Former Devil Quinley Captures Long Jump Title at USA Indoor Champs
Feb. 25, 2007
BOSTON, Mass. - Four former members of the Arizona State University track and field program competed at the 2007 AT&T USA Indoor Track & Field Championships held Saturday and Sunday inside the Reggie Lewis Track & Athletic Center in Boston, Mass., with all four placing among the Top 7 in their respective events. The former Sun Devils also placed three individuals in the Top 2 with one victory and two runner-up finishes recorded.
Trevell Quinley, the 2005 Pac-10 champion in the long jump and a three-time All-American, recorded a mark of 8.06m (26-05.50) to win the long jump, edging runner-up Brian Johnson, who took second with a mark of 8.03m (26-04.25). The title was the first national level victory for Quinley who currently has the ninth-best jump in the world in 2007.
On the track, a pair of runners placed second in the national indoor meet with Lisa (Aguilera) Galaviz taking runner-up honors in the women's 3,000m run while Marcus Brunson took the silver medal in the 60m dash. Galaviz, an eight-time All-American and two-time Pac-10 champion in the 3,000m steeplechase, clocked a time of 9:10.75 to place behind race winner Shalane Flanagan, who won in 8:56.74.
Brunson, a seven-time All-American and four-time conference champion, placed second in the short sprint with a time of 6.58 as Dabryan Blanton won in 6.56. Despite the time, Brunson still holds the top mark in the world so far this season. The final former Devil to compete was Vince Mosca, who placed seventh in the shot put with a mark of 19.33m (63-05.00).
The current Sun Devils could send several athletes to one of three NCAA Last Chance Qualifying meets next weekend. If not, those Sun Devils that qualify will travel to Fayetteville, Ark., on March 9-10 for the 2007 NCAA Indoor Track & Field Championships to close out the indoor season.