x100m relay team that advanced to the finals as the quartet finished with a regional mark of 39.96 for ninth place overall. The other members of the squad included Steven Koehnemann, who also finished 22nd in the 100m dash preliminaries in 10.75, Domenik Peterson and Jimmie Gordon.

On the women's side of the competition, Latosha Wallace finished 12th in the 400m hurdles in 59.89 to earn a regional berth before helping the 4x400m relay team finish 11th with a regional mark of 3:34.96. The relay, which improved its season best mark by nearly five seconds, included Shauntel Elcock, Christina Hardeman, Jordan Durham and Wallce. In the only other track event of the day, Jacquelyn Johnson was called for a false start in the 100m hurdles.

In the field, Stephanie Garnett placed fifth in the `B' section of the long jump and earned a regional berth with her mark of 6.00m (19-08.25) while Cara Walker placed fourth in the `B' section of the pole vault with a clearance of 3.80m (12-05.50), also a regional mark. The final field event was the `A' section of the women's high jump with Johnson not clearing a bar in the competition.

The Texas Relays continue through Saturday. Following this weekend, the Sun Devils will compete in three meets next weekend, including the 27th Sun Angel Track Classic presented by Coca-Cola. The annual meet runs April 14-15 while several members of the team will head to the Mt. SAC Relays on April 13 while also sending several competitors to the Mesa Classic on April 14.

2006 Texas Relays
Arizona State results ONLY
Women's Events
400m Hurdles (prelims) - Latosha Wallace - 9th place - 58.89 (NCAA region)
100m Hurdles (prelims) - Jacquelyn Johnson - did not place - false start
4x400m Relay (prelims) - Arizona State `A' - 11th place - 3:34.96 (NCAA region)
- Shauntel Elcock, Christina Hardeman, Jordan Durham, Latosha Wallace
Long Jump `B' Section - Stephanie Garnett - 5th place - 6.00m/19-08.25 (NCAA region)
Pole Vault `B' Section - Cara Walker - 4th place - 3.80m/12-05.50 (NCAA region)
High Jump `A' Section - Jacquelyn Johnson - did not place - no height

Men's Events
100m Dash (prelims) - Kelvin Love Jr. - 3rd place - 10.42 (NCAA region) - advances to final
100m Dash (prelims) - Steven Koehnemann - 22nd place - 10.75
4x100m Relay (prelims) - Arizona State `A' - 9th place - 39.96 (NCAA region) - advances to final
- Steven Koehnemann, Domenik Peterson, Jimmie Gordon, Kelvin Love Jr.