2000-2001 Track and Field Season Review
June 11, 2001
Men's & Women's Indoor Track and Field (Greg Kraft/Fifth Year): Women's indoor track and field team tied for 25th with Kansas State with nine points at the NCAA Championships...the women recorded their second-best team finish since 1995 when the Sun Devils tied for 19th...after notching its first-ever top-10 finish at the NCAA Indoor Championships one year ago, the men's team failed to earn any points this season...three Sun Devils earned All-America honors: senior Kelly MacDonald (5000m - fifth), senior Adrienne Judie (weight throw - fourth), and sophomore Tiffany Greer (long jump - 11th)...MacDonald placed fifth in the women's 5000m with a season-best time of 16:20.83, earning her second-straight All-America honors in the event...Judie earned her first career All-America honors, placing fourth in the women's weight-throw...she improved her personal-best and school record mark to 66 feet, 10 inches, just 1.5 inches behind the third-place mark by Clemon's Jamine Moton...Greer placed 11th in the women's long jump (20-4.5), but slid in for All-America honors with three foreign athletes finishing in the top eight...ASU set school records in five events...the men's 4x400m relay team of senior Michael Campbell, freshman Jason Barton, junior Pete Lopez and senior Tony Berrian set a new school record at the MPSF Championships with a time of 3:07.02, breaking the previous record of 3:08.35 set in 1999...also setting new ASU indoor records were redshirt freshman Seneca Holmes in the women's 60m hurdles (8.48 alt. adjusted), Judie in the women's weight throw (66-10), junior Olivia Mazzaglia in the women's pole vault (11-8) and junior Anthony Galaviz in the men's 60m hurdles (7.81)...at the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation Championships, ASU's women placed fourth with 51.50 points and the men placed seventh with 32.50 points...winning MPSF titles were Galaviz in the men's 60m hurdles (7.97) and the men's 4x400m relay team (3:07.02).
Men's & Women's Outdoor Track and Field (Greg Kraft/Fifth Year): Men's track and field team recorded best finish at the NCAA Championships in 20 years, tallying 19 points to tie for 15th with Texas, the highest national finish in ASU history since the 1981 squad placed fourth...women's track and field team recorded 18 points to tie for 14th with Applachian State at the NCAA Championships, its best finish since 1994 when it finished 10th...ASU earned All-America honors in seven events: senior Marcus Brunson (100m - third place, 200m - fourth place), senior Kelly MacDonald (3000m steeplechase - third place, 5000m - third place), sophomore Tiffany Greer (long jump - third place), sophomore Fasil Bizuneh (10,000m - sixth place) and the men's 4x400m relay team of senior Michael Campbell, Brunson, junior Pete Lopez and senior Tony Berrian (fourth place)...the men's squad placed fourth at the Pac-10 Championships, dropping one position from last year's third place finish...the men tallied 109.5 points, the second best point total in ASU history only to the 1981 Pac-10 Championship team...fourth-place finish was the second highest Pac-10 finish since 1983 when the team tied for second...the women's team placed fifth at the Pac-10 Championships with 89 points...for the second-straight season, the women recorded a fifth-place finish at the Pac-10 meet, the highest since their last fifth-place finish in 1995...ASU captured a total of seven Pac-10 titles: Brunson (100m, 200m), Berrian (400m), junior David Wood (shot put), the men's 4x400m relay team of Campbell, Brunson, freshman Jason Barton and Berrian, and MacDonald (3000m steeplechase, 5000m)...Four Sun Devils were named Pac-10 Athletes of the Week: Campbell (400m - April 16), Wood (shot put - April 16), Brunson (200m - April 23) and senior Valerie Williams (long jump/triple jump - May 7)...four ASU school records were set, including MacDonald in the women's steeplechase (9:55.87), senior Adrienne Judie in the women's hammer (190 feet, seven inches), Brunson in the 100m (10.10) and Bizuneh in the 10,000m (28:58.61)...the men's 4x400m relay team of Campbell, Brunson, Lopez, Berrian clocked the second-fastest time in ASU history in the prelims at the NCAA Championships (3:02.89)...Brunson was selected as the West Region Male Outdoor Track and Field Athlete of the Year by the United States Track Coaches Association...Brunson culminated his ASU career as a seven-time All-American, owning school records in the indoor 55m (6.06), the indoor 60m (6.46) and the outdoor 100m (10.10), while ranking fifth all-time in the 200m (20.37)...Brunson matched his PR in the 100m (10.10) in the NCAA prelims...In the inaugural NCAA women's steeplechase race, MacDonald surpassed the previous American record of 9:57.20 with a PR and ASU school record of 9:55.87, but the woman who set that record, BYU's Elizabeth Jackson, won the first NCAA title with a new American record (9:49.70)... MacDonald finished her ASU track career as a three-time All-American and the school record holder in the 3000m steeplechase (9:55.87), indoor 3000m (9:34.56), indoor 5000m (16:13.41) and the outdoor 5000m (15:55.90)...she has one season left of cross country eligibility...Sophomore Lisa Aguilera, hampered by a late season knee injury, owned the world's fastest time and was the collegiate record holder in the women's 3000m steeplechase for 20 days (March 31-April 20), winning the race in an NCAA automatic qualifying time at Stanford Invitational...Aguilera was named to the Spring At-Large Academic All-District first-team, while Bizuneh and MacDonald were selected to the second-team...at the annual Wings of Gold Banquet, Aguilera was named ASU's Female Student Athlete of the Year, while MacDonald won the Heather Farr Award for excellence in athletics, academics and community service...Seven Sun Devils went on to compete at the U.S.A. Track and Field Championships: Berrian (400m), Bizuneh (10,000m), Brunson (100m, 200m), junior Anthony Galaviz (110 hurdles), Greer (long jump), MacDonald (3000m steeplechase) and Williams (long jump).