Track & Field Adds Six More Regional Berths to Close Out Texas Relays
April 8, 2006
AUSTIN, Texas - The 79th Clyde Littlefield Texas Relays came to a close for the Arizona State University track and field team and once again, the Sun Devils posted several strong performances in one of the premier meets at Mike A. Myers Stadium in Austin, Texas, Saturday. In all, three relays and three field event individuals earned NCAA Regional berths.
The women's 4x400m relay participated in the invitational version of the race, taking on three other collegiate teams and three USA squads, Red, White and Blue. In the end, the Sun Devil quartet of Shauntel Elcock, Christina Hardeman, Jacquelyn Johnson and Latosha Wallace clocked in at 3:36.74 to place third overall and as the top collegiate team. Overall, only USA Red and USA White bettered the Sun Devils time with ASU finishing ahead of Florida State, California and Arkansas.
In the only other women's event with a Sun Devil competitor, April Kubishta finished eighth overall with a clearance of 3.95m (12-11.50) to earn a regional berth and tie her own second-place mark on the all-time ASU lists. In the field for the men, Brandon Glenn also punched his ticket to the regional event in the pole vault by tying his own second-place mark on the all-time ASU list of 5.30m (17-04.50). The final event saw Ryan Zimmerman place fourth in the triple jump with a wind-aided mark of 15.82m (51-11.00).
Back on the track, the Sun Devils sent two more relays to compete, although it did not start off on the right foot. The 4x100m relay competed in the finals of its event, but did not finish the race. The 4x400m relay of Jerry Jones, Chris Adams, Rich Allen and Domenik Peterson turned in a season-best mark of 3:05.22 to earn a regional berth while placing fifth overall.
Next up for the Sun Devils will be 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
4x400m Invitational Relay - Arizona State `A' - 3rd place - 3:36.74 (NCAA Region)
- Shauntel Elcock, Christina Hardeman, Jacquelyn Johnson, Latosha Wallace
Pole Vault `A' Section - April Kubishta - 8th place - 3.95m/12-11.50 (NCAA Region)
100m Dash (finals) - Kelvin Love Jr. - 6th place - 10.42 w2.7 (NCAA Region)
4x100m Relay - Arizona State `A' - did not finish
- Steven Koehnemann, Domenik Peterson, Chris Adams, Kelvin Love Jr.
4x400m Relay - Arizona State `A' - 5th place - 3:05.22 (NCAA Region)
- Jerry Jones, Chris Adams, Rich Allen, Domenik Peterson
Triple Jump `A' Section - Ryan Zimmerman - 4th place - 15.82m/51-11.00 w3.4 (NCAA Region)
Pole Vault `A' Section - Brandon Glenn - 6th place - 5.30m/17-04.50 (NCAA Region)