Pac-10 Names Marcus Brunson Men's Track Athlete of the Week

April 24, 2001

TEMPE, Ariz. -- Arizona State senior sprinter Marcus Brunson was named the Pac-10 Men's Track Athlete of the Week for the week of April 16-22, the conference announced Monday.

Brunson, from Tempe, Ariz., clocked the fastest 200m time in the nation so far this season (non-wind-aided) at the Mt. Sac Relays, winning the third heat in the university/open section of the 200m with a NCAA automatic qualifying time and personal best of 20.37. Brunson's performance topped Olympic medalist Ato Bolden's 20.76 winning time in the invitational section as well.

His 200m time ranks second in the Pac-10 to Ja'Warren Hooker's (Washington) wind-aided time of 20.33 (the NCAA does not accept wind-aided marks). Brunson also ranks first in the Pac-10 with his season-best 100m time of 10.21. He holds ASU records in the outdoor 100 (10.10), and indoor 55 (6.06) and 60 meters (6.46).Brunson's 200m time of 20.37 ranks fifth on the Sun Devil all-time list.

Brunson's Athlete of the Week honor is the third such award for ASU this season. Last week, the Sun Devil men swept the Athlete of the Week nods as senior Michael Campbell and junior David Wood were named for track and field awards, respectively.

This weekend, Arizona State track and field will send split squads to the Drake Relays in Des Moines, Iowa, and the Oregon Invitational in Eugene, Ore.

2001 ASU Pac-10 Athletes of the Week
April 16 - Men's Track - Michael Campbell (400m)
April 16 - Men's Field - David Wood (SP)
April 23 - Men's Track - Marcus Brunson (200m)

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