Men's Track Squad Scores NCAA Marks at UW Qualifier
March 2, 2002
SEATTLE - The University of Oregon men's track and field squad ended its indoor regular season with its strongest effort so far of 2002 with a host of NCAA qualifying efforts in the Washington Qualifier in the Dempsey Indoor Center at the University of Washington.
Junior sprinter Samie Parker lowered his season best and ranking in the 60-meter dash on the NCAA provisional list by .04 seconds with his win in the final (6.66 seconds) -- a mark which might earn him an entry in next weekend's NCAA Indoor Championships in Fayetteville, Ark.
A trio of distance runners also scored their first provisional marks of the season. Freshman Noel Paulson scored a one-second personal best in the mile (fifth, 4:04.31). In the 5,000, junior Jason Hartmann claimed third (14:07.12), just ahead of redshirt sophomore John Lucas who posted a 30-second personal best and his first NCAA provisional mark of his career (fifth, 14:16.40). Both eclipsed the 14:18.15 minimum qualifying standard, but their marks, like Paulson's, are outside of the top 20 nationally with usually 16-18 athletes invited per event to the NCAA Championships.
Among other strong marks, junior Micah Harris just missed his season best in the 60 hurdles by .03 seconds (first, 8.06, prelims- NCAA prov. 7.90)
Other Duck participants Saturday included redshirt senior Cody Howell (pole vault, second, 16-8 1/4), redshirt junior Jake Horner (high jump, ) and Jason Slye (200, seventh, 22.84, pole vault, fourth, 16-2 1/2) and sophomore Brandon Holliday (400, fifth, 48.95)
Looking ahead, the Duck men and women send a select group of individuals to the NCAA Indoor Championships, March 8-9 in Faytteville, Ark.
Dempsey Indoor Center
March 2, 2002
200 - 1, Brandon Sutton, HCC, 22.17. 7, Jason Slye, Oregon, 22.84.
400 - 1, Derek Prior, Club NW, 46.88. 5, Brandon Holliday, Oregon, 48.95.
Mile - 1, Eric Garner, Washington, 3:58.93. 2, Don Sage, Stanford, 3:59.49. 3, Brandon Strong, ASU, 3:59.93. 4, Ray Hughes, Nike, 3:59.78. 5, Noel Paulson, Oregon, 4:04.31.
3,000 - 1, Dave Davis, Nike, 7:55.36.
Long Jump - 1, Juane Armong, UCLA, 23-8 1/4.
Triple Jump - 1, Marcus Kelly, Washington, 48-5 1/4.
Shot Put - 1, Simon Stewart, Idaho, 61-10 1/4.
Weight Throw - 1, Simon Stewart, Idaho, 68-10 3/4.