Pac-10 Track and Field Teams Head to NCAA Championships

June 9, 2008

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WALNUT CREEK, CALIF. -- The Pacific-10 Conference will send 145 student-athletes and 11 relay squads to compete at the NCAA Championships hosted by Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa, Wednesday, June 11 through Saturday, June 14.

Defending NCAA Women's Champion ARIZONA STATE leads all Pac-10 women's teams with 17 entries (10 student-athletes), followed by STANFORD with 14 entries (12 student-athletes). On the men's side, UCLA leads the way with 15 entries (13 student-athletes), followed by Pac-10 Champion Oregon with 13 entries (13 student-athletes). Arizona State captured both the men's and women's title at the NCAA West Region on May 30-31 in Northridge, Calif.

Here's the list of individual entries and relay squads representing the Pac-10 Conference:

ARIZONA - MEN                         ARIZONA - WOMENBobby McCoy, Sr. 400m                 Christina Rodgers, So. 800mLuis Rivera-Morales, Jr. LJ           Elizabeth Patterson, So.	HJZack Lloyd, Jr.	SP, DT                Jasmin Day, So. HJShawn Best, Sr.	SP                    Nicole Lloyd, Jr. SP, DTJarred Sola, Jr. SP                   Shevell Quinley, Jr. HeptathlonArizona	4x100Arizona	4x400

ARIZONA STATE - MEN ARIZONA STATE - WOMENCalvin Abram, Jr. 100m, 200m Charonda Williams, Jr. 100m, 200mDarryl Elson, Jr. 200m Dominiqué Maloy, Fr. 200mJoel Phillip, Jr. 400m Jeavon Benjamin, Jr. 400mNectaly Barbosa, Fr. 800m Ali Kielty, So. 10,0000mKyle Alcorn, Sr. Steeple April Kubishta, Sr. PVMatt Turner, Sr. LJ Stephanie Garnett, Jr. LJRyan Whiting, So. SP, DT Jacquelyn Johnson, Sr. LJ, HeptathlonBrad Roth, Sr. JT Jessica Pressley, Sr. SP, DT, HT Sarah Stevens, Jr. SP, DT, HT Tai Battle, Sr. DT, HT Arizona State 4x100 Arizona State 4x400

CALIFORNIA - MEN CALIFORNIA - WOMENDavid Torrence, Sr. 1500m Cherrelle Garrett, Fr. 100mMark Matusak, So. 1500m Alysia Johnson, Sr. 800mJake Hanson, Jr. 400mH Evelyn Smith, Jr. 400mHEd Wright, Jr. HJ Katie Morgan, Jr. PVMartin Maric, So. DT Cassandra Strickland, Sr. TJRyan Young, So. JT California 4x100

OREGON - MEN OREGON - WOMENPhil Alexander, Sr. 200m Keshia Baker, So. 400mAndrew Wheating, So. 800m Zoe Buckman, So. 800mAndrew Acosta, So. 1500m Alexandra Kosinski, Fr. 1500mCarlos Trujillo, Sr. 5000m Nicole Blood, So. 5000mDaniel Mercado, Fr. 10,000m Sarah Pearson, Sr. 5000mDiego Mercado, Fr. 10,000m Kasey Harwood, Sr. 400mHChris Winter, Jr. Steeple Melissa Gergel, Fr. PVColin Witter-Tilton, So. PV Rachel Yurkovich, Jr. JTColin Veldman, Sr. HT Brianne Theisen, Fr. HeptathlonJordan Stray, Fr. HT Kalindra McFadden, Jr. HeptathlonMike Simmons, Jr. JTAlex Wolff, So. JTAshton Eaton, So. DecathlonOregon 4x400

STANFORD - MEN STANFORD - WOMENWopamo Osaisai, Sr. 100m Griffin Matthew, So. 100m, LJAndrew Dargie, Fr. 400m Lauren Centrowitz, Jr. 1500mRussell Brown, Sr. 1500m Alicia Follmar, Jr. 1500mGarrett Heath, Jr. 1500m Teresa McWalters, Sr. 5000mMyles Bradley, Jr. 110mH Alexandra Gits, Fr. 10,000mJosh Hustedt, Sr. Decathlon Lindsay Allen, Sr. Steeple Erica McLain, Sr. LJ, TJ Melissa Yunghans, Sr. SP Michaela Wallerstedt, Jr. SP Jaynie Goodbody, So. HT Danielle Maier, Sr. JT Lauren Stewart, Jr. Heptathlon

