Pac-10 Track And Field Championships Preview
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WALNUT CREEK, Calif. - The Pac-10 Conference Track and Field Championships (81st annual for men, 25th annual for women) continue in Tucson, Ariz., this Friday and Saturday, May 13-14. The University of Arizona will host the events at Roy P. Drachman Stadium.
Competition begins Friday, May 13 at 2:30 p.m. PT with the women's hammer, while the women's 1,500 meters will kick off the running events at 5:15 p.m. PT. The men's hammer will get things underway on the second day of events on Saturday, May 14 at 3 p.m., with the rest of the day's running events starting at 6 p.m. PT.
Admission is $10 per day for adults and $5 per day for youth and seniors. A two-day package is $15 for adults and $8 for youth and seniors.
MEET RESULTS... Live results will be posted throughout the meet and can be accessed here on www.pac-10.org and www.arizonawildcats.com. Complete results following each day will also be posted on both websites.
HEPTATHLON/DECATHLON... UCLA collected 15 points in the decathlon while ARIZONA STATE tallied 23 points in the heptathlon to take early leads heading into this weekend's Championships. WASHINGTON junior Jeremy Taiwo scored a career-best 7,742 points to capture the decathlon title. Junior Trent Perez, freshman Marcus Nilsson and sophomore Dominic Giovannoni finished 3-4-5 for the Bruins. Arizona State senior Samantha Henderson won the heptathlon with a personal-best score of 5,470 points. Sophomores Keia Pinnick and Christabel Netty finished second and fourth for the Sun Devils. ASU's 23 points ties for the most points scored in the opening weekend by one woman's team in Pac-10 history, equaling the 23 points posted by WASHINGTON STATE in 1999 and STANFORD in 1998.
ENTRIES... A complete list of competitors will be posted later in the week after coaches submit their entries.
THE RANKINGS... Here's where the Pac-10 ranks in the USTFCCCA Top-25 as of May 10:
12. Arizona State
23. Washington State
ON THE AIR... FOX Sports Net will air a two-hour tape delayed show starting Thursday, May 19. Paul Sunderland and Joanna Hayes will call the action, while color commentary will be provided by Tom Feuer. Samantha Steele will provide additional commentary from the infield. Check the local listings for the airing dates of the championships on your FOX Sports Net regional provider.