Kenyon and Sullivan Qualify for Pac-10 Champs Heptathlon

March 27, 2001

McMINNVILLE, Ore. - A pair of University of Oregon women's track and field athletes added their names Wednesday to the Ducks' qualifying list for the Pac-Track and Field 10 Championships, after solid efforts at the Linfield Heptathlon.

Kenyon won the two-day competition at Maxwell Field at Linfield College with a score of 4,509 points, with freshman teammate Ann Sullivan following in second place (4,400).

Kenyon's marks from the seven-event includeded first day efforts Tuesday of 15.64 in the 100H, 5-4 1/4 in the high jump, 29-11 1/2 in the shot put and 26.19, and second-day marks Wednesday of 17-1 3/4, 83-8 in the javelin and 2:28.67 in the 800.

Sullivan's event marks included 14.64 in the 100 hurdles, 4-10 /4 in the high jump, 30-2 3/4 in the shot put, 26.00 in the 200, 16-0 1/2 in the long jump, 91-4 in the javelin and 2:31.82 in the 800.

Sullivan's 100 hurdles and 200 marks were the fastest among the field, and Kenyon ranked first in the high jump and long jump.

Kenyon's mark this week guaranteed third invite to the Pac-10 Championships, scheduled for May 12-13 in Berkeley, Calif., after taking fourth in 2000 (PR 5,032) and seventh in 1999. Sullivan's multi- effort was her first ever and both will likely compete again in April in a heptathlon to improve their scores.

Looking ahead, the Duck women's team resumes action this weekend at the Stanford Invitational in Stanford, Calif., March 31-April 1. Four UO men's distance runners will also travel this weekend, including cross country All-American Jason Hartmann and Michael Kasahun, who are tentatively entered in the 10,000 and 5,000, respectively.

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