Whiting Hits Regional Mark in Discus to Lead Track & Field at Mesa

April 14, 2007

MESA, Ariz. - Ryan Whiting regionally qualified in the men's discus and two individuals won races as members of the Arizona State University track and field team competed at the Mesa Classic Friday night in Mesa, Ariz. In all, six men and four women competed at the event hosted by Mesa Community College.

Whiting placed eighth in the discus with a mark of 55.84m to post the only regional qualifying mark in the meet for the Sun Devils. On the track, Jimmie Gordon won the 400m dash in 47.57 while Chelsea Caloia won the 3,000m steeplechase in 11:39.58.

A pair of runners took runner-up honors as well with Sid Walters placing second in the men's 800m run (1:56.20) while Samantha Knobbe finished second in the women's 1,500m run (5:06.15).

The remaining events of the Sun Angel Classic will be held Saturday with the men's and women's pole vault leading off the competition at 1 p.m. with all running events starting at 5 p.m.

Meet Results - Mesa Classic
Men's Results

8. Ryan Whiting - 55.84m (regional qualifier)

15. Andy Haas - 50.84m

400m Dash
1. Jimmie Gordon - 47.57

800m Run
2. Sid Walters - 1:56.20
9. Craig Nobles - 2:00.95

5,000m Run
6. Kal Clark - 15:22.23
7. Shane Snyder - 15:22.70

Women's Results
800m Run

6. Lauren Hayes - 2:26.67

1,500m Run
2. Samantha Knobbe - 5:06.15

3,000m Steeplechase
1. Chelsea Caloia - 11:39.58

9. Sara Shisslak - 51.10m

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