Pac-10 Track and Field Athletes of the Week (May 8-14)

May 14, 2001

Walnut Creek, Calif. -

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WALNUT CREEK, Calif. -- Pacific-10 Conference outdoor track and field athletes of the week(May 8-14)

MEN'S TRACK - Gabe Jennings, STANFORD. Running in his first 800 meters of the season, Jennings clocked the fastest time by an American in the United States this year with a time of 1:46.83 at the Cardinal Qualifier. The NCAA automatic qualifying time was a career best for the 2000 Olympian and is the third-best time in Stanford history. Jennings is a junior from Madison, Wis.

MEN'S FIELD - Santiago Lorenzo, OREGON. Lorenzo claimed Oregon's eighth Conference crown in the decathlon with a total of 7,617 points at the Pac-10 Multi Event Championships in Berkeley, Calif. He led competitors in the long jump (6.85m/22-5 3/4) and 400 meters (48.97), ranked second in the javelin, pole vault, shot put (13.41m/44-0) and 100 meters (11.10), and stood third in the 110 hurdles, discus and high jump (1.94m/6-4 1/4). Lorenzo is a junior from Buenos Aires, Argentina.

WOMEN'S TRACK - Ellannee Richardson, WASHINGTON STATE. Richardson won the Pac-10 heptathlon with a season-best 5,578 points, surpassing teammate Whitney Evans, who held a 12-point lead heading into the final event (800M). Richardson won two of the three events on the final day, grabbing the javelin with a personal best 43.64m/143-2 and the 800 meters with a time of 2:16.58. Richardson is a redshirt sophomore from Gladstone, Ore.

WOMEN'S FIELD - Sarah Malone, OREGON. At the Oregon Twilight, Malone posted a personal best javelin throw of 53.04m/174-0, an NCAA automatic qualifying mark. The mark ranks second nationally among collegians, first among American collegians and fifth on the U.S. list in 2001. Malone is a freshman from Newburg, Ore.


MEN'S TRACK - April 10 - Santiago Lorenzo, ORE (decathlon) , April 16 - Michael Campbell, ASU (400M), April 23 - Marcus Brunson ASU (200M), April 30 - Michael Stember STAN (Relays), May 7 - Simon Kimata, ORE (800M), May 14 - Gabe Jennings, STAN (800M).

MEN'S FIELD - April 10 - John Stiegeler, ORE (JT) , April 16 - David Wood ASU (SP), , April 23 - Chad Wassink, STAN (JT), April 30 - John Stiegeler, ORE (JT), Djeke Mambo, USC (TJ, LJ), May 14 - Santiago Lorenzo, ORE (decathlon).

WOMEN'S TRACK - April 10 - Brianna Glenn, ARIZ (100M), April 16 - Brigita Langerholc, USC (800M), April 23 - Brianna Glenn, ARIZ (100M, April 30 - Sheena Johnson, UCLA (400H), Michelle Perry, UCLA (4x1600m, 100H, 400H, 4x400m, LJ), Ellannee Richardson, WSU (heptathlon).

WOMEN'S FIELD - April 10 - Christina Tolson, UCLA (SP), April 16 - Tracy O'Hara, UCLA (PV), April 23 - Christina Tolson , UCLA (HT, SP), April 30 - Dana Lawson, CAL (DT), May 7 - Valerie Williams, ASU (LJ, TJ), May 14 - Sarah Malone, ORE (JT).

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