UCLA - MEN UCLA - WOMENCory Primm, Fr. 800m Jolanda Diego, Sr. 100m, 200mLaef Barnes, Jr. 1500m Krishna Curry, So. 800mKevin Craddock, Jr. 110mH Lindsay Rowe, Fr. 100mHHenry Hagenbuch, Sr. Steeple Nicole Leach, Jr. 400mHTaylor Hobson, Fr. HJ Kaneisha Creary, Sr. HJDustin DeLeo, Jr. PV Allie Miller, Sr. HJJohnny Quinn, Fr. PV Tori Anthony, Fr. PVJonathan Clark, Fr. TJ Tori Pena, So. PVJohn Caulfield, Sr. SP, DT Katy Viuf, Jr. PVDarius Savage, Sr. SP, DT Rhonda Watkins, Jr. LJGreg Garza, Sr. DT Renee Williams, Sr. LJ, TJBo Taylor, Fr. DT UCLA 4x400Boldizsar Kocsor, Jr. HT

USC - MEN USC - WOMENLionel Larry, Sr. 400m Jessica Onyepunuka, Sr. 100mJason Price, So. 400m Carol Rodriguez, Sr. 400mDuane Solomon, Sr. 800m Shalina Clarke, So. 100mHKai Kelley, Sr. 110mH, 400mH Nia Ali, So. 100mHLogan Tayor, Sr. 110mH Zsofia Erdelyi, Fr. SteepleManjula Wijesekara, So. HJ Michelle Sanford, Sr. LJ, TJDerek Scott, So. PV Kate Hutchinson, Sr. DTCorey White, Jr. JT Eva Orban, Jr. HT Kristine Busa, Fr. JT Shana Woods, So. Heptathlon USC 4x100 USC 4x400

WASHINGTON - MEN WASHINGTON - WOMENJordan Boase, Jr. 400m Michelle Turner, Jr. 1500mAustin Abbott, Sr. 800m Katie Follett, So. 1500mJake Schmitt, So. 10,000m Amanda Miller, Sr. 1500mJames Fredrickson, Sr. 400mH Falesha Ankton, Jr. 100mHCarl Moe, Sr. SteepleNorris Frederick, Sr. HJ, LJJared O'Connor, Jr. PVWashington 4x100

WASHINGTON STATE - MEN WASHINGTON STATE - WOMENJeshua Anderson, Fr. 400mH Anna Layman, Fr. 800mBarry Leavitt, Jr. 400mH Lorraine King, Jr. 400mHTrent Arrivey, So. HJ Sara Trané, Jr. SteepleJon Jeffreys, Sr. JT Meghan Leonard, Sr. SteepleRickey Moody, Sr. Decathlon Eba Jungmark, Fr. HJWashington State 4x400 McKenzie Garberg, Sr. DT, HT Marissa Tschida, Fr. JT

THE RANKINGS. . . Here's where the Pac-10 ranks in USTFCCCA's Top-25 as of June 4:

	Men	                Women	 6.  UCLA	         3.  Arizona State	11.  USC	         6.  USC	12.  Arizona State	 9.  UCLA	15.  Oregon	        10.  Stanford	18.  Arizona	        13.  Oregon	20.  California	        23.  Arizona	21.  Washington State	23.  Washington

PAC-10 ELITE . . . Clearly the nation's most successful track and field Conference ever, the Pacific-10 Conference has produced such track and field greats as Bernard Lagat, Amy Acuff, Ato Boldon, John Godina, Balazs Kiss, Mike Powell, Greg Foster, Kevin Young, Andre Phillips, James Robinson, Herman Frazier, Steve Lewis, Joaquim Cruz, Jackie Joyner-Kersee, Florence Griffith-Joyner, Evelyn Ashford, Henry Rono, Steve Prefontaine, Bob Mathias, Bob Seagren, Gail Devers, Sheila Hudson, Willie Banks, Quincy Watts, Alberto Salazar and Mac Wilkins, to name just a few. Pac-10 schools have won an unprecedented 45 of 83 NCAA men's team titles (USC 26, UCLA 8, OREGON 5, STANFORD 4, ARIZONA STATE 1, CALIFORNIA 1), while six of the 26 women's titles have gone to Pac-10 teams (UCLA 3, ARIZONA STATE 1, OREGON 1, USC 1). Pac-10 men have won 306 individual NCAA titles, while Pac-10 women have claimed 98 individual NCAA titles. Pac-10 men's and women's track and field athletes hold a total of 19 collegiate records.

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