Distances Shine in Last Chances, Sprints Successful in Outdoor Debut

March 3, 2007

TEMPE, Ariz. - Members of the Arizona State University track and field program split their ranks and competed at a trio of meets, including two indoor competitions and one outdoor meet, all of which were held Saturday. Indoors, several runners provisionally qualified for the NCAA Championships at meets in Seattle and Ames, Iowa, while the sprinters got a jump on the outdoor season by running in the Wildcat Classic in Tucson.

At the Washington Last Chance, Jenna Kingma and Ali Kielty turned in times of 16:14.12 and 16:14.67, respectively, to place second and third in the race. Their times rank among the Top 15 in the nation this year and should be good enough to qualify both for the national meet. Joining them in provisionally qualifying in a distance race was Jessie McLaughlin, who turned in a fourth-place time of 4:45.90.

In the field, Stephanie Garnett place third in the long jump with a mark of 6.06m (19-10.75) while Jacquelyn Johnson was fourth in 5.80m (19-05.00). Johnson also competed in the high jump, placing second with a clearance of 1.68m (5-6.00). On the men's side, Domenik Peterson ran in the 400m dash, turning in a time of 47.27, just 0.02 away from qualifying provisionally for the national meet.

In Ames, the women's sprinters took to the track with Latosha Wallace running 53.62 in the 400m dash to place fourth overall and improve her provisional status in the event. Also in the open quarter, Shauntel Elcock (55.77) and Bridgette Williams (55.87) finished 12th and 13th, respectively. The trio joined D'Metra Macedon to run 3:39.72 in the 4x400m relay, which is a provisional qualifier.

Outdoors, several sprinters headed to Tucson where Kelvin Love Jr. and Jasmine Chaney each won a pair of races on the day. Chaney, the only woman to compete for ASU in the meet, won the 100m hurdles (14.76) and the 400m hurdles (66.85) in her first collegiate outdoor meet. For the men, Love Jr. took the 200m dash with a regional qualifying mark of 20.91 while tying for the victory in the 100m dash with Rodney Glass as both clocked a 10.56. In the 400m dash, Jimmie Gordon regionally qualified with a time of 47.13 to win the event while Marquis Profit placed third in a time of 48.78.

The NCAA will release its list of accepted entries into the 2007 NCAA Indoor Track & Field Championships on Monday evening. Those Sun Devils that find their names on the lists will head to Fayetteville, Ark., for the national meet March 9-10 at the Randall Tyson Center.

INDOOR - Last Chance Meets
at Washington (Seattle, Wash.)
Women's 5,000m Run

2. Jenna Kingma - 16:14.12 (provisional)
3. Ali Kielty - 16:14.67 (provisional)

Women's Mile Run
4. Jessie McLaughlin - 4:45.90 (provisional)

Women's Long Jump
3. Stephanie Garnett - 6.10m/19-10.75
4. Jacquelyn Johnson - 5.80m/19-05.00

Women's High Jump
2. Jacquelyn Johnson - 1.68m/5-6.00 Men's 400m Dash
2. Domenik Peterson - 47.27

at Iowa State (Ames, Iowa)
Women's 400m Dash

4. Latosha Wallace - 53.62 (provisional)
12. Shauntel Elcock - 55.77
13. Bridgette Williams - 55.87

Women's 4x400m Relay
1. Arizona State - 3:39.72 (provisional)

OUTDOOR - Wildcat Classic (Tucson, Ariz.)
Men's 100m Dash

1. Kelvin Love Jr. - 10.56 (-1.4)
1. Rodney Glass - 10.56 (-1.4)

Men's 200m Dash
1. Kelvin Love Jr. - 20.91 (-0.9) - regional

Men's 400m Dash
1. Jimmie Gordon - 47.13 - regional
3. Marquis Profit - 48.78

Women's 100m Hurdles
1. Jasmine Chaney - 14.76 (+0.0)

Women's 400m Hurdles
1. Jasmine Chaney - 66.85

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