This Week In Pac-10 Outdoor Track And Field

April 10, 2006

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PACIFIC-10 CONFERENCE OUTDOOR TRACK AND FIELD ATHLETES OF THE WEEK

WALNUT CREEK, Calif. -- Pacific-10 Conference outdoor track and field athlete of the week honors for the week of April 3-9:

Men's Track Athlete of the Week: ERIC MITCHUM, OREGON (Sr., Calumet City, Ill.). Mitchum won his fourth Pepsi Team Invite title in the 110-meter hurdles with a time of 13.68W. He added a title in the 400-meter hurdles as well with a clocking of 52.09. The time was only .82 seconds off his personal best (51.27). He also aided Oregon's winning 4x100 relay squad to a regional qualifying time of 40.33.

Men's Field Athlete of the Week: MIKE LANDERS, UCLA (Jr., Merced, Calif.). Landers jumped a lifetime best by over five inches to win the Rafer Johnson/Jackie Joyner-Kersee Invitational pole vault title. His mark of 17-8.50 established a meet record, and moved him to No. 2 on the collegiate list, and No. 2 on the U.S. National list this season. It was the eighth best mark in school history.

Women's Track Athlete of the Week: CHAUNTAE BAYNE-HACKETT, STANFORD (So., Ft. Worth, Texas). Bayne-Hackett ran the second-fastest 100 meter time in school history with a time of 11.26 to finish third at the Texas Relays. The time ranks ninth all-time on the Pac-10 career list. She also contributed to season-best times in the 4x400 relay (3:33.23) and 4x100 relay (44.37).

Women's Field Athlete of the Week: CHELSEA JOHNSON, UCLA (Sr.., Atascadero, Calif.). Johnson won the Rafer Johnson/Jackie Joyner-Kersee Invitational pole vault title with a clearing height of 14-5.25. It was the fourth consecutive meet in which she has cleared 14-feet. Her height of 14-6.25 remains the top mark in the nation this season.

2006 PAC-10 TRACK AND FIELD ATHLETES OF THE WEEK

MEN'S TRACK - April 10 - Eric Mitchum, ORE (110MH/400MH).

MEN'S FIELD - April 10 - Mike Landers, UCLA (PV).

WOMEN'S TRACK - April 10 - Chauntae Bayne-Hackett, STAN (100M/4x100/4x400).

WOMEN'S FIELD - April 10 - Chelsea Johnson, UCLA (PV).

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