Pac-12 track and field championships continues this weekend

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SAN FRANCISCO -- The Pac-12 Men’s and Women’s Track & Field Championships (86th annual for men, 30th annual for women) continues in Seattle on the campus of the University of Washington this Saturday and Sunday, May 14-15, with the running and field events. UW is hosting the championships for the first time since 1997.

Tickets for the running and field events on May 14-15 are available for purchase through the Washington Ticket Office. Online purchases can be made here: http://www.gohuskies.com/ViewArticle.dbml?DB_OEM_ID=30200&ATCLID=210747225 or by calling (206) 543-2200. The ticket office is open from Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.PT. On the day of the meet, the ticket office is located at Husky Ballpark next to the Soccer Facility.

TEAM SCORES... After the two-day multi-events competition at Cromwell Field last weekend, below are the Championships standings heading into the final weekend of running and field events:

MEN
Team - Points

1. Oregon - 14
2. Arizona - 10
3. Washington State - 4
4. Washington - 4
4. UCLA - 4
6. Colorado - 2
WOMEN
Team - Points

1. USC - 14
2. Arizona - 11
3. Washington State - 6
3. Colorado - 6
5. Washington - 2
6. Arizona State - 4

ENTRIES … A complete list of competitors for this weekend’s running and field events will be posted on the Pac-12’s official website at pac-12.com and on the official championships page at http://pac-12.com/track-field/championships.

CHAMPIONSHIP RESULTS … A live results link is posted on the Pac-12 Track & Field Championships official site on pac-12.com. The direct link to the championships page is http://pac-12.com/track-field/championships and the direct link for the live results is http://www.gohuskies.com/fls/30200/trackresults/050716/index.htm.

CHAMPIONSHIPS CENTRAL … The schedule of events, live results link, recaps, photos and other relevant information from the Pac-12 Championships can be found on pac-12.com at http://pac-12.com/track-field/championships.

TELEVISION BROADCAST … A tape-delayed broadcast of the 2016 Pac-12 Men’s and Women’s Track & Field Championships will be televised on the Pac-12 Networks on Sunday, May 22 at 9 a.m. PT/10 a.m. MT.

SOCIAL MEDIA... Fans can follow the Pac-12 Championships by following the Conference’s official Twitter account @pac12. “Like” the Conference’s official Facebook page at www.facebook.com/pac12conference for updates and pho- tos from the Championships, as well. Photos will also be posted on the Conference’s official Instagram account at @pac12conference.

HEPTATHLON/DECATHLON... ARIZONA’s Pau Tonnesen defended last year’s decathlon crown, winning the event in the opening weekend of the Pac-12 Men’s and Women’s Track & Field Championships held at Husky Track in Seattle. USC’s Amalie Iuel returned to the top of the podium this year, winning the heptathlon for the second time in three years, scoring the seventh-best score in Pac-12 history.

Iuel dominated the field, as the only competitor to break 6,000 points, she posted a personal-best 6,011 points. She won five of the seven events over the course of the weekend, breaking the 1,000-point plateau four times. ARIZONA’S Alyssa Thompson was second with a score of 5,580. WASHINGTON STATE’s Liz Harper (5,564) was third overall in the heptathlon, COLORADO’s Abrianna Torres was fourth (5,440) and USC’s Lyndsey Lopes was fifth (5,277).

In the decathlon, Tonnesen won four of five events on the second day to take home the individual title for the second-straight year. OREGON had the second and third placers, Mitch Modin scoring 7,450 points to finish ahead of teammate Joe Delgado (7,341). WASHINGTON STATE’s Dino Dodig was fourth with 7,339 points, followed by UCLA’s Zack Bornstein, who tallied 7,289  points for fifth place.

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