2009 All-Comers Meet Results
Dec. 12, 2009
TUCSON -The UA men's and women's track and field squads took part in the annual Arizona All-Comers meet Saturday morning at Roy P. Drachman.
The squad utilized the meet as an intersquad scrimmage much like the Red-Blue Basketball and Football scrimmages. Captains of Arizona's three squads - seperated into Red, White and Blue teams - took part in a draft to pick up members of the team and try to string together the most complete squad possible.
In the end it was the Blue team led by a strong peformance from their distance runners and throwers that pulled out the tight victory with their final score of 217 points, edging the White (214) and Red (203) points by the slimmest of margins.
The Blue team racked up 24 points alone in the men's and women's 3000-meters to provide the swing of momentum to lead them to the victory. Freshman Jenn Bergman and junior Maggle Callahan swept the top two positions for the women for the Blue squad while senior Brian MacArthur won the men's section of the event.
Team captain Korion Morris swept the shot put and discus events to come up with 14 points of his own towards the Blue team's total. Sophomore James Eichberger also cleaned up in the men's 500- and 1000-meters to earn fourteen points of his own.
In the high jump, two freshmen athletes gave a taste of what Arizona can expect in the future in Edgar Rivera-Morales (Blue) and Nick Ross (Red). The two athletes steadily cleared all the bars up through 2.15m (7-0 1/2) and eventually ended in a tie when neither could get over the 2.20m (7-2 1/2) barrier. Though the event doesn't count towards records, had it been a normal meet Ross and Rivera-Morales would have been only the 14th and 15th athletes to clear the 7-foot barrier in Arizona history.
Rivera-Morales' brother, Luis, also put on quite a show for Arizona as the school's most accomplished long jumper over the past two decades rolled to a victory in not only the long jump but the 60-meter hurdles as well, posting a respectable 8.14 time.
The UA teams will now focus on rolling through competition outside of themselves as the indoor season kicks off next month beginning with the Lumberjack Invitational January 16 in Flagstaff.