Pac-10 Track & Field Championships In Tucson This Weekend

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TUCSON, Ariz. - The University of Arizona will host the 2011 Pac-10 Track and Field Championships, May 6-7 and May 13-14, at Roy P. Drachman Stadium. Events begin Fri.-Sat., May 6-7 with the women's seven-event heptathlon and the men's 10-event decathlon. Events on Friday start at 4 p.m. PT and events on Saturday start at 3 p.m. PT.

 

Friday's decathlon events will start with the 100 meters at 4 p.m. The long jump, shot put, high jump and 400 meters will follow with roughly 30 minutes in between each event. Friday's heptathlon events will start with the 100-meter hurdles at 5 p.m. The high jump, shot put and 200 meters will follow with roughly 30 minutes in between each event.

 

Saturday's decathlon events will start with the 110-meter hurdles at 3 p.m. The discus throw, pole vault, javelin and 1,500 meters will follow with roughly 30 minutes in between each event. Saturday's heptathlon events will start with the long jump at 5 p.m. The javelin and 800 meters will follow with roughly 30 minutes in between each event.

 

On the women's side, seven Pac-10 student-athletes have completed a heptathlon this season and 13 student-athletes will compete this weekend, representing seven schools. Sophomore Keia Pinnick of Arizona State holds the best mark at 5,455 points from the Jim Click Combined Events. Senior Samantha Henderson, also of Arizona State, ranks No. 2 with her total of 5,424 points. Freshman Tatum Souza of UCLA rounds of the top three with a point total of 4,927.

 

On the men's side, 13 Pac-10 student-athletes have completed a decathlon this season and 15 student-athletes will compete this weekend, representing eight schools. Of those competing at the conference championships, senior David Klech of Oregon has the top mark with 7,533 points, scored at the 2011 Mt. SAC Relays. Junior Jeremy Taiwo of Washington ranks No. 2 with 7,335 points. Sophomore Dominic Giovannoni of UCLA rounds of the top three with a point total of 7,192.

 

Because of injury, two-time defending Pac-10 and 2010 NCAA heptathlon champion Brianne Theisen of Oregon has withdrawn from competition. Additionally, top decathlete Michael Morrison of California has opted not to compete in preparation for the NCAA Championships next month.

 

For continued coverage of the Pac-10 Track and Field Championships, visit pac-10.org and ArizonaWildcats.com.

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